• Africa

    Experts Discuss Data Revolution in North Africa, Call for Assistance

    AFRICA: The UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (UNECA) Office for North Africa organized the 33rd Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on the theme, ‘Data Revolution in North Africa: Using data in support of structural transformation.’ The Committee meets annually as a statutory body of the UNECA Office for North Africa, and consists of member… Continue Reading »

    Internet Forum Aims to Build Trust, While Leaving No One Offline

    INTERNATIONAL: The Internet has become an integrated part of our lives, from accessing an education, to receiving healthcare services and to conducting business. The digital transformation we are experiencing is spreading across the most remote areas in the world. The frontier technologies are opening new boundaries and possibilities for development. As we move forward, our dependence… Continue Reading »

    DRR Platform Adopts Declarations to Reduce Disaster Risk in Africa and Arab Regions

    TUNISIA: Participants at the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) focused on the theme, ‘Towards Disaster Risk Informed and Inclusive Sustainable Development,’ and adopted two declarations. The meeting provided input to the Global Platform for DRR which will convene in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2019. The meeting, which took place from 9-13 October, in Tunis,… Continue Reading »

    In Africa, Technology and Human Capital Go Hand in Hand

    AFRICA: Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-four years ago, the country was torn apart by civil war and one of the worst genocides human history has known; one in which more than a million people… Continue Reading »

    EDF Webinar Four: Sustainable Development Goals: How to Engage in the Regional Fora in the African and Arabic Regions

    Webinar Four: Sustainable Development Goals: How to Engage in the Regional Fora in the African and Arabic Regions Wednesday, 24th October 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Belgium time Everyone is encouraged to register! The European Disability Forum (EDF) is delighted to announce the fourth installment in its webinar series on Wednesday, 24th October related to the Sustainable Development Goals in the… Continue Reading »

    New Zambian Inclusive Education Project for Leonard Cheshire

    ZAMBIA, AFRICA: Leonard Cheshire has secured funding for a new three-year inclusive education project in Zambia. Funds have been provided by The Swedish Postcode Lottery, The Peter Cundill Foundation* and Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The project will see Leonard Cheshire’s work expand to the Eastern Province of Zambia across Chipata, Katete, Nyimba, Petauke and Sinda and… Continue Reading »

    How TVWS is Helping Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa

    DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA:  With over 45% of the world still without internet access, on 13 September 2018, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) called for the increased utilization of TV Whitespace technology (TVWS) to help bridge the digital divide that is still impacting billions of people across the world. Speaking on the third day of ITU Telecom World 2018, a… Continue Reading »

    Gates Foundation Releases Goalkeepers Report on Young People’s Potential to Transform Africa

    NEW YORK, USA: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched the 2018 edition of the ‘Goalkeepers Data Report’ charting progress towards the SDGs against 18 indicators. This year’s report highlights ways that young people can help to transform Africa, given the use of promising approaches in health and education. Gates also released the results… Continue Reading »

    UN-AU Conference Showcases ICT Innovations to Attract Youth to Agriculture

    AFRICA: A two-day conference on youth employment in agriculture has highlighted opportunities to tap the potential of Africa’s vast youth population to contribute to sustainable development of the continent. With an estimated 60% of Africa’s 1.2 billion population being under the age of 25, the discussions underscored the need to create tens of millions of… Continue Reading »