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Here’s how African youths are bracing themselves for UN-endorsed “Decade of Action for Global Goals”

Yesterday the United Nations (UN) announced that 2020 to 2030 is declared the "Decade of Action for Global Goals". Last year the UN Secretary General called on all sectors of society to mobilize on three levels; global action, local action and people action, the latter including civil society, the media, private sector, unions, academia and of course, Youth. Natalie Robi Tingo represents a panel of youth that's launching today in response to this call. 12 young activists from 12 countries around the world are pledging to rally and mobilize. Kenyan Activist and only member of East Africa, Natalie Robi Tingo joins CNBC Africa for more.

Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: IMF’s Georgieva on achieving SDGs to accelerate development

IMF's new Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva says Africa is halfway to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and needs to accelerate the speed of development to get there. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor spoke with her on the sidelines of the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Debt Sustainability in Dakar, Senegal for more.

The key role of renewable energy in Rwanda’s electricity targets

By 2024, Rwanda will have achieved universal access to electricity according to government’s targets. In trying to reach this target, the country is at the same time embracing clean and affordable energy which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for. Patricie Uwase, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure joins CNBC Africa for more.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation on strengthening Africa’s data landscape to meet SDGs

According to a new Governance report by Mo Ibrahim, strengthening Africa’s fragmented data landscape is key to meeting development targets. African governments and partners need to step up efforts to close ‘data gaps’ in SDGs tracking and ensure Agenda 2063 can be monitored and measured. Executive Director of Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Nathalie Delapalme joins CNBC Africa for more.

Rwanda, Sweden to sign MoU to strengthen partnerships on sustainable development

Last night during a visit to Kigali by a delegation of nine Swedish companies hosted by the Sweden-Sub Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce or SSACC, a MoU was signed between the organization and Private Sector Federation (PSF) of Rwanda to create, facilitate and support business collaborations and opportunities between the countries with a focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more on this agreement, President of SSACC, Asa Jarskog joins CNBC Africa.

WARIF Founder Kemi Dasilva-Ibru on tackling gender-based violence in Nigeria

The United Nations says eliminating violence against women and girls is key to achieving gender equality and women empowerment – it is also vital to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). As the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child, explore solutions to issues affecting the Nigerian girl-child, Founder of Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), Kemi Dasilva-Ibru joins CNBC Africa.

UNGC: 83mn people have escaped extreme poverty since launch of SDGs

In 2015 World leaders ushered in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) following the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals. So how much progress has been made in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals four years after its introduction? From the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), CEO and Executive Director of United Nations Global Compact, (UNGC), Lise Kingo joins CNBC Africa.

Access Bank CEO, Wigwe urges all to take the Global Goal Life initiative seriously

On the sidelines of the 2019 Global Citizen Festival, CEO of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe speaks to CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa on how the forthcoming 2020 Global Citizen festival scheduled to hold in Lagos is likely to impact Nigeria's drive towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the country. He joins CNBC Africa for more.