Visitor, Gango Edition 30, 4 May 17 | Gvt Responsibilities and Opportunities

Press Freedom day, African genocides, NGOs in Africa and plenty opportunities
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World Press freedom Day celebration, yet the freedom is still under siege

Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust (O4Z) joins the rest of the world in commemorating the World Press Freedom Day, a day to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, evaluate press freedom around the world and defend the

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Critical responsibilities the Zimbabwean government has on its citizens

One of the most fundamental questions that still remains unanswered is what really the role of governments is across the globe. Governments have either been praised or denounced by its people who are largely motivated by the expectations the masses have upon those they elected to govern them. It is this social contract that forms the basis towards which the world evolve, societies emerge, economies develop and peace prevails.

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Storify | Social Media Round-up

STORIFY: Workers Day and World Press Freedom Day, Commemoration held in 'dismay'

This week Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating Workers Day and World Press Freedom. Despite these days being of so much importance to the workers, the media and journalists there was however, nothing to celebrate for Zimbabwean workers and the media industry. Low salaries, which in many cases are paid late as employer scrounge around to raise them, long queues at banks where no one ...

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Video of the Week

VIDEO: Internet 4 Every Home - The role of ICT's and the internet in social development

The internet and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have found use in a host of everyday activities for many Zimbabweans, especially people, but the internet remains difficult to access for many, especially in terms of affordability and geographic reach. This video is about the role that internet and ICTs play in the development of the country. WATCH and SHARE….Enjoy

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Community Organization Profile

Ingalozomusa Trust

Ingalozomusa is a registered Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO: 01/06) founded in 2013 as a response to the great need of caring and supporting orphans and other vulnerable children in and around Gwanda.

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Communities in Action

WoDAZ enhancing lives through the Asithuthukeni project

WODAZ, a community organization based in Gwanda has established the Asithuthukeni Goat Rearing project aimed at unlocking the financial barriers of women and widen their access to business opportunities, resources and income in order for them to avert the financial dependency to sustain their livelihoods which expose them to domestic violence.

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Africa in Focus

African Union Genocide Prevention Efforts – Long Overdue

“Last year, a despairing 14 year old boy committed suicide in a Darfur camp, a situation that was worth the world’s effort to reflect on the appalling situation that was biting hard on the war-torn region”

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union, on April 11, 2017 convened for the 678th time, to receive a briefing on the prevention of hate crimes and the ideology of genocide in Africa, from which various resolutions were adopted. From its communique, the meeting stressed the importance of the need to deepen democracy, participatory governance and a culture of peace, a strategy I believe if implemented, gives a strong glimmer of hope for sustainable development on the continent. The emphasis is in line with aspiration 4 of Agenda 2063 that aspires for a peaceful and secure Africa. This aspiration stipulates that mechanisms for peaceful prevention and resolution of conflicts should be functional at all levels and all that guns should be silent by 2020.

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The role of NGOs in Africa: are they a force for good?

Non-governmental organisations have become key actors in responding to poverty and related suffering. In Africa, NGOs play a leading role in providing health care and education.

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Gender Based Violence- A Compromise to Development

Karen Mangwiro

Gender based violence continues to haunt families, communities and particularly the growth of young people. So often, society underestimates the impact of adults’ actions towards the growth and development of their children. In most instances, children and youth learn from their parents and find comfort and motivation from those around them.

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Infrastructure development for economic growth

Infrastructure development especially road networks is crucial for economic growth of any nation as this allows for the smooth transportation of raw materials across cities and borders. In Zimbabwe however, due to a cocktail of challenges that emanate from corruption in public institutions, mismanagement of state resources and lack of political will by the government, majority of the roads have become a death trap, killing thousands as the state fails to renovate them.

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Please NOTE: Opportunities are updated on the website daily, always visit the website here to get the latest opportunities, as some are not availed in in this newsletter.

