Seoul-Korea, September 19, 2023 (ANC) – The 2023 International Women’s Peace Conference aims to raise awareness about the multi-dimensional role of women in sustainable peace and the importance of implementing these resolutions in […]AFRICA FEATURED Female General Latest Magazine News Radio & TV Special Edition TOP STORIES TOP VIDEOS Videos
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The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC), H.E. Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam, has called for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs based on solidarity instead of charity if they are to have […]AFRICA Education News Radio & TV Special Edition
The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC), H.E. Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam, has called for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs based on solidarity instead of charity if they are to have a meaningful and lasting positive impact on society.
This call was made on Wednesday, 17th January 2023, during the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the OEC and Awash Bank, setting the foundations for a fruitful relationship within the framework of the vision outlined by the Universal Declaration of Balance and Inclusive Education, between the Organisation and the first private commercial bank of Ethiopia.
The Secretary-General welcomed the understanding of the agreement reached between the OEC and Awash Bank as a further contribution to the just, prosperous, and equitable social transformation of societies through pursuing balanced and inclusive development.
“No organization, initiative, or sector can effectively address the challenges facing the world today and give a proper answer to youth aspirations,” he emphasized. “For the future we want is one that can only be achieved through a collective, sustained, and sustainable effort.”
Regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Secretary-General said:
“While well-intentioned, the charity seeks, in a vertical manner, to ensure that the ‘poor’ merely survive, but it doesn’t address in the least the underlying causes of poverty and marginalization. The OEC’s view is that Corporate Social Responsibility undertakings should be based on solidarity, designed through genuine consultation and dialogue, on equal footing with communities. We look forward to supporting Awash Bank in ensuring that its CSR programs are not atomized but inscribed within a collective framework of lasting change,” he said.
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Hello, dear followers of our show. How are you doing? In today’s event, we will briefly discuss the hopes and challenges that Ethiopia has brought to the country’s healthcare system after the 10-year community-wide health insurance service began to be implemented. We have also heard that the government has made arrangements, with the help of the legal framework, to start an insurance service that will make social health insurance accessible to other parties, including government employees, in addition to community health insurance services. If you stay with us, you will hear the event where we talked to service providers and other stakeholders, including the opinions of the service users. I am Ayele Addis Ambelu, your health program producer.
Germany was the first to introduce public health services to the world in 1883, according to the Gregorian calendar. One hundred forty years of social health insurance in Germany has allowed the country to be one of the leading countries with one of the world’s top, strict, and well-served health systems. This health insurance service must cover anyone who has obtained a residence permit in Germany. This has enabled an individual in any living condition to live in the country’s most expensive health care system without any problems getting complete health care. Respected series of our show, we did not raise this for no reason. We will try to analyze the community health insurance service, established in Ethiopia for ten years, from its purpose to the level it has reached today. Mrs. Frehiwot Abebe is the director general of the Ethiopian Health and Welfare Service. You will recall that based on the experience taken from the social health insurance service at the international level, it was started to provide two types of health insurance services in Ethiopia.
The problem of social health insurance
Recognizing that expanding health service coverage is a significant part of the country’s smooth social and economic development, Ethiopia has issued a decree to make social health insurance services accessible to all in the last seven years.
According to the same decree 690/2002, the country has three types of health insurance service systems. One of the three is social health insurance coverage, which covers all government employees and pensioners. The others are private and community health insurance services. He was told that the social health insurance service, expected to be implemented in Ethiopia, has encountered a problem. The social health insurance system, which was supposed to be started by government offices and was based on obligation, should have been implemented two years ago.
“In our calendar, around 2004 and 2003, the two types of health insurance were started in our country, which is called the first social health insurance; What we call social health insurance benefiting wage earners and pensioners, and the other social health insurance helping most of the society or more than 80 percent of the people, was designed as a country.
In Ethiopia, community-wide health insurance services have been prioritized for implementation as more than 80 percent of the population lives in rural areas and farmers, herders, or other informal occupations. The service, which is being implemented in selected districts of Oromia, Amara, Tigray, and Southern regions, has reached up to 45 million Ethiopians through the service, Ms. Frehiwot says.
“In our country, we are implementing it in 894 districts. In these districts, membership is at the family level. With this, we have 45 million users.
