Président de la Commission de l’Union Africaine (depuis le 1er. février 2008)
The NEPAD Secretariat has made a second announcement for proposals under the NEPAD-Spanish Fund for Empowerment of Women, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Spanish Government in support of the empowerment of African women.
The NEPAD Secretariat will receive this support through the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI). On behalf of the NEPAD/AECI Steering Committee, the NEPAD Secretariat is inviting proposals, for the implementation of this project from institutions involved in implementing programmes that have the potential to unlock women’s economic potential, fight poverty, close gender gaps, empower women, are contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the attainment of sustainable development. The prescribed application format should contain characteristics such as the purpose, beneficiaries, duration of the projects to be financed (up to 6 months), proposed budget, geographical location and thematic priority.
Applications will be accepted from legally constituted :
African non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
African governments, including national, local governmental agencies and NEPAD country structures.
Local associations/ and networks of women enterpreneurs.
Community-based organisations (CBOs) and community cooperatives.
African education and research institutions.
Women’s groups/networks in Africa.
African women’s funds and foundations.
All applications should be addressed to the Steering Committee and be submitted electronically to the NEPAD Secretariat by 1 pm on 15 January 2008.
NEPAD www.nepad.org and the
Spanish and African Women’s Network website (www.mujeresporunmundomejor.org). Source : NEPAD, 7 decembre 2007
Twelve journalists from TV stations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda took part in the third Training the Trainer seminar organised by NEPAD in collaboration with the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ) and held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 19-30 November 2007. Journalists from Somalia were also invited but did not attend.
The first training seminar was held in Pretoria, South Africa, from 24 July to 4 August 2006 for SADC countries and the second, aimed at French speaking countries, was held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 4-15 December 2006.
The objective of the seminars is to create an understanding of the importance of training as a means of increasing the quality and effectiveness of the media in Africa in a time of growing international competition and technical innovation.
The aim is to equip the trainers with skills and techniques to use in training their colleagues.
In just 18 months NEPAD has trained over 30 trainers from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Swaziland ,Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Addressing the journalists in Dar es Salaam, NEPAD General Manager Communications and Outreach, Thaninga Shope-Linney, described the third seminar as a milestone of which NEPAD was very proud.
“We will continue with the programme next year until all the countries in Africa are covered.”
She urged the journalists to increase their coverage of developmental issues of the African continent, saying it was the task of African journalists to inform themselves on these issues, in order to participate more effectively in Africa’s development dialogue.
”Communicating our successes and challenges to the world is key because this is one of the ways in which we can track our progress”, she said.
“We should not leave it to the foreign media to communicate our own development. It is our responsibility, a responsibility we should take on with commitment and determination”.
The next series of workshops will be held in the coming year, which will include journalists from North Africa and West Africa. Source : NEPAD, 7 decembre 2007