Data verzamelen als vorm van verzet

Door Marc van Dijk | 17 juni 2021

‘Data zijn goud en wij zijn de goudzoekers’, zo noemde Gauthier Marchais zijn artikel over oneerlijke verhoudingen in internationaal wetenschappelijk onderzoek. De activist Nicera Wanjiru ondervindt in Kenia de ‘goudkoorts’ aan den lijve en besloot zèlf data te gaan verzamelen. Een dubbelinterview.

New lockdown hits Uganda’s education sector again

Door Martha Nalukenge | 16 juni 2021

Uganda has once again been put under lockdown after the 3rd wave of Covid-19 hit the country. This is very unfortunate news for its education sector. Education is the first step for people to gain the knowledge, critical thinking, empowerment and skills needed to make the world a better place. In Uganda, it is perhaps one of the most affected areas thanks to the pandemic. Our correspondent, Martha Nalukenge paints a vivid picture for us on how the virus severely affected the country.

This is the type of politician that Kenya needs

Door Cynthia Omondi | 14 juni 2021

Many people usually go into politics for the money and the power. Next year there will be elections in Kenya and our hope is that a new breed of politicians will emerge, those who will work for the benefit of the electorate. One of them might possibly be Saadia Rao. Thanks to her selfless acts, people have been encouraging her to stand for an elective seat. This is because they believe that she can make a positive difference. She talked to Vice Versa Global’s Cynthia Omondi.

In gesprek met de ambtelijke top over Shift the Power

Door Marc Broere | 11 juni 2021

Op vrijdagmiddag 25 juni vindt de volgende editie van het Wereld Café plaats. We gaan het dan hebben over onderwerpen als zuidelijk leiderschap en lokalisering van de ontwikkelingsagenda. Te gast zijn de twee hoogste ambtenaren in Nederland op het gebied van ontwikkelingssamenwerking: Kitty van der Heijden en Birgitta Tazelaar. En online doen professionals van organisaties uit het Zuiden aan het gesprek mee, waaronder Rachael Mwikali (Grassrootactiviste en feministe) en Charles Kojo vanDyck (West-Africa Civil Society Institute).

Laat niemand achter

Door Dicky Nieuwenhuis | 10 juni 2021

In de reeks over wat er qua ontwikkelingssamenwerking in het regeerakkoord hoort te komen, is het woord aan Dicky Nieuwenhuis, directeur van SeeYou. ‘Dit is uw kans, Mark Rutte, te laten zien dat armoede en ongelijkheid in de wereld Nederland niet onberoerd laat.’

Meet East Africa’s Youth Parliament

Door Nicera Wanjiru | 09 juni 2021

East Africa Youth are a young, energetic and curious group of people. If we as East Africa invested in harnessing their potential, then the region would attain most, if not all, of its development goals. However, they are faced with numerous challenges. Is the East Africa Youth Parliament the savior?

Polderen alleen is niet genoeg voor hervorming voedselsystemen

Door Nout van der Vaart | 08 juni 2021

De ‘independent food systems dialogues’ zijn een goed initiatief, maar Nederland kan meer doen om diversiteit, inclusiviteit en échte duurzaamheid centraal te stellen in internationale afspraken over de toekomst van voedsel en landbouw. Dat schrijven Nout van der Vaart (Oxfam Novib), Nathalie van Haren (Both ENDS) en Stefan Schüller (Both ENDS) in deze opiniebijdrage.

The power of a positive story

Door Eunice Mwaura | 07 juni 2021

How you tell a story can build or destroy the world. Eunice Mwaura, coordinator of Vice Versa Global talks about the power of a positive narrative, three months after the establishment of this platform. Through it, great untold stories have been brought to the fore. Positive remarkable stories that have invoked social change.

Upclose with Eva Nakato #4: The Lockdown Hero

Door Eva Nakato | 05 juni 2021

Today on Upclose With Eva Nakato the story of a bold gentleman who saved many lives of people living with HIV during the Lockdown by delivering antiretroviral drugs (ARV’s) to them using a bicycle! Watch the inspirational story of Hillary Nuwamanya, a young person living with HIV himself, on the Vice Versa Global YouTube Channel.

Column Eva Nakato: 40 years AIDS, the journey so far

Door Marc Broere | 31 mei 2021

Next week it will be 40 years since the first cases of what would later be called AIDS were reported. Yet after all this time, the issue of stigmatization still exists. Vice Versa columnist Eva Nakato knows exactly what it means to live with the stigma, having been born with HIV. She shares with us her personal experience, how she overcame them, the lessons learnt along the way and what she’s teaching her son.

The Bikers Club with a purpose

Door Martha Nalukenge | 28 mei 2021

In Europe and other Western countries, biker clubs are normally associated with criminal gangs and other social evils. However, in Uganda, a bikers club from Masaka is actually helping out in the community through several social outreach programs. Vice Versa Global’s Martha Nalukenge sought to find out more about them and what drives them. ‘We ride with vision and mission.’

The self-taught inventor making waves in Sierra Leone

Door Cynthia Omondi | 26 mei 2021

Emmanuel Alie Mansaray recently became a social media sensation in the West African country of Sierra Leone. This is after his invention of a solar-powered engine car was spotted on the streets of Freetown. His innovative solar car hit the headlines not only in his home country, but also internationally, leaving many people amazed by his outstanding creativity. So, who exactly is this young man and what is the force behind his passion for inventions?

The female mechanic challenging stereotypes

Door Eunice Mwaura | 24 mei 2021

At 21 years old, Felis Oloo is challenging stereotypes by working as a mechanic, a profession that is predominantly male. What inspires her and what message does she have for women who are reluctant to pursue jobs that are labelled as men’s?

Tegenspraak is goed, tegenmacht beter

Door Leon Willems | 20 mei 2021

In de reeks over wat er qua ontwikkelingssamenwerking in het regeerakkoord hoort te komen, is het woord aan Leon Willems, directeur van Free Press Unlimited. ‘Veel van de gestelde prioriteiten hebben meer met public relations en profilering van Nederland te maken, dan dat ze zoden aan de dijk zetten.’

Days of mourning as floods sweep through Kibera

Door Nicera Wanjiru | 19 mei 2021

Residents of Kibera in Nairobi woke up to a morning of destruction and mourning after flesh floods swept through the area. This has become a common occurrence in the area every time it rains and it’s about time long lasting solutions were effected. The most practical solution is we plant trees instead of houses along the river banks. Vice Versa Global’s own Nicera Wanjiru, who grew up and resides in Kibera, narrates her experience on that particular day.