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AGRICULTURE: Are donors pulling back on agriculture research funding? | Devex

AGRICULTURE: Are donors pulling back on agriculture research funding? | Devex | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
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FARMING: New products and technologies needed to aid small farmers, UN agriculture chief says | just earth news

FARMING: New products and technologies needed to aid small farmers, UN agriculture chief says | just earth news | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
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TANZANIA: World Bank Allows Tanzania To Sidestep Rule Protecting Indigenous Groups | The Huffington Post

TANZANIA: World Bank Allows Tanzania To Sidestep Rule Protecting Indigenous Groups | The Huffington Post | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
A loophole in the World Bank's policy protecting indigenous communities could allow governments around the world to displace locals in the path o
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ILO REPORT: Poverty goal of 2030 Agenda at risk without decent work | ILO

ILO REPORT: Poverty goal of 2030 Agenda at risk without decent work | ILO | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
After a period of significant gains the pace of poverty reduction is threatened by a lack of decent jobs.
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AFRICA: IMF Survey : Africa Seeks to Rev Growth Engines amid Downturn | IMF

AFRICA: IMF Survey : Africa Seeks to Rev Growth Engines amid Downturn | IMF | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
This is a critical moment for sub-Saharan Africa. The region faces slowing growth, but with the right policies many countries are well positioned to ride out the storm, according to the latest issue of the IMF’s quarterly magazine, Finance & Development (F&D).
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AFRICA: AfDB Outlines New Scope for Job Creation in Africa | dBdiaries

AFRICA: AfDB Outlines New Scope for Job Creation in Africa | dBdiaries | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is set to unveil strategies of creating 25 million jobs for young people over the 10 years in its member states. The strategies are contained in the group’s new agenda for the continent’s economic transformation that are to be revealed at this year’s annual meetings scheduled to take placeRead More
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JOBS: Extreme poverty has halved since 1990. Here's what's needed to defeat it entirely | WEF

JOBS: Extreme poverty has halved since 1990. Here's what's needed to defeat it entirely | WEF | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
Unless governments do more to improve the quality of jobs, the UN’s goal of ending poverty by 2030 will not be met, a new report finds.
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INDIA: UN agricultural arm IFAD to grant $150 million to India in next 3 years | The Economic Times

INDIA: UN agricultural arm IFAD to grant $150 million to India in next 3 years | The Economic Times | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
Garcia said IFAD wants to make sure that benefits of its interventions in the rural areas remain once the projects are over to ensure sustainability of the work.
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RWANDA: WEF Kigali: Rwanda markets gear up for funding injection | African Business Magazine

RWANDA: WEF Kigali: Rwanda markets gear up for funding injection | African Business Magazine | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
Rwanda’s development model is all set for extensive foreign investment, but the country’s stock exchange struggles to attract capital.
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RWANDA: Rwandan Government and MasterCard sign MoU on cashless future | Finextra

RWANDA: Rwandan Government and MasterCard sign MoU on cashless future | Finextra | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
The Government of Rwanda today announced a collaboration with MasterCard to fast-track the country’s move to include 90 percent of its citizens in th
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RWANDA: Cracking the Unemployment and Underemployment Challenges | AllAfrica

RWANDA: Cracking the Unemployment and Underemployment Challenges | AllAfrica | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
Opinion - The week preceding the International Labour or Workers' Day Celebrations on May 1st and a few days after it saw a flurry of forums, workshops and, on a more practical note, job fairs. These activities ranged from the Second Regional Employment Forum, presided over by the Right Honourable Prime Minister on April 25th 2016 to a big job fair the following day, the Labour Day Celebration itself on May 1 at Amahoro Stadium as well as the Business Development Fund Stakeholders Forum and the launch of Rwanda's fi
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AFRICA: African countries urged to create jobs, foster development | The Herald

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RWANDA: Africa’s digital revolution: a look at the technologies, trends and people driving it | WEF

RWANDA: Africa’s digital revolution: a look at the technologies, trends and people driving it | WEF | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
Only 40% of Africans have a reliable energy supply, and just 20% have internet access. But the coming digital revolution will transform the continent.
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SDGs: Is there a business case for the ‘SDGs’? | theenergyst.com

