Oceans are difficult to govern because they are dynamic and without borders, hence they require international cooperation and collaboration.
Financing water is generally a low priority in most African countries, amounting to about $10-$19 billion/year
Around the world, education systems are struggling to equip learners with the values, skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world
The event is a chance for African countries to embrace national interests in climate-change mitigation actions and socio-economic development.
Africa, which has millions of people using mobile financial services and a young population who are radical adopters and innovators in everything digital, has huge potential to use next-generation technology for social good.
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Digital health can improve healthcare access in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in rural areas, but it internet connectivity remains a challenge
Between Africa and Europe, is it possible to talk of a win-win partnership, of complementarity and common interests?
Institutions and nonprofits have stepped in to provide training, manuals and other support.
Chief executives have begun to recognise the importance of sustainability, but we urgently need climate science-aligned policies that provide a new framework for business
If we don’t engender an all-of-society approach, we run the risk of exposing our country, our cities and our people, often the most vulnerable among us, to the climate crisis
A green investment increases resilience and adapts cities to the harmful effects of climate change — and increases property prices and addresses issues such as health, water, sanitation and transport
We need collective action to reach a zero-hunger world
Water is central to human life and cuts across the sustainable development goals water
The time has come for radical reforms that unleash the potential of all South Africans to create small businesses and jobs, and for the government to fix the education, health and other essential systems
Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director, says wealthy countries have a ‘moral responsibility’ to enable a just transition
Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that vaccine development and testing timelines can be shrunk from decades to months, but not without shortcomings
Mismanagement, pollution and a water deficit exacerbated by climate change are to blame
Why is the private sector in Africa more likely to hinder instead of help peaceful development?
The government must not cave to Eskom’s demand that it be exempt from air pollution rules. Furthermore, the power utility needs to stay true to the principles of its own just transition strategy
Providing effective, population-scale family support and 21st century transformative education is a nonnegotiable if we are to have any chance of eradicating violence, poverty, and inequality.
Development has been set back by two decades, says the Gates Foundation Goalkeepers report
Knowing the learners and teachers and what they need is essential to reform in the school system
Collaborating with other universities will assist in dealing with diseases and other social issues that know no borders
The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of national health insurance, mandatory sick leave and unemployment benefits
Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders
Durban is one of 12 cities – and the first in Africa – to create an action plan for climate change
A national migration framework is necessary for the economic inclusion of migrants
Chemical elements from the perspective of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
The financial sector will need to play a leading role in scaling up green initiatives, de-risking projects for investors, and optimising funding costs
South Africa needs more teachers, and they must be able to handle diverse learning situations