2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Smarter, innovative and youth driven

Smarter, innovative and youth driven

Peace and security: youth Young people must be at the centre of all of Africa’s plans and processes to create sustainable peace and development In 2015 the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2250, which recognises...

A universal template of human development

A universal template of human development

SDGs: overview Although African countries lag behind in implementing SDGs, the 17 goals are being institutionalised around the continent By Osita Agbu Today, the world is faced with developmental problems, many of...

Fixing farming is a complex challenge

Fixing farming is a complex challenge

SDG 2: zero hunger Policies are at the core of eradicating hunger and many African countries are now aligning the SDGs with national development plans By Esther Ngumbi Despite the progress made over the past few...

Steady progress at a slow rate

Steady progress at a slow rate

SDG 3: healthy lives and wellbeing for all Applying global SDG targets to Africa is counterproductive and fails to recognise the continent’s actual achievements By Paul Adepoju In 2015, the United Nations General...

Off-track, little prospect of improvement

Off-track, little prospect of improvement

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth The ogre of corruption looms over Africa, reducing the continent’s chance of meeting SDG 8 by 2030 By Tom Osanjo According to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Sustainable...

A country in transition

A country in transition

SDG 16: Peace, justice and inclusive societies Liberian civil society is working to build peace, justice and inclusivity By Lesley Connolly In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era came to a conclusion,...