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Interested in key sustainable development and resilience issues in Africa?

Read a wide range of op-ed pieces and rigorous analyses from our broad range of experts. We strive to provide insights that shed light on and support solutions to poverty, climate change and disaster risks in Africa. Do you have a relevant article, video, photo, audio or case study that you would like to share with our audience? Please get in touch with our team to discuss how to make this possible.
March 30, 2020

Digital Learning and Livelihoods of Domestic Workers in Tanzania

Balbina Gulam is a young Tanzanian innovator whose digital learning centre is inspiring hope and improving livelihoods of hundreds of domestic workers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Her story as narrated by her is shared below.   My name inspires dreams, adventure, and change. People with my name are visionary, versatile and able to make constructive use of freedom. Myths say that people with this name have a deep inner desire to inspire others to higher cause. They fight being restricted […]
September 18, 2019

Art for Social and Ecological Transformation in Africa.

The Role of Art in Social and Ecological Change Art is a powerful tool for bringing about and promoting not only dramatic social change but also ecological transformations. The role of art in form of music, storytelling, painting, embroidery, photography, illustrations and films among others cannot be overemphasised in the pursuit of social and ecological transformations in Africa and world over. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker notes that: “Good art can educate and create empathy, and empathy leads […]
September 8, 2019

What should we do to combat climate change?

The Climate Change Question   There is no doubt that climate change is one of the most formidable and complex issues facing us today. There are many dimensions to it – scientific, political, economic, social, ethical, ethical, moral, cultural, sectoral etc – and it spatial and temporal scope is very wide. But that notwithstanding, the discourse on climate change is changing from whether climate change is happening to what needs to be done to deal with its far-reaching implications. Many […]
October 5, 2019

Call for artistic project proposals

Opportunity – call for artistic project proposals Opportunity: Artistic contest Deadline: 31 October 2019 Offer: A grant of €2,000 To promote the engagement of artists with the ecological issues, our partners the Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs) – Rabat, Morocco, in collaboration with Le Cube have launched an artistic contest on socio-ecological transformations in Africa within the framework of the transformAfrica program. Its aim is to: raise awareness on environmental challenges; showcase best practices and successful ecological initiatives contributing to an […]
October 3, 2019

Call for Applications to Participate in a Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Kenya.

Do you have interests in energy efficiency in Africa? Do you work in the energy sector (e.g. in a private, governmental, non-governmental or agency or independently) to promote energy efficiency? Would you like to meet and interact with other stakeholders working in the sector and possibly establish potential partnerships for the promotion of energy efficiency in Kenya? If you said yes to any of the questions above and are available on 22 October 2019, then we, the Heinrich Böll Foundation […]
September 18, 2019

Art for Social and Ecological Transformation in Africa.

The Role of Art in Social and Ecological Change Art is a powerful tool for bringing about and promoting not only dramatic social change but also ecological transformations. The role of art in form of music, storytelling, painting, embroidery, photography, illustrations and films among others cannot be overemphasised in the pursuit of social and ecological transformations in Africa and world over. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker notes that: “Good art can educate and create empathy, and empathy leads […]
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