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2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

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Key strategies to developing Zanzibar into a world-class destination

Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen recently paid a visit to Zanzibar to offer insight into strategies that led Mauritius becoming one of Africa's leading economies...

12 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Quality agricultural education essential to increase productivity in Africa

In spite of declining growth rates and recent credit downgrades in many African countries, a growing labor force and vast expanses of arable land, point to significant opportunities...

By Howard Blight 29 May 2017

Why resilience matters for schools trying to thrive in tough situations

Resilience in schools involves a process where teachers, principals, families, students and district officials know and use strategies that help teachers to teach and students to learn.

By Liesel Ebersöhn 25 May 2017

Quality of life on rise for many Africans, report says

Africans are seeing a steady improvement in the quality of their lives, with some countries even nearing world averages, says a wide-ranging report out on Monday, 22 May, on the continent's future...

23 May 2017

What a new university in Africa is doing to decolonise social sciences

It's not often that you get to create a new university from scratch...

By Jess Auerbach 16 May 2017

New e-learning institution to help create Africa's next generation of farmers

The ongoing and severe shortage of well-trained personnel entering the agri-sector and agri-related industries, including farm managers, section managers, and sales personnel, poses a significant risk to food security on the continent...

11 May 2017

The role of NGOs in Africa: are they a force for good?

Non-governmental organisations have become key actors in responding to poverty and related suffering...

By Sally Matthews 26 Apr 2017

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech...

24 Apr 2017

Education crucial for Africa - Tony Blair

Part of attracting investment to a country is education...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Apr 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa...

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds...

By Nicola Tyler 20 Mar 2017

Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it's critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It's also one that equips students with crucial skills...

By Chao Charity Mbogo 9 Mar 2017

Sage launches $1m fund to inspire African innovation

The Sage Foundation recently launched a $1m enterprise fund open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls...

23 Feb 2017

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International

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

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Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

India houses the largest proportion of the global poor with no access to adequate housing and electricity.

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

Disrupted agriculture, high food prices deepens food insecurity in Africa

While large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are booming for global food supply, protracted fighting and unrest are increasing displaced and hungry people elsewhere. This according to the new FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report which shows that 37 countries - 28 of which are in Africa - require external assistance for food.

12 Jun 2017

Here are the women - FCB's female dynamos tell it like it is

There's no denying the creative industry needs a diversity shake-up across all aspects: gender, race, culture and age. Here, five of FCB's leaders from across the globe share their views on the fact that a truly diverse agency is what will be a truly clever agency - if not today, then tomorrow.

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2017

Highly contagious disease can decimate tilapia populations

A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world's most important fish species for human consumption. According to a special alert issued by FAO's Global Information and Early Warnings Systems, the outbreak should be treated with concern and countries importing tilapias should take appropriate risk management measures by intensifying diagnostics testing, enforcing health certificates, deploying quarantine measures and developing contingency plans.

29 May 2017

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