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Africa faces issues in achieving 2030 Agenda, says report

Sustainable Development Goals

Africa needs to address major issues such as inadequate data, poor inclusiveness, slow growth that could jeopardise its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a report launched on Friday, June 14, 2019. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) In 2015, a United Nations summit adopted an agenda that comprises 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), including ending extreme poverty, preserving the environment ...

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UCLG forum examines African cities’ role as drivers of sustainable development


The role of urban centres in Africa in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be tabled for discussion as the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), in collaboration with the Minister of Local Development of Egypt and the Governorate of Cairo, hold the  UCLG Africa statutory meetings in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, from June 17 to ...

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Groups seek cancellation of Kenyan coal project after govt announces delay


The Kenyan government is considering delaying plans to build a coal-fired power plant in the coastal town of Lamu, a UNESCO heritage site. This decision follows a new study which has revealed that the controversial project may not be economically viable. The report, released on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Nairobi, demonstrated that building the projected coal plant could be ...

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GEF’s grant scheme commits $5m on projects in 25 states

Ibironke Olubamise

The Global Environmental Facility’s Small Grant Programme (GEF SGP) says it has executed over 143 environmental projects in 25 states with $5 million to support environmental management in Nigeria. GEF-SGP National Coordinator, Mrs Ibironke Olubamise National Coordinator of GEF SGP, Mrs Ibironke Olubamise, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, June ...

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Anambra to promote policies on effective environmental protection

Willie Obiano

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State has said that his administration will promote policies that seek to protect the environment from degradation. Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State Obiano made the call on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at a news conference in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state to mark this year’s World Environmental Day. The governor, ...

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Concern over limited knowledge, appreciation of biodiversity values among Ghanaians

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Biological diversity represented by the various ecosystems that depict the interdependence of living organisms and their physical environment are vital to all life forms on earth. They provide clean air, fresh water, food, resources and medicine. President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, addressing delegates during the high-level segment of the 2019 Africa Climate Week in Accra Experts ...

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Environmental risk management goals for oil and gas sector launched

OGEES Institute

Stakeholders in the Nigerian oil and gas sector have adopted a comprehensive set of commitments and targets that aim to enhance environmental risk management in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. L-R: Dr. Peter Oniemola of CPEEL Ibadan, Dr Marvin Dekil of HYPREP, Sen. Magnus Abe, Prof. Damilola Olawuyi of OGEES Institute, Obinna Chidoka of the House of Representatives and ...

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Meat: Friend or foe?

Cattle rearing

This write-up was inspired by an article I read about the future of meat and the possibility of culturing meat in the laboratory. The article got me thinking so I decided to have a discussion with my friends on this issue. The feedback I got was both intriguing and entertaining. This gave me a better grasp of how to navigate ...

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World Bank to lend Zambia $100m for resource management

Edgar Lungu

The World Bank has approved a concessional loan of $100 million for Zambia, to improve its natural resource management, the bank said on Friday, May 17, 2019. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa The bank said in Lusaka that the loan from the World Bank’s International Development Association arm would be used to finance a project ...

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CODE launches 2018 report, dedicates UN SDG award


Connected Development (CODE) has launched its 2018 Annual Report that highlights the impact of its social accountability initiative, Follow The Money, in tracking an estimate of N1,289,579,737 ($3.6 million) budgeted for projects in  69 grassroots communities across water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), primary healthcare and education sectors, in the year 2018. L-R; Chief Operating Officer, Connected Development (CODE), Ojonwa Miachi; ...

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