Events, movie screening, for African Liberation Day

Register for sessions here: https://africansrising.org/may25-2021/

African Liberation Day: Building Healthy Communities

Tuesday, May 25, 12 pm – 1:30 pm (EDT) / 4 pm – 5:30 pm (GMT)

On African Liberation Day, we will discuss COVID-19, human rights challenges, Pan-Africanism and why the spirit of Ubuntu is the one thing that can get us through this pandemic.

Moderator: Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith

Speakers: Pauline Muchina, Emira Woods, Dr. Ahmed Ouma (CDC Africa) Mr. Adotei Akwei (Amnesty International)

Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century: Our Rights, Our Health, Our Future - #Rise4OurLives

Free Movie Streaming – KEMTIYU, Cheikh Anta

Tuesday, May 25

«Kemtiyu» depicts the life of Cheikh Anta Diop, a prominent political figure and researcher who dedicated his life to the pursuits of truth and justice. The movie will be streamed according to the schedule below:

Kiswahili – 1:00 pm (EAT)
https://vimeo.com/252177164

French – 1:00 pm (GMT)
https://vimeo.com/169983638

Subtitled English – 8:00 pm (SAST)
https://vimeo.com/169773398

Invisible Giants – A Message of Hope (Part 1)

Wednesday, May 26, 10 am – 12 pm – 1:30 pm (GMT)

Online celebrations African women working for positive change in their communities. These women have been nominated for recognition as “Invisible Giants” by Africans Rising members.

Invisible Giants – A Message of Hope (Part 2)

Wednesday, May 26, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (GMT)

A panel and open discussion with African women activists working for positive change in their communities. This virtual ceremony will include a livestream of pre-recorded videos of “Invisible Giants” discussing their work and sharing their messages of hope.

The New Scramble for Africa

Thursday, May 27, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (GMT)

This webinar will reignite conversations on how activists have been able to survive the pandemic while not giving up on their duties and commitments to positive social change. Hear from thought leaders and experts who provide their insights on successful strategies for activists during the pandemic.

Speakers: Deji Adeyanju (Coordinating Collective, Africans Rising), Edwin Mutemi wa Kiama, (Coordinating Collective, Africans Rising)

Sustainability and Good Governance: Harnessing Africa’s Rich Resources for Development

Thursday, May 27, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (GMT)

Africa is a rich continent, with a rich and powerful heritage. Africa’s global diaspora is a part of the continent’s history and future. This event will discuss the need for good governance, people-centered sustainable development, economic equality, social justice, accountability and transparency as we work together to build the world we need and the Africa We Want.

Moderator: Mwiza Munthali (Host, Africa Now! Radio Show)

Speakers: Briggs Bomba (Project Director, TrustAfrica), Everjoice Win (Executive Director, Shine
African Feminist Leadership)

African Liberation Show: An Online Concert

Friday, May 28, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (GMT)

In the first hour, Francophone and Anglophone artists and activists from across the continent will share their ideas on cultural decolonisation and their art. In the second hour, there will be a virtual concert to address the 25th of May theme and performances of creative actions for positive social change.

Featured Artists: Lass Primo, MD MO (Mauritania); Phatal Ebodé (Cameroon); Magui, Al Dalaal MC, Kals, Safaray, Jah Jah King, Ndongo, Andiyes, Sangotte (Senegal);
Gauthier, Lydie (DRC); Nessa, Mwiya Moody (Zambia), Teresa (Mozambique); Maryjacob (Nigeria)

Paint and Sip – Love is Liberation

Saturday, May 29, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

As we celebrate African liberation day, we celebrate the love that connects us all. Download the image from our website or create your own drawing and join us in a virtual painting setting as we close off our one week of celebrations with a moment of self reflection, self care and love.

