Recognizing the fact that attitudes and approaches that have served to marginalize women's issues and undermine the agenda of gender equity and equality are long established and well- entrenched within individual attitudes and governance structures, there is need for consistent, visible and advocacy and lobbying at both national and regional levels for the adoption of an East African Community (EAC) Gender, Equality and Development Bill.
Areas of Engagement
by Thalif Deen, IPS | Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who described climate change as one of the “defining priorities” of his nine-year tenure as UN chief, went into raptures over the Paris agreement concluded on Saturday.
“It’s a monumental triumph for people and planet”, he said – even as civil society groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from developing countries expressed strong reservations over an agreement which left the key role of climate funding in political limbo.
A European Parliament hearing [has taken place on December 1st, 2015] to scrutinise the controversial aid initiative, the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The New Alliance has been widely criticised by civil society organisations across the world for facilitating the grabbing of land and natural resources, undermining small-scale farmers and their right to adequate food and nutrition, and accelerating seed privatisation.
This book follows up on the publication Tensions & Reversals in Democractic Transitions published by Society for Interantional Development and Institute for Development Studies after Kenya's 2007 elections. It is a product of a series of consultative meetings by a group of civil society actors and academics convened by SID and Uraia Trust to capture the lessons learnt from Kenya's 2013 General Elections and interrogate the actors and factors involved.
By Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum
On the occasion of the forthcoming G20 summit (Hangzhou, 14-15 November), the G20 Megaproject campaign by the Heinrich Boell Foundation – North America, aims at raising awareness on the revamped infrastructure interest in the economic governance agenda and its controversial impact on development. A real race to build infrastructures, access natural resources and markets is taking place worldwide (esp.
Youth and Public Policy in Uganda is a publication of SID and Youth Policy Press (2015). It results from a SID study funded by the Open Society Inititiave for Eastern Africa aimed at better understanding the status of youth in Uganda. The research reviewed existing policies and interrogated whether they were responsive to the current needs of youth in Uganda who form the largest percentage of the population.
PRESS RELEASE 27 October 2015
AFRICAN AND INDIAN CIVIL SOCIETY REMINDS AFRICAN AND INDIAN LEADERS OF THE ISSUES AT STAKE AND THE NEED FOR A CREDIBLE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOME AT THE FORTHCOMING TENTH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE (MC10) OF THE WTO
The 42nd session of the Commtte on Food Security (CFS42) took place from 12 to 15 October at the FAO headquarters, in Rome. The CFS is an intergovernmental body that meets every year (since its establishment in 1974) mandated to review and follow-up policies concerning world food security including production and physical and economic access to food.