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Women and Girls with Disabilities need Empowerment, not Pity, UN experts tell States

States too often fail to uphold their obligations with regard to women and girls with disabilities, treating them or allowing them to be treated as helpless objects of pity, subjected to hostility and exclusion, instead of empowering them to enjoy their fundamental human rights and freedoms, the Committee on the …

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First UK-Japan collaboration on gender and peacebuilding at TICAD VI

The UK Government hosted a ‘Peacebuilding through Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Challenges and Opportunities in Africa’ event with Japan in Nairobi on 26 Aug 2016 The UK and Japanese Governments co-hosted an event in Nairobi, Kenya in the sidelines of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development …

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Morocco hosts first consultative meeting on the road to COP 22

The meeting will gather representatives from Ministries of environment, agriculture and water, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) national focal points as well as FAO senior staffs High ranking officials from the Maghreb region are convening in Rabat for a three days’ workshop, jointly organized by …

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Ringier Africa Rolls Out Internship Programme with Africa Leadership University

The ALU is a pioneering academic institute set up by educationalist Fred Swaniker in 2013 and forms part of the Africa Leadership Group As part of its mission to be a top African employer and constantly provide opportunities for entrepreneurial leadership talent, Ringier Africa (APO.af/EkqVN4) is launching a new internship …

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2016 Finalists for Africa’s Leading Youth Entrepreneurship Award – the Anzisha Prize – Break New Ground in Innovation and Representation

The Anzisha Prize applauds outstanding youth entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 for effecting change through innovative, people-centred solutions across Africa African Leadership Academy (AfricanLeadershipAcademy.org), in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (MasterCardFDN.org), is proud to announce Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for the sixth annual Anzisha Prize (AnzishaPrize.org). …

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The Love Affair between Young Nigerians and Disruptive Mobile Technology

Young Nigerians are mobile-first people – technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past By Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage (Sage.com) in West Africa We are all familiar with the stereotype of the young entrepreneur; technology whizz kids with all the latest …

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IMF Launches Japan-Funded Project to Improve External Sector Statistics in Central and West African Countries

Representatives of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) also participated in the workshop. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched on August 29, 2016 a three-year capacity development project to improve the external sector statistics in Central and West Africa. …

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