Indeed it is. In poor countries like Ethiopia, even in economically developed countries, the payment for health services is reaching an unaffordable level. When the service is covered by such insurance, it will bring more or less relief.
Mr. Santayehu Hunene Ube, who resides in Mesobo kebele of Elmana Densa district of West Gojam zone, is one of the farmers who first got the community health insurance service from his kebele. They shared with us what they faced in the past to access health care and what they experienced after becoming a member, either themselves or others.
Another farmer who is a resident of Jimma Zone, who says he is a beneficiary of the community health insurance service, talks about the blessings the insurance service has brought him and the problems he has faced.
“I came and underwent surgery on the previous Arafah holiday. I have treated for free what I could not afford to spend much money on. I only bought Glucose, which was washed in Hede. I bought one from a foreign pharmacy for 300 birr when the liquid was lost here.
Farmers who did not want to be named shared the same idea while treated at Jimma Hospital.
“We were well received when we came here. They came and treated us where we were sleeping. We also got a needle. But our only problem is the purchase of medicine. The purchase of pharmacy medicine costs us up to two thousand three thousand birr. »
Social health insurance in Ethiopia
To implement the social health insurance system in all government offices, a decree was issued in 2002, and a structure was prepared for it. But the system has not been implemented yet due to some problems.
Minister of Health
To find out the reason, the House of People’s Representatives asked the recently appointed Minister of Health, Prof. Yifru Birhanen, on Thursday, December 27, 2022. It is known that he called the council and asked them to explain.
The minister explained that the system has not yet been implemented “because it has not been adequately prepared, the understanding of the workers is low, and there are problems in the supply of medicine and the environment of health facilities.”Another community-wide health insurance is intended to benefit farmers and herders in rural areas, and more than 18 million people have benefited from the pilot project, according to Ahmed Imano, Director of Public Relations and Communications at the Ministry of Health. The director mentioned that this insurance will be implemented nationwide this year.
Health expert Dr. Yigerum Abebe told Deutsche Welle that although the insurance companies in the country provide health insurance services to some people, their services are not very meaningful in a country with a population of 100 million. For this purpose, the government established two types of insurance: social health insurance and community-wide health insurance. Still, it was expected that “in the end, both will be merged into one national insurance,” says Dr. Yemu. Dr. Yele explained many other reasons that have prevented the social health insurance system from being implemented.
Dr. Yigemu, who said that the country is primarily dependent on foreign aid to carry out its program in the health sector, and this cannot continue in this form, explained that it is essential to introduce a social health insurance system.
There is no denying that health insurance will play an essential role for the people who are at the lowest level of living and who are the highest in number. From what the users say, it seems to be a step forward from the earlier self-service access.
However, government health facilities are usually in trouble providing insurance services to serve the wider community and have raised the capacity to do work based on the contract. Or they face a strong challenge.
According to Mr. Awol Mohammed, who is in charge of the government hospital in Jimma Zone, Dedo District, his hospital has faced a challenge in providing financial services to the members of the community insurance service.
The director general of the health insurance service, Ms. Freyevat Abebe, who says that she agrees with the complaints made by the users and stakeholders about the supply problem facing the service, talks about whether they are expanding community drug stores or pharmacies in cooperation with regional administrations.
Another issue that needs to be raised is the accessibility of community health insurance services to those who cannot afford them. Mr. Tsgaye Abebe says that everything should not be left to the government engaged in flower development and other import and export businesses; he says that he bought the same insurance policy for more than 800 people in two years.
Ato Tsgaye is also saying that the insurance that plays a role in alleviating such social problems has given the country hope.
We have heard that a decree has been approved to implement the social health insurance service that Ethiopia has started to implement. No social health or insurance service benefits those working regularly, including government employees.
However, the problem faced by the social insurance service, which started earlier and benefited most of society, should be solved from the root. It is essential to update the system developed to manage this and learn from the experience of countries with better experience. Suppose a government challenged by war, conflict, and instability for years can maintain an orderly and insured health service. In that case, it indicates a way to solve other social problems.
