Productive resources

South Africa: Women’s Month 2023

South Africa: Women’s Month 2023

August marks Women’s Month and every year South Africa sets aside this month to commemorate National Women’s Day and to celebrate the achievements of women from all walks of life […]

Swaziland: Green Shield

Lloyd Masiya-Emerging entrepreneur Green Shield is a business that has invented a new range of skin care petroleum jelly by making it using organic perfumes to make mosquito repellent and […]

Zimbabwe: Chiota Community economically empowered to take charge of their own development

Chiota Greenfield partnered with private companies such as Zimbabwe’s giant day old chicks supplier, Irvines, to support women in implementation of commercial broiler production namely Materera Chicken project which comprised […]

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 […]

A Women`s Issue; Harnessing Women`s Rights Advancement Initiatives Across Uganda

Malawi: Climate change threatens food security

Malawi: Climate change threatens food security

Lilongwe 15 February 2016: Abiti Mkwanda, a 62-year-old woman resident in Mangochi district in the southern region of Malawi remembers vividly how the 2015 floods left her hopeless when her […]

February 15, 2016 Themes: Climate change | Environment | Poverty | Productive resources Programs: Gender & Media

Boy Boy Mamba – Swaziland

Boy Boy Mamba – Swaziland

My name is Boy Boy Mamba and I am a pastor in Swaziland. I also organize trainings on bee-keeping for my church. When I started this project, it was aimed at empowering members of the community some of whom are OVC (Orphaned and Vulnerable Children), widows, the elderly and disabled people.

Arise – A women’s development magazine: Women and natural resource management

This issue of the Arise Magazine is themed “Women and Natural Resource Management.À Women clearly outdo men in terms of their involvement in use, management and conservation of natural resources, yet they face categorical exclusion and are denied equal sharing of access to, and benefits from natural resources. This is caused by a number of factors like un-equal power relations, and the patriarchal nature of our society that demeans and belittles women.

Consequently, in order to promote a participatory culture in the use, management and conservation of natural resources like land, livestock, agriculture, oil, fisheries and forests, this Issue recommends that policy makers, planners and development workers have a better understanding of the relative and often shifting roles of men and women in natural resource management, including division of labour, access to resources, decision-making and traditional knowledge and practices.

The magazine also includes sector- specific recommendations that delineate women’s roles in natural resource management.

These are some highlights of what’s contained in the issue: Undue Influence from a Rotten Institution: Corruption in Natural Resource Management; Will Ugandan Women Benefit from Oil? Lessons from
Ghana and Women and Men in Agriculture: Closing the Gender Gap.

Weekly post on Public Finance Bill

A pamphlet on the third reading of the Public Finance Bill which is one of the most important pieces of legislation before Uganda’s parliament.

Moçambique: Mudanças ClimÁ¡ticas Influenciam pela Negativa a Renda Familiar

Moçambique: Mudanças ClimÁ¡ticas Influenciam pela Negativa a Renda Familiar

Maputo, 27 de Junho: O impacto das mudanças climÁ¡ticas estÁ¡ a ameaçar a sobrevivência das famÁ­lias moçambicanas que, na venda de mariscos, têm a sua fonte de rendimento. O aquecimento acima do normal, a secas e as cheias são apontados como os principais factores que condicionam a captura de mariscos nas Á¡guas do PaÁ­s.