The Sharing Meeting of the SADC Technical Committee on CSTL and FutureLife-Now! programme took place in Durban, South Africa, between 3–5 February 2020. Representatives from 16 Member States attended the meeting to discuss the relationship between CSTL, FutureLife-Now! and the Children’s Participation Framework as a strategic framework for accelerating sustainable development in the SADC Region. It also provided an opportunity for Member States to be inducted on the new SADC FutureLife-Now! programme, and offered a forum for sharing challenges, good practices, lessons learnt and policy or programme recommendations related to HIV&AIDS, SRHR and ART adherence. Click here for the Meeting Report and here to view and download the presentations .
Save the Children and MIET AFRICA have joined forces to advocate for stronger child-sensitive governance processes and systems across the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) region, including inclusive, child-sensitive, democratic election processes. This advocacy brief provides an overview of the rights and responsibilities of children and state parties in securing the meaningful participation of children in election proceedings. It makes recommendations for developing child-friendly election proceedings in the ESA region, drawing on relevant legal instruments, literature and stakeholder views from 2017 research in Zambia and Tanzania on children’s civil and political rights. Click here to read the advocacy brief.
Invitations are open for the services of an audit firm for the purpose of auditing the FoRCESA – Frontiers of Resistance – Championing Children’s Rights across ESA Project, as stipulated in the agreement between MIET AFRICA and Save the Children International. Please click here for the full ToR.
MIET AFRICA, in partnership with the SADC Secretariat and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), seeks to appoint a Technical Officer to take responsibility for the effective implementation of programmes and projects related to the SADC Care and Support for Teaching and Learning initiative. This one year contract position (renewable subject to performance) is open to residents of Botswana only. The successful applicant will be based in Gaborone, Botswana. Closing date for applications is 11 March 2020. Click here for more information and to apply.
SADC & MIET AFRICA through its regional programme FutureLife-Now! gives young people the opportunity to share and discuss solutions to the climate change crisis and implement these solutions within their own communities. FutureLife-Now! facilitates Youth Climate Change Dialogues which feature a live, video-conference session between schools in different parts of the world. Get in touch now to get your Youth Climate Change Dialogue started!