“Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance.”
― Suzy Kassem,
Non-payment of cadetship fund………Education is an investment not expenditure
Education has been regarded as one of the major drivers of development and an avenue through which most young people have used to avert the jaws of poverty and unemployment. Before independence, education was the preserve of the white minority with the black Zimbabweans having to struggle to attain such because of racial and discriminatory policies that were put in place to make sure black people remain uneducated. In most cases the educated few had to go to school without exceeding grade seven due to the monetary and procedural hurdles that were associated with enrolling in most mission secondary schools. It is this kind of inequality that African liberators and in the case of Zimbabwe, war veterans fought to ensure that there is equal opportunities in all developmental facets of the country.
Communique of the 30th extra-ordinary summit of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government on South Sudan
25TH MARCH 2017, NAIROBI - KENYA
The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held its 30th Extra-Ordinary Summit on 25th March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the chairmanship of H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly, to deliberate on current situation in the Republic of South Sudan.
Youth employment and sustainable livelihoods in Zimbabwe
Youth employment and sustainable livelihoods is a critical component of youth development and in our video this week we give the current situation in the country and what the government should do to address. Enjoy....
STORIFY: #ZimbabweElections.. Will the voters ever trust the electoral management body?
Zimbabwe's elections have been marred by irregularities and mismanagement, with the opposition parties and some civil society groupings accusing the ruling party of manipulating the election management body, ZEC. With the next election just around the corner, the election talk is what has pervaded most discussions and platforms with concerned Zimbabweans registering their concerns on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's ability and credibility of holding a credible election.
Unearthing harmful cultural practices, CBO targets young women
Platform for Youth Development, a community based organisation working in most parts of rural Chipinge last week held a training and counseling workshop aimed at eradicating harmful cultural practices perpetuating discrimination of girls and women in the district.
My Age Zimbabwe Trust is a youth led organisation that focuses on innovating communication on advocacy for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Since inception in 2011, the organisation has implemented programmes underpinned to disseminate information on sexual and reproductive health and rights using youth friendly communication strategies such as theatre for development, dance and music. The organisation has grown its network and area of operations in the two provinces of Zimbabwe which are Masvingo and Marondera.
Youth participation, a panacea towards inclusive growth and development
By Karen Mangwiro
Youth participation is the active engagement of young people in decision-making processes on issues that affect them. Youth contribution in community development is pertinent and their participation in community initiatives and governance processes valuable in empowering them.
Anger, Ideology and Political Activism in Zimbabwe
By Takura Zhangazha*
In early March this year I was invited to share my personal views on political activism in Zimbabwe at a panel discussion at the University of Johannesburg’s department of Sociology. It was not so much an academic debate but more to do with trying to understand past, present and possibly emerging realities on the subject matter. The colleagues on the panel and the audience did a sterling job of, as is now common parlance in meetings, ‘unpacking’ the complexities of political activism in Zimbabwe.
Global Investigative Journalism Conference, the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists
The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, held once every two years. This year, the 10th conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 16 to 19, and is being co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits University Journalism Programme.
The Summer Peacebuilding Institute runs in May and June every year, offering over 20 short-term, intensive courses for training or academic credit. Courses are offered on a variety of topics including but not limited to trauma awareness, community organizing and engaging polarized communities, restorative justice, violent extremism, and a host of other topics . Click here for our full course list.
Spark MicroGrants ( www.sparkmicrogrants.org) is a young, rapidly scaling organization pioneering a new approach to international aid. Spark proactively reaches out to rural poor villages and helps community members to design, implement and manage their own social impact projects. Since July 2010 we have developed 140 community partnerships across Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi to spark community-driven impact projects which have included schools, community farms, electricity lines and much more.
Apply now for the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) 18th Annual Peacebuilding Training, with the theme “Making Peace Possible: Building Bridges, Weaving Connections in Communities around the World,” which will be held from May 8-26, 2017, at Mergrande Ocean Resort, Davao City, Philippines.
Apply NOW! The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program, facilitated by the World Movement for Democracy, seeks emerging democratic leaders from around the world who are committed to building their leadership skills, enhancing their organizational talents, and harnessing their potential.
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies – Coventry University
Applications are now open for our MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University.
This programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of peace and conflict theories, issues and practices, and an ability to apply theory and case studies to the practices of peacebuilding in complex situations. With opportunities to develop critically reflective peace-making practices in a friendly and supporting learning environment, the programme promotes breadth and depth of intellectual enquiry and is underpinned with a concern for integrity and courage.