Climate Change

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

Climate Change, COVID- 19 double impact on farmers

Climate Change, COVID- 19 double impact on farmers

By Majara Molupe, Maseru, 13 July: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says farmers in Lesotho have to cope with drought, rising temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events. As the changing climate forces more people to migrate, new conflicts are being triggered. Small – scale farmers feel more pinch of the changing climatic conditions […]

Put gender lens in fighting climate change

Put gender lens in fighting climate change

Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 29 June: The World Environment Day went unnoticed for Sibongile Zulu (56) from Sibombo Village in Lupane, which like other districts in Matabeleland North province, has suffered from increasing temperatures, uneven distribution and variability of rainfall and drought. Ironically, Zulu whose life is inextricably tied to the use of the environment for […]

Foodflows providing food to vulnerable communities

Foodflows providing food to vulnerable communities

By Palesa Motsumi, Capetwon, 19 June, In this jolting precarious time, we have witnessed catastrophic shifts in the economy and in our society, posing a threatening shortage of essential goods supplied by the agricultural sector. A recent article published by Brookings, a public policy organization, cited a range of factors that cause the devastating recurring […]

Africities Marrakesh 2018: The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories

The Africities Summit is run every year and it has been running for 20 years. The theme for this summit is the Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories: The role of Local and Sub-national governments of Africa.

Anuradha Pooran – youngsters should not get involved in drugs and not ruin their lives

Anuradha Pooran – youngsters should not get involved in drugs and not ruin their lives

Mrs Anuradha Pooran is a dynamic 58 year old woman and is the President of APEDED. She had a tough childhood however she managed to complete her form 5 whilst working simultanously. She studied upto form 2 and had to stop during her form 3 as her parents did not have financial resources. When she […]

October 7, 2019 Themes: Climate Change Programs: Gender Justice

Jean Hugues Gardenne

Jean Hugues Gardenne

Jean Hugues Gardenne is the Fundraising and Communications Manager working at the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit conservation agency working in Mauritius to save threatened endemic local flora and fauna. The Mauritian Wildlife Appeal Fund was established in 1984 under the initiative of naturalist Gerald Durrell and the Jersey […]

October 7, 2019 Themes: Climate Change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Global: Inequality at the centre of climate change crisis

Global: Inequality at the centre of climate change crisis

By Sifisosami Dube New York, 27 September: “The longer we wait, the harder it will be to turn the climate crisis around,” these were the words of Greta Thunberg a young climate activist ahead of the UN General Assembly climate action summit. It has taken this Swedish teenager, to knee jerk the world’s leaders from […]

September 27, 2019 Themes: Climate Change | SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

Swaziland: Zodwa Maseko

Zodwa Maseko is a primary teacher, she teaches lower grades. She has a soft heart for children. She support the needy children who come from poor families through getting assistance from her colleagues. As a school they sometimes have workshops where they equip each other as teachers about the importance of a child. She also […]

August 30, 2018 Themes: Climate Change Programs: Education and training

Namibia: The Mariental Municipality Embark on ‘Lets use our resources wisely project’

Council accept and adopted the COE concept and sign memorandum of understanding. Councillors as politicians are supporting the staff for gender mainstreaming in local authority. Councillors, staff and community trained in all stages. The aim is to get people to realize how important their care for Mother Nature truly is, and what can be done […]

August 23, 2018 Themes: Climate change | Climate Change Programs: Protocol @ work