Scholarship Opportunities, STEM, Youth and Elections | Gango Weekly Ed 24 | 23 Mar 17

We speak with student's leaders and other young people on elections and their role in such processes.
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Quote of the Week


"Power isn't control at all--power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own." 
~ Beth Revis

Developmental turnaround will not be achieved through poor corporate governance

Over the course of the last twenty or so years, Zimbabwe has been caught in a general trend of under-development. Various opinions and theories have been put forward to explain this trend, among them being economic mismanagement, sanctions and lack of principled leadership to name but a few. Well, the argument on the reasons fuelling under-development can be a topic for another day. Today we focus on one glaring driver of under-development in Zimbabwe currently – poor corporate governance.

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VIDEO: Youths and Elections


This video highlights the importance on youth particpation in national developmental processes, especially elections, with a special consideration of the upcoming 2018 General elections in Zimbabwe, enjoy:

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PODCAST: Students, Youths, Elections and the Biometric Voter Registration Debate

In the previous elections Zimbabwean students from tertiary institutions have played a major role in mobilizing and monitoring election processes.

In this week’s podcast we speak with student leaders Makomborero Haruzivishe, Precious Manyuka and Kudakwashe Makanda and also to two young women from Kariba and Masvingo on their plans prior to the 2018 harmonised election and this is what they had to say.

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Communities in Action

Women in Mazowe call for gender responsive social services

By Archlove Tanyanyiwa

Women in resettlement areas along Concession in Mazowe, Mashonaland Central have lamented lack of proper health facilities such as clinics as they are forced to toil miles to the nearest health centre, a situation that has resulted in most pregnant women in the area giving birth on their way or risk losing their children due to lack of medical attention.

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Now how can you make this year different for your child. You obviously have the child’s best interest and ‘know’ what they want and what’s good for them while your child feels you totally have no idea and they just want to follow a career different from everyone else’s – without a reason of course. So here I suggest 5 Career Parenting tips that every parent needs to know. Read More

Biometric voter registration and the 2018 elections

By Alex Magaisa

The most talked about issue as Zimbabwe starts preparing for general elections in 2018 is the use of biometric technology for voter registration. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) began to take serious steps towards adopting Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) technology last year. As pressure mounted for ZEC to fulfill its constitutional obligation to carry out continuous voter registration, the electoral organisation indicated intentions to start a programme of registering voters using biometric technology. This announcement was welcomed by opposition parties and civil society organisations, which have long protested that the old voters roll was shambolic and unreliable.

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Africa in Focus

Why is africa still underdeveloped...?

By Archlove Takunda

Africa is considered one of the richest continents in resources but its general populace continue to languish in poverty and disgrace. Since the attainment of independence in African most countries are backward both socially and economically. Questions continue to be poured as to why this kind of situation continues to prevail from one generation to the other.

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M&E Consultant

M&E Consultant to Support Nutrition Action Implementation Tracking and Dashboard

Organization: World Food Programme
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 24 Mar 2017

Specific tasks and responsibilities of the assignee are outlined below (estimated duration of assignment 6-9 months)

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Finance Officer at NEPAD

Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017

Duty Station : NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Supervisor: Head of Finance, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Finance Officer.Under the supervision of the Head of Finance of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency or his/her delegate, the Finance Officer will be responsible for grants management in line with the Financial Rules and Regulations of the African Union and the decisions, policies and management procedures established by the NEPAD Agency.

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David and Elaine Potter Cambridge Scholarship for Zimbabwe students


  • significant academic achievement and potential
  • financial need (although some scholarship programmes are based on academic merit alone)
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AMANDLA Fellowship in South Africa for Eastern and Southern Africans, 2017

The training starts with 21 Days online self-development program on our interactive platform providing you the basic theory and practice; develop the tool for inner peace.

The fellowship offers 4 days intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight in the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace through mindfulness and meditation and enhancing their ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment. Hence participants will learn the benefits of meditation in relation to::

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The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Female Journalists

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists who focus on covering human rights and social justice.

During this fellowship, the selected journalist will have the chance to complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and participate in internships with media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program allows Fellows to pursue academic research and hone reporting skills. Past Fellows have taken advantage of opportunities to publish work under their bylines through various media outlets. Fellows have explored a wide range of under-reported issues including gender-based violence, indigenous rights, and religious intolerance.

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The University of Sheffield Southern Africa Student Scholarship Fund (SUSASSF)

In partnership with SUSASSF, the Department of Geography are pleased to offer a scholarship for a taught postgraduate student from Southern Africa.

Scholarship Award

The scholarship offers the following support:

  • A full tuition fee waiver
  • Maintenance for University accommodation and a monthly stipend
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