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The 2015 conference theme of "Generation Next: Young People Shaping Africa's Future" put the spotlight on youth as a lens to examine issues ranging from education to human rights to gender equity to the post-2015 agenda.   
Over 40 grantmaking organizations from seven countries were represented. 
Africa has the world's youngest population and the term "youth" covers a wide age range from 15 to 35.  While acknowledging the diversity among communities and across African countries, unemploymentaccess to education and health caresocial equality andengagement in the political process emerged from the discussions as cross-cutting concerns that must be addressed to leverage the potential of Africa's current and next generation. 
Philanthropy has a role to play and the conference ended with a challenge to funders to engage in the same intentional collaboration and partnership they so often encourage the organizations they support to do.  

Tendai Murisa
Tendai Murisa

During the 2015 AGAG conference on “Generation Next: Youth Shaping Africa’s Future” we spoke with Tendai Murisa Executive Director of TrustAfrica based in Dakar, Senegal about his views on the impact of young people in shaping Africa’s future.

Stop The Bleeding Africa

Executive Summary 

Preamble

We, the participants, in the African Higher Education Summit on Revitalizing

Higher Education for Africa’s Future, gathered in Dakar, Senegal on March 10 -12, 2015, confirm our commitment to the objective of creating a continental multi-stakeholders’ platform to identify strategies for transforming the African higher education sector.

Stop The Bleeding Africa

Stop the Bleeding, an african Campaign to Curb Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

Africa loose massive financial resources, about U$$50 billion each year through Illicit activities of multinational companies and rich individuals. These resources, if retained in the continent could be invested in productive sectors of these economies to lift the Africa's growing population from under-development and poverty.

This convening will review ICJ advocacy strategies by showcasing our partners’ accomplishments, identifying the challenges they face, and fine-tuning our engagements to add value to their work.

Summary

TrustAfrica, in partnership with Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA), is currently accepting proposals under the auspices of the “Assessing the extent and impact of illicit financial flows in key economic sectors in Southern Africa” project. The project seeks to address the problem of substantial knowledge gaps on illicit financial flows in Southern Africa. It specifically covers the lack of in-depth sectorial research, data and analysis on the patterns, dynamics, actors, channels, magnitude, and development impacts of illicit financial flows in the sub-region. The ultimate goal of the project is to expand the data, knowledge and analysis available to advocates and policymakers, and thereby prepare the ground for synergy-based communities of practice that can provide effective responses to curb illicit financial flows from Southern Africa. The initiative also seeks to contribute to strengthening the capacity of researchers and policy advocates. The project will also contribute to sharpening the methodologies in the study of illicit financial flows in Southern Africa.

The purpose of this Call for Proposal (CFP) is to solicit proposals from various organizations, individuals and/or consortiums to undertake in-depth research studies on how resources are being illicitly transferred in the following sectors:

1)    Agriculture

2)    Mining

3)    Wildlife and Tourism

Mark the date: April 21 - 22, 2015

Nairobi, Kenya - TrustAfrica workshop on Local Content Policy Frameworks in Africa’s Extractive Sector.

About 50 key players in the extractive sector and beyond gather in Nairobi next week to see how Local Content Policy (LCP) arrangements can amplify the transformative impact of Africa’s extractive industry.

Mark the date: April 21 - 22, 2015

Nairobi, Kenya - TrustAfrica workshop on Local Content Policy Frameworks in Africa’s Extractive Sector.

About 50 key players in the extractive sector and beyond gather in Nairobi next week to see how Local Content Policy (LCP) arrangements can amplify the transformative impact of Africa’s extractive industry.

Graduating in africa

The beautiful city of Dakar is the political, commercial and cultural capital of Senegal. It is not only TrustAfrica’s headquarters, but also West Africa’s hub for NGOs and international agencies. To ensure Dakar remains a lovely place to be, something must be done to keep some of its neighbourhoods cleaner. This initiative is to create awareness among Dakar inhabitants, particularly the youth, and galvanize them to work for, and share the benefits of a cleaner Dakar.
Visit the web site at 10km.trustafrica.org for more information.

Graduating in africa

Africa is on the verge of embracing an exciting new paradigm of higher education. It envisions a future of broad-based prosperity, and importantly, a century in which Africans define their own needs and ambitions. The new higher education paradigm strives for excellence across the disciplines—the humanities, mathematics, the sciences, technology—and gives strong emphasis to gender. We saw this paradigm emerge earlier this month at the continent-wide higher education summit in Dakar organized by TrustAfrica and our 12 partners. These stories capture some of the new thinking behind a future we will shape together.

Tendai Murisa, Executive Director, TrustAfrica

An African Voice on International Criminal Justice

Trust Africa is delighted to join His Grace Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Fatou Bensouda - ICC Chief Prosecutor, and H.E. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, and countless others in congratulating Victor Ochen and the African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET) for their joint 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination.

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