Tanmia Training Partner Hay Chabab Organizes Time To Get Online Training in Rabat, Morocco

Conscious of the importance of the role played by the Internet in the development of our country, the social, cultural and educational association Hay Chabab with the collaboration of Tanmia association have organized an unprecedented workshop on ICT (Information and Communication Technologies ) held on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2006.

NIGERIA 12-14 April: CIRDDOC holds Time to Get Online workshop in Enugu

A three-day Time to Get on Line training workshop was organised for 15 NGOs in Enugu State, facilitated by Kabissa training partners Oby Nwankwo and Tope Famayegun.?Ǭ† The workshop aimed to make participants Internet champions, capable of leading their organisations through the challenging process of integrating the Internet into their organisations.

Outcomes of the World Movement for Democracy Fourth Assembly April 2006

World Movement for Democracy Fourth Assembly 2-5 April 2006Liz Trautman and Tobias Eigen just spent a fascinating week participating in the World Movement for Democracy Fourth Assembly. We were pleased with the opportunity to rub shoulders with many Kabissa members, with colleagues from the African Democracy Forum that we had been e-mailing with over the years but had not yet met in person, and with passionate democracy advocates both inside and outside African governments. Read on for more details, useful links and resources relating to the workshops we led, and photos!

Advisory Group Formed to Guide Kabissa

Kabissa is pleased and extremely proud to announce the creation of the Kabissa Advisory Group. Members of the group are leaders in their field and have played a critical role in inspiring and guiding us during the past six years. The Kabissa team and board of directors are glad for this opportunity to formally recognize their invaluable contribution, and very much look forward to increased contact and guidance from them in the future as we grow as an institution.

Get to know our advisors by reading their bios on the Kabissa Team page.

Kabissa at World Movement for Democracy Fourth Assembly

World Movement for Democracy Fourth Assembly, Istanbul, TurkeyThe World Movement for Democracy Fourth Assembly, April 2-5, 2006, will bring together more than 500 democracy activists, practitioners, trade unionists, scholars, policy makers, and others engaged in promoting democracy around the world. Tobias Eigen and Liz Trautman will be there, contributing to a number of sessions. We will be running a "speedgeeking" session on innovative technology for advocacy, a workshop to share some of the advice imparted by our Dear Mimi on the effective use of e-mail, and a workshop entitled ?¢‚Ǩ?ìBarriers and Breakthroughs: Using Technology to Empower Women?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Participation,?¢‚Ǩ¬ù in conjunction with Women?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Learning Partnership. We will also be supporting the launch at the assembly of the African Democracy Forum Online Community Web site.

NIGERIA 21 February: Time to Get Online part of LEAP Africa 's youth leadership training

DSCF0614.thumb.jpgKabissa training partner Mosun Layode of LEAP Africa led a Time to Get Online workshop in Ikeja as part of LEAP's ongoing Leadership Training Programme for about 45 youth between the ages of 18 and 30 years.?Ǭ† The Leadership Training Programme, which is funded by the Ford Foundation, is designed to equip Nigerian youth with the skills, tools and support that they require to become change agents in the society.

Outcomes of the African Civil Society Consultation on Engagement with the AU

The consultation, which took place January 13-16 in Nairobi and was attended by Tobias Eigen, brought together about 60 people from African civil society and the African diaspora with the goal of developing an effective demand and partnership platform with the African Union. Without waiting for AU leaders to convene us and without AU representatives present, we discussed amongst ourselves how to progress thematic, sub-regional or country specific areas of work within a Pan African context. A report is being prepared by a drafting committee led by CREDO for Freedom of Expression and Associated Rights. Organizers released the Resolution of African CSOs on Unsuitability of Sudan to hold Presidency of AU which contains the names of all participating organizations. For further information and to get involved, see the newly launched AU Monitor Blog.

John Githongo Joins Kabissa Board of Directors

John Githongo joins the Kabissa Board of Directors Kabissa is proud to welcome John Githongo to the Kabissa Board of Directors. John, who is now in exile from Kenya and lives in the United Kingdom, was until July 2005 a Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President of the Republic of Kenya in charge of Governance and Ethics. Previously he has worked as a Director on Transparency International?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s global board and as Executive Director of Transparency International-Kenya. He has also worked as a consultant and journalist. His Honours university degree was in Economics and Philosophy, completed at the University of Wales (Swansea) in 1987.

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