Gango 48: Democratic Breakthroughs but Worries Still Linger, Factional Wars Vs Economic Development, Incumbents Never Lose Elections, Opportunities

 

 

Democratic Breakthroughs but Worries Still Linger, Factional Wars Vs Economic Develpment.. Opportunities
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Factional Wars Won’t Bring Development…

A decade of economic meltdown, massive company closures, retrenchments and unemployment Zimbabwe is yet to learn .....

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Young People Must Rethink and Refocus on their Self-Defined Democratic Role

It is quite apparent that despite the agitation and incompleteness of citizens’ political expectations, participation especially of young people still remains fundamental in the modern democracies.

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PODCAST: Government's Intention to Ban Alcohol Misplaced

The government of Zimbabwe is considering placing a ban on the sale of alcohol during weekdays, and at certain times. A cabinet committee has approved a draft policy outlawing the sale of alcoholic products during certain days, hours, and to pregnant women. Members of the public reacts... to them it's misplaced given the critical challenges the country is currently facing.

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Video of the Week

VIDEO: Economic Hardships: A Tale of Rural Folks

Life in the rural areas have become a nightmare to many as people struggle to access basic services due to the economic hardships and grueling poverty….. Poor road networks, limited health facilities and schools as well the current financial crisis have become the daily headache for most rural folks.

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STORIFY: Kenya's Judicial Earthquake....Incumbents Never Lose Elections?

Kenya is supposed to hold yet another elections on the 17th of October 2017 after the country’s Supreme Court nullified the August election citing a lot of irregularities in the manner the plebiscite was conducted, becoming the second country on the continent to have its election outcome overturned by the courts.

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Community Organization Profile

Nyahunure Community Trust (NCT

Nyahunure Community Trust (NCT) is a registered community organization based in Mutoko and operates in the whole of Mashonaland East province. Its main thrust to enhance human security through ensuring that gender equality and human rights are integrated into key policies, programs and activities that address conflict, gender based violence and HIV/AIDS at community level thereby creating an enabling environment for women and youths youths to meaningfully participate in socio-political and economic development of their society.

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Communities in Action

Creating Employment Through Waste Management

Women Development Association Zimbabwe (WoDAZ), a community organisation in Gwanda has embarked on a recycling project to reduce the environmental impacts caused by poor handling of waste and litter. The organisation’s campaign is informed by the failure of the Gwanda Municipality and the environmental agencies to collect and manage refuse.

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Africa in Focus

Democratic Breakthroughs in Africa - Time to Celebrate but Worries Still Linger

There is much to celebrate as the world marks International Day of Democracy . The last year has seen important democratic breakthroughs in Africa. In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power . In Ghana, a sitting president lost an election for the first time.
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Feature

Harare City Council’s Crisis of Legitimacy, False Entrepreneurship + Crony Capitalism.

The Harare City Council (HCC) has recently decided to embark on a a 'name and shame' advertorial campaign of its debtors in the local press. This is an additional course of action to the already deployed and very unpopular private debt collectors called ' Wellcash Debt Collectors ' (ironies never cease). In its rabid pursuit of those that owe it rates, HCC has chosen not to hide its new 'business oriented'/profit approach to local government.
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Our Voices Count…Elections Let's Appoint, Re-appoint and Dis-appoint

In life, they are different kinds of people, those who watch things happen, those who want things to happen and those who make things happen. Let us not be found watching and wanting things to happen when we are capable of making them happen. As such, this verse is going to emphasize on the importance of us, young people, who make things happen by ensuring that our voice is heard in all decision-making processes that affect us.

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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 NOTICE: Finance and Administration Positions

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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Team Leader, Community Mobilization and Governance - Zimbabwe

The Team Leader will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, reporting to the Technical Director. S/he will provide technical and programmatic oversight in the design and day-to-day management and monitoring of implementation of Result 1.

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Monitoring & Evaluation Intern

Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (two positions)
 
CNFA is seeking applications for USAID/Zimbabwe’s Food for Peace Amalima Program. The Amalima program has the following strategic objectives:
 
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VACANCY - Finance Intern

Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
 
CNFA is seeking applications for USAID/Zimbabwe’s Food for Peace Amalima Program. The Amalima program has the following strategic objectives: (1) improve household access to, and availability of, food (2) improve community resilience to shocks and (3) improve the nutrition and health of pregnant and lactating women, boys and girls under two.
 
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Technical Director, Orphans & Vulnerable Children

FHI 360 is recruiting an experienced Technical Director for an anticipated USAID/PEPFAR project that will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV/AIDS in select districts within Zimbabwe.

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APPLY FOR A REAGAN-FASCELL DEMOCRACY FELLOWSHIP

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Open Call for Exciting and Engaging Creative Ideas in Zimbabwe.

Open call for exciting and engaging creative ideas in Zimbabwe.

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VACANCY - ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

BIOHUB Trust seeks a versatile, results oriented professional to join our team. We are hiring a Bookkeeper to execute all of the organization’s bookkeeping and accounting functions.

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DAAD Scholarship Programme 2017 in Germany

The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Since it was founded in 1925, around two million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies.

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Resource of Open Minds (ROOM) Intern

The Regional Office for Southern Africa of the Dutch Hum anist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries Hivos, aims towards an open and green society, inspired by humanist values such as freedom, dignity, responsibility and curiosity. Our objective is that every person can live in freedom and dignity on a planet that is sustainable. We pride ourselves as upholding the principles of Social innovation of generating new ideas and approaches that resolve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges for the benefit of people and planet..

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VACANCY X2 FIELD OFFICERS, NYANGA AND BEITBRIDGE DISTRICT

BIO-HUB Trust seeks suitable qualified and motivated candidates to fill the vacancy of 2 Field Officers (1 in Nyanga and Beitbridge each) under the Programme for Resilience (PROGRESS) Project, funded by UNDP through ZRBF (Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund). It is a three-year project with project activities in Nyanga and Beitbridge districts.

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