Mark the date: April 21 - 22, 2015
Nairobi, Kenya - TrustAfrica workshop on Local Content Policy Frameworks in Africa’s Extractive Sector.
About 50 key players in the extractive sector and beyond gather in Nairobi next week to see how Local Content Policy (LCP) arrangements can amplify the transformative impact of Africa’s extractive industry.
The beautiful city of Dakar is the political, commercial and cultural capital of Senegal. It is not only TrustAfrica’s headquarters, but also West Africa’s hub for NGOs and international agencies. To ensure Dakar remains a lovely place to be, something must be done to keep some of its neighbourhoods cleaner. This initiative is to create awareness among Dakar inhabitants, particularly the youth, and galvanize them to work for, and share the benefits of a cleaner Dakar.
Visit the web site at 10km.trustafrica.org for more information.
Africa is on the verge of embracing an exciting new paradigm of higher education. It envisions a future of broad-based prosperity, and importantly, a century in which Africans define their own needs and ambitions. The new higher education paradigm strives for excellence across the disciplines—the humanities, mathematics, the sciences, technology—and gives strong emphasis to gender. We saw this paradigm emerge earlier this month at the continent-wide higher education summit in Dakar organized by TrustAfrica and our 12 partners. These stories capture some of the new thinking behind a future we will shape together.
Tendai Murisa, Executive Director, TrustAfrica
Trust Africa is delighted to join His Grace Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Fatou Bensouda - ICC Chief Prosecutor, and H.E. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, and countless others in congratulating Victor Ochen and the African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET) for their joint 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination.
We are pleased to share On Africa’s Farms, an eBook that compiles articles published in the Mail & Guardian Africa. They are a result of TrustAfrica’s partnership with the Nairobi-based news organization which seeks to enhance coverage of development issues.
Dr Nyamambi leads TrustAfrica’s Agriculture Advocacy work. She holds a PhD in Agriculture and has extensive work and consulting experience in agriculture, food security and health programming. Previously, she was Deputy Director, responsible for programmes, partnership development and training for a Swiss NGO in Zimbabwe. Prior to that, she served as as Programme Manager of the Leadership for Transformation and Organisational Change Programme in African Agriculture, hosted by the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, delivering transformational leadership and institutional change workshops for agricultural institutions in Africa. Bethule has consulted for the World Bank Institute, FAO, international and national NGOs and private sector companies.
This book contains findings of eight of the several research projects sponsored by the Investment Climate and Business Environment (ICBE) Research Fund in Uganda. It’s an effort to provide evidence to inform policy that improves the business environment in Uganda. The findings coincide with the efforts of the government to implement policies and programs targeting private sector development, solving daunting problems of unemployment, economic growth and development. The studies have been carried out by Ugandans and address issues pertinent to the Ugandan economy, but also to other developing countries.
Fatoumata Bintou Sall joined TrustAfrica in November 2014 as IT Officer. She previously worked as Android Developer at Groupe Chaka, a Senegalese firm where she was part of mobile department and participated in the development of multiple applications. She studied at Cheikh Anta Diop University and at Institut Superieur d’informatique in Dakar. She speaks French and is working on her English.