Challenging orthodoxies in economic thinking in Africa
TrustAfrica (TA) and the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) are pleased to announce a three-day convening on Challenging Orthodoxies in Economic Thinking in Africa: Exploring Alternatives. The convening, which is supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
As the world grapples with the critical task of “building forward better” in the wake of COVID-19 and the current geo-political crises, social movements around the world are actively exploring alternative ways of doing (and being) in relation to social, political, environmental, and economic rights. In Africa, for example, activists and social movements from 30 different African countries recently gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 2022 “African Social Movement Baraza”....
TrustAfrica and Solidaridad, in partnership with Malawi’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, will next week, hold a one-day workshop that aims to highlight the key issues affecting the tea sector in Africa.
The workshop will bring together over 100 stakeholders from across the region, including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, DRC Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The workshop will be held in Malawi on 27 October 2022.
TrustAfrica is pleased to announce the successful grantees for 2022 for the African Civil Society Support Initiative. This was after a call for applications that was issued early in the year that set out to provide core operational support for civil society organisations demonstrating a good record of accomplishment, especially in relation to policy advocacy and in elevating women’s voices on health and development concerns in Africa. Initial project countries selected were Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Burkina Faso.
TrustAfrica will hold a panel discussion on Youth and the challenges of the contemporary world.
This roundtable is being held as part of a meeting where TrustAfrica and its partners are reflecting on the best ways to make young people's voices heard, and in their own language. The event is scheduled for Monday, October 31 at 4:00 PM in the premises of TrustAfrica, located in Almadies.
TrustAfrica has paid glowing tribute to Dr Blade Nzimande, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology of South Africa, on Friday 21 October 2022. TrustAfrica honoured him with a symbolic gift in recognition of his immense contribution to the African development project. Dr Nzimande is a great Pan-Africanist who has dedicated his whole life to his country and the African continent. He was in Dakar, Senegal, as part of PanAfrika – the Postgraduate University for Policy Studies in Africa, an initiative of SAPES TRUST. He participated in a two-days Consultative and Planning Meeting, held in Dakar, 20-21 October 2022, with
There is no question that we are living in unprecedented times. The past three years, marked by the onset of Covid-19, were an era on their own. While a global challenge, the notion of the pandemic as the “great equaliser” was a complete myth; indeed, it reinforced and deepened the existing systemic structures of violence and injustice, with disproportionate impacts on women, gender diverse persons, persons with disabilities, informal workers and people of colour.
The African landscape of philanthropy is embedded in a particularly traditional historical context. In West Africa, in addition to tradition, the religious dimension of philanthropy is important in the sense that a very large proportion of practices are motivated by beliefs due to membership in a religious community.
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