It’s sad to hear that of Africa's nearly 128 million school-aged children, 17 million will never attend school. Perhaps, what's even more shocking is the fact that another 37 million African children will learn so little while in they are in school that they will not be much better off than those kids who never attend school. As a consequence..... Click on picture to READ MORE
Reducing energy poverty is a necessary condition to promote its economic and social development. 1.3 billion people in the world still lack access to electricity and 2.7 billion people rely mainly on traditional biomass. But extending energy access entails environmental implications.To help orient policymakers and development practitioners on this issue, the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) has launched a series of short video lectures aimed at promoting the long-distance training. The first theme in the series is on defining and measuring energy access and energy poverty. This will be followed by a training on Integrated Assessment Models in April. For additional information, click this link.
Strengthening “Local” Demand for Research Capacity Building
The production and exchange of independent knowledge in economics as well as in the social sciences, in Sub-Saharan Africa, has been hampered by chronically weak research capacity. To bridge this gap, GDN organized an ‘African Research Capacity Building’ workshop on 1 December 2012, in Arusha, Tanzania.