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The African Union's Ministerial Declaration on COVID-Related ISDS Risks gives AU governments further moral and political support as they make decisions aimed at limiting the economic devastation wrought by the pandemic while laying the groundwork for eradicating COVID-19 entirely and rebuilding their economies.
Aligning COVID-19 stimulus with the 2030 Agenda seems like good strategy, but many countries in sub-Saharan Africa do not know what it will cost.
Half the world’s population is subject to varying degrees of lockdown in an attempt to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Faced with an unprecedented crisis, should governments offer solutions that sidestep requirements of transparency, accountability, and responsibility?
Will the 193 United Nations member states who pledged to “leave no one behind” live up to their promise?
After a week full of dialogue and knowledge exchange, parliamentarians who are part of a new network on gender equality and agriculture now face the important task of turning lessons into long-term engagement.
Learning from Experience: How an African parliamentarians' network is looking to mainstream gender considerations into agriculture
The challenges to women’s participation in agricultural production and economic opportunities are often deeply nuanced and specific to their regional, national and local contexts. This is the first part of a series covering ECOWAS network meetings on gender considerations in agriculture.
Un voyage de deux semaines explore les moyens de maximiser les avantages et de minimiser les risques des outils d’investissement agricole en Afrique.
A two-week trip explores how to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of agricultural investment tools in Africa.
Conducting Gender Analysis to Inform National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes: Reflections from six African countries
This briefing note describes the rationale and approach that we have taken in supporting NAP-focused gender analyses in six African countries (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea-Conakry, Madagascar and Togo).
Cold statistics on gender equality in government reveal only part of the story; the cultures and processes behind the stats can teach us much more about where we are headed.