21Mar2019

Innovative financing key to meeting climate adaptation targets for African countries

Despite having well defined national climate goals, African countries continue to struggle to raise the financing needed to meet their targets, particularly for climate adaptation.

This will be the key message for climate experts and representatives from around the world, attending the Africa Climate Week 2019 currently underway in Accra, Ghana under the theme “Climate Action in Africa: A Race We Can Win”.

Blog:A race against time

15Mar2019

Investing in digital literacy for grassroots transformation in Kenya

Kenya is experiencing a “youth bulge”. At least 20% of the country’s population is made up of youth between the ages of 15 and 24. This could be a big advantage if young people have access to economic opportunities, particularly information and communication technology. But the reality is different. Currently, youth unemployment is high, estimated at about 22% in 2016.

Blog:Industrialisation and Trade Corner
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11Feb2019

Addressing Subnational Inequalities to Advance Africa’s Sustainable Development Agenda

When it comes to Africa’s delivery on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the policies of national governments and their partners will determine the continent’s overall success. Inclusive development policies will be pivotal to this.

Blog:Industrialisation and Trade Corner
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31Jan2019

Building Africa’s Manufacturing Strength in the Textile and Clothing Sector

The rise of the fast fashion industry in the past few years has brought in its wake a booming trade of second-hand clothing. Today, millions of people around the world donate clothes with the understanding that they will support the needy or will be resold in secondhand stores.

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Categories: Industrialization


17Jan2019

Africa’s Historic Pivot

It might not be obvious to the casual observer, but Africa is undergoing something of a revolution when it comes to economic policymaking. Risking recrimination and worse from their traditional Western patrons, the continent’s governments are finally demonstrating a willingness to chart their own course.

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