Author Archives: Charles Nonde

About Charles Nonde

Team Assistant at UN Information Centre, Lusaka Zambia.

Promoting Media Awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals

On 27 July 2017, UNIC Lusaka as part of the UN Communications Group and in partnership with UNESCO, held a media engagement activity to raise journalists’ awareness on the Sustainable

Journalists having a brainstorming session

Development Goals and reporting on gender, education and ending child marriages. The training ended with the creation of media network for reporting on gender, education and ending child marriages. Presenters were drawn from the UN and the Ministry of National Development Planning.

In 2018 the UNCG will sponsor media awards to recognize the best media coverage of the SDGs through the Media Institute for Southern Africa.

UNIC Lusaka Trains Librarians on SDGs Advocacy

On 18 July 2017, UNIC Lusaka conducted a one-day training on advocacy for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 100 library managers drawn from government, learning institutions and parastatal bodies across all 10 provinces of Zambia. The participants were first oriented on the 17 Goals and what role information centres have in helping attain the goals. Advocacy issues were later identified and advocacy plans drawn which each institution represented is expected to implement.  The Advocacy training was conducted in Siavonga, Southern Province on July 18, 2017 by Mark Maseko, National Information Officer and Charles Nonde, Team Assistant.

Librarians during a training on SDGs conducted by UNIC Lusaka.

Nelson Mandela School Outreach in Lusaka

UNIC Lusaka organized outreach activities to two schools involving 600 children. At Asher Jewel Academy, UNIC in partnership with the South Africa High Commission, the United Nations Communications Group and a local Non-Governmental Organisation, Youth Bridge Foundation, led children in making compost and establishing a vegetable garden to support school’s feeding programme. This empowered children with knowledge and skills to make vegetable gardens at school and homes using simple and cost effective means thereby taking action against poverty.

Children at Asher Jewel Academy in Lusaka enjoy an activity using the Nelson Mandela colouring book.

South African High Commissioner to Zambia, Ms Sikose N. Mji and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Zambia Country Representative Mr. George Okech officiated at the event where Zambian and South African companies also made in-kind donations to the school. Secondly, at Nyakezu Vision School, UNIC staff had a presentation and discussion with children on the life and virtues of Nelson Mandela and the need for justice, peace, human rights and tolerance.

 

Nelson Mandela Day at Nyakezu School