Gango Edition 34:Natural Resource Governance, Services Delivery, Opportunities.

Natural Resource Governance, Services Delivery, Opprotunities.
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Young People: A central force in Nation Building

Young people are an enormous resource in the global development matrix. Their energy and towering ambitions, equipped with prerequisite knowledge and opportunities can render them very useful to the development of their respective countries.

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Bio-metric Voter Registration: The Myth, the Uncertainty and the Truth

The introduction of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system in Zimbabwe has been received with mixed feelings. Various theories, arguments and statements related to the system have been invented by different players within and outside the political space. It is this discord which has engulfed both the government as well as the political players at play which has left the citizenry being the major recipient of gross confusion and lack of information and confidence with the process.

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PODCAST: Young People's Views On Biometric Voter Registration System

As Zimbabwe heads for it's next election scheduled next year, a new voter registration system has been introduced but nothing has been done to educate the people especially young people in the rural areas. Fears of disenfranchisement has already gripped the young and enthusiast voters. For more listen to this podcast....

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Video of the Week

VIDEO: Service Delivery in Harare - Who's to Blame?

This video is about the deteriorating service delivery system in Harare which is a result of the local authority's failure to provide clean and safe water, collect refuse, as well as attend to bursting sewers. This has exposed the residents to water borne diseases such as cholera, typhoid and diarrhea.

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STORIFY: Kudzai Chipanga's Rantings... Do they Reflect Young People's Aspirations?

Recently President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU PF embarked on a string of provincial youth rallies meant to drum support of the young people after his fallout with the party’s custodians, the war veterans. Kicking off at Rudhaka Stadium, Mashonaland East province, last week, with more to follow, the rallies have nothing to offer to the ordinary Zimbabweans who are perennial victims of the economic crisis, but are more of a platform in which ZANU PF youth leadership exudes their loyalty for the nonagenarian leader amid gruesome factionalism in the party.

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Community Organization Profile

Plumtree Development Trust

Plumtree Development Trust is a community and development oriented organization that based in Plumtree. The organisation was established and registered in 2010 with the main thrust of promoting effective community participation in the socio-economic development of their communities through capacity building, advocacy, and open dialogue discussion and information dissemination.

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Communities in Action

The Plight of the Girl Child in Tertiary Institutions… The ‘Blesser- Blessee’ Moment

“Life away from home is tough. It is even tougher when you factor in the demands of university life. I am from a poor background and can’t afford a laptop. Lecturers demand that our assignments be typed and printed before they can be handed in. Now, to do that requires money; at least $5 per assignment. You may be doing 6 or 7 modules per semester. That is almost $40, and that amount is just too steep for me,” said Vivian, a Development Studies final year student at the MSU Zvishavane campus.

She sits stone-faced on the college bench. A million and one thoughts are racing through her mind. She has overdue assignments and she has just spent her last coins on a bun and maheu which will serve as her breakfast and lunch. She has nothing else left with her to print the assignments so that she can hand them in for marking.

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Africa in Focus

Growth Is Dying As the Silver Bullet for Success. Why This May Be Good Thing

The idea that the economic "pie" can grow indefinitely is alluring. It means everybody can have a share without limiting anybody's greed. Rampant inequality thus becomes socially acceptable because we hope the growth of the economy will eventually make everybody better off.

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Feature

Natural Resources Governance: A Responsibility for Young People

Natural resource management is the management of resources among them land, water, soil, plants and animals with a particular focus on how policies and projects formulated around these resources affect the quality of life for both present and future generations. It is the stewardship of these resources which can determine the growth and development of a nation hence the need for collective responsibility.

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Clean Water and Proper Sanitation, Towards Attainment of SDG Goal 6

The provision of water and sanitation is a matter of concern which must be looked at as soon as possible. Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. In most parts of the world people do not have access to fresh water and proper sanitation. Due to poverty, bad economies and poor infrastructure the situation is worsening year in year out.

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Opportunities

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 .

