Gango 44: #MugabeUniversity- Is it Necessary, Elections and African Leaders, Opportunities

#MugabeUniversity-Is it Necessary, Elections and African Leaders, Opportunities
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Harsh Economic Conditions and Youth Mental Health

Youth as defined by the Zimbabwean constitution and the African Youth Charter is anyone between the ages of 15 and 35 years.. ....

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Domestic Resource Mobilization Strategic Only with Strong Institutions

The implementation of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 hinges on continent’s ability to mobilize sufficient, predictable and timely financial resources. The principle of national ownership is the gospel most African states are preaching and Zimbabwe as a member has been much involved in such process despite questions on the capacity and institutional integrity in carrying out such a responsibility.

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PODCAST: Heroes Day Commemorations...Young People Speak

Annually, Zimbabweans take time to pay homage to the selfless sacrifices made by our liberation war heroes in the fight against colonialism and white minority rule. In this podcast Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust managed to speak to two young activists on how important the Heroes Day commemorations are to the current youth generation.

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Video of the Week

VIDEO: Success Stories of Young Zimbabwean Entrepreneurs

Young people in Zimbabwe, despite the economic stress in the country which has led to the closure of many industries and a ballooning unemployment have managed to find other sources of surviving.According to unofficial statistics Zimbabwe’s 

 

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STORIFY: #MugabeUniversity... Furthering Education or Creating a Legacy?

Two weeks ago Zimbabwean cabinet approved a grant of $800 million towards the construction of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe University and a grant of $200 million towards the University Endowment Fund for research and innovation. This is despite the fact that the government owes other university more than US$100, 000 areas that were not paid through the cadetship program. Many questioned the logic of building another university whilst the other ones we have are suffering from high staff turnover as the government is failing to pay lectures, dilapidating infrastructure among other things. .....

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Community Organization Profile

Girls and Women Empowerment Network Trust

Girls and Women Empowerment Network (GWEN) Trust is an organization that supports the empowerment of adolescent girls and young women. The organization operates in Seke communal lands and surrounding areas and its operations aim to bring positive change out of the many social and economic challenges girls and women face which are mostly gender based violence (GBV).

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Communities in Action

CSO, Child Parly Lobby For a Nutrition Sensitive 2018 National Budget

Local civil society organisations, Rural Enterprise Trust of Zimbabwe (RETZ) and the Zimbabwe Civil Society Organizations Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance (ZCSOSUNA) have engaged child parliamentarians in Bindura, Mashonaland Central Province in a drive to advocate for nutrition-friendly budgets in the coming 2018 National Budget formulation process.

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Africa in Focus

African Elections - 'It's Hard to Remove a Seating African President'

Another election, another win, another loss, another dispute, another positive endorsement by the 'international observer teams,' and another litany of condemnation by locals for a poor show, another round of killing and maiming of protesters.

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Why Rwanda is a Mystery Puzzle to the World?

Scanning through most of the international media articles and global analyses, concerning the just ended election on the 4th of August 2017, I realized that Rwanda as a country and her people is still a mystery puzzle that the world can’t seem to easily crack.

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Feature

Thinking Beyond MDC-99: Some Notes on Designing Winning Coalitions

The defeat of the opposition by ZANU PF in the 2013 plebiscite eroded the once vibrant power of the opposition. Since that heavy defeat of the MDC-T, the ruling party ZANU PF has been consolidating its support base to an extent that pundits have already predicted a landslide win for the liberation movement in 2018.
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Resuscitating Local Manufacturing Industry for Sanitary Pads Critical

The provision of proper menstrual health services for school going girls remains fundamental in bringing about gender equality from a very personal and primary level in Zimbabwe. Despite the exemption of taxation in the previous national budget on sanitary pads, very little has changed with access to sanitary pads still very low in rural areas and prices beyond the reach of many Zimbabweans.

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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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Call for Proposals: Combating Illicit Financial Flows in Southern Africa (OSISA)

Deadline:
 
Wednesday, August 30th. 2017

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for its continuing work on combatting illicit financial flows. Through research, grant-making and advocacy under its Economic and Social Justice cluster, OSISA will support organisations and groups pressuring states to develop pro-poor economic policies.

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Fully Funded: WFP Innovation Accelerator Program in Germany

Do you have a great idea? Apply for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator. WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. The World Food Programme (WFP) is inspiring and supporting new ideas, tools and solutions that make sure no one goes hungry.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Zimbabwe at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (M&EM) is responsible for managing day to day M&E issues for the IRC’s consortium program funded by the UNDP Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund. The M&EM provides technical support to the program team to ensure that quality data is collected and analyzed during implementation, and that programs have all necessary data at the close of a project.

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Reporting and Communication Officer

Purpose of Position:

The Communication and Reporting Officer is responsible for ensuring that all information and data pertaining the project is captured, documented, analyzed and reported and filed to contribute the evidence-base for program learning and communication. The officer leads in the compilation of routine reports on behalf of the program. The Communication and Reporting Officer is responsible for a comprehensive communications strategy and plan for the IGATE program for internal and external audiences.

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National Project Engineer - Harare, ZIMBABWE

The National Project Engineer will provide technical assistance and expertise with reference to the construction works as well as field coordination, supervision and monitoring and ensuring high quality and consistency of work, for the a/m construction works . The National Project Engineer promotes a collaborative, client focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Project Team.

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Quality Assurance Specialist, Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe

Purpose of the position

Provide support in the design and application of programmatic M&E and accountability frameworks guided by the DPA processes to contribute to on-going learning, program excellence and achievement of child well-being outcomes aligned with the Zimbabwe national office strategy.

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Goethe University Master Scholarships in Germany for 2017/18

Goethe University ranks among the top ten in external funding and among the top three largest universities in Germany, with three clusters of excellence in medicine, life sciences and the humanities.

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Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards 2017, Bonn, Germany

 
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Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship 2018 in New York City

The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship is a unique seminar program for veteran and mid-career journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

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Call For Applications: Georg Arnhold Fellowship On Peace Education For A Research Stay In Germany 2018/2019

PROGRAM

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research. Member of the Leibniz Associatio n is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace . The appointment, for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig, offers distinguished scholars from a variety of disciplines the opportunity to conduct research projects or to complete major publications without teaching or administrative obligations. The visiting professor participates in a one-week International Summer School for young scholars and develops the concept for the international Arnhold Symposium to be held at the end of his or her stay.

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UNFCCC Youth Applications OPEN: YOUNGO Global South Scholarships

We are very happy to inform you on behalf of the GSS Facilitation Committee that the applications for YOUNGO Global South Scholarships 2017 are now OPEN!!

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