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Archive for October, 2011

When displacements end: finding durable solutions for Ivoirians

Monday, October 24th, 2011 Posted in Cote d'Ivoire, Countries, Emergencies, English | No Comments »

Six months after the resolution of the political stand-off that followed the presidential elections, 500,000 Ivoirians have returned. To better understand the factors influencing the voluntary return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees to their places of origin and ...

The Big Mark on me from the GROW Week

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

By Jamillah Mwanjisi- Campaigns Manager , Nigeria [caption id="attachment_1091" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Jamillah, on the right during the GROW Week in Abuja, Nigeria"][/caption]It took me a long time to decide what specific issue to write about on our just ended GROW week ...

Nigeria: Strategic alliances to make GROW campaign a success

Monday, October 17th, 2011 Posted in Agriculture, Bloggers in West Africa, Campaigns, English, GROW Campaign, Nigeria | No Comments »

By Charles Bambara - Regional Media and Communication Coordinator [caption id="attachment_1084" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Tunde Ojei Associate Country Director for Oxfam talking to partcipants at the launch of the World Food Day"][/caption] A round table discussion with media groups’ editors in Abuja has kicked ...

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – A celebration in West Africa

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 Posted in Climate Change, Emergencies, English, Food and Security, Livelihoods | 1 Comment »

 October 13th marks the celebration of the international Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.  The  West Africa Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force  celebrated the event today with the theme : “Children and youth as partners for disaster risk reduction”. [caption id="attachment_1064" align="alignleft" ...

Celebrating the GROW Week in West Africa

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 Posted in Agriculture, Campaigns, Countries, English, GROW Campaign | No Comments »

The World Food Week is approaching and the GROW campaign is launching a wide range of activities across the region to mark the day and get its message across to the public and to policy maker. This will be a ...