Ten Innovations Changing Africa

Ten Innovations Changing Africa Africa is changing so fast and technology plays a key role. In this infograph, Matthew Gloud posits that start-up technologies, Afroentrepreneurs and local technology producers, the maker movement, smartphones and mhealth, greater connectivity, elearning and social media are great technological innovations contributing to the rise of the continent. For more information,

Register as Virtual Delegate to Global Youth Forum

You can register to be a virtual delegate at the ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum Addis Ababa HERE From 30th September - 4th October representatives of governments, civil society and youth networks representing African Union member States will gather in Addis Ababa to review progress towards the goals of the ICPD Programme of Action. …

All-Africa Students Union (AASU) Youth Summit Focus on MDGs

The third edition of the All-Africa Students Union (AASU) Youth Summit has began in Accra. The six day summit, which is being attended by student delegations from 55 Africa countries, is on the theme: “The African Renaissance: looking back to move forward”. Mr Fred Awaah, Secretary General of AASU, in his opening remarks, said the …

A New Era of Poverty Reduction in Africa: A Perspective From the Millennium Villages

Many African nations are at an exciting moment in their social and economic development. The world's Millennium Development Goals -- adopted in the United Nations Millennium Declaration in September 2000 and designed to reduce extreme poverty and improve public health and education around the world by 2015 -- have proven to be very important as …

Debt Relief Savings, Inadequate for MDGs

Ms. Amina Mohammed, United Nations (UN) Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning The Special Adviser to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, Ms. Amina Mohammed, has said the total accrual of $1 billion annually from the debt relief savings (DRS) granted the federal government by the Paris Club from 2006 will …

UN Secretary General urges greater action in Africa to meeting anti-poverty, sustainability goals

Now is the time for African countries, development partners and the international community to boost action towards achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to shape a shared vision a universal sustainable development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today. “The MDGs constitute the most effective anti-poverty campaign in …

Register for World Bank Youth Summit

The 2013 Youth Summit is an event championed by the Junior Professional Associates (JPA) Program in collaboration with other units at The World Bank Group (WBG), held on October 3, 2013. The theme for the event is “Youth Entrepreneurship: Cultivating an innovative spirit to alleviate global youth unemployment”. The summit will feature notable panelists of the development …

Nigerian House Speaker Urges Africa’s Parliamentarians To Fast-track MDGs Realisation

Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has called on parliaments across Africa to put in more effort towards the realisation of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). He also restated the commitment of the Nigerian National Assembly to the realization of the MDGs through effective tracking of budgetary allocation to the …

Ten Innovations Changing Africa

Africa is changing so fast and technology plays a key role. In this infograph, Matthew Gloud posits that start-up technologies, Afroentrepreneurs and local technology producers, mobile money, maker movement, smartphones and mhealth, greater connectivity, elearning and social media are great technological innovations contributing to the rise of the continent. For more information, Check Portland Communications.

Apply for Incubator Africa Fellowships – Young Professionals Program (YPP) and Young Reformers Program (YRP)

Incubator Africa Limited presents The Young Professionals Program (YPP) and Young Reformers Program (YRP) initiatives to build a workforce of individuals who can work towards the urgently needed reform in the Nigerian education sector. Individuals who are be prepared to sustain positive change for future generations. The Young Professionals Program (YPP) and Young Reformers Program …