Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Multifaceted Fahamu Offers Useful Courses

Fahamu offers a range of courses for activists, from "Human Rights" to "Fundraising and resource Mobilization"

As part of its mission to build the capacity of African human rights and social justice movements, Fahamu develops training materials and runs courses, including by distance learning. The following distance learning courses are currently available for application, please contact us for more information.

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Movement Building Boot Camp | Fahamu

Fahamu hosts a site that seeks to promote social justice

"The Movement Building Boot Camp for LGBTIQ activists was held during 2011 and brought together a pool of diverse, young, creative and inspirational activists from Anglophone (Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania) and Francophone (Rwanda, Burundi and DRC) countries in East Africa.

"The MBBC provides existing and emerging activist leadership with conceptual and practical skills to advance the sexual rights agenda in East Africa as part of a broader agenda for human rights and progressive social transformation."
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

What One Acre Fund can teach us about supporting African small-scale farmers

One Acre Fund is a non-profit organisation serving smallholder farmers (typically living on one acre of land) in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. However, what makes it unique is that its model operates like a business.

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What One Acre Fund can teach us about supporting African small-scale farmers

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Aga Khan Foundation - Facilitating Farmers' Access to Markets, Mali

Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its Food for ProgressProgram, supports the Mopti Coordinated Area Development Program, now in its third phase.

Through better natural resource management, access to microfinance and improved marketing skills, farmers can increase crop production and earn more from their surplus. 

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Facilitating Farmers' Access to Markets, Mali | PartnershipsInAction

About Adeso | International charity based in Africa

Adeso is a humanitarian and development organization that is changing the way people think about and deliver aid in Africa.

Cash Distribution in Northern Kenya, Adeso

We are an NGO in Africa working in a very different way than most. We believe that development must come from within, not outside African communities. That it is Africans themselves who must determine Africa’s future, and that while international aid has provided much-needed support, it often falls short of enabling lasting change at grassroots level. - See more at:

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About Adeso | International charity based in Africa

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dreaming big is how Kenyan doctor built her own private hospital

In 2006, Dr Betty Gikonyo’s 20-year dream came true when The Karen Hospital opened its doors to the public. The 102-bed hospital offers complex treatments including kidney transplants, cardiac surgeries, neurosurgery and dialysis for patients with chronic kidney problems.

The Karen Hospital has since increased its number of staff from 50 to 450, has opened six satellite clinics in emerging towns and started a nursing school.

Full Story here

Dr Betty Gikonyo, CEO of The Karen Hospital

Dreaming big is how Kenyan doctor built her own private hospital

Malaria: is a vaccine the silver bullet?

In building immunity to diseases as a preventative measure, vaccines can make for cost-effective public health interventions. After decades of intense research aimed at finding a vaccine for the complex malaria parasite, the most advanced vaccine candidate, RTS,S, is now close to being licensed.

From: The Guardian | Global Development Professionals Network

malaria vaccine

Malaria: is a vaccine the silver bullet? | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

Saturday, April 19, 2014

African philanthropy on the rise

Sustained economic growth in Africa, accompanied by the economic downturn in the West, has contributed to the “rapid emergence of structured forms of strategic philanthropy by wealthy Africans”, notes the report. Although economic growth has seen a deepening divide between rich and poor, it has also spawned a rising middle class, which the report estimates could make a further $22 billion available in combined philanthropic giving.

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Building the machines of children's dreams

MyMachine travels from Belgium to South Africa to build the machines of children's dreams.

MyMachine has arrived in South Africa - thanks to a partnership initiated by the Community Foundation for West Flanders in Belgium and the West Coast Community Foundation who met last November at a peer learning event on community foundations and youth civic engagement, hosted by the GFCF in Cluj, Romania


This story was picked up from the Global Fund for Community Foundations

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Friday, March 28, 2014

One Acre Fund

Farmers are the solution to poverty and hunger. They make up the majority of the population in the world’s developing countries. And they are some of the hardest-working people on the planet.

Medeatrice is one of our 180,000 bosses. She is a farmer in Nyamirimbo village in Rwanda, and in this picture, she is carrying some farm inputs back to her house.

One Acre Fund puts Farmers First in everything that we do. By listening to our boss, we created a simple new way for her to significantly increase farm income on every planted acre. We are now 2,000 staff strong, and growing fast.

Learn more about our farm revolution!   One Acre Fund

Friday, March 21, 2014

DKT International | Mozambique

DKT provides couples with affordable and safe options for family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention through dynamic social marketing.

Mozambique remains one of the ten poorest countries in the world. Modern contraceptive prevalence is a very low 12 percent, and only 60 percent of women have knowledge of any method of family planning. The average woman in Mozambique has six children, and the majority of women give birth at least once by the age of 20.

In 2013, DKT’s program provided over 2 million condoms, over 140,000 oral contraceptives, and more than 61,000 misoprostol pills for 100,245 CYPs.

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