TICADVI ends with Africa and Japan 3-year plan for continued engagementAug 29, 2016The two-day sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) VI in Nairobi, Kenya ended Sunday 28 August with the adoption of the Nairobi Declaration, a three-year plan to promote structural economic transformation, resilient healthcare systems and social stability for shared prosperity.
IGAD kicks off national consultations for East/Horn of Africa strategy on preventing and responding to violent extremismJul 27, 2016The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) plus Tanzania officially launched today national consultations to develop a strategy for preventing and countering violent extremism in the east and horn of Africa sub-region. IGAD Member States include Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.
Benin voters prepare for presidential pollsFeb 22, 2016Almost 5 million Beninese are expected at the polls on 6 March 2016 for the first round of the presidential elections. 32 candidates, including two women, are running to succeed current President Boni Yayi.
Nigeriens vote for new president and parliament in key voteFeb 22, 2016Nigeriens headed to the ballot box on Sunday 21 February to choose a new president and members of parliament, in elections seen by many as a critical, being the second such polls since a coup d’Etat in February 2010.
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- Crowdsourcing Sustainable Development to address UN SDGs / ASD / 유엔지속가능발전목표 이니셔티브 Great little video of young makers and changemakers last weekend at Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab for the last day of ODD Summer Camp organised by the Geneva Summer Schools, Citizen Cyberscience Centre, @Citizen Cyberlab and Tsinghua University as part of ODD Summer School - Part 3. Below are some of the projects: 1.AppsMan ( World Health Organization (WHO) ) - buzzer belt and crowdsourced app for assisting blind people to navigate in cities 2.Big-V ( United Nations Office at Geneva ) - visualisation and crowdsourcing of data about what different international organisations do to tackle the #SDG to design a “United Nations phone” using Seeed Studio technology 3.Shen ( International Committee of the Red Cross ) - #crowdfunding campaign for low-cost arsenic sensor for water quality measurements in #refugee camps that may also develop into a hardware water testing project, and a low-cost spectrometer 4.Three Musketeers ( UNEP) - crowdsourcing the evaluation of satellite imagery from different providers, for assessing mining sites in Africa 5.Urban gardens ( United Nations Development Programme - UNDP) - crowdsourcing information on ways to use natural materials to build urban gardens 6.Wandering Belly ( Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)) - crowdsourcing data about poultry markets in China for health statistics 7.Extra CERN projects: (1).Cosmic-Pi (CERN) - cosmic ray detector for schools, to make global measurements of cosmic rays, cloud cover. (2) Raspberry Pi for LHC (CERN) - use low-cost computers to simulate collisions in CERN’s large hadron collider Do let us know with more notice of these events, Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab and David Li - more than happy to participate and support ! http://v.qq.com/x/page/z0324gyl8jq.html 4 hours ago
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