COVID-19: CHRICED report on Almajiri repatriation recommends reform of Almajiri system

The Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) report on the recent repatriation of Almajiri children by various governments of northern states, against the backdrop of the outbreak of COVID-19, makes far-reaching recommendations on reforming the Almajiri system   Repatriated Almajiris at the Karaye Quarantine Centre, Kano State Photo: HumAngle   Governors abuse…

AU’s Day of the African Child 2020 couch talk spotlights child development, education

In commemoration of the Day of the African Child 2020 and the 30th anniversary of the African Children’s Charter, the African Union hosted a virtual couch talk where high-level policymakers discussed a wide-range of issues fundamental to the welfare of the African child – early childhood development, education as well as safety  

Building resilience in Africa’s education systems, post COVID-19

As African governments began plans for the reopening of schools, AU ECOSOCC and AfDB Gender, Women and Civil Society Department’s last bi-weekly COVID-19 awareness webinar series focused on the theme: Building resilience in education systems, post pandemic     One of the fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe is the closure of schools…

Ahead of Day for the Elimination of Violence in Conflict, UN Action rallies members against sexual violence

On the occasion of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, to be commemorated Friday, the member entities of United Nations Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action), a cross-UN initiative that unites the work of 14 United Nations entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict,…

CAPOOP launches online knowledge-sharing platform for African WASH experts

The Communications, Advocacy and Policy Opportunities and Outreach for Poop (CAPOOP) alliance, has launched an online collaborative platform aimed at sharing knowledge about water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) as well as enhancing expertise among water and sanitation experts in Africa.       CAPOOP, which is an alliance of organizations committed to achieving access to…

AUDA-NEPAD`s COVID-19 regional media webinar series begins June 19

The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD’s) regional media webinar series will commence with the West Africa edition come Friday, June 19, on the theme: “Communication in Africa in the time of COVID–19: Transitioning to online news and the implications thereof.”     As Africa grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the strategic work of African media,…

Accountability in health sector: dRPC organizes retreat for Kano OGP team

As part of efforts to ensure accountability in governance, the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) in partnership with the Women in Media (WIM) under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health At Scale, [email protected], Thursday in Abuja commenced a two-day retreat for the Open Government Partnership Team in Kano state, towards enhanced…

Partnership to End Malaria celebrates 20th anniversary, launches media fellowship

 In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of its founding, RBM Partnership to End Malaria, the global platform for co-ordinated action on malaria, Tuesday announced the launch of a new media fellowship “to build on achievements which to date have contributed to saving more than 7 million lives and preventing over 1 billion malaria cases.” The…

INTERVIEW: “It is time for women to raise their voices, stand for the girl-child.”

Ahead of the 2018 African Writers Conference being organized by African Writers Development Trust (AWDT) under the theme: Reimagining African Literature: New Voices, New Narratives in the Fight for the Girl Child, Nahida Esmail, an award-winning author and keynote speaker at the forthcoming event speaks on the role of women and writers in Africa’s development.      …