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Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 4 Aug 2020

Technology gives hope to Africa's endangered Northern white rhinos

Kenyan wildlife caretaker and guide Jemu Mwenda bittersweetly recounts one of his favorite memories of 'Sudan', the male Northern white rhino who died two years ago, making headlines across the world...

By Pavithra Rao 3 Aug 2020

2020 Rhino Conservation Awards winners revealed

On Friday, 31 July - also celebrated as World Ranger Day, the winners of the Rhino Conservation Awards were announced during an online event...

3 Aug 2020

Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?

The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions...

By Tom Pugh 31 Jul 2020

Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste

Gearing up for the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a new platform...

30 Jul 2020

Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activists

The 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize has been awarded to Marianna Vardinoyannis of Greece, and Dr Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea...

27 Jul 2020

Fraym launches localised tool mapping populations vulnerable to food insecurity

Geospatial data company Fraym has launch its Localized Food Insecurity Index, a highly detailed targeting tool that maps populations vulnerable to food insecurity...

23 Jul 2020

C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19

C40 Cities has released its C40 Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery. The plan seeks to create a 'new normal', which will identify, contain and proactively prepare cities for future pandemics, while addressing systemic injustices and keeping global warming below the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

23 Jul 2020

Africa's distributed renewable energy sector still dominated by foreign players

The distributed renewable energy sector in Africa has grown rapidly since 2013, but it has so far failed to include locally-owned companies and initiatives...

21 Jul 2020

UN Young Champions of the Earth regional shortlist announced

The United Nations Environment Programme has announced the 35 regional finalists competing for the Young Champions of the Earth prize...

21 Jul 2020

De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transition

Africa has experienced a decade of positive socio-economic growth, supported by a continued progress of electricity access that finally outpaced population growth between 2014 and 2018...

16 Jul 2020

New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally

According to the United Nations' recently published annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

16 Jul 2020

Biodiversity in the balance - degradation threatens economic prosperity

It is a mere six months old, but 2020 has already been a bumper year for natural disasters...

By Ashim Paun 14 Jul 2020

Safeguarding our communities through the Covid-19 pandemic

Financial leaders are at a tipping point. The choices they are making today will become the bedrock of the industry for years to come...

By Olga Arara-Kimani 6 Jul 2020

New partnership to fight impact of climate change in vulnerable communities

Accredited as an implementing partner, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will work with the Adaptation Fund on projects to help vulnerable countries fight the harmful effects of climate change...

6 Jul 2020

Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jun 2020

We must act now to avert an imminent food crisis in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic has reached Africa at a time when the continent is already grappling with multiple crises...

By Maria Helena Semedo 30 Jun 2020

Covid-19, Africa's conservation and trophy hunting dilemma

Wildlife conservation hasn't escaped the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Duan Biggs, Alexander Richard Braczkowski, Alta De Vos, Hayley Clements 30 Jun 2020

Aftermath of Covid-19 requires Africa to be bold in its path to recovery

Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the ECA, says tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic effectively to ensure Africa grows back and builds back better in the aftermath of Covid-19 requires boldness...

19 Jun 2020

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