Sustainable Development Goals

DR Congo: Easy Incubator, an Invention to Save Premature Babies

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Young engineers of a nonprofit organization called 'CONGOLESTIC' have developed an incubator. The incubator is set to maintain an adjustable internal temperature, equipped with ultraviolet light to cure jaundice, the device can also monitor the child's heart rate and subcutaneous temperature. Connected to a mobile application, the incubator is

Recherche Scientifique et Innovation : Pourquoi l’Afrique ne Progresse Pas?

Cette phrase est écrite et prononcée dans tous les rapports des institutions internationales, tous les forums et rencontres de haut niveau : "Pour progresser, l'Afrique doit se focaliser sur la recherche scientifique, la technologie et l'innovation". Malgré le fait que cette ambition est affichée par quasiment tous les pays, prenant forme de plan ou de

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Internet on Mobile Phones, Free and for All

Mobile network operators partner with Facebook to turn on the Free Basics app and website with zero data charges. A partnership between Facebook, Orange and Airtel, Congolese mobile operators, now enables almost everyone to access certain websites thanks to a simple 50-unit calls and text messages top-up. It’s a real revolution towards free and universal access

L’Education aux Médias et à l’Information, Instrument de la Réalisation des ODD

WSIS 2017. Dans la perspective de l’Agenda 2030 des Nations unies, l’éducation aux médias et à l’information constitue un des moyens d’atteindre les objectifs du développement durable. Les compétences informationnelles et médiatiques favorisent l’autonomie des individus et leur permettent de prendre une part plus active dans la vie sociale, culturelle, économique et civique de leur

Lessons from Mandela to Eradicate Poverty Globally

Currently, 935 million people globally live in extreme poverty and about 800 million people go hungry. July 18, the day former South African President Nelson Mandela was born, was declared by the UN in 2009 to be the Nelson Mandela International Day for freedom justice and democracy.  This year’s theme is Action against Poverty. So,

Multistakeholder Partnerships for Implementing the 2030 Agenda: Improving Accountability and Transparency

This independent research paper was prepared for the 2016 ECOSOC Partnership Forum, commissioned by the UNDESA Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination. A draft version was discussed during an Expert Group Meeting in February 2016. The General Assembly resolution under the agenda item entitled “Towards global partnerships” has requested the ECOSOC “to hold during its

Multistakeholder Dialogue for Inclusive Growth in Africa

The Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD) process is increasingly used in the international development ecosystem and has demonstrated its usefulness in transforming policy, ensuring transparent and inclusive decision making, growth, and strengthening networks. The technique is more and more recognised and used as a method to facilitate collaborations. In the UN systems, it is used in ensuring

From MDGs to SDGs, What Have We Learnt?

“The post-2015 development framework is likely to have the best development impact if it emerges from an inclusive, open and transparent process with multistakeholder participation.” UN Secretary General’s report released July 2011. Between 1990 and 2013, Africa (excluding North Africa) reduced hunger by around 23% 4 countries (Ghana, Angola, Malawi and Rwanda) achieved the target in 2013, 6 are

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