Sustainable, nature-based agriculture and clean energy can be the cornerstone of development that starts at community level, says Dr Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi.
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement, coupled with the implementation of the EBAFOSA Compliance Standards, offers Africa an opportunity like never before, says Dr Richard Munang.
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
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.
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.