Paper: Power to the people

Paper: Power to the people

Toward Democratic Control of Electricity Generation | Written by Kylie Benton-Connell, Lara Skinner, Sean Sweeney and published by RLS office New York | June 2015

In the last years, “energy democracy” has become a part of the international trade union discourse on energy and climate change. A growing number of unions and regional bodies, like the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas, are calling for democratic control over energy, a “reclaiming” of the energy sector to the public sphere, and a just transition to a renewables-based, low-carbon economy. Read more …

Nafasi Art Space kicks off Jitokeze Project

Nafasi Art Space kicks off Jitokeze Project

On Saturday 13th June 2015, the NAFASI ART SPACE held, a hip-hop and graffiti fête, the first of a series of activities to kick start their new democracy consciousness project themed Jitokeze (Step Up) in Dar es Salaam. The project supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and other partners aims at increasing public awareness and participation in democratic processes and for citizens to actively partake in the forthcoming general election in Tanzania due in October 2015. Read more …

Brochure: Realizing the fruit of devolution

Brochure: Realizing the fruit of devolution

Know your rights, speak for your rights | Citizen participation in development discussion and practice | Published by ILEPA, Kenya | June 2015

The adoption of a new constitution in August 2010, has radically transformed the structure, organs and functions of government in Kenya in ways un-imagined before. Central in this transformation is the establishment of County governments. It’s hoped that the pamphlet will be a useful source of information. Read more …

Paper: Farmers’ Seed Sovereignty is under threat

Paper: Farmers’ Seed Sovereignty is under threat

The example of Tanzania | Written by Abdallah Ramadhani Mkindi, Coordinator of TABIO | May 2015

There are concerns with regards to the government’s proposals to revise seed legislation. Moreover, seed sovereignty in Tanzania can only be achieved if smallholder farmers, who provide over 80 per cent of the country’s seed requirements, are placed at the centre of decisions on seed systems and policies. Read more …