Innovation in agriculture is key to feeding Africa in the future

A recent forum in South Africa has called on the continent to respond to the pressures of food demand and climate change. A renewed focus is especially needed on the practice of agricultural extension in responding to an expected doubling of demand for food by 2050 across the continent. The Durban...

New $55m financing to help African communities access renewable energy

A group of investors has approved new investments to support remote African communities gain access to renewable energy. The African Development Bank (ADB) is the most recent to approve a $30-million investment towards the ‘Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund’. The Fund is a major initiative from the...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invests $300m to help farmers adapt to climate change

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has recently pledged £300m on research to support farmers in Asia and Africa in the fight against climate change. The money will be spent over the next three years on new methods to support farming in its response to the environmental challenges brought about...

Innovate, Save Lives, Advance our World

As we enter 2018, the humanitarian challenges of the previous year amplify, with increasing population numbers, greater impacts of climate change and frequent yet unpredictable natural disasters. The call for innovative solutions to alleviate poverty and build stronger communities grows louder each day. Recent years have seen multiple creative and...

Scientists urge action to save chocolate from climate change

Academics have warned that the cacao plant used to make chocolate could entirely disappear by 2050 due to climate change. Half of the world’s chocolate is currently sourced from just two African countries: Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and changes in the amount of rain and sunshine could make growing the...

Building on the Past to Invest in the Future

With 2017 drawing to a close, it is now time to put 2018 in focus. Global economic growth reached 3 percent, which is the highest growth rate the world has seen since 2011. This improvement to the worldwide economic situation means that the chances of reaching the 2030 sustainable development...

Interview with Pauline Wambeti, the Country Director of Nuru Kenya

How is NURU involved in humanitarian and development sectors? Our mission is to end extreme poverty in remote rural communities. Our model involves empowering the local people to make meaningful choices in a sustainable and scalable way as a way of poverty eradication. The model is Holistic, Sustainable, and Scalable...

A mindset not a formula – global health partnerships making an impact in Africa

In many ways, the Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) has sailed through uncharted waters. At over £30m, it is the biggest UK Government investment in the global health partnerships model so far, eclipsing the previous £3.2m International Health Links Funding Scheme. Initially set to run from 2011 to 2015, it has...

Amref Signs Grants from the Global Fund

The Global Fund has granted USD$ 46 million to Amref Health Africa towards tuberculosis disease (‘TB’) and malaria control in Kenya. Kenya was taken a step closer towards the goal of ‘Universal Health Care’, with the recent grants assisting Amref to strengthen Kenyan health systems. Dr. Meshack Ndirangu, Country Director...

International Migrants Day

Today is International Migrants Day! Falling on the 18th of December each year, this day promotes and highlights the protection of migrants, including their basic human rights and freedoms. In particular, the International Migrants Day recognises the social and economic contribution and improvements made by migrants to both host and home...

Heat-Tolerant Wheat Could Revolutionise The Agricultural Industry

In sub-Saharan Africa, scientists have recently discovered the production of heat-tolerant wheat. With increasing temperatures forecasted to lead to significant difficulties yielding high wheat production in future years, heat-tolerant wheat could revolutionise the agricultural industry. Developed through non-GM molecular breeding techniques, these durum wheat varieties can withstand up to 40°C...

Interview with Johanes Koku Nyagblordzro, Executive Chairman of CADeP

How is the Center for Africa Development and Progress involved in humanitarian and development sectors?  The Center for Africa Development and Progress (CADeP) is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free Africa that ensures opportunity for all. Our Core Objectives include: To educate...

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