Africa ‘let down’ by Busan aid agreement says ActionAid

Busana (S.Korea) Africa’s priorities were sidelined in a ‘global partnership’ launched Thursday at the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, in Busan, says anti-poverty agency ActionAid. In a press statement, donors did not agree a target for ending ‘tied aid’ – the practice where donor governments force countries to spend aid on their goods and services and also failed to agree a deadline to put aid through countries’ own systems. Women’s rights were also not prioritized. Lucia Fry, Aid Policy Advisor at ActionAid said: “An eleventh hour effort brought…

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Somehow surviving: A story of chronic need, hope and despair

By Sulah Nuwamanya-Partnership Development and Communications Manager for Actionaid Rwanda Rwanda (Kigali) Bernadite Nyitogwiza of Muganza Village in Muganza Sector, Gisagara District, Southern Province has survived to the age of 88 despite a life of permanent challenge to meet her basic needs and those of her family. Born in 1923 in the same community where she now lives, she and her husband had four children. All of them have since passed on, along with her husband, who died of natural causes about 20 years ago. She lives with her four…

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Rwanda achieves high rank in actionaid’s scorecard

Further action needed to face food, climate crisis

 

October 19th, 2011 (Kigali-Rwanda) Rwanda ranks 3rd in its capacity and preparedness for the triple crisis confronting the world’s food system, according to research in 28 developing countries. The ActionAid report released today, On the Brink: Who’s best prepared for a climate and hunger crisis?, shows that Rwanda is one of the developing nations most prepared for confronting the three interlocking global challenges of climate change, resource scarcity and rising and volatile food prices. Other high achievers include Brazil, Malawi, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

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Supporting rural women farmers is the solution to eradicating hunger in Rwanda, says Actionaid

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Supporting rural women farmers is the solution to eradicating hunger in Rwanda, says Actionaid

15th October 2011 (Kigali) The Rwandan government must make concrete invest in the specific needs of rural women famers as the only sustainable solution to eradicating hunger and ensuring abundant quality food, said Actionaid in its message to mark the International Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day, today.

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