The power of collaboration in successful programme implementation

The formation of a consortium is one of the forms of collaboration critical to developing strong teams, implementing and delivering programme objectives. By bringing together organisations with different experiences and knowledge through a consortium, parties share and exchange different strengths that are beneficial in delivering as one. The success of AFIDEP’s Strengthening Capacity to

Africa’s progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment is notable but gender inequality persists

It is widely acknowledged that “investing” in women and girls translates to broader social and economic impact, an approach referred to as “smart economics,” the “Double Dividend of Gender Equality,” or the “efficiency approach” to women in development. Most African countries continue to lag behind the rest of the world on women’s participation in

Implications of new WHO antenatal guidelines on maternal mortality

On 7th November 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines on access to antenatal care for pregnant women. The revision was necessitated by the persistently high maternal deaths globally, particularly in developing countries where deaths are still 14 times higher than in the developed regions. The WHO recommended increasing antenatal care visits

Smart innovations for sharing information on sexual and reproductive health for young people launched

On 30th November 2016, four unique innovations focused on enabling young people to access accurate, credible and unbiased Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information in stigma free environments were unveiled in Nairobi. The innovations have been developed under a UKAid-funded annual four-month innovation accelerator programme known as iAccelerator. iAccelerator is implemented by UNFPA in

High-level meetings can boost our economy, but follow-up is needed

Kenya’s Vision 2030 targets an average annual economic growth of 10 per cent and to move the country to middle-income status. However, at 5.3 per cent, the current trend of economic growth is way below this target. Moreover, this growth is not inclusive, as income inequalities continue to grow. One of the challenges inhibiting herebest bunk bed with stairs