Gango Weekly 42: From Poverty to Sustainable Wealth Creation, Child Prostitution, Opportunities, High Stakes of Kenyan Elections

From Poverty to Sustainable Wealth Creation, Child Prostitution,  Opportunities, Zanu PF Succession Fiasco, The Dilemna of the Ordinary Zimbabwean
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Quote of the Week

Democracy is not just a question of having a vote. It consists of strengthening each citizen’s possibility and capacity to participate in the deliberations involved in life in society.

Fernando Cardoso

Youth Should Remain Resilient in Fulfilling their Generational Mandate

Historically, change was brought by more energetic, focused and determined youth. With Hitler leading German into a formidable force in the penning of world history, Thomas Sankara at the age of thirty three also shook Africa and seized power in a popularly-supported coup in ....

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PODCAST: Youth and Sustainable Livelihoods Under Harsh Economic Conditions

Living in an environment that is not creating new jobs young people within various Zimbabwean suburbs have found alternative ways to sustain their livelihoods.

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Video of the Week

 

VIDEO: Child Prostitution and the Struggle for Survival in Hopley Farm

Hopley Farm settlement, a creation of the infamous Operation Murambatsvina is a hive of activity from crime to prostitution ..

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STORIFY: Constitutional Amendment, #ZanuPF Succession Fiasco - The Dilemna of Ordinary Zimbabweans

Last was eventful, from the passing on of the constitutional amendment bill by parliament, Dr. Grace Mugabe’s ranting that President Mugabe should appoint a successor, and finally the most shocking one, President Mugabe contemplating appointing a third Vice President, to an already bloated cabinet and ailing economy. Ordinary Zimbabwean took to social media to register their concerns on these new developments.

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Community Organization Profile

Wadzanai Community Development Trust

Wadzanai Community Development Trust (WCDT) is a community based organization located in Chinamhora communal area, northwest of Goromonzi District in Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe. The organisation was established as cooperate in the late 80’s, when a group of women came together to start income generating projects.

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Communities in Action

Young Women in Mines Bemoan Further Marginalization

Women in Vumbachikwe Mine in ward 21, Gwanda, Matebeleland South have challenged the mine authorities to relook into their employment strategy which closes out women, asking for equal employment so that they can afford to fend for their families as they have full family responsibilities.

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Africa in Focus

The Unnoticed Demise of Democracy

Politicians are so busy fighting for their jobs, they hardly seem to notice that they risk going out of business. Democracy is on the wane, yet the problem is nowhere in Parliaments. Common to all is a progressive loss of vision, of long term planning and solutions, with politics used just for power.

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Essential Guide to Kenya's High Stakes Election On 8 August

Kenya's 8 August elections are rapidly approaching and concerns continue to mount over the prospect of electoral violence. In this Q&A, Senior Kenya Analyst Murithi Mutiga looks at what is at stake and assesses efforts to prevent another violent fallout from the balloting.

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Feature

Shifting from Poverty Alleviation to Sustainable Wealth Creation

The world is in the era of implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were drafted after the millennium goals were found inadequate. Primarily the SDGs are designed to confront poverty in all its forms everywhere. Poverty remains an adversary that no society can afford to ignore or underrate.

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Lack of Conducive Learning Facilities Upsetting Rural Schools’ Performance

Opportunities for children in rural areas still remain limited in Zimbabwe. High school dropout especially among the girl child and lack of adequate and conducive learning facilities are characteristic of most rural areas in Zimbabwe. This is despite the government’s efforts to construct schools closer to the communities as a way of responding to the long distances pupils had to do with to get to the nearest school.

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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 this newsletter.
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - WaSH Coordinator (INT3644)

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.

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Technical Director – Maternal , Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Family Planning (FP)

FHI 360 is seeking applications for an Technical Director for an anticipated Integrated Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Family planning project in Zimbabwe. This project aims to improve maternal, newborn and child health and reproductive health services in targeted areas through a combined maternal, newborn and child health and family planning activity.

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Traineeship at the Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division (Five positions)

The Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offers five traineeship positions for a period of one year, starting either in January, February or March 2018.

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MAPS - MASTER IN PUBLIC POLICY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a second cycle degree or one-long cycle degreein social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like.

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4th African- Europe Youth Summit and Youth Plug-In

The 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit will bring together more than 120 youth leaders from both continents, including African Diaspora on 9-11 October in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to agree on a declaration on themes including education, peace & security, environment, business, democratic inclusion and culture.

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Call for Papers: Waste & Energy Green Expo 2017

Background

The sixth edition of Waste & Energy Green Expo seeks to promote sustainable development through sustainable waste management, utilisation of renewable energy and promotion of sustainable consumption. The 2017 Green Expo will give stakeholders and the general public an exclusive platform for practice knowledge sharing, interact and share industry best practices, in light of the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
 
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Red Bull Music Academy 2018, Berlin, Germany

Red Bull Music Academy heads to Berlin next year, and is now inviting music makers worldwide to apply to take part. The 2018 edition will mark 20 years of traveling the globe, celebrating the stories behind the music that moves us.

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Team Leader and Institutional Capacity Development Expert, Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability.

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Education Manager - Zimbabwe

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We're the world's most forward thinking professional accountancy body. Since we were founded in 1904, we have expanded to over 1200 staff in 53 countries, meaning we’re a truly global organisation. Our people enjoy a working environment that is dynamic, human and connected, and have a strong focus on creating value for our students and members.

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VACANCY: ADVOCACY OFFICER

Purpose of Position:

To offer support to the department with a particular focus on advocacy, gender, child protection and policy formulation.

Major Responsibilities:

Policy

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Volunteer role: National Volunteer- Research and Programme Development Specialist

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

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