The four southern African countries affected by cyclones Idai and Kenneth still account for losses and seek to build resilient strategies after major human and material losses. During a three-day meeting this week in Harare, Zimbabwe, representatives of the governments of these countries analyzed the status of climate information services in the region and sought to develop concrete actions for economic activities, ecosystems, human settlements and weatherproof physical infrastructure. climate changes.
Bie is the province with the highest prevalence of chronic malnutrition in Angola. The place has 51% of malnourished people. The number is far above the national average of 38%. To change the reality of the province, the Angolan government will count on aid from the African Development Bank, which approved a donation of US$ 1 million in September.
Representatives of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) visited on Thursday (17) the headquarters of the Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF), in Fortaleza. The team - formed by the regional director of the Latin America and Caribbean division, Rossana Polastri, the Director for Brazil, Claus Reiner and the program officer in Brazil, Hardi Vieira - was welcomed by IBRAF President Prof. João Bosco Monte.
The three-year European Union (EU) and UNICEF Partnership led to a doubling of birth registration coverage in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Uganda, and Zambia districts. The absence of a birth certificate makes it difficult for children to access fundamental rights such as education and health; inhibits the government's ability to plan and budget; and leaves children at greater risk of violations, such as marriage and child labor. The program has resulted in catalytic changes in the system and increased birth registration, UNICEF said Thursday.
Women's rights in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean were discussed by representatives of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and ministries and health institutes of African countries. The group's priority is to reduce maternal death and ensure sustainable development with equity.
The European Union has provided an additional 9 million euros to support the work of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in promoting sustainable agricultural practices in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. The agreement focuses on combating land degradation and desertification and seeks to increase food security and climate resilience. In particular, the funding aims to boost efforts by countries in target regions to bring about sustainable changes in agricultural policies and practices.