Centre for Alternative Development

Building an alternative development model that is rooted in African women’s thinking and practice

 

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Our Goal For The African Women

Centre for Alternative Development believes that women have the knowledge, experience and expertise needed, within themselves, to inform a just development model that meets their needs and aspirations.

Through use of Applied Research, and Participatory Action Research, we believe women in Africa are able to assess where they are and what is needed to advance their development goals.

Food Justice

“Women in sub-Saharan Africa are responsible for 70 percent of food production, 100 percent of food processing, 50 percent of animal husbandry and 60 percent of agricultural marketing. Nonetheless, women farmers and girls account for most of the sub-continent’s hungry people.” (Food First, 2019)

Development Justice

It is a transformative development model which aims to close the gap between women and men in terms of access to power and resources, and therefore entails redistributive justice; environmental justice; climate justice; social justice; economic justice and gender justice.

Climate Justice

Zimbabwe is one of the countries in Africa experiencing a devastating climate change induced drought. Climate change threatens the stability of states and communities. Will the Governments in Africa be able to manage the stress and absorb the shocks of climate change?

Inspire, Energise, Support

Centre for Alternative Development is working with women in Shamva’s Nyamaropa area to understand climate justice and food justice

Centre for Alternative Development does not only aspire to women’s equality with men, but to the transformation of all unequal power relations through redistribution of power, wealth and resources.

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In pursuit of development justice for African women, CAD uses popular education to recognise, analyse, criticize and change the power relations that are established on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race and class

 

 

In pursuit of development justice for African women, CAD uses popular education to recognise, analyse, criticize and change the power relations that are established on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race and class

 

 

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