Sustainable Development

She Decides Southern Africa #TheTimeIsNow!

She Decides Southern Africa #TheTimeIsNow!

By Lois Chingandu and Colleen Lowe Morna Johannesburg, 7 August 2018: Around the globe, 2017 will be remembered for the groundswell of women’s rights activism that began with spontaneous Women’s Marches as President Donald Trump took office in the USA, and gained momentum with the #MeToo, #TimesUp and #SheDecides campaigns. In a world where information […]

August 7, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health | Sustainable Development | Young Women Programs: Health

Mozambique SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Mozambique SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Maputo 25 June 2018: The 2018 SADC Protocol @ Work Summit and Awards will take place at Centro Internacional De Confencias Joachim Chissano on the 27 – 28th June 2018. The two-day summit running under the theme “Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa” 50/50 by 2030! Empower Women and End Violence […]

Finance women’s rights orgs commit to equality

Finance women’s rights orgs commit to equality

Nairobi, 25th May 2018: The global donor community and international development partners must re-affirm their commitment to gender equality and achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) by dedicating sufficient funding streams towards this focus. Unless this deliberate and purposeful financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment is realised, all efforts for transformational […]

Zimbabwe continues to push for equality

Zimbabwe continues to push for equality

Harare, 23 May 2018: The 2018 Zimbabwe SADC Protocol @ Work Summit running under the theme “Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa!” ended today with the best practices showcased by participants being awarded. Fourteen winners and eleven runner-up’s in 11 categories were awarded for showcasing unique projects being undertaken in gender […]

Unlocking Africa’s Potential: The relationship between effective governance and poverty

The impact of more effective governance on poverty reduction Firstly, this research aims to demonstrate the impact of more effective governance on poverty reduction. The priority of the Sustainable Development Goals is to improve human development outcomes. At the heart is poverty reduction. The first target is to eradicate extreme poverty for all people. Goal […]

An introduction to social innovation for NGOs: Bond

Key messages introduce the emerging practice of social innovation in NGOs. Understanding social innovation What does it mean in an NGO context? Why should NGOs innovate? What makes something innovative? The booklet poses these and other questions as well as addressing nine types of innovation. The reader also has questions for reflection. Enabling social innovation in your NGO More questions are […]

Commonwealth perspectives: ideas for a new development agenda

Ideas for a new development agenda The Commonwealth Foundation’s consultations created learning opportunities on future inclusivity in a new development agenda. The consultations revealed deep dissatisfaction with the extent of civil society’s opportunities to engage with the MDGs. Based on the critiques and recommendations, a clear alternative vision emerges of what a development framework would look […]

Africa in Fact: Looking East: The Asian model

This edition of Africa in Fact questions whether the Asian model can be transposed onto Africa. GGA promotes good governance in Africa and Africa in Fact publishes articles from writers across the continent. As Africa reduces its dependence on aid and foreign direct investment continues to flood in, Asian economies look attractive. They top the […]

Rural women subsidising public service investment

Rural women subsidising public service investment

By Sifiso Dube Johannesburg 31 October: It is 3 o’clock early morning when my late grandmother, Velelaphi hears a loud knock on her door. A boy of about 17 years of age seems to be out of breath as he tries to tell her his reason of knocking at this witching hour. It is another […]

October 31, 2017 Themes: Agriculture | Economics | Sustainable Development Programs: News

Promoting gender equality in the mining industry

Promoting gender equality in the mining industry

By Melody Kandare. Johannesburg 04 October: This past month world leaders gathered in New York for the 72th United Nations General Assembly, which coincided with the second anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). The Assembly was held amid calls from the United Nations and civil society for global leaders to prioritise gender […]

October 4, 2017 Themes: Employment | Sustainable Development Programs: Human Rights