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Through a series of three three-day-workshops and various activities that aim to engage youth from all over the country - meetings (with youth and with decision makers), online conversations, round tables, training sessions and discussion groups - this process seeks to (1) Form and nurture a cohesive young group of Bolivia’s future leaders; (2) nurture the seeds of a shared vision that could inspire citizens and decision makers, challenging them to engage in a constructive dialogue that acknowledges and embraces diversity more positively; (3) Engage youth in a dialogue about the historic ch

Is East Africa Running Out of Money? In this inaugural issue we take a look at the promise of economic growth, the struggle of governments to balance the books and the new-found romance with Eurobond listings. Amidst the fanfare and anticipation, there is also a risk that debt may yet come to hang on our collective necks like a millstone.

Background Information

Society for International Development (SID) Nairobi Office is implementing a project dubbed Regional County Forum on Trade and Investment in Western Kenya region to facilitate dialogue between three counties : Kisumu, Siaya and Busia on matters of trade and investment. The project has been generously funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Trade and Investment (DFATD), under the Democratic Governance Fund (DGF).

We are offering seed grants of KShs 1.5 million to county based partner organisations working to promote active citizenship and responsive governance in ten select counties. The grants will support citizen actions and activities between 15th September 2014 and 31st August 2015 in Bungoma, Garissa, Kajiado, Kisumu, Machakos, Nairobi, Nakuru, Nyeri, Turkana and Taita Taveta. 
 
Criteria for application 
Successful applications will have demonstrated the following among others;

As global leaders examine progress in reducing poverty, the time is right to explore if and how livelihoods have improved. What factors determine livelihoods? Which issues will most affect them by 2030? And how can global living standards be sustained?

Livelihoods are constantly at risk. Local and global crises, demographic shifts, climate change, new technologies, and other challenges impact livelihoods in many ways.These challenges vary dramatically across countries and communities.

Public interest Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), social movements and Indigenous Peoples repeated their demands and concerns related to the ICN 2 process in a new statement to the Informal Meeting on ICN 2 with Non-State Actors, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 11, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Following almost six days of razor-sharp disputes between Member States on various themes and language across the 17 SDGs, the Co-Chairs, Ambassadors Macharia Kamau of Kenya and Csaba Korosi of Hungary, nervously sought agreement from the members of the OWG.  The OWG consists of 70 countries that speak either independently or as part of country groupings.

Dear Trade Ministers and Ambassadors to the WTO,
We are writing today to urge WTO Members to condition the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to the conclusion and fulfillment of the Development mandate under the Doha negotiations.

Middle class as a driver of change?

I am quite skeptical about all the emphasis which is being put around the middle classes as new development actor. There is also an academic problem in defining it in a global way. Personally I find more interesting and exciting the issues of inequality and citizenship. There is a new global interest in inequality given the  raised levels of awareness about its dynamics (inequalities of wealth and inequalities of income), and differences with the previous century.

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