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Burundi + 14 others
Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands Region Representation Office Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015 Version 2

  1. Who are we?

The IFRC Regional Representation for Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, as part of the IFRC Africa Zone, supports National Societies (NS) to train and mobilise volunteers to respond to emergencies and to make communities more resilient to risks. It aims to make this work sustainable by bringing evidence-based cases of the benefits of Red Cross/Red Crescent volunteer action to new and existing stakeholders in the humanitarian and development sector.

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Somalia + 14 others
Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Regional Representation Office (EAIOIRO): Development Operational Plan 2014

1. Executive Summary

Situated in a region prone to man-made, natural, slow-onset or rapid complex emergencies, the IFRC EAIOIRO supports Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC / RC) National Societies in humanitarian response and enhancing communities’ capacity to be more resilient to hazards and risks.

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World + 22 others
Land degradation damaging global agricultural production, warns new UN study

Report
UN News Service

9 April 2013 – The international community is losing vast amounts of agricultural production due to the effects of continuing land degradation such as desertification, a new United Nations study has warned, adding that without sustainable land management, development initiatives the world over will be stymied.

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Somalia + 10 others
The EU fight against piracy in the Horn of Africa

Report
European Union

Piracy in the Western Indian Ocean has been a growing threat to security, international shipping and development since the mid-2000s. While bearing all aspects of organised crime, piracy is a complex issue that can only be overcome by combining political and diplomatic efforts with military and legal action, development assistance and strong international coordination.

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Somalia + 7 others
Fight against piracy: Council launches EU action to strengthen maritime capacities in the Horn of Africa

Report
European Union

Brussels, 12 December 2011
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The Council today approved the concept for a new Common Security and Defence Policy mission to support regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean states. This decision kicks off operational planning for the mission.

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Bangladesh + 21 others
Mapping progress: evidence for a new development outlook

The past two decades have delivered unprecedented progress and improvements in quality of life across the developing world. Poverty has fallen in most developing countries, and the number of low-income countries fell from 60 in 2003 to just 39 in 2009. Countries such as India and (particularly) China have managed to lift very large numbers of people out of extreme poverty. Progress has not been restricted to increases in income; many developing countries have also dramatically improved their access to vital services, such as education and health.

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Burundi + 13 others
Eastern Africa Appeal No. MAA64001 Annual report 2010

This report covers the period 01 January to 31 December 2010.

In brief

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Botswana + 16 others
What's the Big Idea? Africa as the next "BRIC"

Report
World Bank
Harvard Kennedy School, May 14, 2010: "How has a decade of change shaped development thinking?"

What's the Big Idea?
To reposition Africa as the Fifth BRIC-
A Destination for Investment, not just Aid

Remarks by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director, The World Bank

Let me start with a riddle: What trillion dollar economy has grown faster than Brazil and India between 2000 and 2010 in nominal dollar terms and is projected by the IMF to grow faster than Brazil between 2010 and 2015?1 The answer may surprise you: it is Sub-Saharan Africa!

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Angola + 26 others
Examen de la mise en oeuvre du Programme d'action de Beijing en Afrique quinze ans après son adoption (Beijing +15) : Rapport de synthèse 1995-2009 (9E/ECA/ARCW/8/5)

Huitième Conférence régionale africaine sur les femmes (Beijing + 15)
16 - 20 Novembre 2009
Banjul (Gambie)

I. Introduction

1. En mars 2010, les gouvernements se réuniront à New York pour examiner les progrès accomplis dans la mise en oeuvre du Programme d'action de Beijing, 10 ans après son adoption. Dans ce contexte, l'Afrique, soutenue par la Commission économique pour l'Afrique (CEA) dresse le bilan des actions menées pour atteindre les objectifs convenus en 2004 à Addis-Abeba, lors de la septième Conférence régionale africaine

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Angola + 27 others
Fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in Africa (BPfA) +15: Synthesis Report 1995-2009 (E/ECA/ARCW/8/5)

Eighth Africa Regional Conference on Women (Beijing + 15)
16 - 20 November 2009
Banjul, The Gambia

I. Introduction

1. In March 2010, Governments will assemble in New York to review progress made in implementing the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), fifteen (15) years after its adoption. In this context, Africa, supported by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), is reviewing its performance in delivering the outcomes agreed upon in 2004 in Addis Ababa at the Seventh Africa Regional Conference on Women

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Benin + 29 others
Afrique : Mise à jour hebdomadaire des situations d'urgence Vol. 2, No. 29

Contexte général

Pandémie H1N1: L'OMS est très préoccupée par la propagation rapide de la pandémie qui a fait à ce jour plus de 700 morts dans le monde. Aucun décès n'a encore été noté dans notre Région mais le nombre des cas confirmés et des pays touchés augmente rapidement. Au 21 juillet 2009, un total de 174 cas confirmés avaient été notifiés dans 12 pays. AFRO maintient son appel aux états membres pour qu'ils intensifient la surveillance. Inondations: nous continuons de suivre les inondations dans les pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest en ce début de saison des pluies. D'autres

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Algeria + 29 others
Africa weekly emergency situation update Vol. 2, No. 29

General Context

Pandemic H1N1: WHO is very concerned by the rapid spread of the pandemic which has now claimed more than 700 lives worldwide. In our Region, no death has been reported so far but the number of confirmed cases and countries affected is rapidly increasing. As of 21st of July 2009, a total of 174 confirmed cases were reported from 12 countries. AFRO maintains its call to the member states to intensify surveillance.

Floods: We continue to monitor the floods in West Africa countries as we enter the rainy season. Other outbreaks

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Algeria + 56 others
Africa: Countries facing humanitarian emergencies

Data Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation