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TrustAfrica organise un atelier de restitution relatif à une étude exploratoire sur la prévention et l’élimination de la violence basée sur le genre au Sénégal. Prévu le jeudi 10 octobre 2019 à Dakar, au Sénégal, cet atelier se tient dans le cadre d'un projet de deux ans dont l’objectif est de s’attaquer à la violence basée sur le genre en tant qu’obstacle persistant, parmi d’autres, à l’autonomisation des femmes francophones en Afrique de l’Ouest, notamment dans trois pays prioritaires : le Sénégal, le Burkina Faso et le Mali. 

Last modified on lundi, 07 octobre 2019 13:07

Dr. Ebrima Sall, Executive Director TrustAfrica/ Interview with University World News

Both the “climax” of globalisation – marked by the rise of Trumpism*, Brexit and narrow nationalisms – and the deepening of globalisation dominated by a neoliberal agenda pose threats to the internationalisation of higher education. However, the African continent and its institutions can still make strategic choices around internationalisation, avoid being locked up in “new forms of dependency”, and contribute towards bridging knowledge divides.

This was the view of Professor Ebrima Sall, former executive secretary of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and currently executive director of Trust Africa based in Senegal.

Speaking at the second HEFAALA symposium held in Addis Ababa last month on the topic “The climax of globalisation: The endurance of internationalisation”, Sall said the kind of internationalisation promoted by African universities should contribute to the building of a “much more open, inclusive and equitable global higher education space in which the South will not just be at the receiving end, but also an effective, legitimate and recognised contributor”.

“Internationalisation in higher education should also be subjected to critical analysis given the knowledge divides (World Social Science Report 2010) and the inequalities and power dynamics that exist within the world of higher education itself. As we have seen, internationalisation has not always been, and will not always be ‘intentional’.
However, because internationalisation is, in some respects, a site of struggle, Africa as a region, and individual African institutions and countries can make strategic choices in so far as internationalisation is concerned,” he argued.

Last modified on mercredi, 02 octobre 2019 15:41

Patrick Barigbalo Naagbanton, a dear friend to the Trust and an avid human rights crusader, died on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The news of his death was received with great shock and sadness by all. Patrick Naagbanton was nominated and served in the inaugural class of the Trust’s Advisory Council from 2017 – 2019, where his contributions on strategy and advancement for sustainable development in Ogoniland has helped put forward the Trust’s work locally and nationally. His wealth of experience in the development sector spanning over a period of two decades was key in his appointment as a member of the Advisory Council. Patrick was instrumental in helping the relatives of Ken Saro-Wiwa bring a case against Shell in a US court, for their role in his death and nine other activities from Ogoniland. The Shell vs. Wiwa case resulted in a $15.5 million settlement to the plaintiffs in the lawsuit and the creation of the Kiisi Trust Fund with an initial $5 million endowment for the benefit of the Ogoni peoples.

Last modified on mardi, 01 octobre 2019 12:50

TrustAfrica (TA) et l’Institut pour la justice économique (Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) ont le plaisir d’annoncer leur conférence de trois jours sur « la Remise en question des Orthodoxies dans la pensée économique en Afrique, Exploration de solutions alternatives ». La conférence se tiendra du 2 au 4 septembre 2019 à Dakar (Sénégal) avec le soutien de l’institution Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).

Le continent africain a la possibilité de se transformer de manière à élever les niveaux de vie et de bien-être et à promouvoir les droits et la dignité de tous les peuples, dans la paix, l’unité et la liberté. Le continent regorge de jeunes gens ingénieux et créatifs, de ressources naturelles abondantes, d’un marché commun potentiellement vaste, de la possibilité de développer des industries nationales et d’un potentiel humain inexploité. Et pourtant, 39 des pays ayant les taux de pauvreté les plus élevés se trouvent en Afrique et, en tant que continent, l’Afrique connait les niveaux de développement humain les plus bas. Cette situation ne peut être dissociée de plusieurs siècles d’exploitation. Elle est aussi la conséquence du chemin emprunté (imposé ou choisi) par la plupart des régimes postindépendance. L’imposition de programmes d’ajustement structurel, les Politiques de Consensus de Washington et de Consensus Post-Washington, ainsi que d’autres formes plus récentes de « réformes » néolibérales ont été particulièrement importantes. Celles-ci ont été mises en œuvre et justifiées par des approches économiques conventionnelles, que nous appelons « orthodoxies économiques ».

 

Last modified on vendredi, 20 septembre 2019 15:08

Reports to: Program Director, Kiisi Trust Fund, TrustAfrica

Job Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Start Date: November 1st, 2019

End Date: March 31st, 2020

Hours: 25 hours a week

Compensation: NGN150,000 (Nigerian naira)

Overview

The Kiisi Trust at TrustAfrica, is seeking a junior Monitoring and Evaluation consultant open to deepening and learning new skills, to guide us through the process of assessing the quality of our programming, which will help us take measures to deepen our impact.

Last modified on mercredi, 25 septembre 2019 14:58

Project: NIGERIA ANTI-CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FUND

About TrustAfrica

TrustAfrica is an African-led, pan-Africa foundation dedicated to fostering democratic governance and equitable development and works principally through collaboration and partnership with like-minded institutions and donors. It is incorporated in the United States as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and has a location agreement with the government of Senegal. It also has offices in Nigeria and Zimbabwe. 

Last modified on vendredi, 20 septembre 2019 15:12

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