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Africa Renewal: June 2021

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Sustainable Development Goals

Divine Ntiokam, Lucy Muchoki Mike and Nkhombo Khunga.

Meet Africa’s food champions

In advance of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit this September, the Food Systems Champions are rallying global communities and promoting dialogues for innovative, practical and sustainable solutions.

Food Systems Champion Divine Ntiokam, Cameroon

The Founder & Managing Director of the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) set up a global Food Systems Summit Heroes Database and convened dialogues.
Mike Nkhombo Khunga

Food Systems Champion Mike Khunga, Malawi

From the Civil Society Organization Nutrition Alliance (CSONA) Mr Khunga is leading work on youth engagement.

Economic Development

ADS 2021

Africa Dialogue Series 2021: Culture has real power as trigger for development, says UN Special Advisor on Africa

ADS 2021 celebrated the continent’s identity and culture, discussed challenges and opportunities.
Cryptocurrency

Crypto-currency adoption in Africa: The ups and downs

Challenges include lack of reliable internet and lack of financial literacy.

Agriculture

Maize field in Namibia.

African farmers could benefit from more friendly EU agriculture policies

AfCFTA can boost African farmers’ efforts to compete with the EU
Woman farmers

Feeding Africa from within: Smallholder farmers could leverage the AfCFTA

COVID-19 impact has exposed weakness of current food systems, but also revealed an opportunity to boost continental trade.

Health

Limited supplies slow COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

Limited supplies slow COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

Only 38 million vaccines have been received on the continent of about 1.2 billion people.

Youth Profile

Youth Profile: Agripina Ndoho Ngumu Bindang from Equatorial Guinea

Young entrepreneur is using African fabric to make bags, shoes and jewelry.

Peace and Security

Kossi Gavon, 24, is a lieutenant from Togo serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali.

‘Involve young officers in peacekeeping missions’

— Kossi Gavon, 24, is a lieutenant from Togo serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali. (MINUSMA).
Merveille-Noella Mada-Yayoro, 29, is a journalist and a producer with Guira FM

‘I like keeping the population informed’

— Merveille-Noella Mada-Yayoro, 29, a journalist and a producer with Guira FM in CAR.
South African paratrooper/riflewoman, Phelisa Frida Miya

‘I like my work as a paratrooper’

- Phelisa Frida Miya, 28, a paratrooper/riflewoman from South Africa serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
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