Citizens of Zimbabwe have issued an urgent appeal to the South African leaders to alleviate their misery. Their anguished voices have been caught on film by a three-member team from CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, which visited Zimbabwe over the Christmas period (19-26 December, 2008).
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NGO Consulting Africa in association with International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC) is conducting a five-day course Southern African Development Community (SADC) region course on Strategic Planning and Creative Thinking from 23-27 March 2009 in Zimbabwe. The course is aimed at NGO managers, NGO board members and business executives.
- Explore the dynamics of strategic and creative thinking
- Understand the process of strategy formation
High poverty rates and low education levels are contributing to increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Yemen, especially among commercial sex workers. This is according to the Integrated Care Association for People Living with HIV.
The organisation’s secretary-general, Abdul-Hafed al-Ward, points out that most cases of HIV/AIDS involve people with low incomes.
Al-Ward maintains that, “Poverty and HIV/AIDS go together and wherever the former exists so does the latter."
Planning, monitoring and evaluation: 23 - 27 February, Cape Town
How to develop a M&E system: 23 - 25 March, Cape Town
Dynamic Facilitation Skills for participatory processes: 18 – 22 May, Gauteng
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation: 27 - 31 July, Gauteng
How to develop a M&E system: 25 - 27 August, Gauteng
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation: 2 - 6 November, Gauteng
How to develop a M&E system: 1 - 3 December, Gauteng
Planning, monitoring and evaluation
BOSTON, MA—International relief and development agency Oxfam America has been awarded $1 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to respond to a deadly cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. The funding will support Oxfam’s work to help 135,000 people have access to safe water and sanitation facilities and reduce the spread of the disease in addition to supporting community awareness efforts.
A free Art Exhibition featuring internationally exhibited artists, plus a plethora of Walter Sisulu student and local work will be held at Chintsa River Golf Estate Swiss Villa from 15 December 2008 to 5 January 2009.
Chintsa River Golf Estate is 25 km from East London.
See Chintsa River Golf Estate for details.
Entry is free. Opens 11am. Closes 5pm.
All artwork is for sale and a portion of each art sale is donated to African Angels.
We are now offering our stunning 4 star meeting, workshop, conference venue at special NGO rates.
We have restructured our business so we can welcome NGO’s in this beautiful mountain retreat 1 ½ hours from Cape Town. STANFORD VALLEY is near Hermanus.
I worry a great deal at the moment, as I watch the rest of humanity calling for Mugabe to step down, or be removed from power, and on the other hand I see the Southern African leaders calling for 'dialogue' and essentially supporting this despot. One has to wonder what hold Mugabe has over the powers that be in Africa? This cannot be simply about race ( a black African leader being supported by other black African leaders). One hears rumours flying about that Mugabe is linked to all the other Southern African leaders through their business dealings and interests.
We are proud to inform you that SANGOCO Western Cape held a successful AGM on the 26th November 2008. Damaris Fritz was elected Chair of the new incoming Provincial Executive Committee (PEC). As the incoming PEC we would like to extend our thanks to contributing organisations and individuals in the region, who made this journey possible.
ATLAS Africa, the University of Botswana and the International Geographical Union's Commission of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change, are hosting the ATLAS Africa Conference 2009 from 1-3 July 2009 in Botswana.