Tag: Sustainable Development Goals

Is Africa’s private sector doing enough to finance SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ten years away from the set year 2030. Are African governments equipped to fill the financial gap that is running between $500 billion and $1.2 trillion a year to achieve the SDGs? Is the private sector doing enough? Arielle Molino, Associate Vice-President of Intellecap Limited joins CNBC Africa for more.

This clean tech company is developing solutions to water-related problems in Africa

Sustainable development goals (SDGs) aim for safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 and investment in infrastructure and sanitation facilities has been identified as critical steps to achieving this.

World Economic Forum: President Akufo-Addo on Ghana’s response strategy for climate change

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo says the country’s national budget reflects its commitment towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He made this remark while speaking on Ghana’s climate change strategy, economic transformation and more at a press conference in the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos.

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.

Oscar Onyema: Annual Essay Competition seeks to improve financial literacy and inclusion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) 19th Annual Essay Competition is designed to develop a culture of wealth creation for the youth. CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Oscar Onyema emphasized the need for innovative solutions to leverage the Capital Market for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. CNBC Africa’s Samuel Onalaru caught up with him on the sidelines of the event.

Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: The context, quality and the use of debt matters, says UN’s Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed says the context, quality and the use of debt matters. She discussed Africa's progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor on the sidelines of IMF's International Conference in Senegal which focused on sustainable development and debt sustainability.

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.

Seeds and Chips Founder Gaultieri on how technology can improve food security

With just a decade left to the realisation of SDGs, sustainable agriculture is crucial in the realisation of goal number two – CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke Founder of Seeds and Chips, Marco Gaultieri for more.