People Power and the Fight Against Corruption

Support OSISA, part of over 25 partners hosting events at the 2014 International Civil Society Week, Under the banner of “Citizen Action, People Power.

Botswana accepts San as indigenous to the Okavango Delta

Botswana accepts San as indigenous to the Okavango Delta

38th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee gave its approval to inscribe the Okavango Delta as Botswana’s second World Heritage Site. 

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

GDP tool and model is macho and masks inequalities – especially gendered inequalities. 

Report on San in Namibia twenty years after independence

San in Namibia

Struggle for rights goes on

Searching for his soul

Telling heroes tales

Restoring the soul of the Khoi-San

George Soros and other experts discuss how there is great hope for Africa. A youthful population, stronger civil society, greater accountability, and economic growth all point to an Africa that can determine its own future. 

Yet this is only the beginning, not the end, of the struggle for democracy, human rights, and justice for all Africans. There are very real challenges facing Africa today, including widespread corruption, lack of transparency, and poor governance—the latter magnified by the current Ebola crisis.

audit report on Mozambican criminal justice system
Patricia Mwanyisa | Sep 17th, 2014
Report provides comprehensive information on the legal frameworks regulating the criminal justice system as well as a structural and functional analysis of caseflow management and conditions of detention. Based on fieldwork conducted in selected prisons, district courts, provincial courts and prosecutor offices across the country.

OSISA and The Indigenous World 2013

In the recently released report by the The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), “ The Indigenous World 2013”, the work of OSISA’s Indigenous Peoples Rights Programme and our grantees features prominently.  This is a

Responsible Agricultural Investment in Africa

Can land grabs by foreign investors in developing countries feed the hungry? So says the press release for a recent, and unfortunate, economic study. It comes just as civil society and government delegates gather in Rome this week to negotiate

Suddenly it dawned on me that today is Mandela Day, and that all these people had woken up early to pay their homage to the great icon and perhaps fulfill their 67 minutes of community service. 

OSISA, UNDP, ENDA launch Sustainable Land Management Awards

OSISA, in partnership with UNDP Equator Initiative, and ENDA held a ground breaking ceremony for the Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 17

Investigation by civil society into mining investments in the Democratic Republi

How the mining companies Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold and GlencoreXstrata and their audit firms Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte favour tax evasion in DRC

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

GDP tool and model is macho and masks inequalities – especially gendered inequalities.