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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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...

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