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Declaration and Report of the Conference on Promoting International Co-Operation in Combating Illicit Financial Flows and Enhancing Asset Recovery to Foster Sustainable Development

The Conference on Promoting International Co-operation in TCombating Illicit Financial Flows and Enhancing Asset Recovery to Foster Sustainable Development was held in Abuja, Nigeria from 5 – 7 June, 2017. The Conference was organized under the auspices of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The conference was attended by the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, S.A.N., Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, S.A.N., Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee, Prof Itse Sagay, S.A.N., members of the Diplomatic Corp, representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, members and staff of PACAC, officials of the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representatives of international organizations, delegates and speakers from other African countries, Asia, Europe United States of America, development partners, representatives from the private sector, members of the academia, Civil Society Organizations and the media.

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1.86 MB
Date:
11 July 2017








Declaration and Report of the Conference on Promoting International Co-Operation in Combating Illicit Financial Flows and Enhancing Asset Recovery to Foster Sustainable Development

The Conference on Promoting International Co-operation in TCombating Illicit Financial Flows and Enhancing Asset Recovery to Foster Sustainable Development was held in Abuja, Nigeria from 5 – 7 June, 2017. The Conference was organized under the auspices of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The conference was attended by the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, S.A.N., Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, S.A.N., Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee, Prof Itse Sagay, S.A.N., members of the Diplomatic Corp, representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, members and staff of PACAC, officials of the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representatives of international organizations, delegates and speakers from other African countries, Asia, Europe United States of America, development partners, representatives from the private sector, members of the academia, Civil Society Organizations and the media.

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1.86 MB
Date:
11 July 2017








Declaration and Action Plan from the National Summit on Tertiery Eeducation on Crafting a National Vision and Plan for the 21ST Century
The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and TrustAfrica, Senegal held a National Summit on Tertiary Education in Ghana on the theme: “Crafting a National Vision and Plan for the 21st Century” in Accra from November 2 to 4, 2016.
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543.77 kB
Date:
06 July 2017








A Charter for Revitalizing the Nigerian Higher Education System Including Declaration and Action Plan Preamble

We, the participants, in the Nigeria Higher Education Summit on Exploiting Diversity, Differentiation, and Quality Assurance in Revitalising the Nigerian Higher Education System, gathered in Abuja, Nigeria on November 21-23, 2016, affirm our commitment to the objective of creating a national multi-stakeholders' platform to develop strategies for advancing the objectives of the African Union (AU) - adopted Declaration on African Higher Education through renewed commitment to promoting categorisation, legislation, service delivery and quality assurance, leveraging on ICT as driver of rapid and wider revitalisation and sustainable funding of higher education in Nigeria. In this connection, we enact the Nigerian Higher Education Charter hereunder set forth, and also Declare and Adopt the accompanying Action Plans for its actualization.

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498.63 kB
Date:
06 July 2017








Strengthening Smallholder Agriculture in Africa: Prospects for Mobilisation and Advocacy

The reports summarizes the proceedings of a multinational convening organized under Trust Africa’s “Building an Advocacy Movement for Equitable and Sustainable Agriculture in Africa” project held on 24 to 26 November 2014 under the theme “Strengthening smallholder agriculture in Africa: Prospects for mobilization and advocacy”. The convening brought together stakeholders, partners, and researchers, program staff from TrustAfrica and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  

The convening provided a timely platform to reinvigorate discussions on how to sustain the agenda for a more inclusive and sustainable agriculture amongst a broad base of non-state actors with government actors. The convening was also used to launch the discussion on the second phase of TrustAfrica’s advocacy actions and movement building for sustainable agriculture project. The convening took the approach of setting the broader context and understanding the characteristic challenges and gaps of smallholder agriculture. 

