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Living up to our promise of ubuntu

South Africa needs active citizens and real change starts in the home, with conversations about social justice The post Living up to our promise of ubuntu appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Activism, Education, Children, Opinion, Sexism, Living Wage, Poverty, Racism, Unemployment, South Africa, Job losses, Violence, Inequality, Food Security, Ubuntu, Civil Society


Published contracts are a powerful antidote to corruption

The oil, gas and mining industries will benefit from the extractive industries transparency initiative in 2021 The post Published contracts are a powerful antidote to corruption appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Transparency, Opinion, Oil, Uganda, Gas, Mining, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Civil Society, Contracts, Openaccess, East Africa, EITI, Extractive Sector


Fight inequality the South African way

Civil society helped topple apartheid, but the struggle is not over. The gap between rich and poor has widened and corruption and poor governance is evident The post Fight inequality the South African way appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, World Bank, Inequality, Civil Society, Openaccess, Cosatu, Ben Phillips, Top Six, South Africa (country


When education is neglected, there can be no progress

Development cannot be achieved unless we achieve universal access to education The post When education is neglected, there can be no progress appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Civil Society, Openaccess, United Nations Development Programme, UniSA, South Africa (country, National Development Plan


Eusebius McKaiser: What happens if we accept Ramaphosa is a monumental disappointment?

We cannot divorce President Cyril Ramaphosa from the ANC. Now it’s up to citizens to organise for change and mobilise against corruption The post Eusebius McKaiser: What happens if we accept Ramaphosa is a monumental disappointment? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Activism, Opinion, Civil Society, Electoral reform, ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Organising, Political Culture, Top Six, Governing Party, Eusebius McKaiser, Moral Outrage, South Africa (country


Eusebius McKaiser: Dear ANC superfans, let’s talk

ANC superfans are so vested in a romantic vision of a political party with a great past that they struggle to accept the realities of what this party has become. The post Eusebius McKaiser: Dear ANC superfans, let’s talk appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Voting, Opinion, Recession, Heroes, Debate, Civil Society, Openaccess, ANC, African National Congress, Pandemic, Superfans, Eusebius McKaiser, Looting, Coronavirus


The secrets behind the success of Malawi’s opposition coalition

It took more than just a united front to unseat the governing party in the recent presidential elections in Malawi The post The secrets behind the success of Malawi’s opposition coalition appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Elections, Africa, Opposition, Malawi, Civil Society, Openaccess, Lazarus Chakwera, Peter Mutharika, Top Six, Saulos Chilima, Tonse Alliance


Rule of law must first be strengthened by people power

Dynamic grassroots movements are especially needed in authoritarian states where institutions are fundamentally broken The post Rule of law must first be strengthened by people power appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Law, Democracy, Africa, United States, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Protests, Governance, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Omar al-Bashir, Sudan, Civil Society, Rule Of Law, Openaccess, Harare


The democratic process of voting was wearing thin before lockdown

The number of adults who didn’t vote in the 2019 elections reflects citizens’ disenchantment with their representatives. Perhaps Covid-19 presents government with the chance to change this The post The democratic process of voting was wearing thin before lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Democracy, Government, Article, Civil Society, Openaccess, Steven Friedman, Participatory Democracy, 2019 Elections, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Citizenship and Social Justice, Power in Action: Democracy


Govt calls on Civil Society to fight COVID-19

By Lujain Elbaldawi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi government calls on civil society to fight COVID-19 Despite the Iraqi government's intensive efforts to fight the novel coronavirus, it seems unable to accommodate the difficult circumstances due to its limited resources, not to mention the political crisis that has been plaguing it since protests erupted in October 2019. The Iraqi governmen...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Civil Society, Iraq BusinessNews com Post, Lujain Elbaldawi, COVID


Eastleigh MP Mims Davies shows support at Tesco food collection - Daily Echo

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies shows support at Tesco food collection   Daily Echo MIMS Davies, Eastleigh MP and Minister for Civil Society, which covers charities, has visited her local Tesco Metro store to support the biggest food collection for ...
Tags: Shopping, Tesco, Civil Society, Eastleigh, Tesco Metro, Mims Davies, Davies Eastleigh


