Gango Edition 28 | 13 April 17 | Independence?

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Gango Weekly

Feature

Healthcare provision in rural areas remains a cause for concern

By Karen Mangwiro

Provision of healthcare remains stagnant in Zimbabwe especially in the rural areas with the countryside experiencing high maternal mortality and rampant increase in HIV/AIDS infections,

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37th Independence Celebrations: The History and the future of Young Zimbabweans

Organizing for Zimbabwe (O4Z) Trust joins the rest of the nation in commemorating Independence Day, a day whose birth was characterized by a protracted armed struggle in which sons and daughters fell, homes destroyed and livestock stolen in the quest to address the wide inequalities in national wealth distribution address land question and attain majority rule.
 
Zimbabwe attained its Independence from the British rule on 18 April 1980 after a century of brutal, racial and minority rule.  Read More

VIDEO: The State of the Education System in Zimbabwe

This video is about the state of the Zimbabwean education system,  once considered the best in the continent, has suffered from a myriad of challenges which among other things include lack of public funding deteriorating standards and corruption in the key responsible ministries

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PODCAST: Citizens views on the looming Bond Notes

Last week we brought you views by Zimbabwean citizens prior to the introduction of bond note, we continue this week with more views on what people thought would be the effects of bond notes when they were announced, listen here and leave a comment on what your experience with the bond notes has been so far.

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Trending on Social Media

Zimbabwe Independence- Is there anything worth celebrating?

18 April marks the day Zimbabwe got its independence from the brutal, racial and minority white rule. The struggle for independence was informed by the quest to address the colonial injustices which among other things include equal distribution of land and wealth as well as attainment of majority rule. 37 years after independence, Zimbabwe is still in a cul de sac as the government is struggling to fulfil some of the promises it made during the liberation struggle. Zimbabweans this week took to social media to register their frustrations and disappointment on the government and the political leadership.

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Communities in Action

Wedza Residents get legal advice from lawyers

Wedza Residents Development Initiative Trust (WERDIT) in partnership with the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights recently held a mobile legal clinic in Wedza. The event saw the villagers interacting with lawyers and receiving legal counsel on various matters.

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Africa in Focus

Congo-Kinshasa: A Dictator's Dilemma

By Vava Tampa

Why has President Joseph Kabila chosen to cling to power beyond his constitutional term limit - which expired in December of 2016? Why has the man who organised Democratic Republic of Congo's only two multiparty elections since independence chosen to sow chaos and instability just when the country needs peace and stability the most? Why did he not proudly allow Congo's first ever peaceful transfer of power to take place, which could have been his greatest legacy?

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Opportunities

VIDEO FILMING AND DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty. In Zimbabwe, Oxfam work spans across women’s rights, sustainable food systems, policy & advocacy work as well as responding to humanitarian crisis as part of the Southern African region family. This work is made possible by committed people working in the various functions that make up the country program. The Zimbabwe Country Programme is looking for qualified media consultant to assist in the following capacity:

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GENERIC CONSULTANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - SOCIAL POLICY & RESEARCH SECTION, Harare, Zimbabwe

Closing date: Monday, 24 April 2017
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

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POSITION: PROTECTION COORDINATOR (World Vision)

Purpose of the Position

The protection coordinator will serve as the technical lead and coordinator responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive child protection and safeguarding strategy for the girls’ education program.

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Vacancy: District Coordinator X 7 (World Vision)

District Coordinator X 7 (Binga, Lupane, Nkayi, Mangwe, Insiza, Beitbridge, Gokwe South)

Purpose of the Position

Ensure compliance to project implementationstandards and guidelines, coordinate, account for, and lead the implementation of all project district activities in the district of operation according to Fund Manager and WV guidelines and policy standards.

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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship Program

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the 2017 edition of its Fellowship Program . The Call is open to participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges. The theme of the Fellowship 2017 being “The role of civil society and the media in combatting hatred and fostering inclusion” , candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields.

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Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women

The  African  Leadership  Centre  (ALC)  was  established  in  Kenya  in  June  2010  as  a  joint  initiative  of King’s College London and the University of Nairobi. The ALC is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women for 2017/2018. This Fellowship is  an  intellectual  and  financial  award  to  those  who  are  able to  portray  convincing  demonstrable  or potential capacity to bring about intellectual, policy or other change in their field. The Fellowship is a postgraduate non-degree programme, and does not lead to an academic qualification.

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Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

Join the movement and create a peaceful and sustainable world!

Take part in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition!

This global platform empowers young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) from around the world to engage in a more peaceful world. Participants are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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UNLEASH INNOVATION LAB 2017 IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

ARE YOU THE NEXT SDG TALENT?

UNLEASH INNOVATION LAB 2017 IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS – AND YOU ARE INVITED!

To find smarter, faster, and cheaper ways to reach the Sustainable Development Goals we need next generation solutions from bold thinkers and leaders. UNLEASH [2] will bring 1,000 hand-picked talents from around the world together to ideate and collaborate on new solutions in Denmark from August 13th-21st, 2017.

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MPI 2017 Annual Peacebuilding Training

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.

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