Gender gap costs sub-Sahara Africa $US95 billion a year: New UNDP reportAug 28, 2016Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016: Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa, published today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Investment in youth and women critical to Africa’s development, says UN Development ChiefAug 27, 2016Helen Clark made her remarks during the opening of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), a conference held regularly to promote high-level policy dialogue between Japan, African leaders, and development partners.
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- One in two families that we worked with in 2015 did not have access to clean drinking water, putting them at risk of contracting water-borne diseases. According to the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP, water-related diseases cost children an estimated 443 million school days each year and kill more people than tuberculosis or malaria. They are also a major contributor to childhood malnutrition. Every child has the right to clean water, and with initiatives like the distribution of water filters, hygiene classes in our Preschool Nutrition Centers, and our WASH Program, we are trying to make that a reality. #WorldWaterWeek 2 hours ago
- Only 5% of women farmers in Uganda have land rights. Joyce, a farmer from Uganda is one of those 5%. Without legal documentation, Joyce almost lost her inherited home and farm to a manufacturing plant. Although she owned her land, denial of access to her own land deed almost led to a land grab and eviction. African women farmers grow 90% of Africa's food but own only on average, 15% of land rights. Worldwide, women own less than 1% of land while they farm and process 60-80% of our food supply. More data in our new Human Development Report on Africa's gendergap: on.undp.org/84Y #AfHDR 3 hours ago
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