DSW launches UNFPA SWOP Report in Germany – The power of 1.8 billion!

Shane O'Halloran Youth Empowerment

DSW Launches UNFPA SWOP Report Today, Nov. 18th, DSW published the German version of UNFPA’s State of the World Population (SWOP) Report in Berlin. The theme of this year’s SWOP Report is the potential transformative power of the 1.8 billion young people alive today. As this incredible generation has the power to shape our world, their needs must not be …

Working with women and youth for a better future in East Africa

Shane O'Halloran Youth Empowerment

DSW’s Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa (Fit for Life) project is an excellent example of how an integrated approach can be adopted to address the needs of vulnerable populations. This EU funded three-year programme (2011 to 2014), worked to improve the health and livelihoods of those excluded from the formal labour market, especially women and youth. By …

‘Lessons Learned’ Forum – Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa

Diana Shuma Youth Empowerment

On 14th June 2014, DSW Tanzania officially closed the Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa Project(AKA Fit for Life, FFL) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania after four years of implementation in Babati District,Manyara Region and Arusha and Meru Districts,Arusha Region. The project has played a critical role of promoting women and youth participation in the aspect of economic …

#WPD2014 – Fit for Life: Rhoda Adhiambo’s Path to Success

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Periodically, we like to showcase the stories of the young men and women we have worked with through our projects in East Africa. As part of the celebrations around World Population Day this month, we are taking the opportunity to show the value of investing in girls. This is Rhoda’s story. Rhoda Adhiambo was born and raised in Mathare slums …

Working together for decent work – Celebrating the achievements of Fit for Life!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Today in Nairobi, over 90 people – from DSW, the Kenyan government, the many partner organisations  and project beneficiaries, the EU delegation, the German embassy and our partners in the Fit for Life project from Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania – came together to draw the project to a close. Fit for Life, or “Working Together for Decent Work” started in 2011 …

DSW’s Fit for Life – EU official hails project

Esayas Meskel Youth Empowerment

Mr. Antonio Capone, head of infrastructure secretary with European Commission in Ethiopia, said that “Ethiopia is one of the focus countries in Africa that the European Union (EU) has long prioritized its development aids to support economic growth through various project activities. In the efforts to create decent conditions for many women and youths in Ethiopia who earn their livelihood …

“Fit for Life” Success Stories shared at the EU Headquarters and in Berlin

Kennedy Chande Youth Empowerment

  Kennedy, the Coordinator of the Fit for Life (FFL) Action, visited the EU headquarters in Brussels between the 31st and 2nd of April and Berlin on the 3rd of April to present successes and lessons learnt from the FFL project. It was two great occasions presenting the 3 year achievements at the EU Infopoint in Brussels and at the German Bundestag which …

DSW’s Fit4Life project – presenting the achievements at the European Commission

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Our Brussels office was proud to host this week a colleague from our country office in Nairobi to brief Members of the European Parliament and officials at the European Commission on the achievements to date of DSW’s Fit4Life project.   While in Brussels, Kennedy Chande, International Programme Coordinator at DSW’s Kenya office, gave a presentation at the European Commission’s …