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eHealth Africa, CODE host open data party

By Adam Alqali eHealth Africa in partnership with Connected Development (CODE) has hosted a 2-day open data party for journalists, data enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, civic activists and students. The party which was held November 22-23 in Kano, Nigeria’s second city was aimed at promoting the “use of open data for advocacy and

2016 children’s day: UNICEF decries violation of children’s rights

Despite enormous progress realized for children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, the rights of millions of children are being violated every day, UNICEF said today as it marks ongoing celebrations following Universal Children’s Day on Sunday. “With conflicts, crises, and crushing poverty

Sumaila girls demand schools, toilets from LGA chair

Members of the Girls’ Platform in Sumaila local government area of Kano state have among others, demanded that their LGA chairman provides more girls secondary schools and female public toilets in their communities. The girls made the demands in Sumaila town Wednesday during a program organized by the DFID-funded Mobilising for

Day GEMS3 launched its BLR intervention in Kaduna state

GEMS3’s Business Licencing Registration (BLR) intervention is supporting the advancement of Kaduna state’s business and investment environment by bringing about improvements to regulatory frameworks geared at reducing the cost and time for dealing with regulations by businesses The Growth and Employment in States (GEMS3) programme, which is supporting efforts for

10 million hectares a year in need of restoration along the Great Green Wall

Restoration needs along Africa's drylands have been mapped and quantified for the first time     A groundbreaking map of restoration opportunities along Africa's Great Green Wall has been launched at the UN climate change conference, based on collection and analysis of crucial land-use information to boost action in Africa's drylands to increase the resilience of

2nd Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit holds in Nairobi

A cross-section of participants at the 1st Aid and Development Africa Summit held in Addis Ababa, in 2016

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) is set to hold its 2nd Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, between February 28 and March 1 2017. It would be recalled that the Inaugural Aid & International Development Africa Summit was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 2nd and

2016 UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit holds November 28–29

  By Adam Alqali The 2016 UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS) focused on empowering women in research under the theme: “Infectious Diseases and Women Health” is set to hold on 28-29 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It would be recalled that the inaugural UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit which focused on emergent infectious diseases

FAO, partners advocate for “one health” initiative in West Africa

  The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), together with other international and regional partners, promotes a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to advocate for the initiative " one health " has become more than necessary in West Africa. For FAO, the approach "One Health" is a prerequisite to ensure the protection

M4D trains Kano CBOs on capacity development

The Mobilising for Development (M4D) programme believes strengthening the capacity of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) is critical for inclusive action towards better service delivery at the grassroots In a bid to sharpen members of its partner Community-Based Organisations’ (CBOs) capacity development skills, the UK Department for International Development’s Mobilising for Development


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