The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is not a commercial bank, but a bank that identifies opportunities to address societal issues, through projects that prove their social and environmental worth.
Water and sanitation is a big focus area for the DBSA. To promote socio-economic development, especially in rural areas, we must improve our supply of water and sanitation. This article will discuss how and the DBSA’s involvement.
The COVID-19 crisis has necessitated various adjustments to everyday practices, especially in health care. This article will unpack the ways in which the sector has had to adapt and which changes should be kept beyond the pandemic.
What sets Africa’s youth apart is their rich cultural heritage. Harnessing that past could change their future. This article will highlight steps to promote cultural representation in the education system and the benefits thereof.
Africa has a rich cultural heritage compared to the rest of the world. But this heritage is often overlooked. This article will highlight how to use our rich cultural heritage for the continent’s socio-economic development.
As it stands, our education system does not prepare women for the modern world, assuming they have access to education. This article will discuss the changes necessary in our education system to correct the gender imbalance in access to and quality of learning.
In several countries, there exists a digital literacy gap between men and women, with men having more access to digital resources and thus literacy. This article will focus on steps to bridge this gap.
Many parts of the world are more developed in terms of gender equality, with strong examples of women in power. This article will highlight what we can learn from these places to promote gender mainstreaming in Africa, and DBSA’s part to play.
Gender mainstreaming is paramount for Africa's future prosperity, but many factors hinder it. From economic challenges to socio-economic factors such as access to opportunities and mentorship, this article will highlight overcoming these challenges and empowering African women.