Archive for the ‘Tanzania’ Category

International Women’s Day; Celebrating our “Humming Birds” across our region

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Conflict, Countries, DR Congo, Drought, Education, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, ICT 4 Development, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

To mark International Women's Day in HECA. We are celebrating all things women for the next 10 days. Women who have inspired our work in their own special way...women doing small things for a bigger impact within and for their ...

‘Achieving resilience through holistic programming from humanitarian to long term approaches.’

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, DR Congo, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Photos, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Following the successful joint Food Security and Livelihoods workshop in December 2012, and numerous Markets and Private Sector events held over the past two years, this year’s workshop will be cross-programme and cross affiliate. It will bring together themes from fundraising ...

Gender Festival in Tanzania Celebrates Feminist Struggles and Plans for More

Monday, September 16th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Land, Tanzania, Women's rights | No Comments »

Marc Wegerif, Economic Justice Campaign Manager attended this year's festival and files the following story. The morning started before the sun was hot, with music, songs and dancing in a space surrounded by tents steadily filling up. More than a thousand ...

5 actions to make Obama’s Africa trip a success

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 Posted in Aid, Pan Africa, Tanzania | No Comments »

There’s been a lot of hoopla about the cost of President Obama’s upcoming trip to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, but I guess that’s what it costs to ship limousines, bullet proof glass, and set up temporary medical ...

Tanzania’s women food producers – who are they?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 Posted in Food security, Tanzania, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6409" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Women farmers in Tanzania"][/caption] Oxfam’s GROW campaign in Tanzania aims to support women small-scale food producers. But who are these women? Last year, when we ran the Female Food Hero competition, we asked the nominated women to answer ...

Scandal of land grabs and tax dodging continues at expense of the world’s poor – G8 leaders must act

Monday, June 17th, 2013 Posted in Aid, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Tanzania | No Comments »

Money flowing illicitly into tax havens could pay entire education budget of Kenya and Tanzania [caption id="attachment_6372" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Pupils at school in northern Tanzania"][/caption] During the two days of the G8 Summit, which starts today, $2.2 billion in illicit flows will ...

“We don’t want food aid. We want reform” – Tanzanian farmer tells US Congress

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Food security, Pan Africa, Tanzania | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6347" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Emiliana Aligaesha and Mwanahamisi Salimu from Oxfam in Tanzania visit the US"][/caption] “The great problem is that we have no sure markets where we can buy and sell,” Emiliana Aligaesha explained exasperatedly. “This makes the young people discouraged ...

Promises, Power and Poverty: Corporate land deals and rural women in Africa

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 Posted in Food security, Gender, Land, Pan Africa, Tanzania, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6121" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Tatu, a woman farmer in Tanzania, harvesting potatoes"][/caption] A new Oxfam briefing paper, Promises, Power and Poverty: Corporate land deals and rural women in Africa, reflects the unfortunate finding from recent research that the promises of development ...

Making markets work for women smallholders in Tanzania

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Food security, Tanzania, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6052" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Farming in Tanzania"][/caption] As we launch the findings of our research on Women's Collective Action in agricultural markets, Global Research Adviser Martin Walsh, who helped to develop the ...

Stopping to listen to those who help themselves

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 Posted in Aid, Education, Governance, Tanzania | 1 Comment »

Sometimes the most valuable insights into communities and development can be found by taking time to stop work and just talk and listen to people. Makarand Sahasrabuddhe reflects on a few days of random conversations in northern Tanzania: A couple of ...