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    • Mr. Hazem Ben-Gacem, Founder of the Center of Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, Tunis
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Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies Opens Field Office in Tunisia

Support from alumnus creates new opportunities for scholarship and academic exchange

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) (http://CMES.fas.Harvard.edu) at Harvard University today opened its first overseas office, in Tunisia, home to a tradition of learning and research that extends from Antiquity to the present. The office and the year-round programs run from the location are made possible by the support of…

Source: British High Commission Dar es Salaam |

UK Aid for Earthquake Damaged School

British High Commissioner and Head of DFID Tanzania join President John Pombe Magufuli to lay foundation stone of earthquake affected school in Northern Tanzania

British High Commissioner Sarah Cooke and Head of DFID Tanzania, Vel Gnanendran kicked off 2017 by joining Tanzania’s President Magufuli on New Year’s Day to lay the foundation stone for the rebuild of a school in Bukoba, northern Tanzania, that was hit by an earthquake last September. Funding for the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister of Communications to hand over bursaries and bicycles to learners from various schools in Vuwani, Limpopo

Minister Muthambi will be accompanied by the SABC Foundation, which contributed the bursaries as well as the MTN Foundation, which has provided over 100 bicycles for learners who have to travel vast distance to attend school

Minister of Communications Ms Faith Muthambi will, on Monday the16th of January 2017, grant full bursaries to two Vuwani learners who achieved top marks in last year’s matric examinations. The minister will also visit 17 schools in the area to hand over bicycles to learners. Most schools in the Vuwani area were forcefully shut down for months last year, following violent protests that saw public property vandalised and…

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ENGIE signs an agreement for the development of Renewable Energies in Senegal

In Senegal, ENGIE has been selected for the Dakar TER project in partnership with Thales for the design and production of infrastructures and systems, with a contract amounting to 225 million euros

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) announces the signature of a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country. The first part of this agreement involves the development of solar energy for individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing. The aim is to…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister of Communications, accompanied by the MEC of Education, will hand over Multi-Media Centres to six Schools in Mpumalanga

These centres, valued at R5.4 million, have the capacity to accommodate up to 40 learners per session

Government’s back-to-school campaign is in full swing, and Minister of Communications Ms Faith Muthambi will make her second visit to local schools to ensure that learners are given the right tools that will prepare them for success. This time, she will visit Kabokweni in Mpumalanga on Thursday, the 12th of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Mr Kebby Maphatsoe to reassure Military Veterans on Education Support for the Financial Year 2017

To date approximately 5000 are being provided with education support and thousands new applications have be received for 2017

The Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans will host a media briefing with stakeholders of military veterans to outline plans aimed at the provision of quality education to military veterans and their dependants. The demand for education support for military veterans has significantly increased exponentially since year 2015/16 financial…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Social Development / NSFAS to announce on Grant Beneficiaries

In 2016, DSD partnered with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and NSFAS in an effort to ensure that poor and vulnerable learners have access to funding to further their studies by doing away with the means test for social grant beneficiaries

The Department of Social Development (DSD) and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will hold a joint media briefing on January 10, 2017 led by the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, to announce how NSFAS will assist Social grant beneficiaries who pass their matric and are accepted…

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USAID Support to ISTEP Program Gets People with Disabilities into the Workplace

The Inclusive Training and Employment Program for and by persons with disabilities, also known as ISTEP, was designed to bolster Ethiopia’s efforts to support disability inclusive development

Over the past three years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) Association to help hundreds of people with disabilities to prepare for and enter the workforce. The Inclusive Training and Employment Program for and by persons with disabilities, also…

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    • Two panel discussions of fertility experts and policy makers during the launch called for an end to the stigmatization of infertile women; creation of awareness and education on the causes of infertility and management since untreated STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia may be the cause of up to 85% of infertility among women seeking infertility care which can be treated and prevented; male infertility; building advocacy for the development of artificial reproductive therapy (ART) laws to improve the governance and quality of fertility care; improving access to fertility care by integrating it into public reproductive health services and building the capacity to provide quality and safe fertility care through training (1)
    • Two panel discussions of fertility experts and policy makers during the launch called for an end to the stigmatization of infertile women; creation of awareness and education on the causes of infertility and management since untreated STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia may be the cause of up to 85% of infertility among women seeking infertility care which can be treated and prevented; male infertility; building advocacy for the development of artificial reproductive therapy (ART) laws to improve the governance and quality of fertility care; improving access to fertility care by integrating it into public reproductive health services and building the capacity to provide quality and safe fertility care through training (2)
    • H.E. Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo , high level panelists and , wives of Governors from Nigeria together with infertile women who have benefitted from ‘Empowering Berna’ project
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Infertility is Not a Stigma: Merck More than a Mother championed by Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari continues its quest to empower more infertile women; this time in Nigeria

Merck More than a Mother was first implemented in Kenya in 2015 followed by Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire, Central African Republic and Nigeria

Merck More than a Mother campaign launched in Nigeria was championed by the country’s first lady, Her Excellency Mrs. Aisha Buhari. The launch held in Abuja, Nigeria is in partnership with Senate Commission on Health; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and Future Assured organization. Merck…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Social Development / NSFAS to Announce on Grant Beneficiaries

The Department of Social Development (DSD) and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will hold a joint media briefing on January 5, 2017 led by the Minister of Social Development

The Department of Social Development (DSD) and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will hold a joint media briefing on January 5, 2017 led by the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, to announce how NSFAS will assist social grant beneficiaries who pass their matric and are accepted…