Apply for Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative of the US Embassy in Nigeria

The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, CYFI, is a dynamic youth-based initiative launched in 2011 by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. CYFI brings together Nigerian youth of exceptional vision, skills and experience to design and implement projects that have a positive impact on Nigerian society. Former Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, was a champion of civil …

World Bank shares Africa’s success story as Infant mortality drops

By Gabriel Demombynes, Ritva Reinikka  (Published on the World Bank Blog as 'Africa's success story: Infant mortality down' on Mon, 2012-05-07) There is a tremendous success story in Sub-Saharan Africa that has only barely been recognized. Infant and under-5 mortality has plummeted in many countries in the region in recent years. The under-5 mortality (U5MR) …

The best story in development: Africa is experiencing some of the biggest falls in child mortality ever seen, anywhere

The best story in development Africa is experiencing some of the biggest falls in child mortality ever seen, anywhere

IT IS, says Gabriel Demombynes, of the World Bank's Nairobi office, “a tremendous success story that has only barely been recognised”. Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development calls it simply “the biggest, best story in development”. It is the huge decline in child mortality now gathering pace across Africa.

ARTing Climate Change hits Nigeria

The devastating effects of climate change may undermine MDG successes and impede sustainable development in Africa. This is reason we support this project. ‘ARTing Climate Change’ is an event being organised by Zero Carbon Africa to showcase climate change impacts in Nigeria. Zero Carbon Africa is an alliance of youth-led/focused organisations and young individuals working …

Apply NOW for the historic National Youth Conference on Constitution Review

National Youth Conference on Constitution Review: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Friday, October 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM (GMT) There is a general outcry from every nook and cranny of Nigeria for a constitution review. There are calls from several quarters within the seven geopolitical zones that make up Nigeria. True federalism, …

Half of global maternal deaths occur in Africa: THIS MUST STOP!

By Foluso Ajani, Maternal and Reproductive Health Advocate It is no longer news that Africa carries the highest maternal mortality rate in the world and the hope of fulfilling the MDG 5 by 2015 is by far out of reach albeit with slow progress. 50% of maternal mortality globally are said to be in Africa …

Got an innovation for Africa? Apply for 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) are delighted to announce the call for the 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) is a joint initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) started in 2011. …

Fresh MDGs report suggests poverty decline in Africa, others

By Kamal Tayo Oropo (Guardian Nigeria) AFRICA has made significant progress in poverty reduction, primary education, women’s empowerment and in its fight against  the Human Immuno-deficiency  Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). This was contained in a new report to be released on July 15 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission …