Pre-Selection for Training Targeting Livestock Value Chain Actors

Africa Agribusiness Incubators Network  in collaboration with AU IBAR are organizing a training targeting youth in livestock ventures in East and West Africa. If you are between the age of 18-35 and are engaged in the livestock value chain at different levels we are looking for you.

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Please fill in the form on the link below whose info will be used to select final participants during the training which will take place in Dakar- Senegal in the third week of June 2017. In the interest of time, kindly fill in the required info on the link provided below by close of business on Wednesday the  24th  May 2017 for consideration.

https://goo.gl/forms/eeyaV897faVVOCmW2

Africa Agribusiness Incubators Network Conference and Expo  will take place in Dakar,Senegal from 4th to 6th October 2017.

NB/ the form is a Pre-selection tool and doesn’t guarantee your participation since we have limited slots.

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IMF Launch of the Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Violet Mbiti Foundation through its brand Youth County Projects Kenya is pleased to have been invited yesterday to the IMF launch of the Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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The Speakers of the Day were:

Sheila M Mbijjewe,Deputy Governor,Central Bank of Kenya
James Maina,Economist IMF
Dr Anthony Wambugu,Director,School of Economics,University of Nairobi
Kevin Tuitoek,Economist,IMF
Prof Lemma Senbet,Executive Director,IERC
Armando Morales,Resident Representative,IMF
Dr.Rose Ngugi,Executive Director,KIPPRA

Kindly find below the presentations.Click on each link to read  the reports.

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Next Generation Kenya:Call for Applications – Youth Task Force

The Next Generation Kenya is seeking applications from suitable and qualified young Kenyans to form the project’s Youth Task Force.

Next Generation Kenya is a joint project of the British Council and the UK Department for International Development (DfID). It follows similar Next Generation projects in Tanzania, South Africa, Pakistan and Nigeria in researching the perceptions and aspirations of young people in countries experiencing youth bulges; producing recommendations for improved policies to capitalise on the potential of the next generation; and giving a voice to young people as they attempt to shape their countries’ future. The project combines policy-relevant research with a strategic communications campaign to disseminate the findings widely and use them to enhance young people’s ability to influence the policy environment.

The Next Generation Kenya Youth Task Force will be the public face and voice of the project. Its 12 select members will:

  • Use their expertise to help steer the project’s quantitative and qualitative research studies into the aspirations and opinions of young Kenyans
  • Review the research findings to produce recommendations for policy
  • Help disseminate the findings and recommendations to policy-makers and the public.

Members of the Youth Task Force will be drawn from across the Kenyan social spectrum, covering a range of geographies, religions, genders, ethnicities, professional sectors etc. All will be under 30 years of age. Members will be influential voices in their fields and have a strong interest in advocating for and contributing to the development of improved policies for young people in Kenya. Youth Task Force members in the Next Generation Tanzania project have subsequently been called on by the government of Tanzania to advise on youth policies, and it is hoped that the Next Generation Kenya Youth Task Force will have a similarly powerful impact.

Members will be expected to perform a series of duties, for which all expenses will be reimbursed. This is a voluntary role, and as such there will be no monetary compensation for involvement. Responsibilities include:

  • Attending 4-6 meetings between May and November 2017 aimed at guiding the implementation of the project, discussing research findings, and developing recommendations for policy.
  • Reading and reviewing the reports of the three research stages, namely the literature review on youth employment in Kenya, and qualitative and quantitative research into how young people live their lives and their hopes and fears for the future.
  • Attend up to 3 launch events around the country in late 2017 for policy-makers and the public, assist in presenting the research findings at these events, and represent Next Generation Kenya to the media.https://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/britishcouncil.co.ke/programmes/society/next-generation-kenya-youth-task-force

If you are interested in becoming a Youth Task Force member and feel that you possess the right attributes for the role, please e-mail your summary CV with a one-page covering letter (as one document, maximum 4 pages) expressing your interest and suitability to Anne Maina at the British Council, Kenya. Anne’s e-mail is Anne.Maina@britishcouncil.or.ke Applications must be received by the 14 May 2017

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Academy Africa Fellowship courtesy of Chatham House

Chatham House is pleased to invite applicants for the Academy Africa Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.

Eligibility criteria

Citizenship

The fellowship is open to citizens of Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, or South Africa.

