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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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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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While in the field collecting data, one of the youth champions working on the Citizens Report in Tanzania met a little girl by the name of Amina Rashid* (5). Amina is from a small village called Cholesamvula, outside Kisarawe town, Tanzania where the tradition of child marriage is still being commonly practiced. When asked what[…]

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Speaking as one of the patrons at the annual African Youth SDGs summit, African Monitor Director Ms. Namhla Mniki-Mangaliso had this to say: “If we do not understand how urgent and desperately needed the young voice is, just in defining what the problem is; if your voice is absent in those spaces, it means we[…]

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PRESS STATEMENT 8 November 2018 African Monitor hosts a side-event at the African Youth SDGs Summit in Accra. African Monitor (AM) will host a side-event at the 2nd annual African Youth SDGs Summit on Thursday, 8 November 2018 in Accra, Ghana. The main purpose of the side-event is to launch and present the findings of[…]

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African Monitor, in collaboration with Oxfam South Africa, held a two-day dialogue between the New Development Bank (NDB) and other Civil Society Organisations from 8-9 March 2018 in Johannesburg. Oxfam and AM form part of the Civil Society Organizing committee for the BRICS summit in South Africa.  These two organizations also Co-chair the New Development[…]

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In September 2017, African Monitor (AM) launched the Citizens’ Report! (CR), a programme designed to monitor the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa through citizen generated data. The Citizens’ Report will be facilitated in ten African countries by youth champions. This programme leverages citizens’ voices through reliable data to strengthen national and[…]

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