Intending to play a crucial role in bringing about sustainable peace and contributing to the implementation of the African Union’s Tripoli Declaration of August 2009, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) […]AFRICA News
Intending to play a crucial role in bringing about sustainable peace and contributing to the implementation of the African Union’s Tripoli Declaration of August 2009, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at Addis Ababa University (AAU) convenes an annual security event, the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, or popularly known as Tana Forum. The Tana Forum is an initiative that responds to the Declaration’s appeal for “African-led solutions” and calls for responding to peace and security as a collective “intellectual challenge.” As a result, the annual Tana Forum emerged as an independent platform initiated by IPSS and eminent African personalities, including Meles Zenawi, the late Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The Tana Forum brings African leaders, decision-makers, and stakeholders to engage and explore African-led security solutions.
The centerpiece of the Tana experience is the baobab tree. Its symbolism of dialogue facilitates an informal and collaborative environment to discuss topical issues related to peace and security. The central Forum is complemented by panel discussions and bilateral talks, leading to frank and candid discussions and experience sharing. The Forum derives its name and takes place yearly at Lake Tana in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
This year (2022) marks the 10th anniversary of the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa. It coincides with a critical moment in Africa and the world as the COVID-19 pandemic exposed fragilities and divisions while highlighting inequalities globally and locally. While old fault lines remain, new ones are producing tensions and threats that converge within – rather than outside- states in a way that exposes the underbelly of fractured state-society relations.
The signals of threats to peace and security across the African landscape are evident in the decline of democratization, the weakening of critical public institutions, the resurgence of ethnoreligious and other parochial identities, food insecurity, and weak preparedness of the African state to address its impact and externalities, the proliferation of actors and risks in ways previously not contemplated, and the limitations of reactive, military responses. Yet even at that, the prevailing cloud of uncertainty provides the opportunity to think deeply and act tenaciously to confront such triggers and enablers of today’s insecurities. Understanding Africa’s security threats today also requires rethinking the role of actors and initiatives at national, regional, and continental levels and that of international partners in soliciting solutions.
This year’s Tana Forum is invariably about how best to respond firmly to emerging socio-economic, political, and governance challenges or manage such threats in a way that does not lose sight of the continent’s most valuable resource: its citizens. How arts, culture, heritage, and resilience in nutrition and food security, the AU theme for 2021 and 2022, respectively, can be harnessed to promote enduring peace, considering the continent’s myriad challenges, needs to be interrogated. By shifting focus away from states and institutions to citizens who, ultimately, have the legitimacy and influence to make change happen, the course of a better future becomes clearly defined and attainable.
The theme of this year’s Tana Forum is framed around the following issues: Building resilience has gained new currency in light of new fragilities imposed by the outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and state measures to curb it; actions towards building resilience must be deliberate in placing citizens at the center, recognizing their agency in the process of reimagining governance and peacebuilding, Building strength is not a one-off event but a process that takes time and resources, The state may only play a role that is necessary and desirable in building strength if the deeply fractured social contract with citizens is repaired, and The international community may contribute to building citizens resilience but must do it in a manner that is aware of their priorities.
We should not use this slogan to push international communities when we suggest African Solutions for African Problems. Instead, we use it because we can analyze our challenges & constraints, & come up with a measurable solution based on our own culture & customs.
The overarching objective is to explore issues at the intersection of building a people-enabled peace,
security, and resilience in line with the African Union theme of the year 2021, “Arts, Culture and Heritage:
Levers for Building Africa We Want”. It is also worthy of note that the African Union theme
of the year 2022 emphasizes “R es I l I en c e I n Nu t r I t io n an n d Fo o d S ec u r I t y.” Alongside taking
stock of the evolution of certain peace and security challenges on the continent, the focus will be on
mobilizing and building the home-grown and local resilience that centers African agency.
Specific objectives include:
Create a shared understanding of building systemic resilience from below:
Interrogate the impacts of COVID-19 along with other multifaceted aspects in the context of peace
Give attention to climate change and climate resilience challenges,
Interrogate the functional relevance of existing peace and security institutions and normative
frameworks at regional and continental levels,
Probe the resurgence of military coups in Africa,
Explore pathways to enhance compliance with continental, regional, and national laws to address
threats to constitutional order in member states,
Look at the role of peace and security in culture and heritage protection,
Explore actionable ways to mainstream and strengthen youth and women’s inclusion,
Explore opportunities to enhance resilience in (nutrition and) food security,
The Forum further aims to offer participants a chance to rethink the nature, character and
the goal of international partnerships vis-à-vis the state of peace and security in Africa, and
Synthesize knowledge and insights that would support the strategies and actions of national,
regional and continental actors.