Applications will also be accepted from applicants holding dual nationality which includes one of these countries.

Education

It is required that the applicant holds a completed BA degree or equivalent, Masters degree with an international focus is preferred.

Career

The fellowship is aimed at candidates at the mid-stage of their career and who come from academia, NGOs, business, government departments, civil society or the media. They should possess knowledge of, and an interest in, one of the policy-related challenges laid out in the research topics in ‘Research Topics.’

When can I apply?

The recruitment round for 2017 is between 3 April and 31 May, applications made outside of this period will not be considered. Apply using our online application portal.

Remuneration and benefits

The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,160.  Modest provision is made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork, and possible publication costs.

Fellowship structure

A fellow’s time will be split between three key areas:

  • Completing a personal research project of the fellow’s own design undertaken with the guidance of a Chatham House expert, (approximately 50%).
  • Contributing to the ongoing research activities of their host research team and other Chatham House teams as appropriate (approximately 20%).
  • Participation in the Academy’s Leadership Programme (approximately 30%). The Leadership Programme is a key part of the Academy fellowships. It provides fellows with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, network and self-awareness, which they can then draw upon in their future careers as effective leaders in their field.

Leadership Programme

All Academy fellows participate in, and contribute to, the Academy’s Leadership Programme which encompasses the following components:

  • Intensive induction week
    Academy fellowships begin with an intensive five-day induction week at Chatham House to become familiarized with the elements of the fellowships and the Leadership Programme, meet their host research programme, and have their first personal development coaching session.
  • Weekly discussion seminars
    These sessions highlight the principal substantive and skills-based areas the Academy believes vital for informed and effective international leadership. Fellows are expected to contribute to and learn from one another’s experience.
  • Global Introductions off-site visits
    These half-day visits take place approximately every two months and allow fellows to meet with leaders and senior decision-makers from a variety of sectors. Previous visits have included the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, Standard Chartered, and Thomson Reuters.
  • Leadership workshops
    Every two months fellows participate in half-day workshops focusing on specific aspects of leadership such as ‘Leadership in a new role’ and ‘Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship’
  • Project presentations
    Fellows present updates on their research projects which  help fellow develop presentation skills, provide a valuable forum for peer-review and to think about and analyse issues outside their own area of expertise.
  • Personal development coaching
    Fellows join the Academy seeking to grow their self-awareness through monthly one-on-one sessions with a dedicated coach, with whom they set personal development objectives which they work to meet during their fellowship and beyond.
  • Media training
    Fellows learn how to interview effectively on television and radio, culminating in a mock interview from which they receive feedback on their presentation style and any areas of improvement
  • ‘Leaders Who Lunch’
    Academy fellows will have priority in participating in the ‘Leaders Who Lunch’ series giving them the opportunity to discuss leadership experiences and lessons in an informal setting with acknowledged leaders from government, business, media and the non-profit sectors.
  • Career mentors
    Fellows have the option to have an external career mentor during their fellowship. Mentors are independent of the Academy and Chatham House and are picked individually for each fellow based on their career objectives.

How long is the fellowship?

The fellowship is for a 10-month term from mid-September 2017 to mid-July 2018.

Where will I be based?

The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London.

Research topics

Fellows are hosted by and based in research teams at Chatham House. During the fellowship, the fellow will conduct a research project of their own design which falls within the research topics below.

The parameters for the research topics have been designed in broad terms to allow applicants to devise a project that appeals to their own research interests.

Research topics with the Africa Programme

Iran’s role in sub-Saharan Africa
Ensuring a steady supply of uranium for its nuclear programme, the export of armaments and the use of Africa as a transit point for supplying its partners in Lebanon and Palestine have all been paramount to Iranian engagement on Africa.  Although Iran remains mired in a number of active and ideological conflicts closer to home, Africa is likely to become increasingly attractive to a newly empowered post-sanctions regime in Tehran. This research would build on the Africa Programme’s existing project on emerging powers’ engagements in Africa, and examine whether and how Iran’s engagement with African countries is changing.

Africa’s maritime security and development
Maritime security in Africa is threatened by complex and interlinked crime, including piracy and armed robbery at sea, the overexploitation of fisheries, oil theft and the smuggling of illicit goods. The African Union has identified the continent’s maritime domain as a key driver of economic growth and social development and created the 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy to promote protection and sustainable exploitation of the African maritime domain for wealth creation. This research would explore how African governments can enact policies that favour the emergence of a blue economy, and make the sea a key driver of development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Decentralization and local governance structures in sub-Saharan Africa
In recent years, an increasing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have gone through decentralisation processes and held local elections. The prime objective of the decentralisation process is to improve the efficiency of governance; however, as some countries have demonstrated the process can be derailed, particularly if there is a lack of clarity over division of responsibilities. This research would track the strengths and weaknesses apparent in local governance arrangements in sub-Saharan Africa. It would support better understanding of how strong elected local governments can contribute towards improving efficiency of state delivery and democratic accountability, and how the international community can better engage with African local structures.

For more information about the work of the Africa Programme and the context for this research topic, please click here.

Research topics with the International Security Department

Cyber security in Africa
The research will be aimed at informing policymakers of improved approaches to cyber security in Africa. This project is based on the need for a multi-faceted approach to combating cyber-crime, providing effective measures against criminal activities to reduce harms, whilst promoting enabled gains and dividends through an improved digital economy to encourage users to better manage their cyber hygiene.  This project will aim to build an evidence base of research on the extent, trends and causes and contributing factors to cyber vulnerabilities of the digital economy in Africa.

More information about the work of the International Security Department and the context for this research topic, please click here.

Research topics with the Energy, Environment and Resources Department

Access to sustainable energy – governance, incentives and capacities needed to achieve it
SDG 7 commits the world to achieving “affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” by 2030.  International donors have enthusiastically embraced this agenda with high-profile schemes such as ‘Energy Africa’ and ‘Power Africa’. Yet although the focus is on growth and increased supply, sustainable energy access means not only installing greater capacity, but also creating the supply chains, market mechanisms and governance regimes to ensure that this supply delivers what is intended. Linked to our innovative work on improving energy for displaced people, EER is seeking research proposals (either at the national or regional level) that identify and help enable sustainable energy access goals – both in terms of business models, and the governance and policy changes that would be needed to support them.

For more information about the work of the Energy, Environment and Resources Department and the context for this research topic, please click here.

Research topics with the International Law Programme

African perspectives on international law
African governments may differ from those in the West and elsewhere in their perceptions and approaches to various aspects of international law. There is evidence of this, for example, in attitudes to international criminal institutions, to the jurisdictional reach of national courts, and to the institutional relationship between the African Union and the United Nations. Project proposals should focus not so much on the academic discourse stemming from ‘third world approaches to international law’ but on solutions which encourage the universality of international law. This project would complement the International Law Programme’s existing work on rising powers and international law.

For more information about the work of the International Law Programme and the context for this research topic, please click here.

Contact

Should you have any further queries please contact us at africafellowships@chathamhouse.org.

The Africa Fellowship is a joint initiative between Chatham House and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

– See more at: https://www.chathamhouse.org/academy/fellowships/africa#Eligibility%20Criteria

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Internship Opportunity:5 Environmental Internship Positions Courtesy of Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources,USAID and UNDP

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
State Department of Environment
Low Emission and Climate Resilience Development (LECRD) Project
Internships Vacancy-Five (5) Positions

The State Department of Environment is implementing the Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development project; which has the goal of supporting Kenya’s efforts to pursue long-term transformative economic growth and accelerate sustainable climate resilient growth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The project has been running since October 2014, and expected to end in September 2018.

The Project management Unit is made up of the National Project Manager, Project Administrator, three (3) Project Officers and three United Nation Volunteers (UNVs). Interns engaged by this State Department have been providing supportive services in the project towards implementation of programmatic and administrative activities.

The State Department of Environment, therefore, wishes to recruit qualified and competent persons, to serve as Project Interns, for a period of one (1) year within the Project Management Unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. a) Administration

 The interns will provide assistance in general project implementation and management and day-to-day liaison with counterparts in collaboration with the Project Administrator and the Project Officers.

 In collaboration with Project Administrator provide support in managing the office functions and overseeing its smooth operations.

 Provide administrative assistance to the National Climate Change Resource Centre that the Director Climate Change might deem necessary for support by the project.

