TrustAfrica, through its Agriculture Advocacy Programme and together with its partners is organizing a policy dialogue convening themed: “Agency and Accountability : Securing Citizens’ Voices and Participation in Africa’s Agriculture Development” from the 2 to 3 April 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. The convening brings together partners and like-minded institutions to strengthen civic engagement in the agriculture, environment and natural resource policy making space. The convening will profile TrustAfrica’s on-going agriculture advocacy work and impact, as well as advance proposals for harnessing opportunities and initiatives to better support civil society in addressing the pressing challenges in the African agricultural sector. It is a timely platform to strengthen conversations and deepen debates on how to sustain the agenda for a more inclusive and sustained citizen’s voice, amongst a broad base network of non-state actors and, with government actors on emerging and pressing challenges on Africa’s development.
TrustAfrica has organized a two-day meeting in Dakar, Senegal centred on the challenges posed by illicit financial flows from Africa, with particular focus on the West African region. It was a great opportunity for civil society to discuss the subject and to work together with other critical stakeholders for viable options to mitigate the dangers illicit financial flows pose to economic development in the region.
International Women's Day is an opportunity to recognize the great contributions of African women to the advancement of our continent. As part of our celebration this year, TrustAfrica, Africans Rising, OSIWA, and Sylv Saki (“Un Mois, Un Livre”) are excited to welcome Ayisha Osori for a round table discussion of her book, Love Does Not Win Elections. Ayisha's beautifully written memoir pulls the reader in from the first sentence, as she takes us on her often unbelievable journey contesting for elections as a woman in Nigeria. Osori gives a much-needed first-hand account of Nigerian politics, from an unapologetically feminist perspective. A must-read for anyone interested in the mire that is Nigerian politics and, beyond Nigeria, in what women have to go through, almost everywhere, to "get a seat at the table".
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By Lemene Cyril Sambari and Vivian Dimkpa
TrustAfrica is pleased to inform you that in one year, the Kiisi Trust Fund (KTF) has created partnership with 27 organisations to implement programs across Ogoniland in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. Projects have been implemented in 48 Ogoni communities. 8, 717 beneficiaries have been reached in this area which is remarkable for immense environmental degradation. Grants awarded till-date have been $296,518.00.
The month of March is dedicated to women. To celebrate the resilience and important contributions of women in Africa to social, cultural and economic development on the continent, Ms. Coumba Touré, Chair of the Board of TrustAfrica and Coordinator of the Africans Rising Movement for Peace, Justice and Dignity was the main guest of Kinkeliba of Radiodiffusion Television Senegalese (RTS).
During the show, she spoke about the mission and vision of TrustAfrica as a pan-African organisation. She also highlighted the work of TrustAfrica as it relates to empowering women in Africa.
On 18 February 2019, TrustAfrica organised a roundtable discussion at its offices in Dakar on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the trial of the former President of Côte d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, and his collaborator, Charles Blé Goudé.
The meeting was introduced by TrustAfrica’s Executive Director, Dr. Ebrima Sall, and moderated by Alioune Tine, UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali. Fruitful discussions were held on the outcome of the trial to date, the perspectives for criminal justice in Africa, the challenges posed by the ICC’s action on the socio-political situation in Côte d'Ivoire, and the situation in the country ahead of the 2020 presidential elections.