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120.02 kB
Date:
27 May 2016
Author:
Bethule Nyamambi








Communique on Illicit Financial Flows
TrustAfrica, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Third World Network- Africa, with financial support from Ford Foundation, held a two-day Consultative Roundtable on ‘Mending the Leakages: Africa’s Battle against Illicit Financial Flows,’ at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria from 25-26 March, 2014. The primary objective of the roundtable was to expand and deepen knowledge on the issue of illicit financial flows and their role in inhibiting Africa’s growth.
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283.06 kB
Date:
16 April 2014








Report on the Elections, Conflict Prevention and Youth Violence in the Mano River Union: Stakeholder's Dialogue

The Mano River Union was founded by three West African Heads of States (President Ahmed Sekou Toure of Guinea, President Siaka P. Stevens of Sierra Leone and President William Tolbert) with a focus to promote unity and fraternal ties among Member States. Later, Cote d’Ivoire was added as a member of the Mano River Union with the same objective. In spite of this, political violence, armed conflicts, widespread political violence and social instability have greatly hit Mano River Union countries for the past two decades. That has created a lot of unrest, instability, loss of lives and property and displaced individuals which consequently affected the social cohesion of people in the different countries of the MRU.

The conference brought together over one hundred participants drawn from Civil Society in Sierra Leone and the Mano River Union Liberia, but also taking keen interest in learning from the experiences from Kenya and Ghana. The expertise, rich experiences and lessons learnt and best practices that participants they brought to the space made for lively but critical in examining alternatives for promoting political tolerance, peace coexistence and good governance in sierra Leone and the region taking into consideration the urgency, importance and seriousness of the issue under discussion.

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423.06 kB
Date:
27 January 2014








Al-'adulah itjima'iah in Transition: Social Justice Philanthropy and the Arab Awakening

The year 2011 marks a watershed moment in the history of the Arab region; successive calls for change were launched across what had formerly been perceived as the most stagnant and change-resistant part of the world. This collective flux had been building up for decades and should be viewed as a continuum that has not yet born its desired fruits – the revolutionary fervor continues in 2013 as well as grievances that set the Arab Awakening in motion. A common denominator across those waves of mass citizen activism was the call for social justice, and the success or failure of the Arab transition seems to be heavily dependent on whether or not social justice is realized. In Yemen, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, the public discourse had calls for social justice embedded within the more emotionally-loaded term of karama or dignity. Lack of social justice was a key factor that ignited and continues to fuel those uprisings, and its realization has become the goal for those countries as they struggle their way through an uneasy transition.

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474.97 kB
Date:
20 January 2014
Author:
Sherine N. El Taraboulsi








Developing a Collective Framework and Agenda to Advance Social Justice Philanthropy in Africa and the Arab Region: A Convening

In October 2012, TrustAfrica, the Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace Working Group and the African Grantmakers Network hosted a convening in collaboration with the Global Fund for Community Foundations and the Arab Foundations Forum. The aim of the convening was to explore a framework to develop and deepen work on social justice philanthropy in Africa and the Arab region. I, along with two others, was asked to prepare a reflection piece for the convening that would be used to provoke and stimulate a discussion amongst the participants. With that mandate in mind, I structured my original contribution around themes pertaining to dilemmas, tensions, observations and warnings in the context of defining and understanding social justice philanthropy in Africa. The following paper is an edited and revised version of that reflection piece.

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638.94 kB
Date:
20 January 2014
Author:
Alice L. Brown








Towards an Agenda for Social Justice Philanthropy in Africa in a Time of Global Restructuring

“Social justice” and “structural change” which are central concerns for social justice philanthropy are contested concepts with multiple definitions and meanings1. The result is that the range of issues which are be the object of social justice philanthropy is broad and the methods for attaining social justice through structural change are varied. The multiplicity of issues are linked to the different understandings of what constitutes structural change and therefore the issues that need to be addressed to bring this about and the variety of ways in which the issues could be tackled. The focus of my discussion about the challenges of social justice philanthropy in Africa is located around a notion of social justice and structural change in respect of the political economy of Africa in the context corporate led globalization and the nature of the continent’s subordinate location in the global order.

 

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716.70 kB
Date:
20 January 2014
Author:
Yao Graham








8th International Conference of ISTR and 2nd European Conference of the EMES European Research Network and ISTR in Barcelona, Spain

ISTR’s 8th International Conference was unique as the Society joined with the EMES European Research Network to hold the 2nd European Conference at the same time. For the second time after the first joint European conference in Paris in 2005, a partnership was created to allow special emphasis on European debates and contributions related to social enterprises and the Third Sector while placing them in a worldwide context.

