Written by danquahinstitute.org
08 November 2013
The Danquah Institute will on¬†Tuesday, November 12, 2013¬†hold its 3rd¬†edition of its flagship event, the Liberty Lecture, with the Minority Leader in Parliament,¬†Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu¬†delivering a paper on the theme ‚ÄúThe Deficit in Parliamentary Scrutiny in the Fight Against Corruption‚ÄĚ.
The lecture takes place at the¬†Auditorium of the British Council¬†at 5:00pm.
Written by Foundation For Environmental Security & Sustainability
06 November 2013
The Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability (FESS) works to improve environmental security around the worl d, focusing in particular on the fragile relationship between populati ons and the environment in developing countries where many people are directly dependent on natura l resources for their livelihoods. FESS works with government officials, researchers, civil society organiza tions, and the private sector to increase awareness of how the mi smanagement and abuse of natural resources can lead to social, economic, and political in stabilities that can contribute to social tension and even violent conflict. To a ddress environmental ri sks to stability, FESS conducts research and implements community-d riven projects that promote sustainable management of natural resour ces and the environment.
Written by the World Bank
18 October 2013
Parliamentarians from around the world met in the Chamber of the Canadian House of Commons October 13‚Äď16, 2002, and formed the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC). At this meeting, corruption was identified as the greatest threat to the democratic ideal of self-government, endangering representative institutions selected in free elections by a broadly enfranchised people. Corruption was not only seen as a threat to democracy but also perceived to undermine economic development, violate social justice, and destroy trust in state institutions. In addition, if most commentators were right, corruption is getting worse in many countries and becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon.
Written by Sam Balongo
18 October 2013
Seven in ten Africans own their own mobile phones, with access essentially universal in Algeria and Senegal, according to Afrobarometer findings from across 34 countries.
The report, based on face-to-face interviews with more than 51,000 people, reveals that 84% use cell phones at least occasionally, a higher level of access than reported previously by the United Nations. Internet use is less common - with only 18% using it at least monthly.
These technological trends are detailed in Afrobarometer's report, "The Partnership of Free Speech and Good Governance in Africa," released today at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Nairobi. Written by Winnie Mitullah and Paul Kamau at IDS, the report identifies the countries with the highest and lowest use of information and communications technologies.
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- Afrobarometer Finds Correlations between Freedom to Speak and Good Governance
- The Partnership of Free Speech & Good Governance in Africa
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- Parties doubt EC‚Äôs ability to implement reforms
- DI DEMANDS AUDIT OF BIOMETRIC REGISTER
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