Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

Launch of New Research into Preventing Violent Extremism in Kenya

The launch was co-hosted by the National Counter Terrorism Centre, the British High Commission Nairobi, and the Embassy of the Netherlands, Nairobi

Representatives from the Kenyan Government joined members of the diplomatic community and civil society today, for the launch of new research into preventing violent extremism in Kenya. The launch was co-hosted by the National Counter Terrorism Centre, the British High Commission Nairobi, and the Embassy of the Netherlands, Nairobi. The…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

On International Day of Forests, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announces new forestry education initiatives

This year’s theme highlights importance of forestry education to secure the future of our forests

FAO marked the International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forestry education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests. The two projects, funded by Germany with over $2 million, will address major challenges in forestry education and…

Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Rugby Community to assist towards Cyclone Idai relief

The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) is joining the nation in charitable work to support victims of Cyclone Idai that largely affected the eastern province of Manicaland

ZRU to donate 5% of gate revenue towards relief; Kwese Sevens venue converted into donation collection point The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) is joining the nation in charitable work to support victims of Cyclone Idai that largely affected the eastern province of Manicaland. Cyclone Idai which has been recorded as…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deploys Disaster Assistance Team to Mozambique in Response to Cyclone Idai

Statement by Acting USAID Spokesperson Tom Babington on the Deployment of the Disaster Assistance Team to Mozambique in Response to Cyclone Idai

By Acting USAID Spokesperson Tom Babington Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is activating a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Mozambique to lead the U.S. Government's response to Cyclone Idai, which has caused catastrophic flooding, killed hundreds of people, and affected hundreds of thousands of others in…

Source: United Nations Information Centre in Dar es Salaam |

Applications to 2019 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship now open (deadline 15 April)

The Fellowship is open to full-time journalists between the ages of 22 and 35 from countries with developing and transitioning economies

The Department of Global Communications (DGC) is accepting applications for the 2019 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalism Fellowship, which will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 15 September to 5 October 2019. The Fellowship will bring a select group of young journalists from around the world to…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Understanding and working with communities is essential to end Ebola, says International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General

The DRC Red Cross is set to strengthen its Ebola operation with the support of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners

The Secretary General of the world’s largest humanitarian network has called on organizations responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to place more emphasis on deepening understanding of communities and partnering with them to respond to their needs. Speaking at the end of a three day…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

#FightRacism this Human Rights Day

The UN look forward to commemorating this day with South Africans to remind people of the fight against apartheid

The United Nations in South Africa will join South Africans in commemorating Human Rights Day on Thursday, 21 March 2019 in Sharpeville and participate in the Human Rights Festival at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The day is of special importance to the UN and the global community as it…

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Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank Academy and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) join hands in an effort to boost effective and sustainable leadership capabilities

The aim of the course is ‘Building African National Society leadership to be proud of’

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) is proud to announce that its prestigious Ecobank Academy will be training 150 senior leaders of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) from 45 African countries this week to strengthen their leadership skills with regard to helping the communities they serve. The IFRC…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

On the ground in Mozambique: “The first thing you see is destruction”

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to the cyclone in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe

Teams with the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are responding to the devastating floods in southern Africa following Cyclone Idai, which hit the region late last week. The first MSF emergency team arrived yesterday in Beira, Mozambique, a port city of half a million people…