In January this year, the African Union renewed its commitment to end hunger by 2025. In recent years, efforts to reverse hunger in Africa have multiplied, but as the UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 shows, real progress is yet to follow. Globally, 767 million people live in extreme poverty, half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Across the continent, it is popular opinion that the African nations need to go beyond windy promises.
After a year of pushing for rural women’s land rights and influencing the African Union to endorse the Charter on inclusive rights for women, the Kilimanjaro Initiative reconnects as a movement and agrees to have a comprehensive framework for monitoring the implementation of the Kilimanjaro Rural Women’s demands across African countries.
Putting NES into action: 40 media organisations trained in Togo
Thursday, 18th May 2017
In Togo, 80% of lawsuits are land related and men control 72% of agricultural land. The country’s NES being implemented wants to influence policies that enable a more inclusive and people focused growth. ILC and its partners count on the media to inform, educate people and participate in Togo’s NES platform.
On the occasion of Togo's first Civil Society Land Forum, a group of young school performers sing and dance about securing their future in an insecure landscape. Combining local traditions with a pressing issue for the country; it has been 42 years since Togo has undergone any land reforms. An impasse that needs to move forward if there is any chance to secure the land rights and a bright future for generations to come.