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  1. SA-EU Community Arts Centres Dialogue in Durban

    SA-EU Community Arts Centres Dialogue in Durban

    The SA-EU Dialogue Facility aims to strengthen the relationship between the EU and South Africa by providing support for existing and emerging policy dialogues. Within this framework, the Shukuma Mzansi III SA-EU Community Arts Centres Dialogue took place on 2-3 March in Port Elizabeth, and on 5-6 March in Durban.
  2. Marketing capacity building for smallholder farmers in Mzimba and Kasungu districts

    Marketing capacity building for smallholder farmers in Mzimba and Kasungu districts

    On 27 and 28th of February, the Government of Malawi and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, organised its yearly Project Advisory Committee Meeting in Mzimba of the project “Marketing capacity building for smallholder farmers in Mzimba and Kasungu districts”. The meeting was preceded by a field visit to Mujikole Cooperative and Tiyanjane Farmer Field School. Based on the results and experiences of 2019, the Project Advisory Committee meeting provided advise to the implementing organisations on the priorities and points of attention for 2020.
  3. Advanced Human Rights Course on Sexual Minority Rights in Africa

    Advanced Human Rights Course on Sexual Minority Rights in Africa

    From 24 to 28 February, the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria, presented the annual Advanced Human Rights Course (AHRC) on Sexual Minority Rights in Africa. The course, supported by the Government of Flanders, was presented in collaboration with the KU Leuven and Çavaria, Belgium. During the week, participants discussed SOGIESC (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics) concepts and looked into the challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ persons in Africa.
  4. Flemish art documentary screening at the International Cape Town Art Fair

    Flemish art documentary screening at the International Cape Town Art Fair

    2/15/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Investec Cape Town Art Fair is hosting ART.DOC, a film screening programme at the Labia Theatre, focusing on art documentaries.
    On Saturday 15 February at 19.00, the Labia Theatre 3 will screen the documentary THÉÂTRE SOURCE by Flemish artist Philip Aguirre y Otegui. Koen van den Bril directed the documentary in which sculptor and artist Philip Aguirre, together with the inhabitants, transforms a vital water point in Cameroon into a grand architectural sculpture.
  5. African social entrepreneurs on the look for Flemish private partners

    African social entrepreneurs on the look for Flemish private partners

    On 22 January, during their pitch event in Brussels, Ipropeller and Ashoka launched a call for "Multi-Actor Partnerships on Innovative Solutions on Climate Change in Southern Africa." The aim is to find Flemish private partners for African social entrepreneurs. This call is the third phase of the Ipropeller project "Upscaling innovative solutions on climate change in Africa through social entrepreneurship and multi-actor partnerships" that is funded by the Government of Flanders.
  6. Shukuma Mzansi III: SA-EU Community Arts Centres Dialogue

    Shukuma Mzansi III: SA-EU Community Arts Centres Dialogue

    3/2/2020 - 3/6/2020

    The third edition of the Shukuma Mzansi! SA-EU Community Arts Centres Dialogue will tackle the issue of ‘Implementing the National Community Arts Centre policy in Municipalities’ and is scheduled to take place in Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape) on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2020; and in Durban (KwaZulu Natal) on the 5th and 6th of March 2020.
  7. Flanders and Agricultural Commodity Exchange hand over warehouses to agricultural cooperatives

    Flanders and Agricultural Commodity Exchange hand over warehouses to agricultural cooperatives

    On Tuesday 21 January 2020, the Government of Flanders and Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) handed over two warehouses to two agricultural cooperatives. From mid-2014 to mid-2019 the Government of Flanders supported the project "Strengthening Farmer Organizations and Rural Structured Trade Mechanisms" in Malawi. The project was implemented by ACE & World Food Programme and included the construction of six warehouses.
  8. Flanders gives support to 4 health projects in Mozambique

    Flanders gives support to 4 health projects in Mozambique

    On 13 December, the Government of Flanders approved grants for four projects in Mozambique with a total value of 5.3 million Euro. These projects were selected from the April 2019 call for project proposals dealing with sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), specifically aimed at adolescents in the provinces of Tete and Maputo.
    The projects operate close to the target group and have a duration of 3 to 4 years. When selecting the projects, great importance was attached to applying the "Leave no one behind" principle, whereby a specific focus on young people with a disability was adhered.
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