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Mobile Phones and Apps making a difference in the lives of poor farmers

Accessing the info they never had and producing more, better A farmers’ organization in Western Kenya uses mobile phones to access a digital marketplace and bypass middlemen. Now trading directly with exporters, the group is seeing dramatic increases in income. New ...

ICT Update – issue 67 | ICT Innovation _ Call for articles

ICT Update magazine is looking for articles for our forthcoming issue on ICT innovation. We would like to hear from anyone working in African, Caribbean or Pacific countries, developing new computer software, mobile phone apps, web applications or hardware, especially ...

Vote for the East African Caravan on Maternal Health!

The East African Caravan on Maternal Health has been nominated for the Women Deliver 50! The Caravan took place in 2010 and was organized by ABANTU for Development, FEMNET, the UN Millennium Campaign, Akina Mama wa Afrika, the SOAWRCoalition, White ...

Suggestions for obtaining project funding

12 Key Steps to Obtaining Funding for On the Ground Work 1) Develop a Clear and Compelling Mission and Focus to Your Work - One of the keys to obtaining funding is to ensure that the work of your organization or ...

Domestic Violence and prevention efforts at YWCA Genesee, my experience vs. community perspective

When I arrived in the U.S, i had the opportunity to immediately participate in a Domestic violence, prevention and awareness campaign. My Supervisor, Jeanne Walton assigned me to spend a half a day with Ms.Cindy Earl who is the Director, ...

Women push for Divorce law

Women activists are pushing for the re-introduction of the Marriage and Divorce Bill in Parliament. The activists demanded on Friday that the Bill be re-tabled as a matter of urgency so that it is debated and passed immediately after Parliament ...

Three Global Fund for Women Grantees Win Nobel Peace Prize

Global Fuind for Women: We Congratulate Our Sisters! We celebrate and congratulate Global Fund for Women grantees, Leymah Gbowee, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemini pro-democracy activist, Tawakkul Karman, who share the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. "We at the Global Fund ...

WOUGNET recieves Three Volunteers from United States of America

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is priviledged to host 3 volunteers from the US in to her Kampala Office. They come in to share their experiences and best practices with the team. They are; 1.Stephanie Nitschke, A current student of the M.A. ...

Sanyu Kisaka wins BN poetry Awards

This is the third round of the BN poetry Awards and under the theme of Hope, we received and overwhelming number of submissions. Sanyu Kisaka won for her poem, A Handswing of Disguised Depravity, Rachel Kunihira emerged second for her ...

Introducing ACFODE’s New Board of Directors

ACFODE is very pleased to announce the election of a new board which took place on 28th May 2011, when a new slate of Board Directors was elected, with Ms. Gertrude Ssekabira spearheading the election as ACFODE’s ...