Sub-Saharan Africa


StoryCenter Webinar – “Digital Storytelling and Advocacy: How Stories Can Support Progressive Change”

Posted By: • May 11th, 2018

Since 1993, StoryCenter has collaborated with individuals, grassroots groups, and organizations to centralize first-person stories in social change efforts. Recognizing that current social and political realities in the United States and globally demand ever-more creative approaches to advocacy, the organization is excited to be offering this webinar. Read More

Call for Papers: SAGE Open Special Collection – Adolescence, Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted By: • September 8th, 2017

The objective of this special collection is to bring together contemporary research, thinking and critical scholarship about adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), both empirical and theoretical, in sub-saharan Africa (SSA). The special issue aims to draw together the work of academics and policy makers to make available current thinking, evidence, responses and debates relating to AGYW sexual and reproductive health needs in SSA. It is expected that this interdisciplinary and cross-cutting special issue will provide an avenue for experts at universities, international organisations, civil society groups and intergovernmental organisations to offer important insights on the subject matter. Read More

Singing to the Lions Training of the Facilitators Workshop

Posted By: • July 21st, 2017

Singing to the Lions is a new workshop tool by Dr. Jonathan Brakarsh of Zimbabwe with Dr. Lucy Steinitz of Catholic Relief Services that helps children and youth develop skills to resolve the impact of violence and abuse in their lives and to heal.  The workshop has been successfully implemented in several countries with promising results, and it is also a lot of fun — using games, art, movement and songs. Participants who sign up for this three-day Training of Facilitators workshop will experience Singing to the Lions first-hand and also have the opportunity to discuss how this might be adapted and implemented in their own settings, across different cultures. Registration is limited in size to ensure a quality experience. Read More

UYDEL Selected to Attend SVRI Young Researchers Program In Brazil

Posted By: • April 27th, 2017

Two young researchers and a facilitator from the NGO Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) have been selected to attend a young researchers program as part of the SVRI Forum 2017 to be held from 18-21 September in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. A key theme of this year’s Forum is participatory research with a focus on children and young people’s participation. Read More

2017 PSS Forum: Equity, Equality for all Girls, Boys and Youth

Posted By: • April 25th, 2017

REPSSI and its partners host a biannual Psychosocial Support Forum to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of psychosocial support (PSS) and to share knowledge on approaches to providing it.  The theme of the fourth PSS Forum, which will take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 4-6 September, 2017, is “Equity, Equality for all Girls, Boys and Youth”. Read More

Call for Applications: Young Researchers’ Participation in SVRI Forum 2017

Posted By: • February 28th, 2017

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is seeking to identify 10 young researchers between the ages of 18-24 who have engaged in participatory research activities on violence against children to attend the upcoming SVRI Forum 2017 as well as 5 NGO facilitators to support their participation in the conference. The Forum is scheduled to take place from 18-21 September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Participants selected for this program should be based in Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and/or East Africa. Read More

J Initiative Marks Safer Internet Day in Ghana

Posted By: • February 27th, 2017

For the past two years, J Initiative (JI), a RISE regional working group member, has worked with key child protection stakeholders in the public, private and civil society sectors to mark Safer Internet Day (SID) in Ghana. Organized under this year’s global theme, ‘Be the change: Unite for a better Internet’, the SID 2017 forum was held in Accra on 7 February 2017, with parallel events also occurring in other parts of the country. Key partners and attendees of the event included World Vision International, Facebook, Vodafone-Ghana, Tigo-Ghana, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Ghana Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-Ghana), Ghana Education Service, and the Ghana Institute of Journalism. Read More

Call for Articles

Posted By: • January 22nd, 2017

The RISE Learning Network is inviting contributions from professionals around the world working on projects and programmes that aim at the recovery and reintegration of children affected by sexual exploitation and other forms of violence and abuse. Read More

Webinar on M&E of Reintegration

Posted By: • August 17th, 2016

Why Monitor and Evaluate Reintegration Programmes?
Considerable attention and resources have been targeted at the reintegration of different groups of children over the years, yet rigorous evaluations of these interventions are rare and it is not always clear what lessons are being learnt. Read More

Trace Kenya Marks its 10th Anniversary

Posted By: • July 21st, 2016

Trace Kenya, a member of the RISE sub-Saharan regional working group, celebrated its tenth anniversary at a ceremony held in Mtwapa, a suburb of Mombasa, Kenya in March.  Trace Kenya’s founder and director, Paul Adhoch, chaired the event which convened key stakeholders including beneficiaries, partners, media representatives and community members. Read More

Call for short stories: “Rights should not be a fairy tale”

Posted By: • April 28th, 2017

With the purpose of promoting and encouraging children’s participation in the region, through artistic, expressive and creative spaces, the Inter-American Institute of the Child, within the framework of its 90th Anniversary, invites them to take part in a Collection of Short Stories “RIGHTS SHOULD NOT BE A FAIRY TALE”. Read More

“Instrumental Variables”: Webinar on how to know if a program made a difference

Posted By: • April 28th, 2017

The USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project is hosting a series of webinar discussions of the popular MEASURE Evaluation manual, How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical Methods for Program Impact Evaluation. Each webinar in the series reviews key topics from a chapter through verbal discussion and graphical presentation. Read More