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Empowering women and girls: Africa’s biggest missed opportunity

By Amb. Amina Mohamed – Agenda 2063 calls for an Africa where development is people-driven, unleashing the potential of its women and youth, while SDG 5 focuses on gender equality. How can we unleash the potential of Africa’s women and girls, given their widespread under-representation in so many aspects of African life?

Agribusiness

Investing in the resilience of smallholder farmers key says FAO chief

Press Release – Investing in the resilience of smallholder farmers is more important than ever if we are to maintain the food security gains now being threatened by the after effects of El Niño and La Niña, says Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Economy

Conference participants urge African states to repeal discriminatory laws against women

The Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting on the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61st) on the theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work” opened in Addis Ababa Thursday with Deputy Executive Secretary Giovanie Biha of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) urging Africa to repeal legislation that discriminate against women and […]