Participation Category

A Critical Review of the European Agenda on Migration for Third Countries and Key Considerations for Africa

With increasing numbers of refugees overwhelming European borders, the EU decided to put in place a strategy to ensure that lives are saved, rates of return to countries of origin are increased and migrants and refugees stay close to home and avoid taking dangerous journeys. Key targets to be achieved in this strategy include working with partners to improve the legislative and institutional framework for migration, assistance in capacity building on border and migration management, encouragement for voluntary return and support for reintegration and stemming of irregular flows while offering legal migration channels. 93/2836 words.

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International Medical Corps is Hiring

The International Medical Corps (Sierra Leone) is hiring three new positions: JOB TITLE: District Manager COUNTRY PROGRAM: Sierra Leone LOCATION: Koinadugu District POSITION REPORTS TO: National Health Promotion Coordinator DURATION OF INITIAL CONTRACT: 3 Months (with possibility of renewal) APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 19th May, 2016   JOB TITLE: Social Behaviour Change Training Officers (7) COUNTRY […]

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Job Opportunities – Sierra Leone

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone seeks to fill three (3) positions in its programming in Freetown, North East and South East Regions.

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Youth and Civic Engagement: Another Rhetoric, Another IYD

The youth participation rhetoric must stop and real action for and by young people should not need an encouragement – it MUST become the gold standard – the “youth-barometer” for development.

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Sierra Leone: No Touching, No handshaking – Ebola; Stealing Our Humanity

For the first time in four years, I was apprehensive to travel. My spirit was disturbed. I was worried about many things travelling to Freetown after I am a believer in fate and destiny shaping my life.

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5 Things Sierra Leone and Liberia should Be Doing Post Ebola

While the fight against Ebola is being won, the West African region including the affected countries cannot continue to do things as usual.

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Occupy University of Amsterdam

Note: Some students and faculty of the University of Amsterdam have taken on the school on a list of issues. I have personally experienced some of those issues while a student there. Having carefully considered their campaign and hoping that other students (especially those from Africa) will not experience my plight during the academic year […]

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Deconstructing the Youth Development Agenda: Putting Young Women First | INCLUDE Platform

My contribution to Dutch Foreign Policy formulation in (West) Africa. “There are no singular straightforward answers but first we do need to understand what we are dealing with. Much of (West) Africa’s problems are what we call “wicked problems” – they are ingrained, systemic and multi-faceted. You do not solve “wicked problems”, you “re-solve” them […]

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Ebola=System Failure: Why A Grassroots Response is Necessary

Ebola has deepened poverty in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Human rights were abused; many rights were taken back by the state. The social, political, economy and the cultural spaces have been affected and changed in many ways.
Tsike-Sossah Simon shows how systems have failed in those countries affected by Ebola.

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PROTOCOL FOR SAFE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT IN LIBERIA

Below is the verbatim protocol arrangement for schools in Liberia as the country plans to reopen schools in in February. The Ministry of Education has therefore released these protocol to provide guidance to teachers and school managers. 1.     WHAT ARE THESE PROTOCOLS? The Protocols for Safe School Environments in the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia define […]

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