Tag Archives: Africa

Can Kenyan women have more than one husband?

An unusual question you might think but perhaps one that is worth asking if only to advance the debate on African feminism.  I ask this question following the recent signing into law by the Kenyan government the right for a man to … Continue reading

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#Post2015: Let them have good jobs

  The Millennium Development Goals are coming to end in 2015 and questions have began about what should replace them.  I have attended a few such discussion panels and will be dipping in out and out the emerging themes from … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: The Thing About Women

Last Saturday 2 March 2013, I convened a meeting in Kampala the capital of Uganda, to explore the business case for women as part of global supply chains . The panelists were some of the most successful business women and executives … Continue reading

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Bridging the financing gap in agriculture value chains

    This was the topic for discussion this week over at Business Fights Poverty following an event hosted at Citi Bank in London on Monday 11 Feb 2013. What was interesting for me is the discussions on development are changing … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap for African Women In Business

Bridging the Gap for African Women in Business meeting is convened by Ida Horner of Ethnic Supplies and the Trustees of the Charity Let Them Help Themselves out of Poverty a community development and UK Registered, ahead of International Women’s … Continue reading

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Africa fabrics and their impact on poverty amongst women-#bad12

By the time you read this I will be in Vienna Austria giving a Keynote speech at the Pan African Forum Austria. This week long event focuses on African Textile and  specifically explores the impact of these fabrics on the … Continue reading

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Uganda@50- Is there any good news out there?

Uganda celebrates its Golden Jubilee today that is 50 years of independence from the British Government. A lot has gone wrong over those 50 years and it is very easy to write off a country by focusing on what is … Continue reading

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Can development happen without local community involvement?

  Earlier this week I had to write an article for a magazine about the work of the Charity Let Them Help Themselves Out Of Poverty in Ruhanga SW Uganda. I was thrown back to that August day in 2008 … Continue reading

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Dave calls an Olympic Food Summit

As the London Olympics come to a close David Cameron the UK’s Prime Minister has summoned World Leaders, International NGO’s and such like to a summit to discuss global hunger.   The lack of food is a topic I return … Continue reading

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Ugandans act for Ugandan victims of landslides

Please help us help them by making a donation at   A few days ago I became aware of an effort by Ugandan youth who are mobilising fellow Ugandans to aid the victims of the mudslides in Bududa NE Uganda … Continue reading

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