Take five with Joy Chebet Bii: Why does digital literacy matter for women and girls?

09 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 169 Views
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Joy Chebet Bii is a 20-year-old living in Nairobi, Kenya. Joy, a student in mathematics and computer science at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, is a Mozilla Club captain. Through a partnership between UN Women and The Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla Clubs teach web literacy skills to women and girls in Cape Town and Nairobi.

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End poverty in all its forms everywhere

09 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 93 Views
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World leaders have committed to ending poverty by 2030. But that aspiration can only be achieved by ending the discrimination that traps women in poverty. Globally, 1 in 5 girls are in households living on less than US$1.
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Good governance is the solution to Africa’s problems

05 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 196 Views
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Under the auspices of the African Union, African leaders established the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in 2003 as an instrument for monitoring governance performance among member states. A self-monitoring instrument, APRM aims to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices leading to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated regional and economic integration.

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Women-led tech startups on the rise in Africa

05 October 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 237 Views
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On the surface, sub-Saharan Africa boasts the world’s highest rate of women entrepreneurs, at 27%. The MasterCard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017 listed two African countries, Uganda (34.8%) and Botswana (34.6%), as having the highest percentage of women entrepreneurs globally.

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“Africa is the place to be,” African Development Bank President tells Chinese business leaders at the China-Africa forum

06 September 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 234 Views
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The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has urged Chinese business leaders to attend the Africa Investment Forum scheduled to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7-9 November 2018.
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Women embracing entrepreneurship

06 September 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 209 Views
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Fashion designer Ejiro A. Tafiri, 28, and her team in their workshop in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Panos/A. E. Ahead of the goal of gender equality, increased political participation of women and economic empowerment lies an arduous journey for women and girls in Africa.

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What is the Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy ?

01 August 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 284 Views
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The African Development Bank Group launched its Jobs for Youth in Africa (JfYA) Strategy (2016-2025) at its Annual Meetings in May 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. 

The aim of the strategy is to support African countries in scaling up responses to youth unemployment and underemployment crisis on the continent.

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United Nations seeks stability in Lake Chad region

12 July 2018 by 0 Comment Activities 485 Views

The UN through its Development Programme (UNDP) said on Wednesday in Maiduguri at a joint Press Conference with Borno State government that it was organizing a two-day international forum of governors from the Lake Chad Basin region in Maiduguri, Borno’s capital.

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Maiduguri, Nigeria - Stabilization expert team members at UN OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)

11 July 2018 by 0 Comment Activities 406 Views
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Stabilization expert team members at UN OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) in Maiduguri, Nigeria on May 17th, 2018.

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Mora, Cameroon - Stabilization expert team members at the Multinational Joint Task Force

11 July 2018 by 0 Comment Activities 285 Views
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Stabilization expert team members at the Multinational Joint Task Force in Mora, Cameroon on May 9th 2018.

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