SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Drawing from a recently published book by Dr Richard Munang, Regional Climate Change Coordinator for Africa at UN Environment (UNEP) titled “Making Africa Work Through the Power of Innovative Volunteerism”, the key take-aways of the inaugural event were: Africa is at a demographic and development tipping point Currently, Africa’s population stands at almost 16 per cent of the world’s total population. By 2050, the United Nations projects that Africa will account for half of the world population growth.
21 January 2019
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
What inspired you to write this book?
10 August 2018
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 14: Life below water, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Oceans are the source of livelihood for many people around the world: 90 per cent of trade, travel and tourism revolve around the ocean. We are often visiting the beach during our vacations and some of the activities we enjoy include swimming, surfing, sea food, diving, sailing and fishing, among others, in an environment with endless mesmerizing sightseeing opportunities.
08 June 2018
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 14: Life below water, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Biological diversity, meaning the variety of plants, animals, and microorganisms, is under threat: according to estimates of the World Wildlife Fund, we are losing at least 10,000 species every year – and 99 percent of them are at risk from human activities. In 2016, we reached a record of global tree cover loss with 29.7 million hectares vanishing signifying a 51 percent increase from 2015.
23 May 2018
East and Southern Africa
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