In this podcast, we talk to Tawanda Mafuta, who works with CADASA, and he talks about drug abuse, a problem that has risen to scaring proportions. He sheds highlights on the main issues around drug abuse in Zimbabwe.
Small scale mining is a form of low technology mining that is common in developing countries with Zimbabwean increasingly venturing into the sector. In Zimbabwe these miners are popularly known as Makorokoza or Amakorokoza, a term mostly associated with illegal mining activities and because of that, they are always at loggerheads with the authorities, especially the police.
Zimbabweans thronged the 2016 Harare Agricultural Show held from the 22th up to the 27th of August at the Show Grounds in Harare. Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust was part of the network of youth organizations to exhibit at the show under the theme #LetUsLead. The theme feeds in to the 2016 International Youth Day theme “Youth Leading Sustainability,” aimed at encouraging young people to take the leading role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Events that occured on Friday the 26th of August in Harare strongly demonstrated how citizen engagement, social capital and solidarity can be as equally effective in sending a strong message to those holding public office. The demonstration was organized by a coalition of opposition leaders expressing their displeasure on how the ZANU PF government has approached governance and development matters in Zimbabwe.
Based in Matobo and Masvingo for 6 – 12 months and reporting to the Humanitarian Programmes Coordinator (HPC), this role will be responsible for providing support to the program planning, coordination and implementation of EFSVL, Gender and WaSH projects of the response program and will involve working closely with the EFSVL and WaSH coordinators at Head Office level in Harare in responding to the current food insecurity and El Nino related crisis in Zimbabwe. As team leader for the designated area, the project manager’s other key responsibilities will include Partner Support, Team management and capacity building. Please follow this link for a detailed and full job profile
Vacancy: Field Logistics & Admin Officer x 2 (Vacancy Ref: INT2803)
Based in Matobo/Bulawayo and Masvingo for 3-6 months and reporting to the Roving Logistics Coordinator, the Logistics Officer will provide technical support in procurement, fleet management, warehousing and property management to the overall humanitarian response program(s). Key deliverables for this position include general administration of logistics processes in terms of warehousing, fleet management, documentation and reporting of all procurement processes. Please follow this link for a detailed description of the deliverables of this role.
Machel-Mandela Fellows Programme
The Brenthurst Foundation is inviting applications from young graduates for the Machel-Mandela Fellows Programme, named in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel.
The Machel-Mandela Fellows programme aims to be the most prestigious of its kind in Africa. It helps sharpen the Brenthurst Foundation's focus on Africa's burgeoning youth population and helps nurture Africa's future leaders. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2016. Follow this link to apply
2017 STEM Scholarship
WAAW foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education. Please read the eligibility criteria before you apply.
WAAW Foundation awards annual scholarships to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full time students in a STEM related course in an African University. Recipients will be required to start a STEM Outreach Chapter at their university. Follow this link for more information
At the African Investigative Journalism Conference we will provide courses in a range of skills: how to do a financial investigation, how to research the Panama Papers, multimedia storytelling, tools to secure your emails, how to collaborate across borders with African colleagues, undercover reporting, reporting with your mobile phone and lots of data journalism. There will also be time to get to know your fellow investigative journalists from around the continent. The deadline for applications is Friday 9th September. Link to application
UN University WIDER PhD Internships Program for Doctoral Students Finland Fully Funded - gives registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research, and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest. Deadline for submission is 30 September. Click here to see more details
Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Skills Development Forum (YEES-Forum)
The African Union Commission in collaboration with ECOWAS, the National Agency for the Promotion of Youth Employment in Senegal and YALI are pleased to announce a call for applications to the Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Skills Development Forum (YEES-Forum). The forum aims at bringing young African entrepreneurs to learn, network, share experiences and good practices, motivate each other and showcase their businesses and thereby be an inspiration to one another. The YEES forum is scheduled to be held from the 5th of October to the 7th of October in Dakar Senegal. This forum targets the Francophone Countries and follows the inaugural forum that was held in Kenya in 2014 targeting Anglophone Countries. Click here to apply. DEADLINE: 12 September at 23h59 (East African Time)