Tag: Sustainable development

UN calls for commitments to safeguard the world’s oceans ahead of first major conference

UN calls for commitments to safeguard the world’s oceans ahead of first major conference

20 Feb 17  News
Calling for concrete actions to protect the oceans, the United Nations on 15 January 2017 launched an online register to collect voluntary commitments made by UN Member States, bus...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Feb 17  News
President Alpha Condé: Powering Africa’s Future (Project Syndicate) Having spent the last year coordinating energy policy within the African Union, I have sensed a growing mood...
Giving oceans a break could generate US$83 billion in additional benefits for fisheries

Giving oceans a break could generate US$83 billion in additional benefits for fisheries

15 Feb 17  News
Billions of dollars are lost at sea but different paths to fisheries reform show promising results Fishing less, and better, could generate an additional $83 billion each year for...
The role of development banks in promoting growth and sustainable development in the South

The role of development banks in promoting growth and sustainable development in the South

15 Feb 17  News
In an era of excess global liquidity and savings on the one hand, and an acute shortage of financing for development on the other, this report argues that development banks at all ...
Making renewable energy more accessible in sub-Saharan Africa

Making renewable energy more accessible in sub-Saharan Africa

14 Feb 17  News
In Africa today, more than 500 million people live without electricity.  In fact, fewer than one in five Africans was connected to the power grid in 2012, and despite a modest...
FAO Director-General urges more support to help small farmers adapt to a changing climate

FAO Director-General urges more support to help small farmers adapt to a changing climate

14 Feb 17  News
Failure to act now will compromise future food production, sabotage 2030 development agenda Failure to act now to make our food systems more resilient to climate change will “se...
Use technology to improve lives – Bawumia urges African leaders

Use technology to improve lives – Bawumia urges African leaders

14 Feb 17  News
Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, has challenged African leaders to take advantage advancements in technology to better the lives of their citizens. According to Dr Bawumi...
A discussion on the Trade and Environmental Review and fisheries data for Africa

A discussion on the Trade and Environmental Review and fisheries data for Africa

08 Feb 17  Publications
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has recently released a Trade and Environmental Review (TER). The review presents a broad overview of three contempo...
Transforming agriculture through the establishment of regional value chains in Africa

Transforming agriculture through the establishment of regional value chains in Africa

08 Feb 17  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, discusses how regional agricultural value chains can help drive economic transformation in Africa Agriculture currently offers the greatest potenti...
Trade has been a global force for less poverty and higher incomes

Trade has been a global force for less poverty and higher incomes

03 Feb 17  News
In the ongoing debate about the benefits of trade, we must not lose sight of a vital fact. Trade and global integration have raised incomes across the world, while dramatically cut...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Feb 17  News
Starting today, in Mauritius: ‘Cross-border banking and regulatory reforms: implications for Africa from international experience’ Call for papers: ‘Public economics for dev...
Financial institutions worth $6.6 trillion set standards for financing sustainable development

Financial institutions worth $6.6 trillion set standards for financing sustainable development

01 Feb 17  News
Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totaling $6.6 trillion in assets, launched the Principles for Positive Impact Finance on 30 January 2017 – a first of its kind set o...
Africa to speak in one voice on key issues to boost women’s economic empowerment at CSW61

Africa to speak in one voice on key issues to boost women’s economic empowerment at CSW61

31 Jan 17  News
The Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting convened in Addis Ababa to prepare for the upcoming 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) concluded succe...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jan 17  News
A Daily Nation primer for today’s AU Heads of State Summit: The schedule and what to expect in Addis Ababa Assembly of Heads of State: remarks by Chairperson of the African Unio...
Becoming the champion: Uganda’s development challenge

Becoming the champion: Uganda’s development challenge

30 Jan 17  News
IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, in a public lecture on 27 January 2017 in Kampala, said that Uganda needs more infrastructure investment. “Under-developed infrastructure is ...
Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

30 Jan 17  News
Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the l...
Billions needed to eradicate poverty and hunger – IFAD conference looks for new ways of financing

Billions needed to eradicate poverty and hunger – IFAD conference looks for new ways of financing

27 Jan 17  News
The world needs to take urgent action to mobilise the estimated US$265 billion a year needed to achieve the first two Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and hunger by 203...
G-20 Agriculture Ministers agree to improve food, water sustainability

G-20 Agriculture Ministers agree to improve food, water sustainability

27 Jan 17  News
Against a backdrop of growing international tension over trade, agriculture ministers from the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies agreed to improve the sustain...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jan 17  News
AU Summit briefings today in Addis: Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime (Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture): Strengthening mutual accountability to achieve CAADP/Malabo go...
Western Indian Ocean valued at US$333.8 billion but at a crossroads

Western Indian Ocean valued at US$333.8 billion but at a crossroads

26 Jan 17  News
A groundbreaking new report, Reviving the Western Indian Ocean Economy: Actions for a Sustainable Future, finds the ocean assets of the Western Indian Ocean region are valued ...