Panelistst: Mutombo Mpanya, Professor of International Studies,
Sonoma State University
& Muadi Mukenge, Program Director for Sub-Saharan Africa,
Global Fund for Women
To contribute to the empowerment of rural women, in June 2011, Global Fund for Women launched a two-year initiative to support 22 rural women's groups working in sustainable agriculture and the promotion of women's rights in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Uganda. The Rural Women Striding Forward initiative documented the successes and constraints women farmers face in achieving food security, and in strengthening their position in society. The presentation will share the outcomes of the initiative comparing baseline and impact data, with the aim to inform broader debates on effective integrated strategies to ensure food security and end the exclusion of rural women from decision-making on the very issues that most concern them.
This event is free and open to the public, wheelchair accessible and open to the public. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 510 642-0813 or visit the website.
Anyone who has attended our annual Fall Fundraiser will tell you: it is a lot of fun and it’s for a great cause. Live bands, African food, delicious drinks, and great company! This event is free and open to the public. A donation request will be made. Please join us!
All proceeds raised from the event will go directly to supporting the work of Akili Dada, an international award-winning leadership incubator nurturing a generation of young African women from underprivileged backgrounds, whose commitment to the underserved is transforming their communities.
Alumnae of Akili Dada's scholarship program and the Executive Director, Purity Kagwiria, will be there to share more about the organization as well.
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The Organization of African Students at Berkeley Presents
Land Grabs in Africa:
Economic Growth or Re-Colonization?
Founder and Executive Director of the Oakland Institute
at UC Berkeley Campus, 130 Wheeler Hall
Land Investments -- painted as a development opportunity for African countries to generate employment and income -- often appear to be extractive and exploitive, leading to the increased threat to local food security and land rights as well as the displacement of thousands of families from their homes and livelihoods.
This talk will provide an overview of the reality of land grabs in Africa based on extensive research and advocacy conducted by the Oakland Institute. Join us to learn about the resistance movements of impacted communities, solidarity networks and national organizations in Africa as well as ways you can support their struggle.