Kenya Daily News (Source: Tanzania Daily News)
September 13, 2012
The Tanzania government has assured higher learning institutions, in the country, that it will strive to continue providing conducive policies to enable the education sector become an engine of attaining the nation’s Vision 2025.
The Education and Vocational Training Minister, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, made the commitment here on Thursday at the ongoing 4th Higher Education Forum. The two-day forum that ends on Friday has been organised by the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, Tanzania (CVCPT) in collaboration with Trust Africa and attended by public and private higher learning institutions in Tanzania.
On September 27-28, 2010, TrustAfrica and the University of Botswana organized a dialogue on “Trends, Themes, Challenges and opportunities for Higher Education Transformation in Africa." The two-day meeting brought together actors from West, East and Southern Africa, as well as the Diaspora, to discuss and develop a work plan for the second phase of TrustAfrica's African Higher Education Dialogues.
On Tuesday, January 17, TrustAfrica made a donation of computer equipment, televisions and cooking appliances to the organization SENECLIC. SENECLIC, whose mission is to fight against the digital divide in Senegal through recycling and sustainable use of computer equipment, will distribute the equipment to elementary schools in Senegal. Pictured, left to right, Ababacar Diop, Director of Seneclic and Akwasi Aidoo, Director of TrustAfrica, hold one of the laptop computers that were donated.
by Tade Akin Aina
African Studies Review (volume 53, number 1)
Editors’ note: This article was presented as the 2009 Bashorun M. K. O. Abiola Lecture at the fifty-second Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in New Orleans in 2009.
TrustAfrica is pleased to present the ARO Wiki, an online database of African Regional Organizations. The ARO Wiki builds on our 2007 survey of more than 150 African regional organizations (AROs), civil society organizations (CSOs), research institutes, and think tanks throughout the continent. Through the wiki, we seek to make information about this vital sector more widely available to funders, scholars, policy makers, civil society leaders and other stakeholders.
Ghana News Agency
May 9, 2011
The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), with support from TrustAfrica, an international donor organisation, has organised a day’s training workshop for leaders of small scale farms on budget process and advocacy.
The workshop, held in Accra over the weekend, was aimed at equipping the farmers with skills, which will enable them to take on their budget process effectively to ensure that their demands and interest were met in the annual national budgets.
Date: March 14–18, 2011
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Smallholder farmers and civil society leaders from six African nations gathered March 14–18 in Lilongwe, Malawi, for a five-day training workshop aimed at building an effective advocacy movement for sustainable and equitable agricultural development in Africa. TrustAfrica convened the workshop, which was held at the Crossroads Hotel with assistance from National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi, in order to sharpen the policy advocacy skills of participants.
Date: February 15–16, 2010
Location: Dakar, Senegal
In February 2010, we brought several African researchers together with staff from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discuss our efforts to build an effective advocacy movement for sustainable and equitable agricultural development in Africa. The researchers are conducting scoping studies in six nations (Ghana, Mali, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi) with a total population of about 160 million.
TrustAfrica honored Nobel Laureates President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee in a celebratory dinner in Monrovia, Liberia on the eve of their departure to Oslo.The dinner was held at the Monrovia City Hall on Monday, December 5, 2011. More than 150 guests attended, including the Vice-President of Liberia, other government representatives, members of the judiciary, Ambassadors from the United States and Sierra Leone, members of civil society and many others.
The Liberian President, Her Excellency Madame Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has appointed Ezekiel Pajibo, TrustAfrica’s Project Director for the Liberia Civil Society Initiative, as a member of the Steering Committee of the National Vision Exercise. Mr. Pajibo, along with 18 other Liberians, are expected to guide the National Vision Exercise which seeks to solicit the views of all Liberian citizens in forming an inclusive vision for Liberia. Consultations will take place nationwide in five different regions of Liberia with President Johnson-Sirleaf gathering input on such issues as marginalization, governance, national identity, development, the land crisis, wealth creation and economy issues. The hope is to encourage all citizens to take ownership in the development and governance of their country over the next 18 years. The plan is to have the exercise completed by June 2012 and launched by July. For more information on the Liberia Civil Society Initiative, click here.