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Africa faces a myriad of hurdles on its way to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda. Climate change, population growth, youth bulge, widespread unemployment, extreme poverty and hunger are some of the challenges that the continent is grappling with. Africa’s…
Africa’s climate is changing. Across the continent rainfall patterns are set to alter. In many areas droughts will become morefrequent, more intense, and last longer. In others,new patterns of rainfall will cause flooding and soil erosion. Climate change is emerging as one of the major…
The soil environment is likely the most complex biological community. Soil organisms are extremely diverse and contribute to a wide range of ecosystemservices that are essential to the sustainable function of natural and managed ecosystems. The soil organism community canhave direct and indirect impacts on…
The 2011 droughts in the horn of Africa deprived countless communities of water and food security. Two years later, devastating floods in Germany caused widespread urban destruction. These events showcase the early signs of dangerous climate change, which is already threatening the livelihoods, health, and…
About one billion people are chronically undernourished, according to recent UN estimates. With the global population growing to an estimated nine billion people by 2050, food production needs to increase by approximately 70 percent. At the same time, climate change mayseriously impede important parts of…
AFRICA’S ECONOMY IS GROWING VERY RAPIDLY, with Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for six of the world’s 10 most rapidly growing economies. The World Bank reports that gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Africa strengthened to 4.7% in 2013, up from 3.7% in 2012. However, this growth…

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About the Conference

The 2014 Africa Progress Panel report presents the two faces of Africa: robust economic growth and continuing poverty. But the report suggests Africa could change this duality by asking: how can resources make a positive impact on development? 

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