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Why Process Matters in Decision-Making

On my recent travels from Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam, we covered more than 2 900 kilometres. The whole trip reminded me of the phrase ‘the journey is the reward’. The people we met, the scenery and the wildlife were all remarkable. Despite having spent many hours on an overland truck, I felt enriched when I got to Dar es Salaam, and, although I was excited about our arrival, I had a strong sense that the trip itself had been the actual reward.

AWARD: Internship - Natural Resource Management

Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) is an NGO in South Africa that works on water supply in the broader context of managing water resources and their wise use, with a focus on learning about water security issues in the Sand River Catchment area.

AWARD works on systemic and social learning approaches to water issues at local and catchment-scales at both national and international levels (mainly water-sharing between South Africa and Mozambique).  Some examples of key areas of focus have included:

AWARD: Internship - Integrated Water Resource Management Support

Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) is an NGO in South Africa that works on water supply in the broader context of managing water resources and their wise use, with a focus on learning about water security issues in the Sand River Catchment area.

AWARD works on systemic and social learning approaches to water issues at local and catchment-scales at both national and international levels (mainly water-sharing between South Africa and Mozambique).  Some examples of key areas of focus have included:

AWARD: Internship - Support to Natural Resource Management

Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) is an NGO in South Africa that works on water supply in the broader context of managing water resources and their wise use, with a focus on learning about water security issues in the Sand River Catchment area.

AWARD works on systemic and social learning approaches to water issues at local and catchment-scales at both national and international levels (mainly water-sharing between South Africa and Mozambique).  Some examples of key areas of focus have included:

Sanitary Pads Making a Difference in the Lives of Girls

When my menstrual cycle started I was 12 years old, I was terrified. I thought I had done something wrong and was being punished. I hid in the bathroom in fear of what my mother would think. Luckily, all my fears disappeared when my mother explained what I was going through. She taught me how to take care of myself during menstruation and bought me some sanitary pads…

Positive Vibes: Experienced Development Professionals

Positive Vibes is a Namibian/South African-based project management / training / facilitation organisation, which, since 2001, has developed a range of methodologies for working with self-help groups of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and emerging lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations as well as other key population groups.

The New South African TB Management Guidelines - What’s New?

The National Department of Health introduced latest developments of the new South Africa TB management guidelines.

Dr Lindiwe Mvusi, Director in the TB Control and Management Cluster within the National Department of Health discussed the new developments of the South Africa TB management guidelines. The purpose of these guidelines is to serve as a guide for health practitioners in making appropriate decisions when managing TB patients.

The new developments amongst others include:

Vaccines to Prevent TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious condition that can be fatal if left untreated, it has claimed many lives in the past. There is an urgent need for vaccination to prevent the disease.

Opening the second plenary of the conference was Dr Willem Hanekom, Director of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccines Initiative (SATVI) talking about the need for vaccination to prevent TB. During his opening statement he emphasised the necessity to replace or to improve the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine.

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