Media releases

Eliminating sexual violence and gender-based violence through civic education

 

Alumna Betty Ajok is the principal legal officer, under the Directorate of Education and Public Affairs (EPA), at the Judicial Services Commission (the Commission), in Uganda. Her work includes bridging the information gap between EPA and the Ugandan public. The Commission is an independent state agency that has oversight of the judicial services provided to Ugandans. Its mission is establishing and maintaining a separate and efficient machinery for the administration of justice for all Ugandans. (more…)...


Developing local economic development plans in the Ivorian gold mining sector

 

Dougbou Firming Tade (with white t-shirt, holding papers) during the community awareness sessions which brought together youth, elders and women. (more…)...


Conserving Aquaculture to safeguard Food Security in Madagascar

 

Caption: Ramahefalala Ravo Sedera oversees the on-boarding process of fishery observers aboard all fishing vessels operating in the Malagasy waters. Fish is the preferred source of protein for close to 400 million people in Africa alone. While the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) forecasts an increase in the world’s fish consumption by about 19 per cent, representing 29 million tonnes by 2026 compared with the base period (average 2014-2016), it predicts a declining intake in Africa, where population growth is expected to outstrip its fish supply. A separate report by World Fish Centre projected that Africa will require 2.6 million tons a year to feed an estimated 1.7 billion people, by 2030. The evidence highlights that there is an urgent need to protect this highly depended on resource, especially in regions where livestock is relatively scarce. (more…)...


Supporting farmers to intensify food production

 

Caption: Simon Ndung’u from Kenya.   Kenyan Alumnus Simon Ndung’u completed his Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business at the University of Adelaide in 2016. Upon his return to Kenya, he continued to work for the Ministry of Agriculture as a sub county agribusiness and marketing officer in Lurambi. His role includes promoting a farming business culture and encouraging farmers to; leverage agricultural credit, develop value chains, utilise marketing systems and monitor agricultural markets performance. (more…)...


Leading grassroots action to support biodiversity conservation

 

Orume Robinson is responding to the Cameroonian government’s mandate to promote the involvement of rural populations in biodiversity conservation. This mandate, articulated in Cameroon’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, demonstrates the recognition of the country’s rich biodiversity as an invaluable natural asset for the well-being and development of its people. Orume not only leads grassroots action to support biodiversity conservation but he also contributes to improving the livelihoods of local communities in Mundemba, in the southwest region of Cameroon, through a local NGO. (more…)...


Advancing innovation for food production in Cameroon

 

Eveline (black top) conducting field practice with one of her trainees.   Agriculture plays a significant role in economic growth and poverty reduction in Cameroon. Recent World Bank estimates suggest that the agricultural sector employs almost 60% of the economically active population and contributes more than half of the country’s non-oil export revenues, valued at about 4 billion AUD, as at September 2017. As such, the government of the day has continued investing heavily in agricultural productivity in line with 2003 Poverty Reduction Paper, recognizing that this investment would not only play a pivotal role in reducing poverty but also in sustaining the growth of the economy and achieving food security.   (more…)...


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