Erasmus+ project 'Empowering Young People of African Origin for Political Participation in Europe
Farafina Institute, in cooperation with African & Caribbean Diversity and AKOMA Bildung & Kultur, and with support from the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Erasmus+, successfully completes the project 'Empowering Young People of African Origin for Political Participation in Europe' (Participate)
The project aimed to place a particular focus on empowerment and participation of young people of African backgrounds. This focus evolves from the finding that youth with African backgrounds do not only share limits in opportunities for involvement with other young people but do also have unequal chances for participation among young people in general in societies of European countries. Besides opportunities for participation in fields such as education, the labor market, entrepreneurship, culture and the media, this is particular true for the political field. This final project report illustrates the implementation of the project and summarizes its main findings that were generated on the basis of the workshop discussions, feedback surveys among the participants, expert interviews with representatives of African youth organisations in Germany and the UK and an online survey among young people with African backgrounds.
"Wrong Things about Africa" - A Book Review -
This book is a manifesto – partly in the form of a self-testimony, a critical social and political discussion and a resulting call for a revolutionary change in Africa.
Picture: Book Cover
In three parts, the book examines historic developments in Africa, primarily derived from the personal experiences of the author, it critically analyses the political leadership of African countries, and discusses the role that the 'ordinary people of Africa' play in the advancement of their societies – and even in the impediment of that advancement due to 'the wrong things' mentioned in the book.
Land Sector Reforms in Ghana, Kenya and Vietnam: A Comparative Analysis of Their Effectiveness
by Peter Narh, Cosmas Kombat Lambini, Matthew Sabbi, Van Dien Pham and Trung Thanh Nguyen
The notion that the formal titling and individualization of land rights in developing countries lead to higher investments in land and agricultural productivity holds sway in academic and development circles. In this paper, this notion is analyzed based on a comparative study of land reform programs and their implications for access to land, credit, and agricultural investments in Ghana, Kenya, and Vietnam.