Deputy Chief of Party (COP), OVC - Zimbabwe

Location: Zimbabwe

Division.: International Programs

Description

Summary

Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for a USAID/PEPFAR project providing support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers in select districts in Zimbabwe. The DCOP will work with Save the Children’s existing country office, and will significantly contribute to the strategic focus and provide operational leadership to support the direct implementation of program activities. The DCOP will oversee the overall operations and ensure the smooth running of a complex, multi-layered project by managing systems, staff and building capacity that support the results of the project. As the DCOP, s/he is also responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) in the overall management of the project. In collaboration with the COP, s/he will maintain close liaison with USAID, Save the Children offices, various line ministries and partners as needed. Additionally, s/he will coordinate and manage district implementation, grants/finance, operations, and management information functions of the project. S/he will lead the operations, finance and support services project team and be responsible for working with the country office for the financial and grants management, HR, administration, IT, logistics and procurement of the project.

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Warehouse Supervisor, Mutare, Zimbabwe at World Vision

Purpose of the Position

To ensure proper and safe custody (storage) of all food and non food commodities entrusted to the care of WV by donor. The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for documentation of commodity transactions in the warehouse, including receipt, storage and delivery of all food commodities.

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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Internship Program 2017 in Rome, Italy

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

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Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship 2017 in USA

Women Techmakers in partnership with Udacity is delighted to offer a Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship. This initiative will offer 100 full scholarships for technical certification courses to women in the Women Techmakers community.

This scholarship is a powerful expression of Udacity and Google’s shared commitment to supporting the learning and careers goals of individuals across the globe, and we look forward to working with Women Techmakers to select candidates ready to take the next step in their careers.

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Call for Applications: Residential Program Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Cohort 10 & Cohort 11

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa (RLC SA) is hosted by the University of South Africa at the Graduate School of Business Leadership in Midrand, South Africa. The RLC SA aims to create critical thinkers who can solve complex, multidisciplinary problems; foster entrepreneurial and innovative thinking; and encourage cross-border communication and multicultural collaboration. The RLC SA develops the skills of young African leaders by providing core training in contemporary African issues, as well as specialized training in three key areas: Business and Entrepreneurship; Civic Leadership and Public Management.

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Call for Participants: Melaka International Youth Dialogue 2017 in Melaka, Malaysia

The Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) is an annual programme of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) which brings together young people, youth leaders and relevant stakeholders from around the world to discuss pertinent youth issues. Since 2001, the MIYD has convened on a wide range of topical issues. The MIYD has witnessed an escalating number of youth participants over the years willing to participate in the decision making process. With the view of building a stronger partnership between the youth and the society, the MIYD produces a declaration which serves as a guideline for youth to address the selected issues.

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DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance) 2018 for Study in Germany (Fully Funded)

DAAD Helmut­Schmidt­Programme (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance) 2018 for Study in Germany (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: July 31st 2017. https://goo.gl/dxXivC

The DAAD Helmut­Schmidt­Programme (Master’s Scholarship) is designed to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of good governance and to prepare them in a praxis oriented course for their professional life. Very good graduates with a first university degree get the chance to obtain a master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance to the social, political and economic development of their home country.

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Barclays Rising Eagles Graduate Programme in Africa, 2017

Barclays Company offers Rising Eagles Graduate Programme to the applicants of Africa. The programme is available for graduate students in the field of banking, technology, and management.

The aim of the programme is to allow young graduates to spread their wings and ascend to greater heights.
Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards.

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Call for Applications, the Women, Peace, and Security + Gender Peace, and Security (WPS + GPS) Initiative, Next Generation Symposium open to MA & PhD Students

WPS + GPS Initiative

WIIS is pleased to announce the launch of a new two-year Initiative: the Women, Peace, and Security + Gender Peace, and Security (WPS + GPS) Initiative!

The WPS + GPS Initiative is designed to bridge existing divides between the traditional security community and the WPS community. The Initiative seeks to re frame and broaden the WPS agenda to include a Gender, Peace, and Security agenda in order to advance knowledge and build and support a community of international security experts that is more diverse and knowledgeable about the gender dimensions of complex international security challenges. The Initiative will include a research and book project as well as a Next Generation Symposium bringing together an international cohort of next generation leaders in peace and security.

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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

 

EuropeAid/154220/DD/ACT/ZW

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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