Gango 49: Panic & Shock: Consumers Speak, BVR Remains Alien, Opportunities

Panic & Shock :Consumers Speak, BVR Remains Alien, Opportunities
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Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) Centres Countrywide

These are the Voter Rigistration Centres country wide
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Young People Should Go Beyond Being Petty Political Mobilisers

There are commonly known and agreed principles of a democratic society in the modern day world and one of such fundamental principles is the ability of all citizens residing in any polity to participate in whatever socio-political process that has direct or indirect effects towards their freedom and the right to existence.

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PODCAST: Panic and Shock: Consumer Voices on Price Hike

Friday last week Zimbabwe woke up ablaze with a wave of basic commodity price hikes. Desperate and seemingly frustrated customers were seen all over Harare and Bulawayo with hordes of foodstuff as they prepare themselves for the worst to come.

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Video of the Week

VIDEO: Voter Education Critical as BVR Remains Alien

Recently the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) launched and kick started the biometric registration process in 63 districts countrywide. The registration process which involves capturing of the voter’s biometrics is the first of its kind in Zimbabwe.

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STORIFY: Price Hike...Where are We Heading as a Nation?

Waves of prices hike hits Zimbabwe recently with prices of basic commodities increasing by 0.52% and in some cases 100%, especially for those using plastic money. Most of the basic commodities such as sugar and cooking oil immediately vanished from the shelves and resurfacing on the black market at a higher cost. Cooking oil is now selling $12, 00 at black market and $6, 00 in the shops.Desperate consumers were left with no option but to succumb to these prices.
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Community Organization Profile

Shamwari Yemwanasikana (SYS)

Shamwari Yemwanasikana (SYS) is a community based organisation that seeks to promote the rights and empowerment of the girl child in the home, school and community setup. It is registered under the laws of Zimbabwe as a trust in 2014 and awarded a Private Voluntary Organization registration in July 2017. 

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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

Advancing Democratic Values among the Youth

‘……. democracy, sustainable peace and conflict prevention cannot be achieved if youth, who make up more than half of the population are left behind….’

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Feature

‘Sextortion’- The Fight against Corruption Can Never Be a One Man Fight

Worldwide efforts have recognized that the key to sustainability of development lies in the elimination of gender discrimination and empowerment of women for the improvement of livelihoods. Africa has recognized that ending corruption through combating illicit financial flows and vouching for tax justice is at the epitome of resuscitation of its prosperity.

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Zimbabwe's Political Economy: Panic, Class + Memory

It is always going to be a hard ask for Zimbabweans to forget the economic meltdown that began in earnest with the advent of (neo)liberalisation of the economy in the mid 1990s and reached an inhumane apex in 2007-9. The brief interlude to the crisis overseen by the inclusive government brought into being new expectations of economic performance legitimacy for any future government (including this current one).
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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 Abstracts for the 2018 International SBCC Summit

Now Accepting Abstracts

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Call for Articles: Economies, Work and Displacement

Deadline for submission of articles: Monday 5th February 2018

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Applications are Now Open for the Community Solutions Program a Year-Long Professional Development Program

IREX is currently accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Community Solutions Program (CSP) . The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Search for Common Ground, DRC

The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Manager is responsible for providing leadership and technical support on design, monitoring and evaluation within the DRC Country Program. The position includes supervision of staff on the national DM&E team, as well as coordination with DM&E colleagues in the Great Lakes region on regional projects.

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Online Global Citizen Leadership Course

The Global Citizens’ Initiative (TGCI) is pleased to announce that we will be offering our 6th annual online Global Citizen Leadership Training Course between October 23 and December 15, 2017.

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Programme Development Officer- South Sudan, Nonviolent Peaceforce

JOB PURPOSE:

The Programme Development Officer, hereafter referred to as (PDO), is a key member of the programme development team, which is responsible for maintaining support and growing the programme in South Sudan.

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Amsterdam Merit Scholarships 2018 for Medical Students in Netherlands

The Academic Medical Centre of the Universiteit van Amsterdam offers the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS), a scholarship for outstanding who have been admitted to one of the (Master’s) programs of the Faculty of Medicine. The AMS is highly selective: only applicants with excellent study results and motivation will be considered for the scholarship. The scholarship is funded by the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

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Global Undergraduate Scholarships 2018/19 in UK

The University of Lincoln has been awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, judged as delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. The University also has established an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research, with academics and students working together on major projects across areas as varied as cancer treatment, water conservation and low-carbon technology.

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Technical Assistance for Development of School Financing Policy, Harare, Zimbabwe

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

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Opportunity: National Training of Trainers Institute on Democracy and Women's Political Participation Capacity Building

Women's Self-Promotion Movement in Collaboration with Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace (WLP-USA) will hold a four day National Training of Trainers Institute on Democracy and Women's Political Participation Capacity Building. The TOT will be held at Rainbow Towers in the City of Harare from the 16th to 19 th October 2017.

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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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