Food systems are a global and immediate priority in the context of climate change, health and resilience. This 3-day conference focuses on the future of food systems in Africa. The conference will explore the complexity, diversity and nutritional value of African food systems and launch an action plan and declaration for change for better food systems geared towards the general public and policymaking bodies including the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities.
The continental AFRIKKI platform: The power of Pan-African solidarity
The first edition of the Université Populaire de l’Engagement Citoyen (Popular University of Citizens’ Engagement) was launched in Dakar, in July 2018, with the aim of bringing together social movements from the continent to reflect on Africa’s pressing challenges. Discussions turned around the legacy of Pan-Africanism, the political and economic challenges that Africa is currently facing and the need of greater solidarity between citizens. An official continental platform called “Afrikki Platform” has been launched at the end of the one-week event in order to coordinate the different social movements and be the focal point to contact when activists are in danger in order to create chains of solidarity and reactions.
Charting A Path Towards A Sustainable Clean Air in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
“Clean air, like safe portable drinking water, is a fundamental human right…and the pollution of our air is an even more deadly crisis than the Boko Haram crisis in the Northeast,” said Honorable Christian Ahiakwo, Chairman of the House Committee on Environment, Rivers State Assembly, who gave the keynote address at the Clean Air Summit....
2018 OGONI SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Are you an Ogoni student or do you know one? We encourage all who fit the basic requirements to apply for this unique opportunity in education scholarship from the Kiisi Trust Fund.
Nigerians Parliamentarians and Policy Makers Visit to Senegal
As part of the Policy and Legal Advocacy Center (PLAC)’s Expanding Political Participation of Women in Nigeria, PLAC with the support of TrustAfrica and Ford Foundation proposed to collaborate with policymakers, which include legislators, influencers and opinion shapers to embark on a study visit to Senegal to learn practices and share experiences on strategies for successful inclusion of women in governance. The delegation met with the National Assembly, the Ministry of Women, Gender and Family, the National Observatory on Parity, Article 19, the Senegalese Lawyers Association and OSIWA.
Voices of Zimbabwe
Dubbed the first online opinion polling platform in Zimbabwe by TechZim (https://www.techzim.co.zw/2018/01/voices-of-zimbabwe-first-opinion-poll-platform-zim-join-now/) Voices of Zimbabwe is a platform for and by the citizens to have uncensored discussion around their priorities by creating an iterative dialogue with a feedback loop which reflects the data produced by a small consistent pool of respondents in smart infographics. VoZ is hosted by TrustAfrica's ZimbabweAlliance Initiative in partnership with Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU).
Enhancing Convergence of the Media and Civil Society in Collaborative Efforts towards Combating IFFs from Africa
The main goal of the meeting is to create space for African journalists reporting on IFFs to meet with civil society advocacy organizations and other relevant stakeholders with the aim to strategize on...
Supporting the Promotion of Transparent and Accountable Governance in South East Nigeria States
As part of its support towards the implementation of the Open Government Partnership in Nigeria, TrustAfrica is partnering with civil society organizations in South East Nigeria to build capacity, networks and state level engagement.