Fahamu Africa’s Emerging Powers in Africa project is undertaking this Civil Society survey to understand the role and experience of Africa’s Civil Society in the Emerging Powers (for example, Brazil, India, China, Turkey, South Korea, Gulf States) in Africa discourse – otherwise referred to as South-South Cooperation (cooperation among traditionally Developing Nations).

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The intersectionality of people’s struggles on climate change calls for concerted efforts towards climate justice. Across the world, communities are made vulnerable by intensified exploitation of natural resources and overproduction for profit. There is a need to launch and strengthen grassroots educational and advocacy campaigns to deepen understanding of the relationship between climate change and human rights.

When successful, cooperatives can strengthen and liberate individuals and communities in the most fundamental ways. History shows that the benefits people of African descent around the world can gain include economic empowerment, employment, skills acquisition, community agency, self-confidence and cultural revival. All these will contribute to the progression from disempowerment to empowerment and full self-determination.


People not versed in the complexities of the diplomatic world of distorted mirror images in Geneva or Accra or Nairobi may wonder in awe at the agreements negotiated in their name by their representatives in multilateral forums like UNCTAD. But, truth be told, UNCTAD is in no position to deliver the mandate that it got in Nairobi.

Position available for a highly motivated and resourceful Grants Associate with strong writing skills, attention to detail, and ability to take initiative. Reporting to the Institutional Giving Manager, the Grants Associate will serve as an integral member of the Development team. The position requires close collaboration with program staff across all three regional offices – The Americas (New York), Europe (London), and Africa (Nairobi) – and across program areas.