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Wood-saving cookstoves are helping Zambia cut forest loss

Kikwanda and Walubita are among beneficiaries from more than 5,000 households in Central, Western and North-western Zambia who are now using the stoves

A UNDP-GEF partnership is promoting energy-saving stoves in rural communities in support of the government’s efforts to cut forest loss, clean up cooking, save lives and curb climate change. It’s half past midday in Kawama Village in Northwestern Zambia and Mildred Kikwanda is busy preparing ‘Nshima’ – the staple maize…

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Ambassador of Belarus Sergei Rachkov met with Director General of «Amkodor» holding

Current and perspective issues of promoting road-building and agricultural machinery of «Amkodor» holding in Egypt and other regional markets were discussed in detail

On August 19, 2019 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Sergei Rachkov met with Eng. Viktor Osnovsky, Director General of «Amkodor» holding who is currently visiting Egypt. During the meeting current and perspective issues of promoting road-building and agricultural machinery…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender and Climate Change Resilience

This symposium aims to “generate fast-track actions that will be game-changing in building climate change resilience

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund for East and Southern region is organizing a three-day “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender and Climate Change Resilience” symposium to be held on 26-29 August 2019 at the Future Africa - University of Pretoria, South Africa. This symposium aims to “generate…

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

All set for eighth conference on climate change & development in Africa, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Murombedzi

The conference will also help ensure that Africa’s voice is amplified and heard at the summit in New York in September

All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) which will be held in Addis Ababa from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’. Mr. James Murombedzi, Chief of the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of…

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

Geospatial information crucial for Africa’s economic development, says The Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Chinganya

It is imperative for every African country to deliver relevant information that can promote and sustain economic growth

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) views geospatial technology as a significant component that will help push Africa’s transformative development agenda even further, says Oliver Chinganya, Director of the Commission’s African Centre for Statistics (ACS). In a keynote address at an event marking Digital Earth Africa Day, Mr. Chinganya said…

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    • When supported and empowered, young people can change the world. “I want to help Uganda,” says Edith Nambalirwa, a peer educator. “If I cannot do it with money, let me do it with knowledge.” © UNFPA ESARO/Corrie Butler
    • Angie wants other young people to learn about their health and bodies. © Paco Chuquiure
    • After learning about sexual and reproductive health, Takhona is educating her community. © UNFPA Eswatini
    • Family planning enabled Elizabeth Balang to go back to school. ©UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
    • Shaina has seen the consequences of teen pregnancy: “Some stop pursuing their education and their job opportunities diminish.
    • Sangita has stopped more than a dozen child marriages. © UNFPA Nepal/Dhana Bahadur Lamsal
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Helping young people take charge of their bodies, their lives, our world

UNFPA is launching “My Body, My Life, My World,” a strategy that aims to help empower young people to make their own choices and determine their own futures

Every year on 12 August, leaders around the world commemorate International Youth Day. On this day, powerful figures have praised the contributions of young people. They have called for more decision-making opportunities for youth. Then they have continued to run the show. But youth are ready for more. There are…

Source: UN News |

From The Field: ‘Eco-warriors’ fight climate change in South Africa

The Projects in South Africa are supported by UNDP’s Small Grants Programme

Schools in South Africa have been designating students as “eco-warriors” as part of an initiative supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), to drive environmental and climate change awareness amongst the young and old in their communities. The youthful warriors have supported rubbish clean-up campaigns around their schools, eliminating over…

Source: Facebook |

Celebrating Africa’s digital potential on UN Youth Day (By Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships at Facebook)

Africa’s young population could be its greatest asset in an age where many other regions in the world are aging as a result of declining birth rates

By Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships at Facebook Many things have been said about the future Africa and its potential, it has been called the Opportunity Continent, the Next Frontier and Africa rising, with all of these true. For me the excitement comes in how Africa can, and will…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

UK aid to help hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans will receive life-saving access to food and water thanks to UK aid as the country faces a potentially catastrophic famine

UK aid to help hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation Zimbabwe is facing a chronic food crisis and without support more than 5.5 million people will not have access to the food they need by 2020 International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announces UK aid support to…

Source: Africa Analyst |

The comprehensive guide to trading and investing in the Africa

The political map of Africa is still subject to great change and provides startling examples of variable development

AfricaAnalyst.com aims to provide objective commentary as well as, business statistical and economic information to a continent that is ‘emerging’. Industrialist, investors in people and economies do well not to generalise about one of the world great land masses. The political map of Africa is still subject to great change…