  1. b) Research

 Support project staff in undertaking research, compiling, analyzing and presenting the information as required. Assist in data collection and management of databases guided by the Project officers.

 Provide research assistance to the Climate Change Directorate

  1. c) Project Management

Engage with Project Staff on implementation of project activities and contribute in writing of reports.

  1. d) Logistics

 Actively support management of workshops, field trips and exhibitions (travel arrangements, booking venues, etc).

 Ensure that project information is filed as per the system in place and or/ shared with the relevant staff/partners

  1. e) Perform other duties as determined by the National Project Manager.

Requirements and qualifications

  1. Have Bachelor’s degree in environmental/social sciences, Information Technology, Project Management or any other field of study relevant to the project’s focus.
  2. The applicants who have worked as casuals in the project will have an added advantage.

iii. The applicants should demonstrate intention to register or already registered for masters studies (evening or weekend classes). Those who have registered will have an added advantage

Application Process

  1. Application letter describing how qualifications and competencies match the position of an intern within the LECRD project and a clear explanation of how one will contribute to one of the project key result area or specific output(s)
  2. Curriculum vitae

iii. Photocopies of relevant credentials

Each application in a sealed envelope should be submitted to:

The Principal Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
State Department of Environment
NHIF Building, 12th Floor, Ragati Road Upperhill
P.O. Box 30126-0010
Nairobi.

So as to reach him on or before 8th May,2017

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Apply: Global Compact on Migration – May to December Thematic Sessions & Multi-stakeholder Hearings in NY, Geneva and Vienna

Courtesy Non Governmental Liason Service (UN/NGLS)

Constituencies Targeted: NGOs, civil society, diaspora and migrant organizations, academic institutions, and private sector entities

In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/1, the “New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants,” a preparatory process is underway for the intergovernmental negotiations of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018. As part of this preparatory process, the President of the General Assembly is organizing a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018, in accordance with the organizational arrangements adopted by the UN General Assembly. An informational note about the preparatory process is available here.

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN/NGLS), the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA), UN University and the UN Global Compact, with support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are facilitating the stakeholder participation in the multi-stakeholder hearings and Thematic Sessions.

I. Apply to attend the Thematic Sessions and Multi-stakeholder Hearings
Individual representatives of: 1) relevant organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC, 2) NGOs, civil society, diaspora and migrant organizations, academic institutions and private sector entities approved for special accreditation* to this process, may apply to attend any of the 5 remaining Thematic Sessions and/or the 3 informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings taking place in 2017 using the form at this link:

http://bit.ly/GCM-Sessions-Hearings-Apply
Deadlines are listed below.
* A process for such organizations / institutions / entities to apply for special accreditation to this process was open from 14 March – 17 April 2017.


II. Apply to serve on the Stakeholder Steering Committee by 9 May 2017
Representatives of the multiple stakeholder organizations listed above may also apply to serve on a Stakeholder Steering Committee for the full preparatory process. More information, Terms of Reference, and the application form for the Steering Committee is available here.

III. Schedule of Thematic Sessions and Multi-stakeholder Hearings: 

22-23 May 2017 – New York – Addressing drivers of migration, including adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters and human-made crises, through protection and assistance, sustainable development, poverty eradication, conflict prevention and resolution

APPLY BY 15 MAY 2017

19-20 June 2017 – Geneva – International cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions, including at borders, on transit, entry, return, readmission, integration and reintegration
APPLY BY 30 MAY 2017

24-25 July 2017 – New York – Contributions of migrants and diasporas to all dimensions of sustainable development, including remittances and portability of earned benefits

APPLY BY 20 JUNE 2017

26 July 2017 – New York – Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (full day)
APPLY BY 20 JUNE 2017

4-5 September 2017 – Vienna – Smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons and contemporary forms of slavery, including appropriate identification, protection and assistance to migrants and trafficking victims

JULY DEADLINE TBD

2-3 October 2017 – Geneva – Irregular migration and regular pathways, including decent work, labour mobility, recognition of skills and qualifications and other relevant measures
AUGUST DEADLINE TBD

4 October 2017 – Geneva (TBC) – Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (full day)
AUGUST DEADLINE TBD

18 December 2017 – New York – Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (half day)
OCTOBER DEADLINE TBD
 
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Job Opportunity for Facilitators by International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Period of Performance: May 10 – August 30 2017

Billable Days: As needed

Forum/Workshop Facilitators (indicate Preferred County)

Are you an enthusiastic and skilled classroom instructor who is passionate about helping youth?  IFES Kenya is recruiting County based Forum Facilitators to support election focused, youth outreach in Institutions of Higher Learning and we’d like YOU to join our program team!

This position requires the application of effective written and oral communication skills in order to effectively develop and facilitate workshops, training sessions, and training materials. This type of communication requires demonstrated skills in the development of training content, and the ability to translate theoretical/conceptual information into clear and easily understood terminology. The Forum Facilitator must have knowledge of activity-based and participatory learning theory and practice, facilitation and training techniques that are engaging and innovative, well-documented lesson design, and specific knowledge of the IFES program subject matter.

Scope of Work

Reporting to the IFES GAC Program Manager and working in close partnership with the International Civic and Voter Education Specialist the Workshop Facilitator will be responsible for:

  • Attendance of a project orientation workshop
  • Professional delivery of forums that meet the program’s learning objectives and cover the programs suggested topic areas
  • Develop lesson plans for each Forum which include learning objectives, detailed step-by-step training notes and supporting resources which utilize various interactive methods of education
  • The delivery of weekly, 1-2hrs forums in different institutions for the duration of the program
  • Researching literature and other materials to assure forum content is developed using the most current examples of peaceful democratic participation
  • Develop learner guides, and other materials, and/or utilize existing training programs that meet identified learning objectives
  • Facilitate formal and informal workshops and learning experiences (whichever is most appropriate) for large and small group presentation
  • Collect participant satisfaction evaluations at each forum
  • Produce a final report which includes number of Forums conducted, places where they were conducted, numbers of attendees (both male and female), all training materials used, an assessment of the level of success of the each Forum and recommendations for how the process could be improved in the future.

Deliverables

  • Well researched and fully written lesson plans complete with learning, knowledge and skills outcomes, submitted prior for below and meets criteria as detailed below:
  1. Topic for the Lesson
  2. Learning outcomes for the lessons – what will the learners be able to do at the end of the lesson in respect of knowledge, skills and values
  3. Content of the lesson in respect of the areas to be covered in respect of knowledge, skills and values (i.e. what has to be taught in respect of each)
  4. Set out the interactive strategies that will be used together with their timeframes in respect of each outcome
  5. Resources needed for the lesson
  6. List of questions for the concluding session to check that the outcomes for the lessons have been achieved
  • Workshop report for each facilitated forum, inclusive of participant satisfaction evaluation forms

Qualifications

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with at least one year of experience in a professional training position. A Master’s degree in Communication, Education, Adult Education, or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of at least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in youth development;
  • Significant direct experience with youth in either formal or non-formal setting (e.g. classroom, fieldwork, or other youth practitioner role);
  • Experience designing multi-faceted curriculum incorporating up-to-date instructional methods and techniques; and
  • Demonstrated expertise in youth civic education or related topical areas.

To Apply

Interested individuals must submit the following documents and information to demonstrate their qualification by 5th May, 2017 to kenyarecruit@ifes.org.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) with three reference persons
  • Sample lesson plan on any youth civic education related topic

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Apply to attend a 2 weeks Africa-Japan Business Women Exchange Course taking place in JAPAN

Title: Africa-Japan Business Women Exchange seminar

Dates: 23 July 2017 – 5 August 2017

Language to be used: English

*Cost: FREE (JICA will take care of all expenses)*

Target: Business women who are in agriculture-related businesses including agricultural processing/Fashion industries including apparel and textiles.

Course objectives: The objectives of the course are as follows:

-Deepen mutual understanding of African and Japanese Women on each country’s efforts to support business women
-Build women’s capacities to start up and manage businesses
-Have business women share their information and experience
-Promote communication and networks between African and Japanese business women as well as among the course participants

Overall goal
This seminar aims to build the leadership and capacities of African women to start up and manage businesses, promote mutual understanding of African and Japanese women on each country’s efforts to support business women and promote communication and networks among African and Japanese business women.

*If you’re interested to attend this 2 week course, please send your business profile and your personal BIO to info@ywbn.co.za*

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