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899.80 kB
Date:
11 September 2013
Author:
ISTR








Meeting the Challenge of Religion and Pluralism in Africa: Presentation of Grantees’ Initial Findings

On June 16–18, 2009, TrustAfrica convened the grantees of its Religious Pluralism initiative to present the initial findings of their work and reflect on opportunities to extend its reach. The workshop,  held at the Nairobi Safari Club in Nairobi, Kenya, brought together 25 participants, representing 12 grantee organizations, TrustAfrica, and other stakeholders interested in addressing the religious dimension of  pluralism and identity in Africa. The meeting was designed to follow up on an earlier convening, held in July 2007 in Dakar, Senegal, and a related series of grants totaling $806,996 (see Appendix). The  Nairobi convening gave many of these grantees an opportunity to share their project experiences and outcomes and to refine their networking strategies.

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195.84 kB
Date:
18 June 2013
Author:
IFAPA, PROCMURA and TrustAfrica








Higher Education Convening Ghana: Repositioning Tertiary Education for National Development

TrustAfrica and the National Council of Higher Education (NCTE) in Accra, Ghana hosted a two‐day national dialogue on  the state of higher education in Ghana entitled, "Repositioning Tertiary Education for National Development." Ghana's continued rise from lower‐middle income  country to middle income country is hinged on the ability of tertiary institutions to continue to propel the nation forward by building a well‐trained, innovative and skilled labor force.

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148.57 kB
Date:
05 June 2013
Author:
Adwoa. A. Agyeman








Higher Education Convening Ghana: Communique’ on Tertiary Education Policy Dialogue in Ghana

The Ministry of Education and the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Ghana, in partnership with TrustAfrica, Senegal organised a national policy dialogue on tertiary education in Ghana at the  Mensvic Hotel in Accra from May 8 to 9, 2013 under the theme: Repositioning Tertiary Education for National Development.

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102.91 kB
Date:
16 May 2013
Author:
Prof. Mahama Duwiejua, Dr. Omano Edigheji








Higher Education Convening Ghana: Repositioning tertiary education for national development

The Ministry of Education and the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Ghana, in partnership with TrustAfrica, Senegal organised a national policy dialogue on tertiary education in Ghana at the Mensvic Hotel in Accra from May 8 to 9, 2013 under the theme: Repositioning Tertiary Education for National Development.

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187.82 kB
Date:
09 May 2013








Higher Education Convening Ghana: Repositioning tertiary education for national development

The fundamental theme addressed by this conference, the role of tertiary education institutions in the knowlegde economy, is echoed in most other countries today.

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117.14 kB
Date:
30 April 2013
Author:
Michael Shattock








Higher Education Convening Ghana: Differentiation and diversitfication of tertiary education

In a commentary on a World Bank Report entitled "Higher Education in Developing Countries-Peril and Promise", the authors observe, and I quote,

As knowledge becomes more important to the global economy, so does higher education. The quality of knowledge generated within higher education institutions, and its accessibility to the wider economy, is increasingly critical to national competitiveness. However, developing countries are falling behind. Their higher education systems are chronically under-funded, Faculty under qualified and poorly motivated, and students aften badly taught. Developping countries need to teach more students to a higher standard, and develop the research capacity that will help them connect to the knowledge society.

Without more and better higher education, developping countries will find it increasingly difficult to benefit from the global knowledge-based economy.

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245.44 kB
Date:
17 April 2013
Author:
Ivan Addae-Mensah








Higher Education Convening Uganda: Reforming the business, technical, vocational education and training (BTVET) sub-sector: challenges, opportunities and prospects

During the 1960s and 1970s, Technical and Vocational Skills Development, as it was popularly known at the time, was an important sub-sector in many countries. At that time, and because the sub-sector had the key objectives of providing employable skills aimed at easing school leaver unemployment, it was popular in many countries and, therefore, received due attention.

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871.01 kB
Date:
30 November 2012
Author:
ENG. Henry Francis Okinyal








Higher Education Convening Uganda: Governance and Reform of Uganda's Primary Education System: Beyond Universalization

In the management and development of primary education in Uganda, there were a number of challenges that require strategic cchange and institutional reform.

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258.67 kB
Date:
30 November 2012
Author:
Dr. Adrian Mwesigye








Higher Education Convening Uganda: A paper on higher education in Uganda

The National Council for Higher education (NCHE) defines Higher education as the education offered to post level certificate or its equivalent. This is the context within which this paper is prepared though it is generally premissed on University education

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279.54 kB
Date:
30 November 2012
Author:
Maurice A. Muhwezi-Murari








 
 
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