DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Ethiopia

Feyera Assefa Development Cooperation, Ethiopia, Introducing..., News, Youth Empowerment

      In the summer of 1994, right after the first International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took event in Cairo, Egypt at which DSW participated; a new thinking had paved the path for a platform to an active campaign of SRHR issues in Ethiopia by DSW. Prior to its proactive engagement that eventually led to the opening …

A look at…DSW Ethiopia!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Ethiopia, Introducing..., News, Youth Empowerment

In the summer of 1994, right after the first International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took event in Cairo, Egypt at which DSW participated; a new thinking had paved the path for a platform to an active campaign of SRHR issues in Ethiopia by DSW. Prior to its proactive engagement that eventually led to the opening up a country …

DSW Board Members Tour Projects in Ethiopia

Esayas Meskel Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

A team of four DSW’s Board members, including one of its two founders, Mr. Dirk Rossmann along with other three associates led by Renate Baehr, Executive Director of DSW made a four-day long excursion from 17 to 21 October 2015 touring around DSW’s projects in Ethiopia. This rare occasion has already heightened its relevance as the 10th Year Anniversary of …

Y2Y: East African youth need education, employment and health!

Eoghan Walsh Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

East Africa’s population is young. 64 per cent of the population – an estimated 251 million people are below age 25. Life is not always easy for them. We asked Kennedy Mambo Chande, Y2Y (Youth to Youth) Coordinator at DSW, to tell us about the challenges and opportunities of the East African youth generation.

International Youth Day 2015 – Girls, girls girls!

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

International Youth Day 2015 has as its theme youth civic engagement. As the UN rightly recognizes, involving young people in the decisions taken by governments and politicians is vital if national and international commitments are to be met and we are able to achieve sustainable human development. However, most of the time the opportunities for young people to engage politically, …

DSW’s Y2Y initiative – The plan for 2015

Kennedy Chande Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Youth Empowerment

My name is Kennedy Mambo Chande, International Project Coordinator (IPC) with DSW, supporting Programme management and in charge of the overall coordination of the Youth to Youth (Y2Y) initiative. I work with DSW Kenya and I am very passionate about the work that we do in youth and community development.

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

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, 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 …

International Youth Day 2014 – Helping young people talk about their sexual health

George Kamau HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

As part of our celebrations of International Youth Day this year – which takes place today, August 12th – DSW‘s Country Director for Kenya, George Kamau, talks about the importance of sexual and reproductive health for young men and women, and what DSW is doing to support them across Kenya. What is the age when sexuality is getting a big …

Celebrating International Nurses Week in Tanzania

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

In Tanzania, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare joined the world to commemorate the International Nurses week (May 9th-12th, 2014) to honour the dedicated services provided by the nursing community. At national level the celebration was conducted in the Arusha region and the climax day was graced by His Excellency President Jakaya Kikwete at Amri Abeid Stadium Arusha. During the …

Dispatch from Uganda – Youth clubs and youth work

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development

The work done by our country offices in East Africa is fundamental to the success of DSW. Without it we would not be the organization we are today. Through this blog we will periodically bring you success stories and interesting dispatches from the work being done with youth groups and other partners.   DSW changing lives through supporting Income generating …