Browsing: Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

To help poor nations recover from shocks and engage in the global green economy, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner has proposed a two-year moratorium on official debt.

In a speech to delegates at the eighth edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8), Steiner said that to complement domestic resource mobilization, countries like Japan must take the initiative to use their leadership in major fora, such as the G7 and G20, to assist bring about debt relief and direct essential funds and resources to Africa.

  • To complement domestic resource mobilization, countries like Japan must take the initiative to use their leadership in major fora, such as the G7 and G20, to assist bring about debt relief and direct essential funds and resources to Africa
  • Japan’s position as a global tech leader will be vital in helping communities roll out a variety of crucial

Africa’s infrastructure deficit has been an existential hurdle that has stagnated the continent’s development.

Inarguably, infrastructure remains a vital enabler for productivity and sustainable economic growth across all sectors. Albeit efforts have been made to help seal the deficit, Sub-Saharan Africa’s infrastructure continues to lag behind other regions globally.

With Africa’s population growing faster than any other continent, efficient transport networks, clean green energy, reliable communication systems, and affordable housing - all comprise of the different forms of infrastru...

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