Enterprise and Education

In October Julian, from the Livingstone Tanzania Trust, attended a conference in Uganda, hosted by Teach a Man to Fish and paid for by them as part of our Award for Best Entrepreneur in Education Programme in Tanzania and 2nd best in Africa. The conference focused on how secondary schools can improve their self-sufficiency by adopting a more entrepreneurial approach. Schools from around the world explained how they were able to generate funds while improving the education of their students. This has given us a lot to think about to see if their models made can be applied to primary … [Read more...]

A small act documentary

This small film trailer is a compelling call for supporting the education of children. … [Read more...]

The Makutano Junction Project

"Makutano Junction" is a gripping Kenyan produced TV soap opera which currently attracts over seven million viewers in Kenya alone. It aims both to entertain and educate English-speaking African audiences. Set in a fictional Kenyan village, it follows the loves and lives of a colourful cast; romance, comedy, corruption, tragedy— it’s all in there! Thanks to funding from DFID, the producers of Makutano Junction, Mediae, have teamed up with Just Ideas, DECs and teachers across the UK to devise innovative teaching materials which help (teachers) develop the Global Dimension across the … [Read more...]

Motherland

Motherland (Enat Hager) is the most powerful documentary on Africa. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent. From the glory and majesty of Africa’s past through its complex and present history. Motherland looks unflinchingly toward a positive Pan-African future. With breathtaking cinematography and a fluid soundtrack sculpted by Sona Jobarteh, Motherland is a beautiful illustration of global African diversity and unity. … [Read more...]

“8 GOALS FOR AFRICA”

The World Cup may be over but it's not over for the 8 Millennium Goals. Join the "8 GOALS FOR AFRICA" campaign and get singing. 8 Goals For Africa from 8 Goals For Africa on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

In historic move, UN creates single entity to promote women’s empowerment

2 July 2010 – In a bid to accelerate the empowerment of women, the General Assembly today voted unanimously to create a dynamic new entity merging four United Nations offices focusing on gender equality, a move hailed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other senior officials. “The newest member of the UN family has been born today,” Mr. Ban told the Assembly after it passed the resolution setting up the new UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, to be known as UN Women. Full text here United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe. … [Read more...]

East Africa gets his own common market

"The East African Community on Wednesday took a giant leap as member states simultaneously launched the Common Market Protocol. The protocol, which was signed on November 20, last year, allows free movement of goods, services, capital and labour in the bloc. It comes into effect at midnight." allAfrica news … [Read more...]

Women Deliver

This organisation is a great source of information on women's issues and on why investing in their health and education is so critical to the well being of the whole world. Women Deliver - Invest in women, it pays - … [Read more...]

Flush It

An appropriate WORLDwrite film. "Watery but never wet, this compelling documentary promises to put aspirations for Western levels of water provision and sanitation on the map for developing countries. The film interweaves concerns about local water shortages, global water scarcity and toilet history with aspirations for grand projects and excellent loos. Eritrean refugee Tiba is at the centre of the film. Pontificating from her own bath full of bubbles Tiba considers everything from depleted aquifers to desalination to Livingstone's plea not to flush. Tiba's wet dream informs us pit latrines … [Read more...]

AfriGadget

If you only have time to follow one blog, this has got to be it. AfriGadget is packed with inspiring and unbelievable stories that will make you feel rather useless, sorry! But if we ever need to go back to basics, Africa will finally lead the world. Here is how they introduce themselves. "AfriGadget is a website dedicated to showcasing African ingenuity. A team of bloggers and readers contribute their pictures, videos and stories from around the continent. The stories of innovation are inspiring. It is a testament to Africans bending the little they have to their will, using … [Read more...]

the girl effect

Watch this video. It is simply a brilliant explanation of the powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate in their society.  The girl effect … [Read more...]