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Climate resilience and peace building are key to mitigating climate change, says UN
20 November 2018

Climate resilience and peace building are key to mitigating climate change, says UN

In the Sahel region of Africa, the call for sustainable peace is crucial to minimise the effects of climate change

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UNICEF warn that child malnutrition has increased 50% in the Sahel since 2017
19 November 2018

UNICEF warn that child malnutrition has increased 50% in the Sahel since 2017

Over 1.3 million children under 5 are expected to receive treatment for severe acute malnutrition across six countries within Africa’s Sahel region: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.

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DFID announces support for family planning projects in Africa
16 November 2018

DFID announces support for family planning projects in Africa

The UK Government has announced a new £200 million programme to support family planning and contraceptives in 27 countries across Africa and Asia.

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Big data from space to be used for disaster prevention in Africa
14 November 2018

Big data from space to be used for disaster prevention in Africa

On Monday, outer space and disaster response experts gathered at a United Nations forum to discuss how “big data” including social media, crowd sourcing and satellite imaging, can reduce the risk of natural disasters in Africa and support response efforts when they strike, according to a report by the UN.

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Kenya launches 10-year Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework
12 November 2018

Kenya launches 10-year Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework

The Government of Kenya, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework to guide the implementation of CSA approaches, strategies, practices and technologies as envisioned in the national CSA Strategy 2017-2026.

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Key opportunities for improving Human Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa highlighted in World Bank Report
12 November 2018

Key opportunities for improving Human Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa highlighted in World Bank Report

The World Bank recently released a report titled ‘The Human Capital Project in Africa’ which is a global effort designed to accelerate human capital by encouraging effective policy and investment. The project has a key focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Africa’s rapid urbanisation is creating new health problems, warn WHO
09 November 2018

Africa’s rapid urbanisation is creating new health problems, warn WHO

Yesterday, 8th November, representatives from African cities met to discuss how to tackle the effects of environmental issues on human health in the region. This includes pollution, water quality and sustainable urban areas.

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New climate solutions to benefit Ethiopia and Kenya
09 November 2018

New climate solutions to benefit Ethiopia and Kenya

A recent report “Nordic Green to Scale for Countries/Africa” by Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre highlights how Ethiopia and Kenya can benefit from the experience of other countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 16 percent compared to the projected businesses as usual emissions by 2030, and boost their economies.

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$1 BILLION COMMITTED TO IMPROVE HEALTH FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
08 November 2018

$1 BILLION COMMITTED TO IMPROVE HEALTH FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) has dedicated US -$1.005 billion to improve the health and nutritional needs of women, children and adolescents in at-risk communities.

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two per cent tax levied on drinks in Uganda to raise money for HIV treatment
29 October 2018

two per cent tax levied on drinks in Uganda to raise money for HIV treatment

The two per cent tax levied on alcohol and soft drinks will be used to internally raise funds for HIV treatment, a move officials hope will reduce Uganda’s reliance on international donors and organisations.

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young refugees in Chad benefiting from education programme
17 October 2018

young refugees in Chad benefiting from education programme

According to a report from TheirWorld, refugees in Chad are being trained as teachers to provide home learning to thousands of young children living in camps.

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Overcoming  humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria requires more support, says UN
08 October 2018

Overcoming humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria requires more support, says UN

After a two day visit to the region, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock call for national and international partners to increase support for humanitarian relief efforts in north-eastern Nigeria.

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