Africa: Empowering Women to Ensure Sustainable Development

Empowering Women to Ensure Sustainable DevelopmentThe African Union is holding its annual summit in Addis Ababa with the theme: "2016: African year of human rights with particular focus on the rights of women". In almost all countries of the world, equality, justice, freedom and dignity of women is respected with various international laws such as the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms of declaration against women.

According to the declaration, all human persons have equal rights to enjoy all economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights. And women should be empowered to the extent that they can bestow their level best to their world.

Empowering women to participate fully across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.

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About The Project

Supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, this 3 year project focuses on deepening the understanding of the international politics of development diplomacy, including the key political drivers that influence and shape development policy internationally and the impact this has on South Africa as an emerging development assistance partner.

Key Themes

This project considers three key areas:

  1. The development of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA);
  2. Trilateral development partnerships; and
  3. Multilateral development cooperation.
Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aims of this project include:

  • improving the understanding of the current transition taking place within multilateral development cooperation in both the geo-political North and South;
  • understanding the role of multilateral development cooperation for South Africa’s foreign policy and international engagement in the short, medium, and long-term;
  • review potential opportunities as well as obstacles in engaging in international development assistance
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Address:   3rd Floor Robert Sobukwe Building
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PO Box 14349
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