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08 May 2015 description

Author(s):Johnson, Nancy L.; Kovarik, Chiara; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela; Njuki, Jemimah; Quisumbing, Agnes R.

20 Dec 2013 description

The synthesis report by FAO’s Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) team, is the first ever attempt to systematically analyse agriculture and food security policies in several African countries, using common methodology over years. The report found that in the period between 2005 and 2010, the policy environment and performance of domestic markets depressed producer prices in the ten African countries analysed, though the trend is improving.

24 Jul 2012 description

JEDDAH, KSA, 17.07.2012 –The 284th meeting of the Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank, which convened at IDB headquarters starting Sunday 16 July, under the chairmanship of Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President, IDB Group, approved more than US$ 1,158 million towards development projects financing for IDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries. This is the largest amount of approvals by a single IDB Board meeting since the Bank’s inception in 1975.

12 Jun 2012 description
report AGRA

8 June 2012 - By the African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) and the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)

Africa needs a critical mass of scientists trained in plant breeding, with conventional and molecular expertise to develop resilient and climate-smart varieties needed for food security, sustainability and economic development. These scientists must be committed to working in national breeding programmes in their home countries. The lack of plant breeders with such skills in Africa is well documented.

26 May 2012 description

Introduction

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and April 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

23 May 2012 description

On May 10, a high level meeting chaired by President Donald Kaberuka, former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the Web Foundation elicited a lively debate among 10 Ministers of Education and Science and Technology from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda; who met with officials of Intel, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, HP, Adobe, and Microsoft among other leading technology companies in Africa.

19 Apr 2011 description

Despite similarities, the protests in these three African countries don't symbolize a broader movement for change in Africa.

By Alex Thurston, Guest blogger / April 19, 2011

Three African countries are experiencing major protests this week: Nigeria (specifically the northern part of the country), Uganda, and Burkina Faso. The three countries have vastly different political situations, but it’s worth exploring the differences and commonalities between these protest movements.

30 Jan 2011 description
report European Union

The Briefing Note “Mapping EU Support for Sanitation in Africa is based on a full study by WEDC. The purpose of the study is to obtain an overview of the status of the involvement of EU Member States and the European Commission in sanitation-related activities in Africa. It is anticipated that the findings of this work will have the potential to be used for both arguing for greater priority for sanitation within the international architecture and also for individual donors to use in discussing their own Official Development Assistance (ODA).

14 Dec 2010 description
report Plan

(Extract)

Statement from the Chair

Plan entered the 2010 financial year with cautious optimism, having weathered the worst of the financial crisis. I am very happy to report that the measures we have since put in place, and the continuing efforts and commitment of our fundraising teams, programme advisors and highly dedicated staff, have all contributed to a 14 per cent rise in income to over €534 million.

04 Oct 2010 description

4 October 2010

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women this morning opened its forty-seventh session, hearing a statement from Ibrahim Salama, Director of the Human Rights Treaties Division of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and adopting its agenda and organization of work for the session. The Committee also heard reports from the Chairperson on various issues, including on the activities of Committee Members between sessions.

In his opening statement, Mr.

16 Sep 2010 description
report ACTED

Edito

Pakistan has been hit by the worst floods in decades with over 20 million affected-people in the country, outnumbering those of the 2004 Tsunami or of this year earthquake in Haiti. In the North West as well as in the South of the country, the torrential rains have wrecked entire villages, swallowed up by rivers in spate that have turned into wrenching torrents sweeping away houses, crops and livestock.

11 Jun 2010 description

Football superstars including Didier Drogba and Arjen Robben have joined WASH United to fight for safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all.

WASH United is an initiative set up by German NGO Brot f=FCr die Welt linking sector organisations with sport.

05 Jun 2010 description

Ce bulletin d'information humanitaire, produit par le bureau régional OCHA pour l'Afrique de lOuest et du Centre, couvre la période du 05 avril au 05 juin 2010.

Evènements clés

- Tournée africaine de M.

26 May 2010 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABEBA, 26 mai 2010 (IRIN) - « Ce qui est local est meilleur » pour l'Afrique, a dit un important centre de recherche sur le riz en annonçant, le 21 mai, qu'il accorderait sa priorité à l'amélioration d'une espèce locale vieille de plus de 3 500 ans pour approvisionner les consommateurs de riz du continent.

Selon AfricaRice, une organisation de recherche intergouvernementale établie au Bénin, également connue sous le nom de Centre du riz pour l'Afrique, l'espèce de riz Oryza glaberrima, que l'on ne trouve qu'en Afrique, serait plus adaptée aux …

06 May 2010 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 6 mai 2010 (IRIN) - Des parlementaires venant de toute l'Afrique font pression pour une interdiction des mutilations génitales féminines et de l'excision (MGF/E) sur l'ensemble du continent et demandent aux Nations Unies d'adopter une résolution de l'Assemblée générale demandant une interdiction mondiale des MGF/E, qui violent les droits humains, ont-ils dit.

Dix-sept Etats africains ont interdits les MGF/E, dont le Burkina Faso, le Togo, le Sénégal et l'Ouganda.

Des députés de pays africains se sont retrouvés à Dakar les 3 et 4 mai pour échanger les …

22 Mar 2010 description

General Context

No new emergencies of significance have reported this week but the ongoing chronic crises continue. The trend of meningitis in Burkina Faso has become alarming after two consecutive years of decrease. Protracted crises in Eastern DRC as well as several disease outbreaks are still ongoing. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.

22 Mar 2010 description

Contexte général

Pas de nouvelles urgences d'importance constatées mais poursuite des crises en cours. La tendance de l'épidémie de méningite devient alarmante après deux années de baisse consécutive. La crise chronique dans l'est de la RDC aussi bien que plusieurs épidémies continuent. Les Etats Membres reçoivent l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les clusters santé.

15 Mar 2010 description

General Context

We are still monitoring the situation In Uganda (after the landslide) where heavy rainfalls continue. The cycle of ethno-religious violence in Nigeria does not seem to stop with another clash reported this week. Protracted crises in Eastern DRC as well as several disease outbreaks are still ongoing. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.