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Most organisations in Southern Africa engaged in civic education have a common objective to create awareness and knowledge, to develop citizens’ skills and to create motivation for citizens to participate in democratic processes. It is therefore imperative that sharing of best practices and approaches by various organisations is actively promoted as part of regional collaboration. PISA as a new initiative is making efforts to know what other programmes are out there and what they are doing in the field of civic education and social accountability through its regional exchange and learning programme. This enables the programme to tap into already existing knowledge and experiences in the region. Under this initiative, PISA is currently collaborating with The National Initiative for Civic Education programme in Malawi (NICE).

PISA Berea celebrated women’s day with young girls on the topic # Stop forced and early child marriage relating.  The topic was inline with 2018 International Women's Day the theme of 2018 #PressforProgress. The main message was that Girls should wait to be of mature age and independent before they commit themselves with marriage that may deprive them from progressing in life.

German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) and the National University of Lesotho (NUL) have jointly organised the second Africa-EU Symposium on Renewable Energy Research and Innovation (RERIS 2018) from 23–27 January 2018 in Maseru, Lesotho. The symposium is taking place alongside the NUL International Science and Technology Innovation Conference and Expo (NULISTICE 2018).

The objectives of the symposium are to facilitate Africa-EU renewable energy research collaboration, increase public and private sector participation in renewable energy research as well as building capacities for applied research and promote university business spin-offs.