Kano records significant success in polio eradication – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)   state team lead in Kano state, Farhat Mahdi, Thursday said the state made a significant progress in the area of polio eradication due to what he described as ‘high-level commitment’ on the part of relevant stakeholders including the state government, emirate council as well as UNICEF’s Volunteer Ward Supervisors…

Day dRPC-KECCoH trained Kano village, ward heads on child and maternal care

Following a sensitization workshop for district heads of various local government areas of Kano state held in Katsina state, the Kano Emirate Council Committee on health (KECCoH) in collaboration with the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) recently organized a step down training for village and ward heads across a select number of Kano’s LGAs.

#AYSDGs18: African Monitor hosts side-event on citizen-generated data for SDGs

The African Monitor (AM), a Pan-African organisation that seeks to unlock grassroots potentials as the drivers of Africa’s economic rejuvenation, Thursday hosted a side-event at the ongoing 2nd annual African Youth SDGs Summit in Accra, Ghana, during which the group presented the findings of its Citizens Report to a section of over 1000 youth delegates…

2nd African Youth SDGs Summit begins today in Accra

The second edition of the African Youth SDGs Summit, an annual continental gathering of African youths aimed at mobilizing and inspiring active youth participation in the implementation of the SDGs, has Wednesday commenced in Accra, Ghana, with over 1000 youth delegates from across 43 African countries in attendance. This year’s Summit themed: “Partnership with Youth…

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.      …