Why Imran Khan Must Bat for Civil Society in Pakistan

The prime minister must reverse policies that are preventing NGOs from carrying out their necessary work.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Foreign Aid, State Department, Khan, Philanthropy, Infant Mortality, Civil Society, Nonprofit Organizations, Mercy Corps, Imran, Politics And Government, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Financial Action Task Force, Open Society Foundations, Islamabad (Pakistan


Anti-gun Efforts to Expand U.N. Regulations to Ammunition Continue

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Shortly before 4:00 am last Saturday morning, the two weeks long Third Review Conference (RevCon3) on the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) finally came to end.Entering into the meeting several critical issues were on the agenda, none of which was more significant than attempts to include ammunition into the fold of the PoA.  Getting am...
Tags: Guns, Israel, Syria, United States, United Nations, States, Madagascar, Ghana, Civil Society, State, U N, United Nation, John Bolton, Human Rights Council, Gun Rights News, Ammunition News


Nigeria:Your Letter Is Blackmail, Govt Tells Nigerians Living With HIV

[Vanguard] The Federal Government Tuesday described the petition written by the Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, CISHAN and Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NEPWHAN and 11 other Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, as an attempt to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Civil Society, Muhammadu Buhari, Vanguard, Civil Society Organisations, CISHAN, Network of People Living, NEPWHAN


Nigeria:Your Letter Is Blackmail, Govt Tells Those Living With HIV

[Vanguard] The Federal Government Tuesday described the petition written by the Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, CISHAN and Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NEPWHAN and 11 other Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, as an attempt to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Civil Society, Muhammadu Buhari, Vanguard, Civil Society Organisations, CISHAN, Network of People Living, NEPWHAN


US Delegation Pelted with Eggs in West Bank

A delegation from the U.S. organization 'Civil Society in New York' were pelted with eggs as they left a meeting with Palestinian representatives in Ramallah. (Feb. 22)            [Author: AP]
Tags: New York, News, US, Ap, West Bank, Civil Society, Ramallah


Empowering Inclusive Civic Engagements through Tech-Enabled Approaches and Tools in Kenya

The enactment of the new Constitution in Kenya in 2010 was a historic moment for the country’s democratic development. At the heart of the new Constitution was devolution, creating 47 new county governments so that authorities can enhance the efficiency … Continue reading →
Tags: Transparency, Africa, Sales, Governance, Kenya, Civil Society


South Africa:Parliament's 2017 Report Card, According to Civil Society

[Notes from the House] 2017 was a bumper year of parliamentary business, court battles, internal squabbles, jousting, brinkmanship, attempts to remove the President from office, dissolve Parliament and parliamentary inquiries, as the Parliamentary Monitoring Group saw it.
Tags: News, South Africa, House, Parliament, Civil Society


Subsidy Systems in MENA Nations Need Reform

The subsidy systems in some Middle East and North African (MENA) nations need an overhaul. In countries such as Lebanon and Egypt, poorly structured subsidies exacerbate extant problems caused by high fiscal deficits, growing populations, and unmet citizen expectations. At … Continue reading →
Tags: Sales, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Middle East, Lebanon, Civil Society, Mena, Anti-corruption, Economic Reform


How Mobile Surveys are Democratizing Data Collection in Africa

Mobile networks are revamping African infrastructure. While increasing connectivity is creating opportunities for economic growth and social inclusion, the digital economy will be hard-pressed to deliver on these opportunities through connectivity alone. Businesses and governments need access to information about … Continue reading →
Tags: Africa, Sales, Economic Growth, Civil Society, Advocacy


The Economics Behind China's Crackdown On Civil Society

President Xi Jinping has led an unprecedented crackdown on lawyers, NGOs, academics and journalists. Information is more tightly controlled by the Communist Party than it's been since the Mao years.
Tags: News, China, Xi Jinping, Civil Society, Communist Party, Mao


Democracy that Delivers Podcast #87: Imtiaz Gul on the Role of Civil Society and the Private Sector in Pakistan

