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Civil Society and Government: Complementary, not Competing Forces

11 October, 2017 / Posted by: Carl Manlan

Civil societies and governments are complementary forces when a society defines a path towards human progress. In the early nineties, as a teenager, I observed the political transition in many African countries. A dialogue that could have chartered a pathway for homegrown ingredients for...

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Drug Users Stigma: An Insidious Evil

02 October, 2017 / Posted by: Chamrid Kpadonou

“ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Everyone is entitled to...


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Transforming a CSO Board into a Golden Pot

20 September, 2017 / Posted by: Charles Kojo Vandyck

Most boards of civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa fail to live up to their resource mobilisation responsibilities. This is because too many CSOs approach board fundraising assuming they...


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Re-Imagining the Transformation of our Communities

14 September, 2017 / Posted by: Carl Manlan

Innovation does not equate complex technology. Every day, communities across Africa find creative ways to contribute meaningfully to their lives with or without technology. Their challenges become...