Many supposed beneficiaries of the slum narrate their travails.
The tap water near Usman Bala’s home has run dry. The generator-powered bore hole installed at Kasunmu Street, Agege, in 2008, brought a much sought after succour to the residents; but packed up months later.
“When it first started, it reduced the task because we use to trek a lot before we can get water,” said Mr. Bala, 30.
VENTURES AFRICA – Nigeria’s Justus Nwaoga has developed a new way to collect renewable solar energy by using the mimosa pudica weed, an organic African medicinal plant.
Chosen from more than 900 applications from 45 countries, the innovator and nine others with their teams have emerged finalists for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) for developing practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems.
The HANSHEP Group (www.hanshep.org), acting through its Secretariat (MDY Legal), is requesting proposals from teams of knowledge and learning specialists able to provide strategic guidance and support in the design and implementation of a series of knowledge and learning interventions building the capacity of policy makers, practitioners and HANSHEP member staff in developing countries.
Examples of the types of knowledge and learning interventions HANSHEP is interested in supporting include:
Space technology experts in Nigeria are backing innovations in space technology to reduce natural disasters, such as flooding and desertification and rising insecurity. They hold that the use of such technologies can be particularly useful in risk assessment, preparedness and mitigation of disaster management and locating the hide out of criminals and insurgents.
Eligible courses: African Studies, Economic & Social History, Economics for Development, Global Governance & Diplomacy, Development Studies, Economic & Social History, Economics, International Relations