This week’s podcast guest is Imtiaz Gul, founder and executive director of the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), a Pakistan-based think tank. In the podcast, Gul discusses the role that the business community and civil society can play … Continue reading →
Tags: Sales, Pakistan, Private sector, Civil Society, South Asia, Gul, Democracy that Delivers podcast, Imtiaz Gul, Think Tank LINKS, Center for Research and Security Studies CRSS


Confronting Corruption in Asia’s New Democracies

Corruption is detrimental to countries’ economies because it leads to reduced productivity, high unemployment, and poverty. In addition to the economic cost, corruption corrodes democracies by weakening citizens’ confidence in their governments. This distrust and disenfranchisement can drive people to … Continue reading →
Tags: Asia, Corruption, Transparency, Sales, Civil Society, Advocacy


East Africa: EAC to Continue With Meeting Despite Boycott By Civil Society

[Citizen] Arusha -The East African Community (EAC) says it will go ahead with its annual secretary-general's forum in Bujumbura, Burundi, which will kick off tomorrow despite a boycott by a regional umbrella body of civil society organisations.
Tags: News, Civil Society, East Africa, Eac, Bujumbura Burundi


Threats to Democracy in Slovakia

By Peter Goliaš, Jozef Hajko, and Michal Piško The Institute for Economic and Social Reform (INEKO), with support from CIPE and the National Endowment for Democracy, conducted a study on the recent trends in Slovakia affecting democracy in the country. … Continue reading →
Tags: Transparency, Democracy, Sales, Slovakia, Civil Society, Eastern Europe, Anti-corruption, CIPE, Democratic Governance, National Endowment for Democracy, Peter Goliaš Jozef Hajko, Michal Piško, Institute for Economic and Social Reform INEKO


M&E, Technology and Network Outages in Kenya

This piece originally appeared on the Panopoly Digital Blog.  Last week, I was in Nairobi, Kenya with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and their Kenyan partners from a wide variety of organisations, including civil society organisations and business … Continue reading →
Tags: Africa, Sales, Kenya, Civil Society, Nairobi Kenya, ICT, Center for International Private Enterprise CIPE, Business Associations, Access To Information, E Technology and Network Outages


Democracy that Delivers Podcast #62: Ayesha Bilal on Encouraging Transparent Policymaking in Pakistan

On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, Ayesha Bilal, Chief Operating Officer of Pakistani think tank PRIME (Policy Research Institute of the Market Economy), discusses PRIME’s work encouraging citizen involvement in public policymaking in Pakistan. She talks about PRIME’s highly … Continue reading →
Tags: Democracy, Sales, Pakistan, Civil Society, South Asia, Economic Reform, Democracy that Delivers podcast, Public-private Dialogue, Ayesha Bilal, PRIME Policy Research Institute


Transformational Leadership Wanted

In today’s world of polarized politics, divisions within societies struggling with the history of divisions feel particularly deep. Countries emerging from conflict, such as Colombia or South Sudan, are striving to make progress toward non-violence and reconciliation. Even in peaceful, … Continue reading →
Tags: Democracy, Global, Sales, Development, Colombia, Governance, South Sudan, Civil Society, Institutions, Economic Reform


Democracy That Delivers Podcast #58: Eli Webb on the Challenges Women Face in Papua New Guinea

On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, CIPE Country Coordinator for Papua New Guinea Eli Webb discusses the challenges women face in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the work being done to empower women from all levels of society. Webb … Continue reading →
Tags: Asia, Entrepreneurship, Women, Sales, Papua New Guinea, Civil Society, Chambers of Commerce, Webb, Democracy that Delivers podcast, Eli Webb, Challenges Women Face


Drivers of Violent Extremism

Extremist violence presents a serious threat to democratic values and societies around the world. The last decade has witnessed increased attention to how and why individuals become involved in extremist violence, including “push” and “pull” factors. “Push” factors are underlying … Continue reading →
Tags: Democracy, Youth, Global, Sales, Economy, Civil Society, Democratic Governance