Featured Artist: Marieme Ba, Ayele Ba & Emira Woods Painting Material + Stencils: Click to Download the StencilRead The Story behind the Painting and inspiration behind the activity

Debt Cancellation for African Countries

June 3rd, 10:00 am – 11:30 am (GMT)

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan (Movement Coordinator, Africans Rising) and Asha Jaffar (Activist, Kenya) host a collaborative discussion with key stakeholders and Africans Rising members to draft a citizen’s charter to guide African countries on debt cancellation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers: Brian Kagoro (Open Society Foundation), Buba Khan (ActionAid International), Zakaria Sambakhe (ActionAid – Senegal), Omolara Balogun (WASCI), Noutcha Prudence (Activist, Cameroon), Luckystar Azree (Tax Justice Expert, Kenya)

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Call for visual and other artists: Book Bunk


Call for Applications
We are commissioning art for #NRBLibraries
Over the past year, we have been working on the physical restoration of two of McMillan Memorial Library’s satellite branches; Kaloleni Library and Eastlands Library in Makadara. We are almost done with this aspect of our continuing work, and are calling on Nairobi’s visual artists to work with us, to bring some funk into these precious spaces! For the Eastlands Library in Makadara, we are inviting visual artists (painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media artists, and all others) to apply for this paid opportunity to contribute to the library’s first-ever collection!
What we Need… 

We’re looking for a total of 42 individual art pieces and have categorised these into 10 groups/series. Visual artists will be required to send in an application with details of which space they would like to work in and are welcome to submit new or existing works. This opportunity is open to both solo and collaborative projects. A preference may be given to projects that aspire to collaborate with artists from the library community in Eastlands. Here’s a breakdown of all the spaces that need art, the rates for each space and the Application Guidelines which has been made available below. Application Guidelines and More Info HereThe deadline for applications is Friday, 4th June 2021, 2359Hrs East African Time, with a delivery deadline set for Saturday, 14th August 2021.Apply Today!To learn more about this opportunity, please visit our opportunities page. Don’t forget to spread the word!Submit an Application!

Job: Senior Finance and Operations Officer, Natural Justice

Senior Finance and Operations Officer: Kenya – Closing Date: 3 May 2021

Senior Finance and Operations Officer: Kenya

Natural Justice is an African non-profit organization specializing in environmental justice. Natural Justice uses the law to support communities participate in decisions that affect their land, culture and environment.

Natural Justice has been working with communities, NGOs and government agencies in Kenya since 2009. Together with our partners, we conduct comprehensive research on environmental and human rights law, use community legal empowerment approaches, including community paralegals, to support communities protect their access to lands, resources and traditional knowledge, provide legal advice and training to project partners, comment on environmental impact assessments, and make submissions on law and policy. To learn more about the work of Natural Justice please refer to http://www.naturaljustice.org.

What are we looking for?

NJ seeks a full-time Senior Finance and Operations Officer in Nairobi who will be responsible for the financial management and administrative operations, including procurement, human resource administration, processing and recording of all financial transactions, financial reporting to donors and the Natural Justice Kenya board, managing relationships with suppliers and partner organizations. This position will also be the custodian of organization assets and supervise office administration.

The senior finance and operations officer will report to the Natural Justice Kenya Director and the organizations Chief Financial and Operations Officer based in Cape Town. The successful candidate will be based in our Nairobi office, with travel required on occasion and will be expected to begin work as soon as possible.

Consultancy: Research on access to archives for creatives in KE, UG, TZ (Hivos)

Consultancy: Research on access to public and private archives for creatives in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania

Region: East Africa Office: Nairobi Hours: To be determined Application deadline: May 7, 2021

About Hivos

Hivos is an international development organization guided by humanist values. Together with citizens and their organizations, it aims to contribute towards just, inclusive and life sustaining societies where people have equal access to opportunities, rights and resources. It works in partnership with others in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America on three impact areas: civic rights; gender equality, diversity and inclusion, and climate justice. Hivos’ approach is solution driven, and it builds wider movements for change by amplifying and connecting voices.

About Resource of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) Program

Hivos is continuing with its long history of support to artists and makers through the Resource Of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) program. R.O.O.M seeks to deploy creative forces in the defense of civic space through supporting a new generation of makers to produce critical content. Critical content in the context of R.O.O.M means creative content that counters hegemonic narratives in society hence generating dialogue, debate, and dissent across different socio-political issues.

Background of consultancy

R.O.O.M seeks the following outcomes:

  1. Makers become more self-sufficient
  2. Makers are more independent.
  3. Makers produce more critical content
  4. Makers reach wider audiences
  5. Creative hubs have increased capacity to facilitate audio-visual productions.

As such, the delivery of the current assignment is to help the creatives achieve outcome 3 since access to archived material will complement already on going production of critical content across social, political, and economic themes.

