Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Uncertainty in Zimbabwe

As a result of the ongoing political uncertainty through the night, the Ambassador has instructed all employees to remain home tomorrow.

U.S. government personnel have been instructed to shelter in their residences tonight and work remotely from home on November 15. The embassy will be minimally staffed and closed to the public.

U.S. citizens in Zimbabwe are encouraged to shelter in place until further notice. Please monitor news and embassy notifications.

In case of emergency involving U.S. citizens, U.S. citizens should call Consul Amy Diaz at +263 772 102 179.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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Irish Aid 2018 Fellowship Awards Programme

The Embassy of Ireland has distributed Irish Aid 2018 Fellowship invitations to a number of its Partner Organisations.

It is important to note that only staff working for the Partner Organisations listed are eligible to apply for the Fellowship programme. All applications should be endorsed by Heads of the organisations to whom the invitations have been sent to. If no endorsement has been made, the application will be rejected. Each organisation is entitled to nominate two members of staff. If more than two are nominated all applications will be rejected.

Endorsed applications marked IA 2018 FELLOWSHIP AWARDS should be hand delivered to the Embassy of Ireland, 3rd floor Arwa House, City Centre, Lilongwe.

Closing date for applications is close of business on Friday 8 December 2017. Please note that any applications received after this date will not be considered.

The following is a list of the eligible partner organisations for the 2018 programme:

  • United Purpose
  • International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • International Potato Centre (CIP)
  • Ministry of Agriculture , Irrigation and Water Development
  • Department of Agriculture Research Services
  • National Smallholder Farmer Organisation of Malawi (NASFAM)
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)
  • Department of Nutrition and HIV and AIDS
  • Civil Society Nutrition Alliance (CISONA)
  • Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET)
  • Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA)
  • Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM)
  • Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
  • Ministry of Energy
  • Ministry of Economic planning and Development (focusing on gender issues)
  • Mbaula Network
  • Christian Aid
  • Mzuzu University
  • Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)
  • Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)
  • Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
  • National Local Government Committee
  • Malawi Human Rights Commission
  • National Statistics Office
  • Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
  • Malawi Police Service
  • Irish Rule of Law International
  • Office of Auditor General
  • Office of Accountant General
  • CCJP-Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace
  • Malawi Investment & Trade Centre
  • Central Internal Audit Unit
  • Malawi Revenue Authority

The Embassy of Ireland is committed to a Policy of Equal opportunity.

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Minister Muthambi to engage community development workers in Kwazulu Natal

Minister for Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi, will convene a provincial consultative engagement on the Community Development Workers Programme (CDWP), jointly with a briefing on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) second generation review process, in Kwazulu Natal province.

The joint consultative engagement will take stock of the current state of the CDWP, how the programme could be strengthened to ensure improved service delivery, and will empower CDWs on their role in the APRM second generation review process, which will commence in the 2018/19 financial year.

Since the inception of the Community Development Workers Programme, the CDWs have been the conduits of information between Government and the citizens, and have contributed immensely in the speeding up of service delivery. CDWs will also play an important role of engaging the communities during the upcoming APRM second generation review process.

The Minister will engage all CDWs of Kwazulu Natal Province during the event which is scheduled as follows:

  • Date: Friday 17 November 2017
  • Province: Kwazulu Natal
  • Venue: Umkumbaan Community Hall, Ridgeview (EThekwini Municipality)
  • Time: 10:00

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Engaging South Africa on FAO’s Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representation in South Africa and the Partnerships and South-South Cooperation Division of FAO Headquarters, with the support of the South African Government will convene a National Round Table Discussion on the FAO Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes on 17 November 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The aim of the one-day seminar is to raise awareness about the FAO Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes and to identify modalities and opportunities for collaboration, within the framework of South-South Cooperation.

It will be attended by representatives from Universities in South Africa, students, the Government, FAO interns and development partners.

FAO’s Global Internship, Volunteers and Fellows Programmes provide opportunities for university students, researchers, experienced specialists as well as the wider community members to work with FAO to realize a world free from hunger and malnutrition.

  • What: Round Table Discussion on the FAO Global Internship, Volunteers and Fellows Programmes.
  • When: Friday, 17 November 2017, 8:0am.
  • Where: Southern Sun O.R.Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Who: A Representative of the Government of South Africa. Lewis Hove, FAO Representative in South Africa, a.i. Kazumi Ikeda-Larhed, FAO Deputy Director: Partnerships and South-South Cooperation Division.
  • Why: In the past five years, total 1 481 interns were recruited for FAO. However, the participation from Africa region is only ten percent on average. Moreover, there has not been any participant from universities based in South Africa. Given the prominent global standing of South Africa and its academic institutions, FAO seeks to significantly increase the number of diverse participation from South Africa.

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