Sipho Moyo

Sipho Moyo
Based in Johannesburg, Sipho is in charge of overseeing ONE's presence and work in Africa. Sipho comes to ONE with more than 18 years of international development experience, working for multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, the UN and IFAD in Rome. Before coming to ONE, she worked for the African Development Bank, where she managed the bank's largest multi-sector portfolio.

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Bono, Malala & Desmond Tutu send stark warning to world leaders

Bono, Malala & Desmond Tutu send stark warning to world leaders

You probably haven’t heard about it, but this week decisions are being taken that could mean the difference between poverty and dignity for millions of people.  Diplomats from UN member states are finalizing a draft blueprint for the post 2015 development agenda and the stakes could not be higher. Today, Archbishop Eme......
African leaders must wake up and DO AGRIC

African leaders must wake up and DO AGRIC

Today we’re in Addis Ababa for the launch of ONE’s exciting and ambitious pan-African campaign: DO AGRIC. This is the issue of our time. 2014 has been declared the “Year of Agriculture & Food Security” by the African Union.  As delegates gather for the 22nd AU Summit in Ethiopia’s capital, ONE ......
How African governments can improve land rights

How African governments can improve land rights

Last month, the advocacy group Global Witness uncovered an alarming story of ordinary citizens who were allegedly assaulted and arrested in Liberia by police, during a protest of land expansion by a UK-based company producing palm oil. While the company denies any wrongdoing, the land in question is communally owned, and this......
Go well, Madiba – your spirit lives on

Go well, Madiba – your spirit lives on

The Iroko Tree has fallen… an icon of gigantic proportion, and I’m finding it hard to explain the mix of emotions stirring in me. I mourn President Mandela’s passing because his mere presence elicited a strong sense of forgiveness and cohesion in South Africa and beyond. I ponder how, as human beings privileged enou......
And the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is… ANSAF of Tanzania!

And the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is… ANSAF of Tanzania!

I am very excited to announce that the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania. This afternoon I was joined by ONE co-founder Bono, CEO Michael Elliott and Board Chairman Tom Freston to present the prize to Audax Rukonge, Executive Secretary of ANSAF. The ceremony was par...
Ghana ONE members: We want transparency!

Ghana ONE members: We want transparency!

An update on ONE Ghana’s event in Accra during the country’s presidential election last month.  The streets of Accra were deserted on August 29. Across the city, people gathered around TVs and radios waiting for news of the Supreme Court of Ghana’s decision on the contested 2012 election. It was a big day for t......
Applications for $100,000 ONE Africa Award 2013 now open!

Applications for $100,000 ONE Africa Award 2013 now open!

Farmers working with ONE Africa Award 2011 finalist Sylva Food Solutions harvest pumpkin leaves, an indigenous food to Zambia, for processing and packing to sell to consumers in Zambia and its diaspora. I’m excited to announce that today we start taking applications for the 2013 ONE Africa Award, a $100,000 USD prize that O......

What Africa can learn from Ghana’s peaceful election

Ghana is a country I’ve come to admire profoundly for its democratic credentials over the last five elections since 1992. And now, I have seen that country successfully transfer power for the sixth time in a row without an implosion. Ghana has done it again… it's pulled off yet another peaceful election last week on Decem...
Why we need to invest in women farmers in Africa

Why we need to invest in women farmers in Africa

This piece was originally published on ONE’s Africa blog. “Because this continent is not only going to feed itself, we have to feed the world” As today is World Food Day, it is an appropriate time to recognise and appreciate the importance of Africa’s principals food producers; women farmers. Roughly 70% of small ......
Applications are now open for the 2012 ONE Africa Award

Applications are now open for the 2012 ONE Africa Award

We’re proud to announce that applications and nominations are now open for the 2012 ONE Africa Award. The annual ONE Africa Award (a $100,000 USD prize) seeks to recognize the Africa-driven, African-led advocacy efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals across Africa. We seek to particularly showcase innovative ef......
Long live Ghana: Reflecting on President John Atta Mills’ legacy

Long live Ghana: Reflecting on President John Atta Mills’ legacy

ONE Africa Director Sipho Moyo reflects on the life and accomplishments of Ghana President John Atta Mills, who died earlier this week. When an African leader passes on, their death is never a simple, clear-cut affair. It is nearly always shrouded in secrecy or followed by a constitutional crisis in which the citizens never k......

VIDEO: Calling on Africans to return to farming

This article first appeared on the ONE Africa Blog Today, ONE launches its most ambitious campaign yet -– Thrive: Food, Farming, Future. In Africa, this follows our pilot campaign “Hungry No More,” which culminated in a petition delivered on March 2, 2012 in Dar es Salaam to Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete, si......
Hugh Masekela joins our Hungry No More campaign

Hugh Masekela joins our Hungry No More campaign

This piece was originally posted on the Africa ONE Blog. As our Hungry No More campaign continues, famed musician and trumpeter Hugh Masekela joins us in calling on African leaders to focus investments in their agricultural sectors, which will contribute to growing their economies and reducing extreme poverty. Hugh’s suppor......
‘Hungry No More’ campaign launches today in Africa

‘Hungry No More’ campaign launches today in Africa

This piece was originally published on ONE’s Africa Blog. Beyond being a season for being merry, this is also traditionally a season for giving. As we wind down the year, we at ONE in Africa are asking you to give a thought to the 13.3 million people in the Horn of Africa, who still face…...