Economic development

Opportunity for Africa to “open new avenues” at climate conference

There’s an opportunity for Africa to “open new avenues” at the COP21 climate change conference.

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African growth spurring foreign direct investment

Africa’s strong economic growth in recent years has led to more foreign direct investment from countries like China; that’s according to a researcher at one of the most established think-tanks in the United States.

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Making agriculture more “climate compatible”

Irregular weather conditions such as frequent drought in Africa’s Sahel region and extreme flooding in Myanmar, are having an impact on food systems and affecting millions of people worldwide.

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Private sector key to reaching new global development goals

Efforts are underway to ensure private businesses are leveraged for the achievement of the new global development goals, or SDGs.

World leaders agreed the 17 goals at the UN in September.

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Sustainable industrialization “key driver” of Agenda 2030

Industrial development, which is both sustainable and inclusive, will be crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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UN Gender Focus: African women, women in media and equality through education

African women “more effected” by climate change

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Development in the Sahel is slowing

The development of countries in the Sahel region is slowing due to radicalization, youth unemployment and the lack of participation by women in politics and the economy.

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“Cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremists

The “cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremism on its border, if the country is to avoid radicalization.

That’s the message from Pascal Karorero, UN Development Programme Resident Representative to the West African country.

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Over 600 Tanzanian families to benefit from solar power

More than 600 families are expected to benefit from a new solar power project supported by the UN in Tanzania.

The US$150,000 project, which is centred around the capital, Dodoma aims to help local communities mitigate the effects of climate change.

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UN chief convinced world leaders will adopt “ambitious” climate deal

The UN Secretary-General has said that he’s convinced world leaders will adopt an “ambitious” climate deal at a summit which begins in Paris, France on Monday.

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