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New report: Levelling the Field for Women Farmers in Africa

New report: Levelling the Field for Women Farmers in Africa

With the African Union Year of Agriculture and Food Security in full swing, ONE today is releasing a joint report with the World Bank’s Gender Innovation Lab aimed at sparking policy change on a formidable barrier holding back Africa’s agricultural transformation – a wide and pervasive gender gap.

VIDEO: The Ugandan hip-hop artist using music to change lives

Our guest blogger today is Serginho Roosblad from Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Their My Song series is a weekly multimedia show that tells the personal story behind Africa’s most inspiring songs.  Ugandan hip-hop veteran, socially conscious rapper, breakdance teacher. Abramz is many things to many others, and his song ‘Bangi’, meaning ‘a lot of people’ in…

What 500 Ugandan women lip-synching to Jessie J looks like

In one word? Brilliant. This video – possibly the largest lipdub ever made in Africa – features nearly 500 Ugandan women dancing to “Price Tag” by ONE supporter and global superstar Jessie J. The video was created by SYPO, a Netherlands-based microlending NGO, to show the world how small business loans have helped impact their…

Why we need to unleash the power of youth to fight poverty

Our guest blogger for International Youth Day is James Cheung, 22, from Hampshire in the UK.  He recently volunteered in Uganda with Restless Development and shares his thoughts about the importance of young people’s involvement in development. “To unleash the power of young people, we need to partner with them.” Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General Earlier…

Rea Garvey: Why Ugandan youth are my kind of people

Musician and ONE member Rea Garvey recently joined TV chef Tim Mälzer and actress and presenter Minh-Khai Phan-Thi on a trip to Uganda. Part of our German election campaign Ich Schaue Hin, they visited communities where projects to tackle poverty are delivering results. In the first of three blogs, Rea shares his experiences.  Most journeys consist of hiccups, especially when…

How a bicycle can save a life in Uganda

Muyambi Muyambi, founder of Bicycles Against Poverty, talks about how his organisation is helping improve the livelihoods of people in rural Uganda through bicycles.  It’s 4 a.m. I am up. There is burning pain in my midsection. A headache is on the horizon, peering through all the pain. Despite the craziness persisting through my nervous…

Rea Garvey: Meeting Florence who turned one chick into 200 in Uganda

Musician and ONE member Rea Garvey recently joined TV chef Tim Mälzer and actress and presenter Minh-Khai Phan-Thi on a trip to Uganda. Part of our German election campaign Ich Schaue Hin, they visited communities where projects to tackle poverty are delivering results. In the second of three blogs, Rea shares his experiences. Read Part 1 and Part 2. How much of…

Rea Garvey: My visit to an successful international business in Uganda

Musician and ONE member Rea Garvey recently joined TV chef Tim Mälzer and actress and presenter Minh-Khai Phan-Thi on a trip to Uganda. Part of our German election campaign Ich Schaue Hin, they visited communities where projects to tackle poverty are delivering results. In the second of three blogs, Rea shares his experiences. Read Part 1. We rise early and head to…

The 10 things I can’t live without

If you received a second chance at life, what would become precious to you? This is a question that UNAIDS asked seven people from across Africa who are alive thanks to antiretroviral treatment. At ONE we were thrilled to read that today, more than 7 million people across Africa have access to lifesaving HIV treatment.…

More to the poverty discussion than China

This post was originally published on CNN World. Global Public Square recently published a thoughtful piece on how global poverty rates are falling fast. It argued that one country in particular is almost solely responsible for this dramatic trend: China. Meanwhile, it said progress in the rest of the world “has been much, much slower –…

Ugandan politicians, communities sign pact against corruption

This blog is a cross post from Transparency International, the global coalition fighting against corruption. Read more about Transparency International here. What can we do to fight corruption? One of the most frequently asked question Transparency International got when we published the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 last week. The question is especially pertinent in Africa,…

I haven’t looked back

My name is Agnes Kalya and I am a farmer in Mukono District, Uganda. For years, I struggled to grow enough food to provide for my family. Then one day I learned about a new crop of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, specifically bred to thrive here in Africa. Developed using natural, traditional plant breeding techniques, the…