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Tanzania hold violence against women workshop, and other news (23 July 2019)

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A workshop on violence against women in Tanzania, and supporting climate programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Tanzania have hosted a regional workshop on violence against women, pulling together experts from Eastern and South African countries. The workshop focused on standardising methods for measuring violence against women and girls and discussed Tanzania’s Women Count Programme, which aims to generate meaningful data to inform policy reform. Read more in The Citizen (Tanzania)
  • DFID will invest £5 million in the PLANT programme in Lagos. The programme aims to provide structured support processes to increase the use of new technologies in agribusinesses for commercial viability. Read more in All Africa.
  • £250 million will be given by the UK to support climate and environment programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, aiming to support the transition to low carbon economies and increasing technical expertise to cope with the effects of climate change and in multiple sectors. Read more in New Vision (Uganda).
  • A new manual providing guidance for building low volume roads in Ghana, funded by DFID, and the African Community Access programme. The former president of the Ghana Institution of Engineering has highlighted the problems currently being caused by poorly maintained roads. Read more in Ghana Web.