EACSOF 8th Annual General Meeting 2016


On the 16th March 2016, the East Africa Civil Society organizations’ forum (EACSOF) held the 8th Annual General Meeting at Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting was graced by 46 CSOs delegates from the East Africa Community partner states and key development partners such as the Commonwealth Foundation, The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, The Swedish Embassy, Foundation for CSOs in Tanzania (FCSO-TZ), and Action Aid. EACSOF President, Mr. Morris Odhiambo chaired the meeting. The key achievements of EACSOF were highlighted by the Secretary General, Mr. Zaa Twalangeti of Tanzania…

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INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE ON NATURAL RESOURCES IN AFRICA (IANRA) THE MULTI-STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE AND MODEL MINING  LEGISLATION LAUNCH The IANRA held a  Multi-stakeholder Conference  on the 26 April 2016 at Silver Springs hotel in Nairobi,Kenya  and  a  Model Mining Legislation Launch in Naivasha on the 27 April  2016.   Multi-stakeholder Conference  enabled participants to review the The Model Mining Legislation   and  recommended for inclusion of gender mainstreaming, responsibility of the state,  community definition to accommodate national constitutions. The Model Mining Legislation is a work in progress document  and  EACSOF members are welcomed…

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Right to Nationality and Eradication of Statelessness


Right to Nationality and Eradication of Statelessness In 2009 AfriMAP, now the AfRO, published two ground breaking studies focusing on issues of exclusion and citizenship in Africa.  Those reports stated that Africa’s wars are fuelled by many factors, most notoriously, natural resources and land.  However, citizenship also ranks atop the contributors to conflict on the African continent.  The rampant and unresolved issue of discrimination of citizenship has led to conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo. The studies made an urgent case for the right to a nationality…

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