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Having access to electricity is considered to be one of the most important services in fighting poverty and improving the welfare of citizens. And currently, poverty is the greatest challenge prevailing in the rural areas of Zambia. The rampant power outages caused by load shedding are affecting the poorest of the poor the most. The[…]

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 Ensuring quality education for all is not only central to the achievement of all of the Global Goals but in particular the goal to end extreme poverty. If I was educated and had skills, I would be able to get a proper job that pays well and would be able to support my family, said[…]

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promotes this core notion of voice, clearly stating that development is not possible without the empowerment and full engagement of citizens. Since its launch in 2017, the Citizen Report (CR) initiative has been African Monitor (AM)’s simple yet powerful tool that enabled the participation of the marginalized communities and the[…]

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African Monitor (AM), in partnership with Her Liberty Malawi, held community hearings and a workshop with the youth and community of Chitukula in Lilongwe, Malawi, from the 4th until 8th November 2019. The community hearings were held to discussing the data collected in our project #TheCitizensReport, and to hear how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are[…]

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#SocialMedia4Good a conversation between Maps Maponyane, Amanda Black and Ayanda Borotho that trended well over 3 hours JOHANNESBURG African Monitor today, Wednesday 25th September, hosted the #SocialMedia4Good event at SterKinekor Rosebank – an interactive debate moderated by Nozipho Mbanjwa, in which South African role models Maps Maponyane, Amanda Black and Ayanda Borotho discussed the UN[…]

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  African Monitor (AM) will be part of this year’s World Economic Forum taking place this week from 4 till 6 September. AM, represented by Executive Director Ms Namhla Mniki, will lead discussions on Innovating for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many of Africa’s leaders at WEF will be grappling with Africa’s current opportunities and[…]

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African Monitor hosts a Voluntary National Review (VNR) Civil Society Symposium African Monitor, in partnership with the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) and Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), will host a symposium to give voice to civil society with South Africa participating in the United Nations (UN) Voluntary National Review (VNR)[…]

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African Monitor (AM) is among the finalists in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Awards 2019 for its project named The Citizens Report. The selection process for the awards, which attracted over 2000 contestants from 142 countries, resulted in only three finalists under each of the seven categories: mobilizer, storyteller, campaigner, connector, visualizer,[…]

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