Tag: Sustainable development

In Beijing, UN chief urges China, Africa for a win-win collaboration for ‘the future we want’

In Beijing, UN chief urges China, Africa for a win-win collaboration for ‘the future we want’

04 Sep 18  News
Highlighting the economic and development progress made in China and Africa, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged them to unite their combined potential for pea...
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03 Sep 18  News
African trade events to diarise: (i) Africa Industrialization Week 2018 (19-23 November, Addis Ababa). The theme for the AIW2018 is Promoting regional value chains in Africa: a p...
Third Singapore-Sub-Saharan Africa High-Level Ministerial Exchange Visit

Third Singapore-Sub-Saharan Africa High-Level Ministerial Exchange Visit

29 Aug 18  News
12 Ministers from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda called on Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong at...
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21 Aug 18  News
Transnational corporations, business practices and human rights: DIRCO consultation starts today in Johannesburg, ahead of treaty negotiations at the UN Diarise: The Fourth Invest...
Identifying the role of civil society in the SADC EPA

Identifying the role of civil society in the SADC EPA

21 Aug 18  Blog
The demand for civil society participation in the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements has recently intensified following the growing and progressive mainstreaming of...
Unleashing the great potential of Africa’s youth to achieve sustainable development

Unleashing the great potential of Africa’s youth to achieve sustainable development

21 Aug 18  News
FAO Director-General stresses the need to create more jobs for youth and build capacity in rural areas to use digital technologies Africa’s young people are key to achieving the...
Revised SADC gender protocol enters into force

Revised SADC gender protocol enters into force

20 Aug 18  News
A total of 12 countries in southern Africa have now signed the agreement amending a regional protocol that aims to advance gender equality and equity bringing the revised document ...
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15 Aug 18  News
Diarise: High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region (3-4 September, Berlin) Featured tweet from @ChilesheKCOMESA (COMESA’s new SG): COMESA will set up stakeholder outreach to...
38th SADC Summit: Promoting infrastructure development and youth empowerment for sustainable development

38th SADC Summit: Promoting infrastructure development and youth empowerment for sustainable development

10 Aug 18  News
The 38th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held in Windhoek, Namibia on 17-18 August 2018 will review progress towards regional integration and socio-economic...
24th ICE of Southern Africa: Blue economy, inclusive industrialization and economic development

24th ICE of Southern Africa: Blue economy, inclusive industrialization and economic development

10 Aug 18  News
The 24th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of Southern Africa will be hosted by the government of Mauritius under the theme: “Blue Economy, Inclusive In...
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08 Aug 18  News
Towards an EAC Regional Intellectual Property Policy: 15 August is closing date for completion of a questionnaire to inform the policy Netpreneurs event: “Let’s make Afri...
Playing to strength: Growth strategy for small agrarian economies in Africa

Playing to strength: Growth strategy for small agrarian economies in Africa

08 Aug 18  News
With urban industrialization on the scale achieved by East Asian economies looking increasingly less plausible, small economies in Africa need an alternative strategic approach to ...
ECA promotes use of disruptive technology to enhance financial inclusion in Africa

ECA promotes use of disruptive technology to enhance financial inclusion in Africa

08 Aug 18  News
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is collaborating with the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and Ant Financial (Ant) to promote digital financial inc...
Dig deep, think local, go digital: UNCTAD head to African leaders

Dig deep, think local, go digital: UNCTAD head to African leaders

03 Aug 18  News
African nations need to mobilize their continent’s resources to finance development, and ease the way for small business to trade, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on...
US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa

US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa

25 Jul 18  News
Kenya and Tanzania are among nine African countries set to benefit from an ambitious US-led initiative to invest in gas-powered power plants. The Gas Roadmap for sub-Saharan Afric...
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19 Jul 18  News
A preview: SADC Industrialisation Week (30 July - 1 August, Windhoek) on the theme of Promoting infrastructure and youth empowerment for sustainable development.  Register her...
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18 Jul 18  News
Underway, in Addis: IFF Working Group meeting. Operating as the technical arm of the Consortium to Stem Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, the meeting brought together 17 African...
Oceans Forum seeks consensus on fish-to-dish solutions

Oceans Forum seeks consensus on fish-to-dish solutions

17 Jul 18  News
United Nations Oceans Envoy Peter Thomson welcomed participants to the Second Oceans Forum in Geneva on 16 July with a stark warning about the urgency of eliminating harm...
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11 Jul 18  News
Launched today in Addis Ababa: The inaugural Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018 report Africa needs development strategies that are more coherent and that prioritise improved pu...
Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

11 Jul 18  News
Mobilising domestic resources, from both the public and private sectors, is central to Africa’s collective success in achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ...