Celebrado anualmente no dia 16 de outubro, o Dia Mundial da Alimentação chama atenção para as questões ligadas à fome, insegurança alimentar e a obesidade. Pessoas com sobrepeso ultrapassam o número de pessoas em situação de insegurança alimentar. Segundo o último relatório da Organização das Nações Unidas para a Alimentação e a Agricultura (FAO), enquanto a fome afetou 821 milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo em 2017, a proporção de adultos obesos chegou a 13,3% em 2016 – o equivalente a 672 milhões de pessoas.
The African Development Bank partners with the government of Senegal to host the World Water Forum. With the theme 'Water Security for Peace and Development', the event will be held in 2021 in the African country. “The forum is a great opportunity for the Bank to show and advance its water and sanitation agenda and we congratulate the government of Senegal for the preparatory work they have done so far,” said the Bank's vice president for agriculture, human and social development, Jennifer Blanke.
The director of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), Jorge Chediek, confirmed his participation in the Brazil Africa Forum 2019. In the event he will speak during the “Feeding the World: A Call to Action” session, which aims to discuss how to combat food insecurity and reduce poverty.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali was announced today (11) as the Nobel Peace Prize winner. In a statement, the committee responsible for the election highlighted Ali's work to “achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for its decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea ”. The award also highlighted the importance of recognizing the efforts of those involved in peacekeeping in Ethiopia and in eastern and northeastern Africa.
The president of the Brazil Africa Institute, João Bosco Monte, was at the Fundación Puertos de Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, Spain, where he met with local officials for strategic meetings on business opportunities for Brazilian, African and Canary companies. Las Palmas Port is considered as one of the most strategic in terms of logistics for the African market.
Growth in sub-Saharan Africa remained slow until 2019, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of domestic reforms. The information is in the 20th edition of Africa's Pulse report, the World Bank's half-yearly economic update for the region. The report predicts an overall growth in sub-Saharan Africa will rise to 2.6% in 2019 from 2.5% in 2018, which is 0.2 percentage points below April's forecast.
About 300 people, including investors, project leaders, and public service stakeholders, will meet at the fourth edition of the RES: West summit in Senegal in December. The objective of the summit is to present the latest developments for universal access to energy in West Africa.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is working with other multilateral development partners and stakeholders to organize the Africa Investment Forum. The forum, which aims to discuss mainland investments, is intended to raise capital, advance projects to the financing stage and accelerate business closure.