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Peace Hack Alexandria
Source: Peace Hack Alexandria |

PEACE HACK MENA Kicks Off in Alexandria, Egypt

5-Day Event Promotes Peace Through Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Sharing

Alexandria, Egypt hosts PEACE HACK MENA, a five-day international initiative that is taking place from the 21st-25th of May, 2017, where peace innovation ambassadors are utilizing the power of innovation hubs across the MENA region as tools for open dialogue revolving around building and sustaining peace. The objective of PEACE…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Climate change and trade – impact on food security in Africa

Despite the considerable opportunities trade creates in moving goods from surplus to deficit areas, the trade aspect in addressing food security and climate change in Africa seems to be largely missing

The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) are jointly organizing a session on “How taking into account climate change can help Africa to pursue better trade policies, with a focus on food security” on the margins of the 20th Annual Conference on Global Economic…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius, Union of Comoros and Republic of Seychelles |

EU-Seychelles partnership for climate action

The programme of EUR 3 million is part of the European Union Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+) which aims at strengthening dialogue and cooperation with developing countries, in particular least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS)

Mahé (Seychelles) – The Head of Cooperation of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles opened the second Steering Committee of the "Seychelles Global Climate Change Alliance project". She reiterated the relevance of activities foreseen to address the recurrent flooding problems on La Digue.   According to Ms Carla…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Regional forum on sustainable development officially kicks off in Addis Ababa

The 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) officially kicked-off in Addis Ababa today with Acting Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Abdalla Hamdok, calling on Africa to stop exporting raw materials and primary goods to feed industries of the developed world. In his welcome remarks to…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Open letter to media "As a journalist you can make a difference! Call to Action to End Famine"

As a journalist you are valuable, and you can make a difference by depicting the situation in the world in 2017

To journalists and representatives of the media As a journalist you are valuable, and you can make a difference by depicting the situation in the world in 2017. Both local and global are equally important. Thank you for the work that you do. Thank you for being a journalist and…

Greenpeace
Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace concludes months long ship tour with strong recommendations to West African states

The findings are symptomatic of West African fisheries’ desperate need for effective regulations at a regional level

11 arrests of vessels fishing illegally have occurred in just three weeks of joint surveillance with local authorities in West African waters. This is out of 13 fishing regulation infractions identified during the two month ‘Hope in West Africa’ ship tour, which also included fisheries monitoring and civil society and…

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Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment (FDI) picture - EY Africa Attractiveness report

Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa (the key hub economies) collectively attracted 58% of the continent’s total FDI projects in 2016

South Africa remains the largest FDI hub in Africa Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa (the key hub economies) collectively attracted 58% of the continent’s total FDI projects in 2016 Investment from the Asia-Pacific region into Africa hit an all-time high in 2016 According to EY’s (http://EY.com) latest Africa…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Scoping Meeting Kicks off in Addis Ababa

The Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) is expected to be out in 2022

Over 200 experts from about 60 countries are meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to draft the outline of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).       At the opening of the five-day scoping meeting, which took off Monday at ECA’s Conference Centre, IPCC’s Secretary,…

Royal Philips
Source: Royal Philips |

Philips Partners with the Government of Kenya and the United Nations to Advance the African Healthcare Agenda

The leading health technology company is coming on board as the first private sector partner to establish an SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Partnership Platform in Kenya for accelerating primary healthcare transformation in support of universal health coverage

Establishment of the SDG Partnership Platform in Kenya aims to accelerate Primary Healthcare transformation in support of Universal Health Coverage Collaboration and innovation are key to ensure a financially sustainable healthcare system Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) (www.Philips.com) today announced its full support for a new Government of Kenya…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

ECA hosts workshop for policymakers on IPCC activities and findings

The Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) on Sunday hosted a workshop for policymakers on the activities and findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) where climate experts presented the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) findings as well as the work of the IPCC in the coming years

The Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) on Sunday hosted a workshop for policymakers on the activities and findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) where climate experts presented the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) findings as well as the work of the IPCC in the…