SDGs: Is there a business case for the ‘SDGs’? | theenergyst.com | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
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KENYA: World Refugee Day: Africa reels under refugee crisis as World Vision warns that closure of Dadaab camp will trigger new migrants wave | Reliefweb

KENYA: World Refugee Day: Africa reels under refugee crisis as World Vision warns that closure of Dadaab camp will trigger new migrants wave | Reliefweb | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
Shutting the world’s largest refugee camp could unleash a new wave of human migration across North Africa and Europe, according to World Vision UK. The international children’s charity issued its warning to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June 2016. Closing the Dadaab camp in Kenya will risk a humanitarian disaster when 350,000 Somali refugees will be forced to move back to their home country. War-torn Somalia is facing immense food shortages and an economic crunch that has been exacerbated by an El Nino-induced drought. World Vision believes many refugees will choose to seek new lives elsewhere rather than return to dangerous areas without schools, hospitals, homes or jobs.
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AFRICA: Africa's chance to lead next digital revolution | ITWeb Africa

AFRICA: Africa's chance to lead next digital revolution | ITWeb Africa | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
Continent could revolutionise economies by creating 'next-generation' governments.
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FARMING: "If We Abandon Smallholder Farmers, We Abandon Our Future,” | Times Union

With around 795 million hungry people in the world, and an additional 60 million needing food aid in the wake of droughts and crop failures caused by El Niño, agricultural ministers from the G20 countries meeting in China this week have an enormous challenge ahead of them, says the president of the UN agency dedicated to assisting smallholder farmers. With around 795 million hungry people in the world, and an additional 60 million needing food aid in the wake of droughts and crop failures caused by El Niño, agricultural ministers from the G20 countries meeting in China this week have an enormous challenge ahead of them, says the president of the UN agency dedicated to assisting smallholder farmers. IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided about US$17.7 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached some 459 million people.
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SUMMIT: Reactions from the World Humanitarian Summit | Bond

SUMMIT: Reactions from the World Humanitarian Summit | Bond | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
Heads of state and government, leaders from crisis-affected communities, representatives from the private sector, and NGOs gathered in Istanbul for the first World Humanitarian Summit.
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UN: Why The First-Ever World Humanitarian Summit Matters | Huffington Post Blog

UN: Why The First-Ever World Humanitarian Summit Matters | Huffington Post Blog | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
The United Nations is convening its first-ever World Humanitarian Summit this month in Istanbul. It comes at a time when protracted conflict
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AFRICA: Economic Gains From Closing Gender Gap Far Outweigh Cost | Mckinsey

AFRICA: Economic Gains From Closing Gender Gap Far Outweigh Cost | Mckinsey | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
World could add $12 trillion to annual GDP in 2025 if every nation bridged gender gap
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PHILANTHROPY: The missing development trillions | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

PHILANTHROPY: The missing development trillions | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
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KENYA: In first trial of its kind, charity to give poor Kenyans cash for 1... | Mail on line

KENYA: In first trial of its kind, charity to give poor Kenyans cash for 1... | Mail on line | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
By Lin Taylor LONDON, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - What would happen if poor villages were given cash for the next decade, no strings attached
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RWANDA: As the World Economic Forum opens, how can Africa master the digital revolution? | The Weekly

RWANDA: As the World Economic Forum opens, how can Africa master the digital revolution? | The Weekly | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
Digital connectivity has the potential to do for Africa what railroads did for Western economies in the 19th century. The digital revolution is not just about communication. It is about recognizing that information is the currency of all economic activities.
Unfortunately, despite the rapid
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TANZANIA: Tanzania Comes Top in Mobile Banking – The Exchange | The Exchange

TANZANIA: Tanzania Comes Top in Mobile Banking – The Exchange | The Exchange | Our personal news round-up | Scoop.it
“Kenya leads the region,” the report shows, “But mobile money transactions are also growing rapidly in Tanzania and Uganda, where the transactions doubled in the last three years in terms of broad money
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