• Protecting Women’s Livelihoods within the Oil and Gas Industry in Ghana

    When oil was discovered in Ghana in 2008, rural women, in particular, those living in oil-fringe communities had little or no knowledge about the effects of oil exploration on their livelihoods. Six (6) years after the discovery of oil, local populations, majority being women are still grappling with the negative effects on their livelihoods. The […]

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  • Perks of being an Observer: Thoughts at the 69th UN General Assembly

    Saturday, August 30, 2014 Dear Maria Theresa Nera-Lauron, We are pleased to inform you that the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (CCST) has selected you to receive an invitation to attend the 23 September 2014 UN Climate Summit. Congratulations and best regards, UN-NGLS In the search for CSO representatives to be invited to the […]

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  • Climate Finance: From Whom and For Whom?

    On the 24th of September 2014, the entire world will shift its attention to the Ban Ki-Moon summit in New York where leaders from various countries will “pledge” their contributions in the global effort to end the looming climate crisis. Political deadlocks amid crisis The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns us of “irreversible […]

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  • Scarcity Amidst Plenty: Financing for Sustainable Development

    Nowadays we see the downplaying of the role of official development assistance (ODA) and public finance systems in general. And instead, we lay witness to the emerging trends of foreign direct investments (FDI), migrant remittances, and domestic resource mobilisation (DRM) as primary sources of sustainable development finance. Indeed, mobilising resources to finance sustainable development is […]

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  • Time to make sure young people help to rewrite the rules of development

    This post first appeared in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation Blog. It’s not always immediately obvious why young people should care about effective development co-operation. Even for those in development circles, it has been the inclusive and broad-based process of shaping the next Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) – the “what” of development – that […]

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  • Women Leadership in African Society

    Christine Andela was interviewed by Elomo Andela, African Representative in the CPDE Working Group on the Enabling Environment for Civil Society and Member of the CPDE Communications Working Group Interview date: Wednesday 2 July 2014. Following the election of Catherine Samba-Panza as the first female president of the Central African Republic, are we likely to […]

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  • Uganda’s UN Presidency and the Post-2015 Agenda

    Uganda is set to head the United Nations General Assembly – and the Ugandan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sam Kuteesa, will be the President of 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. While this is a prestigious position that has not come easily for Kuteesa, if the online petition is anything to go by, […]

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  • CSO Continuing Campaign for Effective Development: Focus on the Implementation of Istanbul Principles

    Since 2011 when the Busan HLF4 shifted the global dialogue from aid to development effectiveness, civil society had been at the forefront of campaigning for effective development—recognizing that aid has the potential to eliminate the root causes, as well as the symptoms of poverty, inequality and marginalization. Under the banner of the CSO Partnership for […]

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  • Youth as Partners in Development

    About half of the world’s population – nearly 3 billion people – is aged 25 years old and below. Almost 90% of this three billion figure live in developing countries and accounts for a sizeable chunk in the global labor force. Addressing the needs of the youth remains a global challenge but far from being […]

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  • Data Revolution – The fulcrum for delivering the development effectiveness agenda

    Real access to and use of data is crucial for development co-operation, and for the billions of people whom this co-operation aims to benefit. For development co-operation stakeholders, real access to data allows for transparency as well as better planning, targeting and review. For beneficiaries, real access enables ownership and accountability, while strengthening participation. As […]

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