The current cohort of R.O.O.M partners works on critical content across the following medium: online radio programming, podcasts, music production, documentary films, data artistry, puppetry and animation, film, fashion, literature, and infomercials. They then promote their content on digital platforms like social media channels and their organizational websites.

R.O.O.M would now like to improve artists access to archives and also support the work of National archive institutions as a way of improving criticality in the region amongst creatives.

Going by the above, this is assignment involves the following:

  1. The researcher to conduct an exploratory study on the present state of National Archive institutions in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania detailing some of the existing resources that could be of use to creatives.
  2. The researcher developing a tool kit/set of resources on how creatives can better utilize the existing archives for the work and how they can develop their organizational archives. This can be separate or incorporated in the report.
  3. The researcher to conduct 1 day workshop on how creatives can utilize the tools/resources developed.

Job: Project Officer, Hivos Digital Defenders Partnership

Region: Africa Office: Hivos East Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. Hours: 40 Application deadline: May 3, 2021 LINK

Job context

Are you committed to defending human rights offline as well as online? Do you have some experience in facilitating trainings, digital security, organizational security, or coordinating networks? Are you flexible, and able to contribute to a whole range of tasks within the Digital Defenders Partnership program? The DDP team would love to have you as a colleague.

About Hivos

Hivos works for a world where people can realize their full potential, unleashing their ingenuity and creativity to build fair, just and life-sustaining societies for themselves and generations to come. Our mission is to amplify and connect voices that promote social and environmental justice and challenge power imbalances. We particularly work to empower marginalized rightsholders to raise their voice and demand freedom of choice.

Canon Student Development Programme (for student photographers)

VIRTUAL EVENT – SEPTEMBER 2021

Applications for the Canon Student Development Programme 2021 are open. 250 students will have the exclusive opportunity to have their portfolio reviewed by professional photographers. Submit your portfolio now for a chance to take your first step into the pro world. Closing date for applications is the 9th June 2021.

https://en.canon-cna.com/student-development-programme/

Entry criteria: https://en.canon-cna.com/student-development-programme/submit/

Full scholarship at USIU-Africa, Fall 2021 Intake (Mastercard Foundation Scholars)

https://www.usiu.ac.ke/2098/call-for-applications-mastercard-foundation-scholars-program-usiu-africa-fall-september-2021-intake

Scholarship Overview:

United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation in its global Scholars Program. This initiative will offer academically talented youth from Africa facing financial, gender, displacement, or disability constraints an opportunity to access world class university education.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa will provide full-cost scholarships to young Africans who are first-time undergraduate degree-seeking applicants. By completion of their studies, scholars will be required to lead changes in their communities and contribute to meaningful transformation across the continent, having been equipped with internationally recognized and locally applicable qualifications.

Eligibility:

  1. Only women not exceeding 29 years old in the following categories qualify: 
    • Young women
    • Refugees and displaced youth
    • Youth with disabilities.
  2. Scholars must demonstrate the following qualities: 
    • Academic talent: They must value learning and have a personal motivation to complete their education. Must meet the university admissions requirement as per the Kenya Commission for University Education or its equivalent.
    • Commitment to giving back: Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities through previous and/or past engagements with community outreach activities.
    • Leadership potential: Scholars must show commitment to becoming change makers, role models and mentors who embrace ethical leadership.
  3. Must be interested in, and meet USIU-Africa’s admissions criteria and academic qualifications to undertake, any of the approved 11 undergraduate degree programs for the Scholars Program at USIU-Africa as follows: 
    • School of Science and Technology (SST) – Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology;
    • School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS)-Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics;
    • School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts (SCCCA) – Bachelor of Arts in Animation, Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and Directing;
    • Chandaria School of Business (CSB)- Bachelor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting;
    • School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) -Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology)

More information about the above highlighted degree programs can be found at the university website: undergraduate-programs/

Application process:

  • Interested applicants can download the application forms from Here or pick the forms from the Admissions Office, located in the Main Administration building at USIU-Africa at no cost.
  • Submit completed application forms by email as an attachment, ensuring that the scanned copy of the scholarship application form and all the required documents are clearly legible and send to: mcfsp-applications@usiu.ac.ke or drop your application at at Admissions Office, located in the Main Administration building at USIU- Africa, or post your application to:

Program Director, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, USIU-Africa, P.O. Box 14634 – 00800, Nairobi

Any queries can be directed through e-mail at mcfsp@usiu.ac.ke or phone +254730 116 218 or in person.

APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO SEND ONLY ONE COMPLETE APPLICATION. DUPLICATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED. PLEASE NOTE THAT CANVASING WILL LEAD TO AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.

Benefits of joining the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program: 

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars at USIU-Africa will receive holistic support which includes:

a) Tuition and functional fees;

b) Laptops, books and other learning materials;

c) Reasonable accommodation and meals;

d) Medical insurance;

e) Stipend;

f) Transport to and from home;

g) Access to leadership training;

h) Access to entrepreneurial training;

i) Psycho-social support, career counselling and mentorship;

j) Disability needs will be reasonably catered for.

Important dates and deadlines: 

a) Release of call for applications –Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Application Deadline- Friday, March 26, 2021.

b) Review of applications –Thursday April 1 to Friday, April 30, 2021.

c) Communication to shortlisted Candidates-Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, 2021.-if you do not hear from us by this date, please consider your application not successful 

d) Interviews Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 15, 2021.

e) Communication to Successful Candidates- Thursday, May 20 to Saturday, May 22, 2021

f) Home Visits- Tuesday, June 1 to Friday, June 30, 2021.

g) Travel preparation, assistance for passport, visa and flight tickets application for international students- Thursday, July 1 to Friday, August 6, 2021.

h) Reporting for Pre-Orientation- Sunday, August 15,2021.

i) Scholars Pre-University Orientation- Monday, August 16 to Friday, August 27, 2021.

j) University wide orientation- Monday, August 30 –Friday, September 3, 2021.

Application Form.

Course for journalists: Wits Media Management

Apply now for a scholarship place in a Wits Media Management short course!

KAS Media Africa and Wits Journalism invite African journalists and editors with management ambitions to apply for a Media Management short course accredited by the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The course will be offered online with weekly virtual seminars from April to May 2021 and facilitated by former editor and frayintermedia CEO Paula Fray, supported by a range of speakers from across the continent.

Students will be introduced to the skills needed to reach their career goals including legacy and digital management principles, marketing strategy, financial management, human resource management, strategic planning and a better understanding of audiences. They will be required to complete pre-readings, self-directed learning and workplace-based assignments and on successful completion will receive a Certificate of Competence accredited at postgraduate level by Wits University.

Who should apply:

Senior journalists working in newsrooms across sub-Saharan Africa who are interested in taking on management responsibilities.

They should have

  • 3-5 years of newsroom experience; and/or
  • A first degree in any field; and
  • Evidence of ability to manage the course, including writing skills;

The selection process will seek to balance the class in terms of race, gender and country of origin. To apply, complete the Wits short course application form and submit with your CV and a motivation of around 700 words, outlining your current situation, plans and how you hope to benefit from the course.

Application deadline: 15 March 2021

Send you applications to: researcherone.johannesburg@kas.de

An allowance to cover data costs could be provided to ensure participants are able to participate virtually in all sessions.

Consultancies: Environmental Law, Gender (Katiba Institute)


Consultancy: Environmental Legal Expert

  • Download to see full requirements:  Environmental Legal Expert
  • “Katiba Institute seeks to engage the services of a consultant for 15 consultancy days spread over 5 months to provide expert analysis of Environmental Impact Assessments and related documents presented to the National Environment Management Authority, in support of infrastructure development projects. The consultant must be able to analyse environmental regulatory documents, determine the extent to which they comply with Kenyan and national laws, regulations, and best practices, and concisely synthesize this information in preparation for litigation”

Gender Coach

  • Download the full requirements of Gender Coach
  • “Katiba Institute (KI), in partnership with the Social Justice Center Working Group (SJCWG), is implementing a project titled “Enhancing Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic”, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Physical, sexual, and other forms of violence against women and men have devastating consequences, including serious physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health problems, including unplanned pregnancies. Violence against both genders, be they adults or minors, is also a crime and vulnerable persons have a right to protection under the law, in all circumstances. The project, therefore, seeks to enhance freedom from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in various informal settlements in Kenya, by improving SGBV response and prevention through greater community engagement and ownership. The Gender Coach will provide technical assistance in the implementation of the project. Which will be implemented in six counties, namely: Nairobi, Kisumu, Kakamega, Mombasa, Kajiado, and Vihiga.”