Tag: Poverty

How will Rwanda’s TVET aspirations bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis?

Last year the Prime Minister said that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is one of the most powerful tools in fighting poverty and bridging the skills gap in Rwanda, The Gov't has subsequently been putting a focus on TVET, with the goal of increasing the number of students in such schools from 31 to 60 per cent by 2024 – but with all schools closed and most industries directed to suspend operations for an initial period of two weeks, how will these plans get back on track after the COVID-19 crisis passes? Will new goals have to be set? Deputy Vice Chancellor from Rwanda Polytechnic, Rita Mutabazi joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: Nigeria Medical Association asks doctors on strike to resume duty

President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Francis Faduyile, says there’s need for more orientation and enforcement of COVID-19 prevention measures as poverty and weak health systems may get in the way. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole reports.

Ramaphosa on tackling unemployment, inequality & poverty

In an exclusive interview on CNBC Africa today, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country is working to get to the root cause of poverty in order to address the challenges of inequality in South Africa. He said this while responding to questions from guests in Lagos during this interaction. Bismarck Rewane, CEO of Financial Derivatives and Member of Nigeria's Economic Advisory Council and George Etomi, Principal Partner of Etomi and Partners joins CNBC Africa to engage with South Africa's President.

Here’s what needs to be established in order to fight against child poverty

Growing up in poverty has long-lasting adverse consequences for children and the societies that they live in. Poverty undermines children’s immediate wellbeing as well as biological and cognitive development. In the long-run, this untapped potential hampers economic and social progress.

Governor Sanwo-Olu on Nigeria committing $100mn towards achieving SDGs

On the sidelines of the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in New York, Governor of Nigeria’s Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says his government is making a commitment of $100 million to be spent within the next five years on projects that will directly lift Lagos people from abject poverty. He joins CNBC Africa for more.

World leaders pledge $932mn in poverty fight

World leaders made new commitments totalling $932.1 million and announced new campaigns to end extreme poverty. To discuss this – on the sidelines of the Global Citizen Festival in New York, CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa caught up with Deputy Secretary General of United Nations, Amina Mohammed for more.

Nigeria quest to eradicate poverty by 2030 with Global Citizen festival

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for a decade of action to deliver the Global Goals by 2030 as next year marks the 10-year countdown to achieving these Global Goals. On the side-lines of the on-going Global Citizen Festival Week CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa caught up with the Chairman of Global Citizens Nigeria Tunde Folawiyo, and the Vice Chairman of the group, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, to explore ways to achieve these global goals in Nigeria.

ODI predicts 430mn people will live in extreme poverty by 2030

UK Independent Think Tank; the Overseas Development Institute says at least 430 million people are predicted to be living in extreme poverty by 2030, an increase of 7.5 per cent on previous projections. To share some insights from their new report, Head of Development Strategy at Overseas Development Institute, Jesse Griffiths joins CNBC Africa for more.