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NGO OF THE MONTH OF APRIL, 2016 - Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD)
This month NAYD is highlighting the work done by Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD) an NGO in Rwanda advocating for social and economic transformation of the people. RISD envisions a country that has equitable access to natural resources, specifically land, for sustained peace, social justice and economic stability.
Focusing on land policy, RISD has the following objectives:
· Enhancing community participation in land related policies towards improving their livelihood
· Elimination of gender inequality related to land rights
· Enhancing the capacity of civil society in engaging in the implementation, monitoring and documentation of the national land policy
· Advocating for pro-poor land policy
· Contributing to the Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Peace Strategies through good land governance
Another training session
To meet these objectives, the Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD) has various projects that it runs at the community. Such projects focus on:
Land dispute management skills training
Research such as the Impact of land lease fee on land owners
Land reforms advocacy with a particular focus on women and the youth
You can find out more about the work done by RISD and how you can be part of it by visiting risdrwanda.org.
Want to become NGO of the month and get great publicity? -
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an organisation summary,
a logo and a couple of photos
African Youth Charter states:
The African Union Commission shall ensure that States Parties respect the commitments made and fulfil the duties outlined in the present Charter by facilitating exchange and co-operation between youth organisations across national borders in order to develop regional youth solidarity, political consciousness and democratic participation in collaboration with development partners.
Written summary of the below Hangout and supplementary information provided by the Cameroon team and Francis Maberi can be seenhere
The Sustainable Development Goals were agreed by World Leader to a great fanfare in New York last September but what are the realities in implementing them in rural communities in Africa? The #NAYDSDGs team from Cameroon tell us the challenges they face and how a strong network might help tackle these challenges in a live hangout Tue March 1st at 15.00GMT.
NAYD is currently developing SDG focussed teams to achieve the mission of 'empowering African rural communities with the UN Sustainable Development Goals through youth-led co-ordinated and collaborative information, implementation, monitoring, lobbying and advocacy campaigns.' We are still looking for team leaders for Angola, Chad, Mauritania and South Sudan. If you are interested to represent any of these countries please send an email to email@example.com. This is a voluntary position.
New Year Message
#SDGs Implementation - NAYD has the following questions to ask each African nation and its governments.
Will you develop a clear strategy on how the #SDGs will be implemented?
Will the process be inclusive and participatory?
Will future spending reviews ensure a coherent cross-department #SDGs delivery?
Will a Government Minister be appointed for day-to-day responsibility of the #SDGs?
Will you allow and support progress to be independently reviewed by academia, business and civil society?
Social media chat on twitter every Wed at 3pm East Africa Time, on social entrepreneurship.
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'Hello Paul, Greetings from Bamenda. I want to thank you for the publicity given to
HOFNA Cameroon by making it NGO for month of May for NAYD. I also want to share my
joy in respect to the fact that I am one of the 12 recipients of the PresIdent Obama's
Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. I am one of the 12 that were selected
from over 2000 applications back here in Cameroon. Kindly check the details at the official
Press release of the U.S Embassy here in Cameroon.
NAYD is an example of a Youth Global Initiative that cherishes volunteerism as
a pillar to African Youth Engagement. The youths are the salt of the world;
they are the gate keepers of our society and a pillar to our societal development.
African youths let us cheer up and engage ourselves in self empowerment programs.'Kaudo Vincent-NAYD Kenya