Reflecting on practical actions and policies such as the AU Agenda 2063, Yamoussoukro Decision and Sirte Declaration, Dr Richard Munang and Mr Robert Mgendi suggest ways to curb Africa’s socio-economic inequality
The tragedy that comes with the change in climate that caused landslides and flooding recently hit Sierra Leone, one of the jewels of Africa. What can we learn from this moment of pain?
Dr Richard Munang, a champion of protecting Africa’s environment to overcome the region’s social and economic challenges, examines the key sectors that can boost development on the continent
Africa is under siege. With an estimated 621 million Africans without electricity, and the gap expanding, energy poverty is high. This impacts on Africa’s growth on multiple levels. Implementing the Paris Agreement cannot be done without taking account of this grave reality, say Dr Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi.
Africa’s precarious energy security is threatening the continent’s ability to actualise the Sustainable Development Goals. Bridging the continent’s energy gap is an urgent imperative if we want to truly secure Africa’s place in the 21st century. But is nuclear the way to go? ask Richard Munang and Richard Mgendi
Standing between Africa and the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the lion of youth unemployment. This challenge, if left unaddressed, could have more dramatic consequences than climate change, disease and even poverty.
The Paris Agreement presents rosy opportunities for Africa, but putting them into practice will demand deliberate action. However, given the agreement’s potential to maximise socio-economic development on the continent, it should be the song and melody of all Africans.
The prevailing drought in large parts of Africa is proof that climate change is already exacerbating the chronic challenges of food insecurity, poverty and environmental degradation. Dr Richard Munang suggests strategic, operational and sustainable solutions and advocates collective effort.
We need to get beyond past talk of Africa’s great potential to action. Dr Richard Munang and Mr Robert Mgendi suggest sustainable ecosystem-based adaptation-driven agriculture as a measure that is practical and has already succeeded in parts of Africa.