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Joint AU-UNECA Ministerial on Finance and Integration concludes with an urgent call for domestication of the Agenda 2063 and 2030

Joint AU-UNECA Ministerial on Finance and Integration concludes with an urgent call for domestication of the Agenda 2063 and 2030

05 Apr 16  News
African Union Ministers of Finance, Planning, Economic Development and Integration concluded their 9th annual meeting on 5th April 2016 with a strong call for the domestication of ...
UN panel chief, Thabo Mbeki, urges action plans to tackle illicit financial flow from Africa

UN panel chief, Thabo Mbeki, urges action plans to tackle illicit financial flow from Africa

22 Feb 16  News
Addressing billions of illicit financial outflows from Africa is imperative as the continent needs domestic resources for its development, said the former President of South Africa...
Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law

Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law

10 Feb 16  News
President Barack Obama signed into law Monday a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa, a measure supporters say will save lives and...
Paris Agreement ‘decisive turning point’ on climate change, says new UN senior adviser

Paris Agreement ‘decisive turning point’ on climate change, says new UN senior adviser

01 Feb 16  News
Less than two months after 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement, the global community is already seein...
Power Africa launches roadmap to 60 million connections and 30,000 MW by 2030

Power Africa launches roadmap to 60 million connections and 30,000 MW by 2030

01 Feb 16  News
On Thursday, 28 January 2016 at the Powering Africa Summit, Power Africa partners launched a roadmap to meet President Obama’s goals of adding 30,000 megawatts and 60 million con...
Beyond AGOA Hearing: Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman

Beyond AGOA Hearing: Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman

29 Jan 16  News
On behalf of USTR, I would like to welcome our distinguished guests and friends participating in today’s hearing on policy recommendations for deepening the U.S.-Africa trade and...
AfDB presents New Deal on Energy for Africa and the Transformative Partnership on Energy in Davos

AfDB presents New Deal on Energy for Africa and the Transformative Partnership on Energy in Davos

25 Jan 16  News
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) presented its New Deal on Energy for Africa, and launche...
Urban resilience: Challenges and opportunities for African cities

Urban resilience: Challenges and opportunities for African cities

22 Jan 16  News
Various city representatives gathered for a special breakout session during the recent Understanding Risk & Finance Conference to discuss resilience, the challenges and opportu...
A new deal on energy for Africa: Power, potential and partnership

A new deal on energy for Africa: Power, potential and partnership

20 Jan 16  News
Africa needs a new deal on energy, and now it has one. US President Roosevelt’s post-Depression New Deal of the 1930s focused on ‘Relief, Recovery and Reform’. For Afri...
Harnessing emerging technological breakthroughs for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Harnessing emerging technological breakthroughs for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

18 Jan 16  News
Effective global partnerships, sufficient financing and close cooperation between Governments and the private sector will be indispensable to harness the evolving global innovation...
CSTD 2015-2016 Inter-Sessional Panel: Smart Cities and Infrastructure and Foresight for Digital Development

CSTD 2015-2016 Inter-Sessional Panel: Smart Cities and Infrastructure and Foresight for Digital Development

15 Jan 16  News
Opening statement by Taffere Tesfachew, Acting Director, Division on Technology and Logistics; Director, Division on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTA...
Review of trade and trade-related issues in 2015

Review of trade and trade-related issues in 2015

13 Jan 16  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, provides a review of key trade-related developments in 2015 The past year has seen a number of important developments in trade and trade-related...
Of maize and money: How to bring farmers into the financial system

Of maize and money: How to bring farmers into the financial system

08 Jan 16  News
Nearly half of the world’s farmers are unbanked. This statistic is worrying given the evidence linking financial inclusion to poverty alleviation and since over 70 percent of the...
Scaling up climate and disaster resilience for the world’s most vulnerable

Scaling up climate and disaster resilience for the world’s most vulnerable

07 Jan 16  News
Natural disasters can cause unthinkable tolls and continue to disproportionately affect the poorest and most vulnerable. When the category five Cyclone Pam barreled down on Va...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Enhancing urban resilience

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Enhancing urban resilience

06 Jan 16  News
The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) conducted a CityStrength Diagnostic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in February 2015 at the request of ...
Trade and Sustainable Growth: Capacitating and Strengthening the voice of Africa’s Private Sector, 16 December 2015

Trade and Sustainable Growth: Capacitating and Strengthening the voice of Africa’s Private Sector, 16 December 2015

18 Dec 15  Event
Alongside the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, africapractice (AP) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) hosted a panel session on ...
Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

14 Dec 15  News
195 nations set path to keep temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, ...
Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the Post-2015 agenda and financing for development

Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the Post-2015 agenda and financing for development

23 Nov 15  News
Trade and Sustainable Development: Options for Follow-up and Review Trade is reflected throughout the draft Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of June 2015 and the May 2015...
Trade for All: European Commission presents new trade and investment strategy

Trade for All: European Commission presents new trade and investment strategy

15 Oct 15  News
The Commission is proposing a new trade and investment strategy for the European Union, entitled ‘Trade for All: Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy’. The n...
When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change

When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change

14 Oct 15  News
The new Sustainable Development Goals will only succeed if they can succeed in Africa. How can we make that happen? A new report from the Africa Progress Panel, Global Goals, Afric...

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