Africa: To Keep African Youth Agri-Businesses Relevant - Align Investments with Future Agricultural Trends
The Government of Kenya, in partnership with MasterCard Foundation, recently unveiled the Young Africa Works initiative. With a budget of over 30 Billion Kenyan Shillings, and…
Africa: African Agriculture has a Branding Problem: Here's How to Fix it
Make agriculture “sexy” to woo youth was the main message shared at a recent meeting for business and government leaders in Africa and India. Read more »
Kenya: Turkana Drought: Citizens Must Hold Their Leaders Accountable and Demand More
With the hashtag, #Turkanadrought, Kenyan citizens are posting their thoughts about the ongoing drought in Turkana. Importantly, they are demanding accountability by elected… Read more »
Africa: Paving Way for Many More African Inventors
Sixteen young African inventors were recently shortlisted as finalists of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. While the… Read more »
Africa: Angela Merkel has Done Much to Help Africa; Her Successor Should Continue the Relationship
Last week, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the Federal Republic of Germany's President, his Excellency, Frank-Walter Steinmmeier. This visit is a positive sign that… Read more »
Africa: How Can Research Support Rural Women Farmers and Entrepreneurs to Thrive?
Winnie is an entrepreneur from Uganda who runs a successful business making probiotic yoghurt and selling to other businesses and schools. When I heard her speak at a recent food… Read more »
Kenya: The Media Must Improve How it Covers Gender-Based Violence
Recently, various Kenyan outlets have run stories that are disempowering to women and girls. Read more »
Africa: Can Africa Afford Youth Giving Up on Farming Because of Hurdles They Face?
In my recent conversations with my brother - a young farmer in rural Kenya - he told me that he had decided he was not going to plant any more crops unless they were on drip… Read more »
Nigeria: Making Sense of a Young Doctor's Death
Ahmed Victor Idowu was a young medical doctor with a passion to reform health care in Nigeria. A recent graduate of the University of Nigeria, in January 2018 he was at the… Read more »
Africa: African Countries Need to Push Climate Smart Agriculture
The World Bank recently launched one of its largest climate smart agriculture initiatives in India. Through this $420 million initiative, the bank expects to reach over 25 million… Read more »
Nigeria: Political Will & Investment in Immunization Critical Elements for Healthy Future
During his recent visit to Nigeria, Bill Gates urged leaders in government, traditional and the private sectors to commit to helping children be healthy. Gates and Nigerian… Read more »
Africa: Scaling up Game-Changing Agricultural Innovations and Technologies
The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), with the support of the World Bank, recently rolled out an initiative aimed at… Read more »
Africa: Anti-Homosexuality Laws Prevent Us from Achieving Universal Health Coverage
Imagine being denied life-saving health services when you need them just because of who you are, and instead, imagine facing the threat of up to 14 years in prison. For far too… Read more »
Africa: Specialty Training Institutes Can Help Youth Become the Future of Agriculture
When Judith graduated from university with a commerce degree, she expected to land a job in a bank or with one of the many financial institutions in Kenya. However, two years down… Read more »
Africa: Keeping Up with Climate Change - Climate Zoning as a Tool to Fight Hunger
In countries around the world, farming households are facing the wrath of unpredictable climate patterns. This has not only resulted in hunger related deaths, but also in an… Read more »
Africa: The Middle-Class Can Help End Neglected Tropical Diseases
At the 30th African Union Summit, Heads of State and Governments endorsed the new African Leaders Malaria Alliance scorecard which includes indicators on neglected tropical… Read more »
Africa: When Climate Policy Fails on the Ground
Climate change is causing droughts and food shortages and, as a result, is having a huge impact on people’s lives. For instance, in Malawi, it’s resulting in around 1.5… Read more »
Africa: Quality Education Must Involve More than Teaching to the Test
The World Bank just released the World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Educations Promise. In this report, it warns of a “learning crisis” in global… Read more »
Nigeria: Next Steps Necessary for Improving Nigeria's Low Immunization Rates
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced a donation of equipment to Nigeria’s National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centre. The Centre was set up… Read more »
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