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Digital Rights in Zimbabwe, UPR Submission, Session 40

Digital rights and freedoms should be accorded the same protection as offline rights and freedoms. Protection of freedom of expression, access to information, data protection and privacy have been guaranteed in international and regional instruments…

Mapping and Analysis of Privacy Laws and Policies in Africa - Summary Report

Privacy in the digital age has become a preeminent human rights issue, given its intricate connection with, and its being a foundation for the realisation of other rights such as freedoms of expression, information, assembly, and association. Yet, w…

Female School Drop Outs in Post Primary Education Institutions in Rural Districts of Uganda

Funded by Gateway Research Centre (Kampala), the study on Female School Drop outs in Post Primary Education Institutions was conducted in four districts namely; Luweero (Central), Namayingo (Eastern), Dokolo (Northern) and Kiruhura (Western). It was…

Evaluation de L’offre et des Besoins en Formation Professionnelle des Jeunes Dans la Region de L’extreme-Nord du Cameroun / Assessment of Vocational Training Needs and Opportunities for Youth in the Far North Region of Cameroon

Cameroon has been facing security challenges in the North-West, South-West, East and Far-North regions for some years now, with the corollary of the recruitment of young people, most of whom are unemployed, into armed groups. This situation has furt…

Les Menaces Majeures Contre L’humanite en 2020: Une Synthèse du Rapport sur les Risques Catastrophiques Globaux 2020 de Global Challenges Foundation / Major Threats to Humanity in 2020: A Synthesis of the Global Challenges Foundation's Global Catastrophic

The Global Challenge Foundation's 2020 Global Disaster Risk Report provides an overview of the major threats to human survival, highlights their interconnectedness, and explores their management at the global level. The report focuses on seven key g…

Victoire de Joe Biden à L'élection Présidentielle aux États-Unis: Une Nouvelle Ère Dans les Relations Internationales ? / Joe Biden's Victory in the US Presidential Election: A New Era in International Relations?

It is important to note that the internal situation in the United States will dictate the first steps of President-elect Joe Biden. However, he is expected to focus on the symbolic and communicational dimensions to "correct" the verbal outrages of h…

District Service Commissions in Uganda: Functionality, Pitfalls, and Recommendations for Action

This policy brief presents issues from District Service Commissions (DSC) generated from the training of the statutory bodies in 34 districts in Uganda in November and December 2020. The Policy Brief presents recommendations to local governments, th…

Land Management and Governance in Local Government: Opportunities and Challenges for District Land Boards in Uganda

This policy brief originates from the training for members of statutory boards and commissions in 34 district local governments in the country undertaken by ACODE between August and October 2020. The design of the training of the Local Government Pu…

Les Gabonais Expriment leur Insatisfaction des Besoins D’éducation / Gabonese Express Dissatisfaction with Education Needs

Education is considered one of the sectors that underpin the development of a country. It contributes, among other things, to the formation of populations and to the social cohesion of a nation. Despite great progress over the last two decades, Afri…

African Citizens' Message to Traditional Leaders: Stay in Development, Stay out of Politics

The proper role for unelected “traditional leaders” or “chiefs” in modern African societies has been debated for decades. Once written off as anachronistic, irrelevant, and anti-democratic, especially after the democratic openings that swept across …

Nuclear Science and Technology: Driving Africa's Development

In 2013 the AU adopted Agenda 2063 as the continent’s strategic framework for sustainable development and economic growth. The goals and aspirations enshrined in Agenda 2063 complement those of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nuclear …

The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty: An African Perspective

This policy insight examines the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW, also known as the Ban Treaty) from an African perspective. It provides a historical overview of the role of nuclear weapons on the continent…

Zambian Civil Society's Arduous APRM Journey

Zambia began its African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) journey when president Levy Mwanawasa was in office in January 2006, but slowed down during subsequent administrations. Sustaining the momentum and engaging in the APRM process in Zambia over a l…

Developments in Paperless Trade: Implications for Zambia's Small-Scale Cross-Border Traders

The Trade Facilitation Agreement is an important regulatory framework designed to promote efficiency and predictability in international trade, specifically with respect to the clearance, release and movement of goods. Information and communication …

Sub-Saharan Africa's Agriculture and COVID-19: How the Pandemic will (re)Shape Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the global food system under sustained pressure and has triggered various policy responses to manage both supply and demand. While the policy responses of key global food producers have been publicised and their implica…

State of the Ethiopian Economy 2020/21: Economic Development. Population Dynamics, and Welfare

This report aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of social and economic issues; inform policymaking; contribute to the design of operational programs and investment options; and initiate further research and debate; and serve as an important…

Farmer-Herder Conflict in Northern Nigeria: Trends, Dynamics and Gender Perspectives

The farmer-herder conflict in Nigeria has become persistent and pervasive with debilitating consequences on human lives and their sources of livelihoods. Although scholars, policy makers and development workers have given attention to the conflict, …

Sulh-Alheri Ne: Replacing Evil with Something Better: Promoting Alternative Peacebuilding Narratives

The Sulhu Radio Program forms part of the Centre for Democracy and Development's (CDD) efforts to promote initiatives that resolve unaddressed grievances, support forgiveness, healing, reconciliation, and reintegration at the community level across …

Livestock Production

This paper is a thematic study for livestock production by smallholders and small-scale black commercial farmers in South Africa. Its aim is to identify the potential for successful expansion of the number of such farmers producing livestock through…

Climate Change and its Impacts on the Feasibility and Sustainability of Small-scale Systems of Agricultural Production in Communal Areas and on Farms Transferred through Land Reform

This paper is intended to provide context and support discussion on the potential impacts of climate on small-scale farming systems in South Africa and the resulting socio-economic impacts, including in the context of black smallholder farmers in co…

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