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THE FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA
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Africa, Sustainable Development, African Development, African Integration, Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa, Sustainable Development, African Development, African Integration, Sub-Saharan Africa

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The World Economic Forum launches its new search to identify Africa’s next generation of top female technology innovators and entrepreneurs. The top five entrepreneurs selected by the Forum’s judging panel will participate in the WEF on #Africa on 3-5 May in Durban, South Africa. The Forum is to agree priorities that will help Africa achieve inclusive growth. #WEFAFRICA2017
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This report presents the status of each country’s capacity in relation to 4 agricultural statistical dimensions (Institutional Infrastructure, Resources, Statistical Methods and Practices, and Availability of Statistical Information). It provides with an evidence on the current level of development of national agricultural and rural statistics systems, the measurement on each country’s capacity to produce timely and reliable agricultural and rural statistics. #Africa
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The theme for World Malaria Day on the 25 April is "A push for prevention". In sub-Saharan #Africa 43% of people at risk of malaria in the region were not protected by either a net or indoor insecticide spraying in 2015. Approximately 69% of pregnant women in 20 African countries did not have access to the recommended 3 or more doses of preventive treatment.
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can transform lives and improve livelihoods – more so for people involved in agriculture and allied activities. ICT can also increase access to financial services for rural communities, helping to secure savings, find affordable insurance and tools to better manage risk. ICTs also widen the reach of local communities, including women and youth, and provide newer business opportunities thereby enhancing livelihoods. #Africa
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Conakry, Guinea (West #Africa) has been selected as the World Book Capital for 2017 on account of the quality and diversity of its program, in particular its focus on community involvement” as well as “for its well-structured budget and clear development goals with a strong emphasis on youth and literacy.” Today 23 April is the World Book and Copyright Day. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/wbcd
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International Mother Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. It also recognizes a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity. The theme for 2017 is "Environmental & Climate Literacy". #Africa http://www.earthday.org/
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This publication presents objective and comprehensive information and analyses on the current state, trends and challenges facing two of the most important agricultural production factors: land and water. Both resources are intrinsically linked to global challenges of food insecurity and poverty, climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as degradation and depletion of natural resources that affect the livelihoods of millions of rural people across the world. #Africa
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The impacts of climate change are being felt around the world. For many children, a change in climate is felt through a change in water. In times of drought or flood, in areas where sea level has risen or ice and snow have unseasonably melted, children are at risk – as the quality and the quantity of the water they rely on is under threat. (Unesco) #Africa
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#Africa’s infrastructure ranks below all other developing regions. Closing the infrastructure quantity and quality gap relative to the best performers in the world could increase growth of GDP per capita by 2.6% per year. If inefficiencies are addressed, public and private investment in infrastructure could be a strategic tool for poverty reduction and economic development.
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Climate change is one of many forces contributing to an unfolding water crisis. In the coming years, the demand for water will increase as food production grows, populations grow and move, industries develop and consumption increases. This can lead to water stress, as increasing demand and use of water strain available supplies. One of the most effective ways to protect children in the face of climate change is to safeguard their access to safe water and sanitation. #Africa
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