Tag: Sustainable development

How can transport infrastructure promote trade and sustainable development on the African continent?

How can transport infrastructure promote trade and sustainable development on the African continent?

22 Mar 17  News
The role of infrastructure in economic development is widely recognised. How can the development of a more integrated transport infrastructure network support the achievement of th...
Without a gender perspective, trade policy may undermine women’s empowerment

Without a gender perspective, trade policy may undermine women’s empowerment

14 Mar 17  News
Trade policies that are “gender-blind” can inadvertently undermine women’s economic empowerment, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said ahead of the opening in New York...
Let us work harder to ensure ‘no one is left behind,’ urges President of main UN economic and social body

Let us work harder to ensure ‘no one is left behind,’ urges President of main UN economic and social body

14 Mar 17  News
Highlighting that persisting extreme poverty and inequality prevent the realization of the benefits of globalisation and have been major causes of disaffection across rich and poor...
Female empowerment would unleash potential to chart new global future, Secretary-General tells Commission on Status of Women

Female empowerment would unleash potential to chart new global future, Secretary-General tells Commission on Status of Women

14 Mar 17  News
Inclusive economies powerful way to break cycles of poverty, UN-Women chief says From classrooms and boardrooms to military ranks and peace talks, the world was better off when th...
EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

13 Mar 17  News
Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body. Uganda, which ...
Sustainability in Madagascar

Sustainability in Madagascar

08 Mar 17  Publications
This working paper examines sustainability issues with respect to Madagascar. This seemingly uncontroversial and self-evident objective raises more questions than the paper is like...
How meaningful are Availability, Accessibility and Affordability Targets and statistical information when it comes to Fast Broadband Internet?

How meaningful are Availability, Accessibility and Affordability Targets and statistical information when it comes to Fast Broadband Internet?

08 Mar 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – Information and Communication Technologies, discusses sustainable development targets related to access to the internet The Internet h...
There are many challenges in the IORA; businesses should see these as opportunities

There are many challenges in the IORA; businesses should see these as opportunities

08 Mar 17  News
Digitalisation and globalisation have democratised business, especially for SMEs, said Indonesian President Joko Widodo in his opening Keynote Address to the first IORA Business Su...
Women’s progress uneven and facing backlash, UN rights chief warns ahead of International Day

Women’s progress uneven and facing backlash, UN rights chief warns ahead of International Day

08 Mar 17  News
The United Nations Human Rights Office launched a joint report with the African Union and UN Women on 7 March 2017, detailing the progress and challenges to women’s struggle for ...
IORA leaders sign Jakarta Concord

IORA leaders sign Jakarta Concord

07 Mar 17  News
The leaders and representatives of the 21 member countries of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) have signed the Jakarta Concord at the IORA Leaders’ Summit held at the Jaka...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Mar 17  News
This week’s tralac newsletter is posted. The lead article is written by Taku Fundira: Implementing the SADC EPA – challenges and impact The SWAC/OECD weekly West Africa Brief ...
Overview of recent economic and social developments in Africa 2016

Overview of recent economic and social developments in Africa 2016

03 Mar 17  News
Document prepared for the Tenth Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and ...
Tanzania left out as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda launch joint tourism portal

Tanzania left out as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda launch joint tourism portal

01 Mar 17  News
Tanzania appears to have been isolated further in efforts to market East Africa a single tourism destination, after Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda launched a portal to jointly market t...
Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed

Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed

01 Mar 17  News
Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure...
Sustainable African businesses can help unlock US$12 trillion in new market value

Sustainable African businesses can help unlock US$12 trillion in new market value

28 Feb 17  News
Launch of African Better Business, Better World report in Kenya puts African CEOs and entrepreneurs in spotlight as drivers of a sustainable future African business leaders and en...
The Blue Economy – opportunities for Africa’s sustainable development agenda

The Blue Economy – opportunities for Africa’s sustainable development agenda

22 Feb 17  Publications
Alongside a marked rise in the global interest in and defence of our fragile natural environment, there has been a growing worldwide interest in the Blue Economy and how it natural...
World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

22 Feb 17  News
Without additional efforts, the target of ending hunger by 2030 will not be met Mankind’s future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural r...
Upsurge in India-Africa ties a ‘win-win’ situation: Ansari

Upsurge in India-Africa ties a ‘win-win’ situation: Ansari

21 Feb 17  News
Africa’s complementary strengths to become a major contributor to India’s energy and food security requirements make the resource-rich continent a “natural economic partner...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Feb 17  News
Diarise: launch of the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Africa 2016 (23 February, Freetown) ECA statutory documents, prepared for the Conference of Ministers 20...
Conference of Ministers 2017: Growth, inequality and unemployment

Conference of Ministers 2017: Growth, inequality and unemployment

20 Feb 17  News
Introduction The Tenth Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and the...