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Landmark US$500 Million Agreement Launched at COP26 to Protect the DR Congo’s Forest

All sectors of the DRC’s economy have joined in this landmark agreement to undertake actions that could change land use practices that date back millennia.  


The role of extractives in Africa’s inclusive green and resilient recovery

As is the case for Africa, industrialization, increased urbanization, and population growth are driving a sustained demand for minerals, metals and coal globally. According to the UN, the number of…  


UNDP: The amount spent directly on fossil fuel subsidies is three times the annual amount needed to eradicate global extreme poverty: time to make the choice

UN Development Programme’s new Don’t Choose Extinction campaign to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of fossil fuel subsidies on people and planet - headlined by global celebrities  


International cooperation for developing countries is essential to reduce disaster risks and losses

Many developing countries lack the capacity or resources to adequately design these strategies that, if acted on, can help lay the foundations for success in achieving several of the SDGs, including…  


Ghana gears up for Africa’s largest Youth Summit: YouthConnekt Africa

The YouthConnekt Africa Summit will be on the theme: “Africa Beyond Aid: Positioning the Youth for the Post-Covid Economy and AfCFTA Opportunities.” It will be a hybrid event hosted by Ghana’s…  


Towards a policy consensus: New partnership to focus on the future of Africa-Europe relations

The partnership is aimed at advancing Africa-Europe relations and the implementation of Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.  


Commodities will drive post-pandemic growth, but we must beware of the consequences

Primary commodity prices are going up, and based on the anticipated demand and supply, the likelihood of an upward trend is inevitable. For instance, between July 2020 and July 2021, the price indices…  


Building climate resilience and hope in West and Central Africa

With many West and Central Africa countries constantly placed at the top of the global fragility rankings, understanding the interconnectedness, impact and opportunities presented by climate and…  


Sahel Resilience Project

With funding from Sweden and UNDP, the project Strengthening Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation for Resilience in the Sahel Region: fostering risk-informed solutions for sustainable…  


Gabon leads Africa in the preservation and conservation of forests.

Gabon's forests house wildlife and megafauna, including 60% of the remaining critically endangered forest elephants, also known as the "architects" or "gardeners" of the forest, for their roles in…  

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