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Abidjan hosts the 1st Africa - Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments

The Forum will discuss key issues such as economic development and employment, investment in youth, migration and human mobility, climate change and access to energy

Abidjan, the economic capital of the Republic of Ivory Coast, will host the First Africa-Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments at the Abidjan District Hotel on November 27, 2017. The Forum will be organized as part of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa - http://AfriqueLocale.org)…

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)
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Launch of the UCLG Africa Climate Task Force

Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa, stated the intention of the Task Force to bring together, within the same ecosystem, the various stakeholders working with climate issues

The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany from November 6 -17 2017, provided the framework for the launch of the UCLG Africa (www.AfriqueLocale.org/en) Climate Task Force and the presentation of its members to the political authorities…

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Africa: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs as the Next Generation of Hunger Fighters

By Bunmi Oloruntoba

Considered the “Nobel Prize of agriculture,” the World Food Prize is awarded each year for a specific and exceptionally significant contribution to the production or distribution of food. This year, the prize was awarded to Akinwumi Adesina, a former Nigerian agriculture minister - and currently the president of the African…

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Integrate urbanization in development plans, ECA’s Vera Songwe urges African governments

Speaking at an International Conference on African Cities in Rome, Ms. Songwe said Africa’s targets of economic diversification and industrialization will not happen without well-planned and managed urbanization

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Ms. Vera Songwe, on Wednesday urged African governments to strategically integrate urbanization in their national development plans if they are to unleash the potential of urbanization for growth and transformation on the continent. Speaking at an International Conference on African Cities in Rome,…

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Agricultural Policy Research in Africa official launched in Addis Ababa

APRA is a five-year research programme aiming to analyse pathways to agricultural commercialisation and their differential impacts on empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction, and food and nutrition security and in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) programme was officially launched at the ongoing land policy conference in Addis Ababa. APRA is a five-year research programme aiming to analyse pathways to agricultural commercialisation and their differential impacts on empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction, and food and nutrition security…

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President Zuma arrives in Botswana for the 4th session of the SA-Botswana Bi-national commission

During the BNC, both countries are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation on Tourism

President Jacob Zuma has this evening arrived in Botswana to participate in and co-chair the 4th Session of the South Africa- Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC). President Zuma and President Seretse Khama Ian Khama will today, 17 November 2017, co-chair the BNC session. The SA-Botswana BNC is preceded by a Ministerial…

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Africa’s youth are a ‘ticking time bomb’

A common problem raised in all the presentations was the lack of government initiatives to promote land ownership and land use among youths

A representative from Namibia’s Ministry of Land and Resettlement at the 2017 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA2017) in Addis Ababa, Prisca Mandimika, has urged African governments to ensure that land reforms and acquisition processes favour the youth, stating, “Youths constitute the biggest social group in Africa and are…

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West African food imports increased to 14.4. Billion US$ in 2015 compared to 13.1 billion US$ in 2014, a plus of 10% (WTO World Trade Organization)

Organized by the German trade fair specialists Fairtrade (www.Fairtrade-Messe.de) the 4th edition of Agrofood (www.Agrofood-WestAfrica.com) & PlastPrintPack West Africa (www.PPP-WestAfrica.com) will take place on 05 to 07 December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. More than 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries including 5 national pavilions from…

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Engaging South Africa on FAO’s Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes

The aim of the one-day seminar is to raise awareness about the FAO Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes and to identify modalities and opportunities for collaboration, within the framework of South-South Cooperation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representation in South Africa and the Partnerships and South-South Cooperation Division of FAO Headquarters, with the support of the South African Government will convene a National Round Table Discussion on the FAO Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes on 17 November…

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Excitement about potential and opportunities in East Africa in focus at Future Energy East Africa in Nairobi

Free expo offers workshops and new technologies

Huge potential, unlimited opportunities – this is how energy experts in the region describe the East African power sector. A required investment of approximately $93 billion per annum needed to address East Africa’s power and infrastructure needs opens up exciting business opportunities for suppliers and solution providers from across the…