Gango Edition 29 | Apr 27 | Goat Currency, Journalism eras + Opportunities

This week we discuss the education sector and its goat currency, and avail many opportunities
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Gango Weekly

Feature

Debating Zim Journalism's Assumed 'Golden Era'

There have been some interesting assertions about the state or quality of contemporary Zimbabwean journalism in recent weeks. The chief executive officer of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH), Vincent Kahiya was recently quoted

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Investing in education should be the government’s top priority

Education is a critical component in human socialization, civilisation, empowerment and economic development of any nation. Through education innovation has been born and solutions to most of the problems facing mankind and the world as a whole have been invented. It is however, without doubt, that the capacity to think, innovate, transmit, and utilize new knowledge is central to development.

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VIDEO: The State of Education for the girl in Southern Africa

What is the State of education for the girl in Southern Africa? This video speaks much to the challenges that are being faced by young girls in attaining education in Southern Africa with particular attention to Zimbabwe and Malawi. Teenage pregnancy,lack of proper sanitary wear ad the deteriorating economies and increasing poverty are some of the deterrents to accessing education. Watch and Enjoy.

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STORIFY: Zimbabwe's education system: When the government runs out of ideas?

Zimbabwe’s education system, once the most developed on the continent, continues to suffer from a contemporary decline in public funding linked to hyperinflation and economic mismanagement. So many students are forced to drop out of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions as they can’t afford the tuition fees. The rural folks are the most affected ones. Recently Primary and Secondary Minister, Lazarus Dokora shocked the nation when he announced that those who can’t afford paying school fees with money can use livestock such as goats.

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Community Based Organization Profile

FAMILY BONDS FOUNDATION

Family Bonds Foundation is a registered community not for profit organisation that is based in Harare. The organisation works with families and communities in and around Harare to tackle poverty, issue of abuse, neglect and child marriages while at the same time promoting the well-being of the disadvantaged people, with bias on children, youth and women.

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Feature

Why is active citizenship under attack and the space for civic engagement closing?

Joseph Ryarasa Nkurunziza

Earlier this month, I travelled to Zanzibar to attend a workshop on strengthening the capacity of rights based CSOs and women human right defenders in East Africa. The gathering that attracted 25 participants representing various CSOs across the horn of Africa was organized by the office of the high commission for human rights, East African region. I couldn’t help but notice that most of the participant’s presentations pointed at the challenges, insecurities and the closing space for CSOs in their home countries.

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Africa in Focus

AFEX Welcomes Restoration of Internet Access in Cameroon, Urges Government to Release all Arbitrarily Detained

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the restoration of internet connectivity in the North-west and South-west regions of Cameroon after 94 days of network shutdown.

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Rwandan Parliament Passes Cyber Security Bill

Members of the Lower Chamber of Parliament have passed the draft law establishing the National Cyber Security Authority (NCSA) and determining its responsibilities, organisation and functioning.

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Communities in Action

Town runs dry as Municipality and ZINWA fight over control of water

By Linda Mpofu

When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers and gets damaged the most. The elephants only get bruises here and there but nothing to write home about. This adage best explains the situation in Gwanda with regards to water supply.

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Opportunities

Invitation: Future of Work | Ashoka

Ashoka Southern Africa in partnership with YALI RLC would like to invite you to our ‘Future of work event’ which we are planning to host during the month of May, 2017 in Harare – Zimbabwe. The event will bring together a diverse group of Participants from all sectors of the economy to reimagining the future of work and model innovative leadership styles that put youth forward. The idea is to share learnings, knowledge and ideas on how we can transform youth livelihoods and leadership in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa as a whole by trusting youth to lead.

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Monitoring, Evaluation and learning Adviser (Development Worker), Harare, Zimbabwe

Closing date: Monday, 1 May 2017

Harare, Zimbabwe

TBA

Fixed Term,

Full Time, 35 hours per week

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Business Development Specialist II, Southern Africa Region/Zimbabwe

Job Title: Business Development Specialist II, Southern Africa Region/Zimbabwe
Dept./Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Band: D
FLSA: Exempt
Reports To: Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality for South Africa Regional office (DRD PQ SARO)Read More

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Volunteer, Zimbabwe Demand-Driven Evaluations for Decisions (3DE) Team

Job City: Harare

CHAI Zimbabwe’s 3DE team is seeking a Volunteer with applied health research skills in resource-limited settings. The Volunteer will help coordinate evaluations in Zimbabwe as part of the 3DE program. The Volunteer will report to the 3DE Senior Evaluation Manager managing the 3DE program in Zimbabwe.

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Administrator at Christian Aid

Job City: Harare

About the role

To provide effective and efficient administrative support to enable the smooth functioning of the workgroup, while being agile enough to support some finance functions. To ensure that procedures are followed and standards are met. To be responsible for provision of basic HR & basic IT support. To provide support to the Finance Officer on partner capacity assessments and financial monitoring for core grants. The role has the responsibility to make day-to-day decisions to assist in the administration and smooth running of the office.

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Higherlife Foundation's Joshua Nkomo Scholarships

 

Higherlife Foundation is offering Joshua Nkomo Scholarships for students referred to as “Joshualites”. The scholarships are available to Zimbabwean citizens under the age of 21 at the time of applying. A-level scholarships are for candidates starting Lower 6th and University scholarships are for candidates entering 1st year undergraduate studies. 70% of the scholarships will be for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) studies, whilst 30% is reserved for other disciplines. Read More
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Governance for Development in Africa Initiative (GDAI) 2017 Masters & PhD Scholarships in the UK (Fully Funded)

 Application Deadline: April 30th 2017

The Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London, is pleased to announce the extension of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative, funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, for another five years, until 2018. The focus of the project remains the same in terms of creating a dedicated environment to support Africans to study the socio-economic, political, and legal links between governance and development.

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Master of Global Health

Do you want to improve health for people around the globe?
Pre-enrolment for the 2017-18 academic year is OPEN!

The ISGlobal-University of Barcelona Master of Global Health is designed for students and professionals seeking to develop a career in health, from a global and transdisciplinary perspective . The programme offers the knowledge necessary to face the current challenges in global health and prepares students for work with organisations that work for health equity around the world.

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Data & Society Research Institute Fellowship Manager

Data & Society Research Institute is seeking a Fellowship Manager to enhance, experiment with, and take in new directions Data & Society’s fellowship program. This role is a half-time, 15-month commitment, with room to grow to full time and extend beyond the initial period. The position is based out of our New York City office, and starts immediately.

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Communications Intern, May-August 2017, Women Thrive Alliance, DC

Communications Intern

MAY-AUGUST 2017

Background

Women Thrive Alliance seeks a Communications Intern to assist in managing our social media platforms, writing and editing blog posts, event support, research, and administrative tasks.

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Youth for Peace Workshop Celebrating Diversity, Reaching Humanity Bangkok

 

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CODESRIA 2017 Gender Institute: Feminist Scholarship, Universities and Social Transformation in Africa

CODESRIA 2017 Gender Institut: Feminist Scholarship, Universities and Social Transformation in Africa

Application Deadline: 15th May 2017
Date: 12 -23 June 2017
Venue: Dakar, Senegal

Call for Applications

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, invites applications from academics and researchers from African universities and research centers to participate in the 2017 session of the Gender institute, which will take place in Dakar, Senegal from June 12-23, 2017.

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