Poverty Reduction

Mission and Purpose The Malawi Human Rights Youth Network (MHRYN) is a secretariat for 68 youth organizations throughout Malawi. MHRYN mobilizes funding, coordinates, and builds the capacity of these member organizations. MHRYN’s vision is to achieve “an environment where youth and children are empowered and participate in issues that affect...
Author: Terhemba Ambe-Uva. In Nigeria, urban slums face what Fung refers to as a “wicked problem”, which to tackle, requires a holistic and multifaceted approach. The country has in recent years witnessed the highest level of urbanization in Africa. However, this rapid urbanization, coupled with endemic corruption, and low levels...
After a century of land disputes, the people of Jemna reclaimed their land during the “Jasmine Revoluton” of 2010-2011. Rather than acquiescing to the demands of locals to have full autonomy over their land, however, the Tunisian state has employed several tactics to maintain a measure of control over the...
The Global Shapers Community is “a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities” (Global Shapers World Economic Forum website). Since its inception, the GSTH has identified a number of themes...
The UDC is the oldest and most important organization that groups unemployed persons in Tunisia under one umbrella.The purpose of the UDC was to fill the vacuum in representation created between the UGET (L'Union générale des étudiants de Tunisie) student’s union and the UGTT (L'Union générale tunisienne du travail) labor...
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Beginning in 1970, the Mazdoor Kisan Party and associated peasant movements undertook campaigns to pressure landlords to implement tenancy law and to control rents. The movement was empowering for those involved, ultimately forcing the state apparatus and government to become more accountable to the demands of the peasantry, as opposed...
Mission and Purpose The Federation of the Rural and Urban Poor (FRUP), in alliance with the Centre for Community Organisation and Development (CCODE), seeks to “train poor communities in fields such as the importance of daily community savings, income generation, and general community development.” (CCODE, 2017) History FRUP was founded...
Mission and Purpose The Centre for Community Organisation and Development’s (CCODE) mission is to be “a leading institution in empowering organizations of the poor in Malawi to be socio-economically self-reliant through capacity building initiatives.” (CCODE, 2017) In an interview with Executive Director Sungani Chalemba, Mr. Chalemba emphasized that alleviating urban...
Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) schemes have become a primary way of financing healthcare in several developing countries today. In most countries, CBHI schemes are financed through general tax revenues or contributions from social insurance groups[i]. In Ethiopia, the CBHI initiative was set up as a community-based health project that...
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Problems and Purpose Women radio listening groups in Kenya are a democratic innovation in citizen participation as seen through the case of the Ford Foundation, that had considerable influence in funding a group in Malindi. Through various radio programs, marginalized women gain more knowledge and become empowered by learning about...
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