Employment Opportunities at Oxfam in Zimbabwe

 The following vacancies have arisen at Oxfam in Zimbabwe:
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer
  • Project Assistant - Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihoods
  • Project Assistant - Logistics & Administration
  • Female Drivers
  • Data Capturers
  • Enumerators
  • Public Health Engineers
  • Public Health Promoters (PHPs)
Find Out More About Each Vacancy Here

180 Deutschland Scholarships for International Students at the University of Mannheim in Germany, 2017-2018

Up to 180 Deutschland Scholarships are available at the University of Mannheim for the academic year 2017/2018. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The scholarships are awarded to promote talent and performance. Scholarship holders will be chosen by the selection committee of the respective school of the university. Applicants will receive a notification of the decision regarding their application.

The University of Mannheim is one of the best universities in Germany. This is demonstrated by their success within the scope of the nationwide excellence initiative as well as numerous rankings, awards and surveys among employees.

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Postgraduate Scholarships for Nationals of Developing Commonwealth Countries at University of London in UK, 2018

Applications are invited for Postgraduate Scholarships to study the MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health by distance learning for the 2018-2020 academic year. These scholarships are open to the students of developing Commonwealth countries.

The scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and academic direction is provided by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), a constituent College of the University of London.

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2017 Henley Business School Women in Leadership Scholarship, UK

Henley Business School awards MBA Scholarship competition for the 30% Club Women in Leadership Scholarship, in association with the Financial Times.

Scholarships are designed to offer practical support for the development of strong female talent as part of the 30% Club’s ‘Balancing the Pyramid Project’.

Founded in 1945, Henley was the first business school to be established in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Europe.The school aims to empower individuals to become great professionals and outstanding business leaders who think with clarity and act with confidence and conviction.

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INSEAD Class of MBA’65 Scholarship for Middle East and Africa, 2018

INSEAD Business School is pleased to offer scholarships for the students of Middle-East and African students. Scholarships are awarded for pursuing MBA programme at INSEAD Business School.

The scholarships will help underwrite the breadth of diversity of participants in the INSEAD MBA programme. Scholarships back INSEAD’s commitment to retain outstanding men and women for the programme who demonstrate a need for financial support.

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Research Manager at Southern Africa Malaria Elimination Eight Initiative Secretariat

Job Title: E8 Research Manager

Reports To: Technical Specialist

Period: 1 year, with potential for extension

Location: E8 Secretariat, Windhoek, Namibia

Deadline: May 10, 2017

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International Women’s Media Foundation organizes trip to Tanzania [Worldwide]

Women journalists with at least three years of experience and excellent English skills can apply for a reporting trip.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for a trip to Tanzania as part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative. The trip will take place Aug. 6 to 19.

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The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) Applications for its Women PeaceMakers Program

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ), at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies, is currently accepting applications for its Women PeaceMakers Program
Women PeaceMaker Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Building on 15 years of the Women PeaceMakers program, we believe that strengthening collaborations between expert “insiders” to these conflicts–specifically women peacemakers–and “outsiders” supporting peace efforts, can transform how we do peacebuilding.
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Call for Applications: THNK Creative Leadership Program

 Call for Applications: THNK Creative Leadership Program

If you are an experienced leader looking to make change happen by developing ideas into tangible initiatives, THNK’s Creative Leadership Program could be for you.

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EU Call for Proposals - Strengthening The Role Of Civil Society In Promoting Equality And Empowerment Of Young Women And Men In Zimbabwe

Deadline for concept notes: 22 June 2017, at 16.00 (Brussels/Sweden time)

Total grant available: EUR 5 000 000

Min-max grant: EUR 500 000 – 2 500 000

Max EU contribution: 75% (for EU based CSOs)

Duration: 24 to 60 months

The global objective of this call for proposals is to enhance Civil Society Organisations' participation in Zimbabwe's public policies and programmes to promote a more equitable, open and democratic society.

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