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How Innovation in plastic management will advance Africa’s efforts in realising SDGs

Plastic pollution

Current waste management practices in Africa are causing major economic, social and environmental impacts. The rise in plastic consumption combined with weak waste collection infrastructure is resulting in increased marine plastic litter, which is negatively impacting coastal economies. Poor dumping, disposal and burning of waste is causing greenhouse gases to escalate, which is polluting both ground and surface water. It ...

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Business leaders join UN chief to step up action for global sustainability

Antonio Guterres

Business leaders joined UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 to step up delivery of critical investments for a “sustainable, net zero, resilient and equitable world”. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres The Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance, which brings together 30 business giants worth an estimated $16 trillion, met Guterres in New York and outlined concrete ...

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UK committed to Nigeria’s efforts to tackle climate change, attain SDGs – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

In his remarks at the National Assembly at the launch of policy and research materials to support REDD+, Natural Capital Accounting and the Great Green Wall programme on Thursday, October 14, 2021, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa, British High Commission Abuja, stated that the UK stands steadfast with Nigeria on its efforts to tackle to ...

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Biotechnology can help achieve SDGs, food security, say experts

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

As the world population is projected towards nine billion in 2050, experts in biotechnology say embracing biotechnological innovations can help to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation They said this at the 2nd Recent Advances in Biotechnology Conference and Workshop (RAIB-2021) held in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, October4, 2021.  In his keynote ...

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COVID-19: GWP reviews strategies to ensure water security, SDGs


The Global Water Partnership West Africa (GWP-WA) has held its 10th Ordinary Assembly of partners in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to review response strategies that will ensure water security and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in West Africa in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Delegates at the Global Water Partnership West Africa’s (GWP-WA) Ordinary Assembly This is contained in a communique ...

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Guterres charges world leaders to get SDGs back on track

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the world was challenged like never before because of COVID-19 pandemic, calling on the world leaders to get the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) back on track. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres was speaking on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the SDG Moment, a major event marking the start of the General Assembly High Level ...

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UN launches portal to evaluate SDGs progress in Africa

Ahunna Eziakonwa

Measuring and evaluating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa became much easier as a group of regional UN entities launched the first online data portal that brings together statistical data harvested across all countries on the continent. Ahunna Eziakonwa, Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa at the UN Development Programme Some 17 regional UN entities, under the ...

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Nigeria reiterates commitment to achieving 17 SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to achieve all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to promote economic growth, and eliminate poverty in Nigeria. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, gave the assurance at a news conference on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in Abuja ahead of “Inaugural Partnership Economy Summit”, scheduled ...

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International Youth Day: Building momentum for climate action

Pramisha Thapaliya

The International Youth Day, observed on Thursday, August 12, 2021, celebrated the important contribution of young people in tackling global challenges including climate change, biodiversity conservation and unsustainable food production. Pramisha Thapaliya, youth leader in the UN Food Systems summit The theme of this year’s International Youth Day, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health,” acknowledges the need for ...

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Remain on path of sustainable development, Makinde tasks new commissioners

Seyi Makinde

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday, August 6, 2021 sworn in seven new commissioners, charging them to remain on the path of sustainable development in the state. Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State The seven commissioners were reappointed from the list of 17 former commissioners sacked by the governor on June 28. The reappointed commissioners include Mr Akinola Ojo, Ministry ...

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