Sunday, 23 August 2015

When we talk about trade between African nations or our communities, you may have an image of men in smart suits selling manufactured goods and services. This is not really the case. In fact, regional integration on the continent and at the national level is being led by resourceful African women crossing the borders in droves to open up trade routes and spaces for their products.

It is high time we need to start to respect Women because they are the powerful drivers of the economy and development. Matilda Amoah is one of the Young Urban Women's Project member a project by Action Aid Ghana in partnership with The Ark Foundation in Greater Accra Region and NORSAAC in the northern region, Matilda has acquired skills through YUWProject she is now able to make a lot of beautiful and quality products through the YUW Livelihoods support project.

In a recent interview with Matilda she couldn't hide her joy, she says she was very excited to be part of this life-changing project which has made her realize some of the skills which are now enabling her to earn a living and continue to support her family and siblings. she also highlighted some of the challenges that they face as Petty Traders which ranges from space, market to licensing of their small businesses. Despite all these challenges she strongly believes that women have the potential to sustain the economy and development from the community up to national level.

 It is number one Young Urban Women's Project outcome to have at least 2000 young women with safe and decent work and livelihoods, also exercising greater control over their income These are some of the samples of the products that Matilda Amoah makes .. you can support her business by buying or marketing- through her business call number +233 24 567 7703 ‪#

By Abel Mavura for YUWP

Monday, 10 August 2015

According to the UN food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome , women are responsible for at least 50 percent of all food production. they struggle to meet the most basic needs of the their families for food, water, firewood,clothes, health care n a home. In theory this should mean that women are becoming better off , liberated, equal. but in practice it is a different story. These two women were recently captured in Mutoko District Mashonaland East Province, struggling to meet the needs of the family by doing hard work all the day receiving small amount of money to but soap and pay school fees for the kids. this is the kind of work that they are doing, striving to meet the family demands and usually they receive small amount of money which doesn't tally with the labor they provide . After this hard work they go back home to do the house chores which includes; cleaning, washing, fetching water, fetching firewood, as well as child care, elderly care and care of persons with disabilities without male support. Its high time we recognise unpaid care work as a major human rights issue, Policies must recognize the role of women and girls in the provision of unpaid care work , reduce the drudgery of unpaid care by redistributing from women to men and from family to communities and the government . That is Equality ‪#‎letsempowerwomen‬

Friday, 7 August 2015

Meet the IIG 40 Under 30 Emerging Zimbabwean leaders class of 2015. Check EXCLUSIVE: Infinite inspiration Group (IIG) 40 under 30 emerging leaders is an annual list of 40 emerging Zimbabwean leaders who are 30 years old or below. The list has been complied by Infinite Inspiration Group. A Harare based Leadership and Motivation Company. The purpose of the list according to Simbarashe Nyamadzawo, Inspirational speaker and Author who is the founder of IIG is to formally recognise, acknowledge and celebrate 40 emerging leaders who are under 30. “  As an organization we have decided to acknowledge,honor and celebrate some of the young game changers, thought- leaders,opinion shapers,movers and shakers.We hope the list will challenge and inspire other young people to emulate and learn one or two from the listed contemporaries.” Nyamadzawo explains below how they came up with the names. METHODOLOGY This list is not exhaustive. It is a sample list. It comprises of individuals born after 31 December 1984 and doing remarkable, notable or unique things in any of the following categories: entrepreneurship inspiration, arts, law, sports, education, medicine, media, and technology The names were drawn from a wide range of networks that work closely with youths in the above mentioned categories. We do appreciate that there are a lot of young people doing remarkable things across the nation but for the purpose of the list we decided to limit the number to 40 leaders only. Those who have been listed this year will not be listed again in the following years. This list is arranged in alphabetical order. Meet the IIG 40 UNDER 3O EMERGING LEADERS class of 2015. Name Credentials Organization 1)Abel Mavura Solution bearer/ Activist MAYO Zimbabwe 2)Acie Lumumba Patriot/ Politician Zimbabwe Youth Council 3)Adoration Bizure Filmmaker/ Journalist H-Metro 4)Anoziva Marindire Blogger/ Opinion shaper Paradoka 5)Advocate Arthur Marara Attorney/Author/Speaker Greatness Factory Trust 6)Caroline Munemo Entrepreneur Sterile Hygienic Services 7)Charles Manyuchi Boxer 8)Dalamuzi Mhlanga Solution bearer/ Academic/ Speaker Lead Us Today 9)Doc Vikela (Victor Mpofu) Entertainer/ Comedian Simuka Comedy 10)Elizabeth Masiyiwa Solution bearer Simba Education Advocate 11)FadzayiMahere Advocate /Lecturer Advocate Chambers 12)Gilbert Eugene Peters Creative Entrepreneur Spidex Media 13)JahPrayzah (MukudzeyiMukombe) Entertainer/Singer/Brand Third Generation 14)Joseph Madziyire Artist/ Entrepreneur ZimPraise 15)KVG ( Kudzai Violet Gwara) Radio Presenter Star FM 16)Lisa Chiriseri Solution bearer F.A.C.E.Z 17)Maud Chifamba Historymaker/ Student University of Zimbabwe 18)Mike Kamungeremu Business leader Tendo Electronics 19)Prophet Passion Java Prophet Passion Java Ministries 20)Dr. PatsonDzamara Global Shaper/ Author/ Speaker/Academic Leadership & Development Institute/ World Economic Forum- Harare Hub 21)Dr Praise Tapiwa Magama Physician/entrepreneur/ Filmmaker TaSimba Film & Arts 22) Primrose Chakuchichi EMPRETECO/Entrepreneur Continental Beverages 23) Rinos Mautsa Serial Entrepreneur/ Visionary/Collaborator / Global Shaper Various including World Economic Forum-Harare Hub 24) IM Rodwell Makoto (2403) International Master-Chess player Zimbabwe Chess Federation 25) Rumbi Chigova Socialite / Entrepreneur Designer closet 26) Rumbidzai Takawira News Anchor ZBC 27) RuvhenekoParirenyatwa Brand/ Media Personality/ Activist/MC Zi FM Stereo 28)SamuelleDimairho Pioneer/ Innovator/ Entrepreneur Chengetedzai Depository Company Limited 29)TafadzwaMakura Pioneer/ Innovator/ Entrepreneur Mazwi Shop 30)TakundaChingonzo EMPRETECO/ Entrepreneur/ Pioneer/ Innovator Neolab Technology 31)TarironeGitare (TariroRuzvidzo) Guitarist/Singer/ Songwriter 32)Ted Courage Lazaro Producer/Director/ Entrepreneur Christ TV 33)Tendai Maduwa Actor/Poet/Author Awake Zimbabwe Trust 34)TinasheNyaruwanga Opinion Shaper/ blogger / Marketer 35)Tinotenda Matiyenga Athlete/ Student Prince Edward School 36)Tommy Deuschle Solution bearer/ Entrepreneur Emerging Ideas-Pitch Night 37)Tonderai Rutsito Opinion Shaper/ Writer 38)Walter Chimene Phenomenal speaker Eloquent solutions 39)Winstone Antonio Journalist Alpha Media-Newsday 40)ZororoMakamba Media Personality Tonight with Zororo

Young people at core of post-2015 agenda (JORDAN TIMES) | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Young people at core of post-2015 agenda (JORDAN TIMES) | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization