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Chinese, Brazilian and Indian Investments in African Agriculture : Impacts, Opportunities and Concerns

Investments made by the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian governments in African agriculture is analyzed in this study. This brings together three new case studies of Chinese investment and aims to assess the impacts of investment on Africa's small-s...

Looking Back, Moving Forward : A Regional Synthesis Report of Beijing +20 Reviews from Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Rwanda and Uganda

Four of the twelve thematic areas of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA)is addressed in this report notably, Women and poverty, Women and economy, Violence against women and Women in power and decision-making. The review focuses on the four the...

Etude sur la Participation des Femmes dans la Gestion des Conflits et la Consolidation de la Paix au Mali / Study on Women's Participation in Conflict Management and Peace-building in Mali

The purpose of this study is not so much to value the status or place of the woman, but rather to contribute to a better understanding of the work they have carried out, committed dynamics and constraints encountered. It highlights gaps in the imp...

Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience: Capacity Statement

Agriculture accounts for around 30% of Africa’s GDP in low-income countries, but over 58% of all Africans are engaged in agriculture. In many countries this jumps to over 80%. Over 70% of poor Africans live in rural areas, and food production is c...

Empowering Women and Girls

Women's movements played a critical role in independence and anti-apartheid struggles and have been increasingly visible since the 1990s—speaking out, claiming rights and changing their lives for the better. More and more women are holding public...

African Union Mediation Support Handbook

"This first revised edition serves as a general reference and field study guide for mediation teams and lead mediators deployed on AU mediation missions. It is a practical tool, based on the premise that mediation is a critical and complex skill t...

Why Wait Until the Next Food Crisis? Improving Food Reserve Strategies in East Africa

The importance of African countries holding food reserves for promoting food security and price stability is highlighted in this report. The food reserves policies of three countries in East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are analysed showi...

JP GEWE Government of Kenya & UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

In order to jointly maximize the attainment of gender equality - the Government of Kenya - launched the ‐ United Nations’ Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (JP GEWE) in 2009 in alignment with national policies, strategies ...

The Effect of Livelihoods Programs on Care Giving Roles in Households affected by HIV and AIDS

Some of the recommendations in this report are as follows: there is a need to increase the focus on advocacy for governments to ensure that all communities access their rights and entitlements for HIV prevention and AIDS treatment and care servic...

The High-Level Panel Report on a Post-2015 Development Framework: Does it Address Inclusive Growth in a Comprehensive Manner?

A strong call for inclusive growth is being harbored at the centre of this report. The conceptual foundation and headline idea is five transformational shifts. One of this is to transform economies for jobs and inclusive growth. There should be a ...

The Right to Land and Justice for Women in Africa - African Women’s Land Rights Conference

The objectives of the meeting was to share knowledge, case studies and testimonies and engage in discussion, drawing on the wide experience and empirical information on the status and new knowledge relating to Women’s Rights to Land within the con...

Advocacy Toolkit For Small Holder Farmers in Africa

Advocacy can be defined as speaking out and demanding what one needs. Farmers need tools that can help boost agriculture in their villages. This tool must be used to facilitate the improvement of rural infrastructure such as roads and further enab...

Smash the Glass Redefining Approaches to Ending Impunity for Sexual and Gender Based Violence

The rich discussions, debates and case studies that emerged from the conference were captured in this report. Given the diversity and the use of a range of media – it is hoped that the insight into the conversations and commitments that occurred ...

'A Lost Generation' - Young People and Conflict in Africa

Four main hypotheses were explored with this research. Firstly, young people experience a wide variety of forms of Discrimination. This includes discrimination at the hands of adults with a duty of care. The second is that the power relationships...

Defending Rights Promoting Justice

The activities at grassroots level is profiled in this report where ACORD is involved in practical interventions as well as the growing space that the organisation enjoys as a recognised Pan African organisation. ACORD’s four year strategic progr...

Africa and the Global Crisis : Time to Throw Away Neo Liberalism

The economic activity in African countries, was devastated by the financial and economic crisis that swept away small businesses, firms, mines, jobs, revenues and livelihoods; compounding existing challenges and shocks of the highroad and energy c...

Joining Hands Integrating Gender and HIV/AIDS: Report of an ACORD Project using Stepping Stones in Angola, Tanzania and Uganda

There is a need for everyone – men, women, parents, children, households and communities – to join hands in addressing the immediate needs of those already infected with HIV/AIDS. This disease continues to attack an ever growing proportion of gir...

Hope and Life Access to ARVs in a Community Context: Rural-Urban Experiences in Burkina Faso

High levels of HIV/AIDS-related stigma was revealed in the survey findings. After the discovery of their status, many individuals experience rejection and/or isolation. In all likelihood due to the fear of rejection by family and/or friends – arou...

Unravelling HIV/AIDS - Related Stigma

Since the onset of HIV two decades ago, millions of people have been infected. In the absence of effective treatment and care, these too will join the ranks of many more millions of people who have died of AIDS. With such a serious threat to manki...

Cycles of Violence Gender Relations and Armed Conflict

The research project ‘Gender-Sensitive Programme Design and Planning in Conflict-Affected Situations’ was carried out by ACORD during 2000 and 2001. Its overall aim was to enhance gender-awareness in the design and management of development proje...

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