Civil society crucial for Africa's future, say global laureates

July 2014

A group of award-winning human rights campaigners, environmental activists and academics working in Africa and the Middle East say that a new drive to strengthen civil society is urgently needed to safeguard Africa’s future.

The group, comprising of recipients of the Right Livelihood Award (RLA, also known as “The Alternative Nobel Prize”), participated at a conference held in Egypt from 11 countries in the region to explore the crucial role that African civil society must play in building the best possible future for the continent, particularly in achieving food security and justice, reducing poverty, ending impunity and protecting the environment.

Over a four-day conference at the SEKEM farm (RLA Laureate 2003), from 6-9 June 2014, the RLA Laureates discussed issues ranging from human rights and justice, environmental destruction and the extractive industries, women’s health and safety, community development, as well as ecologically and socially sound agriculture. The conference provided a forum at which award recipients could share their ideas, voice their concerns and network with key changemakers in Africa. Sessions involved dialogue with local civil society organisations and strongly emphasised the sharing and promotion of practical solutions.

Information about the conference can be found here:

www.rightlivelihood.org/cairo2014.html

All news in this category

Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century

What is the future of writing in the digital age, and why does it matter? In this surprising talk, Master Penman Jake Weidmann explores the... [more]

Polyhedric educational experiences

The main focus of this video is the recent development of the upper classes of the Scuola Novalis. The Libera Scuola Steiner-Waldorf “Novalis” is... [more]

Having 28 daughters. Waldorf Education in India

An interview with Manorama Kamineni, Sloka Waldorf School Hyderabad. [more]

Googlification in the Classroom – The High-Tech Invasion of our Schools

The posters on the classroom wall say, ‘Dream!’ ‘Laugh!’ It seems ironic that these posters remind us of a childhood which is long gone. Some third... [more]

1100 Schools and The Challenges of Teacher Education

Currently, there are 1100 Steiner Waldorf Schools worldwide. One of the challenges to do with this development is the education or professional... [more]

Can physicians benefit from arts?

According to a new study, medical students with a more diverse background, which includes artistic and visual skills may potentially hold an edge... [more]

Kings Langley Rudolf Steiner School on reforming path to avoid closure

A long-established Rudolf Steiner School in the United Kingdom is fighting to stay open following a decision by the Department for Education (DfE) in... [more]

First Waldorf School in Istanbul opened

In Turkey, the Waldorf School and Kindergarten movement is still in its infancy.  [more]

State Recognition for the Yechiel Waldorf School in Israel

About ten years ago, a very dedicated couple founded and provided essential financial support for a Waldorf School In the small village of Tal... [more]

License renewed for Waldorf School Tiflis

Every six years, free schools in Georgia need to have their license renewed in order to continue operating. With the ever-changing political... [more]

Displaying results 11 to 20 out of 124

< Previous

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Next >

Follow