Grantmakers: Can you hear the call to support Africa’s small-scale farmers?

I attended the recent third assembly of the African Grantmakers Network (AGN) in Arusha, Tanzania. It was the first time I participated in an AGN assembly, and I had many expectations. In general, it is an excellent opportunity to meet with leading organizations in the field of philanthropy in Africa as well as other funding agencies working in Africa.

My reflection is on a session titled ‘Using Practice to Influence Policy: Rural Women’s Leadership for Equitable Food Systems, Social Justice, and Civic Mobilisation in East and West Africa’ that took place Thursday 2 July 2015.

Stop the Bleeding, an African Campaign to Curb Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

Africa loses massive financial resources, about US$50 billion each year through illicit activities of multinational companies and rich individuals. These resources, if retained in the continent,could be invested in productive sectors of these economies to lift Africa's growing population from under-development and poverty.According to the African Union/Economic Commission for Africa High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa report,the continent lost about one trillion dollars (US$1 trillion) between 1980 and 2008.

Multinational Companies Cheat Africa out of Billions of Dollars

(South Africa, June 2) Africa was cheated out of US$11 billion in 2010 through just one of the tricks used by multinational companies to reduce tax bills, according to a new Oxfam report, ‘Africa: Rising for the few,’ released today. This is equivalent to six times the amount needed to plug the healthcare funding gap in Ebola affected countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.
Oxfam’s findings come as African political and business leaders get set to attend the 25th World Economic Forum Africa in South Africa.

Tender: Searching for a Consultant for an Evaluation in Kenya

Fahamu and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS) are looking for a consultant /expert for a summative evaluation of projects in the field of political participation in Kenya. The evaluation will look at the period between 2012 and 2015. 

The proposed evaluation will be conducted in tandem with a German consultant/evaluation expert and a Kenyan consultant/expert. 

If you are interested, please submit the following documents...

Protest Letter on closing African citizen spaces at AU Summits

African CSO Statement to AU Leadership: “Exclusion of African citizens and their organisations from the AUC Summit in South Africa contradicts AU’s normative frameworks.”

We are anxious at reports that the upcoming June 2015 AU Summit, to be held in the Republic of South Africa, will be closed off to African citizens, through an extra ordinary decision by ministers, endorsed and finalized by African heads of state and government.If this happens, it will indeed be a sad day for Africa, where our leadership, supported by the African Union Commission (AUC) will be voting to make the AU a club of heads of state and governments that excludes African citizens and their organisations.

Call for Applications: Office Administrator and Accountant (Short-Term) - Nairobi, Kenya

FAHAMU - Networks for Social Justice is looking for a results driven, self-motivated and analytical individual to fill the position of Office Administrator. Reporting to the Finance Manager, the incumbent will provide support in the finance and administration functions through timely and accurate processing of financial and accounting data and provision of basic reports that support the decision making process.

FAHAMU Participates in the Development of the Siaya County Health Strategy

On 24 and 25 of March 2015 Fahamu participated in a meeting with the Siaya county health executives and other non state actors on health to discuss the ongoing process of developing the Siaya county health strategy in line with some key African Union instruments on health namely; The Abuja Call for Accelerated Action Towards Universal Access to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Services in Africa and The Africa Health Strategy 2007 – 2015.

African Higher Education Summit live on Livestream: 10 - 12 March 2015

You are invited to take part in the African Higher Education Summit, a three-day continental summit focused on “revitalizing higher education for Africa’s future.” Follow discussions with student leaders, heads of state, ministers of education, entrepreneurs, academics and international development partners as they develop a common vision geared towards transforming Africa’s higher education system for the next 50 years. Link

Join Mapinduzi Afrika!

Fahamu has launched Mapinduzi Afrika Mailing List for progressive individuals and groups throughout the pan-African world to share their thoughts, experiences, events, strategies, struggles, opportunities and updates in the ongoing efforts to destroy entrenched oppressive, anti-people systems. Sign up!

Fahamu's Movemement Building Forum at the 2014 Zinduka Festival

The Movement Building Forum was convened by Fahamu Africa aimed at creating consciousness amongst   Zinduka participants to strengthen and nurture social movements in East Africa region. Fahamu is a pan-African organization whose vision is a world where people emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression. Fahamu exists to strengthen and nurture the movement for social justice in Africa through learning for change.