Ramadhani Urges NGOs Urges to Use AfCHPR

The President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR), Justice Augustino Ramadhani, has advised South Africa to make the Declaration required under Article 34 (6), to allow non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals to access the court directly.

Justice Ramadhani made the call recently when responding to questions from participants who attended the one-day sensitisation colloquium on AfCHPR, which was organised by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA).

Green Climate Fund to Announce Projects

The United Nations’ flagship Green Climate Fund will announce its first projects at a board meeting, which runs from 2-5 November 2015 in Zambia.

According to Ed King, eight funding proposals worth US$168 million were recently published on its website, three targeted in Africa, two in Latin American and the others in Fiji, the Maldives and Bangladesh.

Sexualised Violence in the National Debate - Cross Border Observatios in India and South Africa

In 2013, the world came to know of two young women: Jyoti Singh Pandey from India and Anene Booysen from South Africa. Both were gang-raped, brutally attacked and died fighting for their lives. If it wasn’t for their families, outraged citizens, and civil society activists, they would today be nothing more than statistics, two digits added to the alarming number of women raped and murdered worldwide.

YALI Criticises NGOs Political Stance

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has expressed concern that some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Zambia are getting involved in partisan politics and active campaigns for political candidates.

YALI governance advisor, Isaac Mwanza, says even if he believes in the right of NGOs to be critical of government and politicians, he also believes that civil society organisations must avoid the temptation of engaging in active partisan politics that favour one candidate against another.

Global Cloud Technology Survey – Announcing the Results!

In February and March 2012, TechSoup Global and its global network of partner organisations, including SANGONeT via the SANGOTeCH Technology Donation Programme, conducted a survey of NGOs around the world to better understand current cloud computing usage and future plans for cloud computing adoption.

The survey garnered more than 10 500 respondents from 88 countries.

The results are in.

Buntwani 2015 Heads to South Africa to Ask How Technology is Changing Governance Practices

This week nearly 100 delegates from across the globe meet in Johannesburg for Buntwani 2015. This event provides a platform for reflection, analysis and candid dialogue on the impact of technology-supported initiatives aimed at empowering citizens to voice their concerns and demands, as well as improve governments’ responsiveness and accountability.
The theme of Buntwani 2015 is, “The Next Step in Innovation for Good Governance: Moving the dialogue forward from potential to impact”.

Doctors Without Borders: Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response

A team from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been redeployed to the newly effected areas and is involved in life saving interventions after a second earthquake today hit Nepal yesterday. The epicentre of the quake is 80km east of Kathmandu, in Dolakha district and we are relieved to report that all 120 of Doctors Without Borders staff are safe and have been accounted for.


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