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“How we’re empowering women farmers in rural Uganda”

Laetitia Mugerwa

Mugerwa Laetitia is the executive director of  Empowerment Initiative for Women and Youth, Uganda (EIWYU), a nonprofit working to empower, support, and connect women and youth with opportunities in rural parts of Uganda   How did the Empowerment Initiative for Women and Youth Uganda (EIWYU) come about, what inspired you to start

OP-ED: Harnessing Africa’s Demographic Dividend through Investment in Youth, by Collins Okonkwo

  In accelerating the implementation of these commitments, young people need to engage the leadership of the African Union commission (AUC), national governments, and policymaking institutions on how to harness the demographic dividend, which is crucial for the attainment of both the Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)   Africa's

2017 AIDF Summit: Over 300 World Humanitarian Leaders to Discuss SDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Press Release More than 300 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government and UN organisations are set to convene at the Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi this February exchanging innovative and sustainable solutions for improving aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa. Delivering Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires a

OP-ED: Financing healthy futures to meet the SDGs, By Mariam Claeson

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages by 2030

Global health is rapidly changing. Often we influence and affect those developments, and sometimes, we do so successfully through learning based on evidence of what works. One of the lessons learned is that we can accomplish more when we work together toward common goals, aligning our resources and bringing complementary

OP-ED: Africa, A Continent of Hope, By António Guterres

Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential. I am committed to building on those strengths and establishing a higher platform of cooperation between the United Nations and the leaders and people

Youth Action Guide on the SDGs

Ravi Karkara and Rohit Pothukuchiwe reflect  on the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relevance to youth SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Young people can create awareness on goal 1 through traditional and progressive media, including social media. Young people can also write blogs, focusing on

Youth Perspective: Whose voice matters when it comes to sustainable development?

By Ravi Karkara & Doug Ragan   Harvesting Youth Partnership by Strengthening Inclusive Participation in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals In the year 2000, the United Nations announced the Millennium Development Goals to set a path for nation-states and citizens across the world in bringing certain fundamental changes to the


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