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2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class

3 days ago

#InnovationMonth: Revolutionising agriculture through urban farming

As more people stream to cities, an increasing number of urban gardens and farms are taking root too. Across Africa, stories of resourcefulness in urban agriculture abound as people fight for their livelihood

By Howard Blight 7 Sep 2017

Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa - a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa.

16 Aug 2017

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017

15 Aug 2017

Net#work BBDO to launch limited edition book on creativity

Marking its 23rd year, Net#work BBDO is publishing a limited-edition coffee table book that examines insights into the nature and process of creativity

2 Aug 2017

New partnership to boost Kenya's STEM education

Burhani Engineers has signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government in Kenya to provide computer systems and engineering power classes to at least 10 schools in the county

25 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded

20 Jul 2017

New project to transform forest management in Mozambique

A new $6m project which will strengthen sustainable forest management and contribute to Mozambique achieving Sustainable Development Goal 15 on forests has been announced

12 Jul 2017

Smallholder farmers in Kenya in the race against climate change

By adopting agroforestry and improved agricultural practices, a community in western Kenya has increased their income and improved their living standards. They are now training other farmers to do the same

By Susan Onyango 11 Jul 2017

Legacy of trailblazing

“Over the years we realise that there is a huge shift in thinking regarding agriculture in Africa. Increasingly, African agriculture is viewed no longer as just as a development project needing aid, but much more"

By Kristy Jooste 29 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

Drought and jobless, hopeless youth, fertile grounds for extremism

"Millions of rural young people face an uncertain future due to the lack of decent rural jobs and continuous loss of livelihoods due to land degradation and falling yields"

26 Jun 2017

2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries

21 Jun 2017

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International

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

NEW YORK, US - Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste, they announced Wednesday.

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Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars.

By Ilse van den Berg 19 hours ago

Apple's grand plan in Ireland held up by a forest

US tech giant Apple's plan to build a new €850m ($1.0bn) data centre in Ireland is being held up by conservationists seeking to preserve the forest where it is to be built.

3 days ago

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife, a green group said on Wednesday. "In several national parks and other protected areas, 90 percent or more of the land mass has been converted to cocoa," the group Mighty Earth said in its investigation.

15 Sep 2017

China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater - here's how

Asian cities are struggling to accommodate rapid urban migration, and development is encroaching on flood-prone areas. Recent flooding in Mumbai was blamed in part on unregulated developmentof wetlands, while hastily built urban areas are being affected by flooding across India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 15 Sep 2017

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