Rands and sense: Why the National Health Insurance may lead to better health budgets
15 May 2018

Rands and sense: Why the National Health Insurance may lead to better health budgets

The health wing of the Mail and Guardian - on the NHI Policy, an article written by Natasha Salant. Natasha had been an intern in CICODEV in 2017.Congratulations Dear.The article down below.

About 200m from where I work in Rosebank, Johannesburg, there is a private clinic housing a general practitioner, a team of specialised surgeons, a rehabilitation centre, and state-of-the-art imaging and radiology technology. 

If I needed medical attention, I could seek it quickly — so long as I was able to pay upfront.

DECLARATION OF SMALL-SCALE FOOD PRODUCERS’ ORGANIZATIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AT THE II INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AGROECOLOGY CONVENED BY FAO
16 Apr 2018

DECLARATION OF SMALL-SCALE FOOD PRODUCERS’ ORGANIZATIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AT THE II INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AGROECOLOGY CONVENED BY FAO

We are delegates of different organizations and social movements of small-scale food producers. We are peasants, fisherfolk and fish workers, indigenous and traditional peoples, pastoralists and nomads, agricultural and food workers, the landless, urban and peri-urban communities living in poverty and food insecurity, consumers, youth, women and NGOs.

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Customary Land and Tenure Security

This paper sets out a civil society analysis of the current status of customary tenure in Africa and what civil society would like to see in relation to this situation. It includes discussion of the trends and responses to the situation of customary tenure and tenure security more widely, in particular international and African
responses, and ends with a set of recommendations. This analysis and the recommendations come out of discussions within the Civil Society Organizations – Land Policy Initiative1 Platform (CSO-LPI Platform2) and informs the advocacy agenda and activities of the Platform in relation to customary land and tenure security

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Land Governance for Effective Natural Resource Management

This paper sets out a civil society analysis of the current status of land governance for effective natural resource management (NRM) in Africa. The topic is essential in the context of increasing natural resource exploitation with the rights and protections of natural resources integrally linked to the rights to land. The
utilization of land for one form of natural resource exploitation also inevitably impacts on other land uses and, therefore, land rights. This paper will identify what civil society would like to see in relation to the phenomenon of land governance for NRM. It includes discussion of the trends within and responses to the phenomenon, in particular international and African responses, and ends with a set of recommendations. This analysis and the recommendations come out of discussions within the Civil Society Organizations – Land Policy Initiative Platform (CSO-LPI Platform) and inform the advocacy agenda and activities of the Platform in relation to land governance for effective NRM.

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Large Scale Land Based Investments (LSLBI)

This paper sets out a civil society analysis of the current status of Large Scale Land Based Investments (LSLBI) in Africa and what civil society would like to see in relation to the phenomena. It includes discussion of the trends and responses to the phenomena, in particular international and African responses, and ends with a set of recommendations. This analysis and the recommendations come out of discussions within the Civil Society Organizations – Land Policy Initiative Platform (CSO-LPI Platform1) and inform the advocacy agenda and activities of the Platform in relation to LSLBI.

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact

This paper sets out a civil society analysis of the state of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the impact of land reforms and land governance in Africa. It also identifies what civil society would like to see in relation to M&E in the land sector. The paper includes discussion of the trends and actions taken so far at an African and international level and ends with a set of recommendations. This analysis and the recommendations come out of discussions within the Civil Society Organizations – Land Policy Initiative Platform (CSO-LPI Platform2) and informs the advocacy agenda and activities of the Platform in relation to policy and practice M&E for impact.

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Women’s Land Rights

“Women’s access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources are essential to ensuring their right to equality and to an adequate standard of living. Women’s access to land and other productive resources is integrally linked to discussions around global food security, sustainable economic development, as well as the pressing fight against the HIV epidemic and prevention of and responses to gender-based violence.”1

CSO-LPI Platform Thematic Paper Transparency and Accountability

This paper sets out a civil society analysis of the current status of Transparency and Accountability in land issues in Africa and what civil society would like to see in relation to this issue. It includes discussion of the trends and interventions in transparency and accountability, in particular international and African responses, and ends with a set of recommendations.

CSO-LPI PLATFORM THEMATIC PAPERS VALIDATION WORKSHOP

Since its formal launch in March 2014 in Dakar, Senegal, the CSO-LPI Platform has grown and now groups more than 50 Civil Society organizations - some of which are networks - working on land issues in some thirty African countries.

A tiny African island nation will run on 100% renewable energy in less than a decade
11 Jan 2018

A tiny African island nation will run on 100% renewable energy in less than a decade

Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa’s northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target. As part of its “sustainable energy for all” agenda, it has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025.

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