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AIMS Announces First Cohort Of Women In Climate Change Science Fellows

Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) announces the first cohort of Women in Climate Change Science Fellows: Dr. Nana Klutse from Ghana, Dr. Jessica Nosizwe Paula Thorn, a South African national living in the United States and Dr. N’Datchoh Evelyne Toure from Ivory Coast. “Climate change represents one of …

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Poor Development Outcomes Reflect Enduring Challenges In Natural Resources Governance

Africa has been slow to convert its natural resources endowments to tangible development outcomes because of weaknesses in governance, according to the fifth edition of the African Governance Report published by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The report launched during the ongoing ECA Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) argues that the …

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Agriculture’s Potential To Power Economic Growth Highlighted In African Transformation Report

A major study by the Africa Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) has highlighted how transforming agriculture can become a stimulus for economic development across the continent. The report, the second of its kind from the centre, was launched at a high-level event on 13 May during the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) annual Conference …

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Breakfast: Is it Really the Meal of Choice for the Power Elite?

Overheard on the WEF shuttle bus between the convention centre and the hotel: Man #1: Are you going to the McKinsey & Co. breakfast tomorrow morning? Woman #1: Gee, I don’t know. There are so many “on the sideline breakfasts.” Man #2: I’m glad you pointed that out. I was invited to the McKinsey breakfast …

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