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Enhancing the climate resilience of Africa's infrastructure: the roads and bridges sector
2016
Roads are a key asset for Africa. They connect villages to economic centers, people to hospitals, children to schools and goods to markets facilitating trade. This report examines the implications of climate change for Africa’s r...
The State of African Cities 2014: re-imagining sustainable urban transitions urban transitions
United Nations Human Settlements Programme 2014
The overarching challenge for Africa in the decades to come is massive population growth in a context of wide-spread poverty that, in combination, generate complex and inter-related threats to the human habitat. The ...
China’s African infrastructure projects: a tool in reshaping global norms
R. du Plessis / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
The resilience of China’s investments in African infrastructure has been called into question in the light of its own economic slowdown. The substantial reduction in Chinese demand for African commodities has resulted in ...
On becoming a responsible great power: contextualising China’s foray into human rights and peace & security in Africa
South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
The deepening of China’s engagement with Africa has also prompted the broadening of its interests on the continent. This has resulted in China’s expansion into increasingly riskier territories, which means there is a greater...
South Africa in Africa: the dilemmas of foreign policy and human rights
Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT) 2016
The Centre for Confl ict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the Johannesburg-based Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) hosted two public dialogues in Cape Town, one on 11 April 2016 on “South Africa in Africa: National ...
Policy briefing: SMEs and GVCs in the G20: implications for Africa and developing countries
P. Draper; C. Pswarayi / Global Economic Governance Africa 2016
Increasing the participation of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs) is now an accepted G20 priority. However, there is disagreement over how multinational corporations (MNCs), which drive GVCs, can be persuaded to incor...
SMEs and GVCs in the G20 implications for Africa and developing countries
P. Draper; C. Pswarayi / Global Economic Governance Africa 2016
Increasing the participation of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs) is now an accepted G20 priority that features prominently on the Chinese government’s agenda for the 2016 summit. However, there is disagreement o...
Exploring the determinants of welfare distribution in Tunisia and Egypt using a welfare generation model
Y. Abid; C. O'Donoghue; D. Sologon / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
The Tunisian revolution quickly sparked a wave of major uprisings in the region, starting from Egypt and spreading to other countries, such as Libya and Syria among others. Not surprisingly, the fuel of uprisings in these coun...
Climate change adaptation and resilience in Africa: recommendations to policymakers
The Network of African Science Academies 2015
The principal objective of this advisory booklet is to assess the status and make recommendations that African governments should consider when dealing with climate change and resilience in Africa. Through the cooperation between NASA...
Effects of climate change on the social & environmental determinants of health in Africa: what can communities do to strengthen their climate resilience
Regional Office for Africa, World Health Organisation 2015
The highest burden per capita of climate-sensitive diseases such as malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoeal diseases and malnutrition is found in the African region. These diseases already represent the main cause of death among children under...
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