K15_2033Of all of the millions of subjects you can read about on Wikipedia, subjects relating to Africa have the least coverage. This is due to a number of reasons, but mainly because many people do not know that they can donate their images, videos and audio to Wikipedia.

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22045993_934777150012473_5028715071726894725_nIn the last week of September, Startup Grind Dar es Salaam hosted Jeniffer Shigoli, the founder of Malkia Investments Limited, producers of Bubbly detergent, Elea Reusable Pads and Soma chalks. She shared her entrepreneurial story with our community and here is snapshot of it, for those who missed the event.

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Article By: Carol Ndosi

K15_9670My name is Carol Moses Ndosi; I am a social and business entrepreneur; founder and CEO of Alta Vista Events, The Nyama Choma Festival brand as well as the chairperson for Mamaendeleo, a not for profit charitable organisation aimed at uplifting the welfare of women particularly around socio-economic activities focused around income generating projects and financial inclusion.

May I begin by thanking all the organisers Civil Society Initiative and The Aga Khan Foundation for this great platform. Read more

Innovation-challenge-2017-FBIn a world where repressive regimes constantly step up their coercive game and target human rights defenders, we need to find smart solutions that enable continued human rights work globally. When you enter the Innovation Challenge (IC), you get the chance of becoming that solution. You can receive funding to turn your idea into a prototype.

Civil Rights Defenders is an international human rights organisation that defends civil and political rights and strengthens human rights defenders at risk. For 35 years, Civil Rights Defenders has supported the civil society in repressive countries. The Innovation Challenge is an annual competition designed to tackle different civil and political rights themes each year.

Below you will find the necessary information to participate, as well as the all-important submission form.

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Screen Shot 2017-09-21 at 7.54.58 PMIn 2016, the East African Institute of the Aga Khan University produced some of the most authoritative research on youth values, attitudes, concerns and aspirations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The results were clear: unemployment is the single most pressing issue affecting youth. To address unemployment in Tanzania, the Aga Khan Foundation has launched a sh.7.2bn agro-business project to generate 5,000 jobs in Lindi and Mtwara. Through the Scale program, the two agencies will facilitate dialogue and collaboration to support youth entrepreneurship in the region. The Scale Tanzania forum will feature: Read more