IV. Tana Forum 2022 Sub-themes and Guiding questions
The 2022 Tana Forum sub-themes will be anchored on the AU theme of the year 2021, “Arts, Culture
and Heritage: Levers for Building Africa We Want.” Furthermore, the AU theme of the year 2022 will be
the basis upon which the discussion should be furthered to explore ways to strengthen resilience in
nutrition and food security. Reflections on lessons learned and the impact of Tana in the peace, security, and development areas.
Specifically, these will be centered on the following sub-themes:
Sub-theme 1: Unconstitutional Change of Government: “Coup D’État”
The resurgence of Unconstitutional Change of Governments (UGC) in Africa is worrisome. This is mainly
because significant strides have been made at the continental and regional levels to provide normative
frameworks for enabling credible constitutional alternation of power in member states. In addition, the
African Union and most of its Regional Economic Communities have robust early warning mechanisms
designed to provide strategic decision-makers with relevant information to facilitate promptlyeffectively
Responses. Notwithstanding, for the first time in its 20 years, the African Union has suspended four member states within a year for UGC. Recent events in Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Sudan, Guinea Bissau, and even Chad about power alternation point to two fundamental issues that need critical reflection. One is the exploitation of insecurity as justification for military takeovers. Two is the manipulation of legality by incumbents, which undermines the legitimacy of constitutional rule. The issues reveal the challenges and the limits of Africa’s multilateral institutions. Multilateral institutions have minimal enforcement powers about governance in member states and rely on member states’ willingness to implement relevant normative principles to further democracy, peace, security, and stability. As a result, the use of sovereignty as a shield by member states limits the space for multilateral organizations to engage in preventive efforts to address governance-related challenges and promote broad inclusion and participation in member states.
Session one explores pathways to enhance compliance with continental, regional, and national laws to
address governance deficits and military and non-military threats to constitutional order in member states.
Sub-theme 2: Impact of Global Insecurity on the Continent (Global Insecurity affecting the
Continent) The COVID-19 pandemic, fluctuating commodity prices, climate change, threats posed by violent extremism and fundamentalisms, illicit financial flows, and international organized crime are some of a few drivers of insecurity in our history as global citizens. By the end of 2021, at least 15 African countries were navigating armed and violent conflict varying between high and mid-level intensity while others battled governance and other crises; these conflicts and instability situations can be directly connected to events in other parts of the world. While the end of the Cold War brought a shift in the way conflicts outside the continent were fought on the continent as proxy wars, the structure, and nature of global financial, governance, and military systems mean ripples and shocks in other parts of the world are felt and contribute to insecurity in Africa; the most recent example being the War in Ukraine which has mainly contributed to food insecurity as statistics have proven that Russia and Ukraine dominate a huge quota in global food exports and African countries are a significant destination as they heavily depend on both countries for wheat, fertilizer, or vegetable oils. This Tana Forum – Tana @10 – provides an excellent and timely opportunity to reflect on and interrogate the multifaceted and interlinked drivers of global insecurity and how these affect the African continent. Speakers on this panel will go beyond diagnosing the impacts but posit new thinking and potential responses, some pre-emptive, to this ever-evolving phenomenon.
Sub-theme 3: Climate Change, Preparedness, Adaptation, and Financing
African countries are amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change despite the African
continent producing themost minort greenhouse emissions. Literature has described Africa as the ‘most vulnerable’ yet ‘least prepa,’d’, a datable description given the plethora of policies and programs created to respond to the impact of the pandemic. At a continental level, the African Union’s Climate change strategy 2020 – 2030 provides a roadmap to achieving the vision outlined in the Agenda 2063 of ‘building the resilience of the African continent to the impacts of climate change. In its strategy, the AU notes that ‘while adaptation is unquestionably and rightly the top priority for African countries, to create optimal responses, mitigation should be considered to balance the climate change solution equation.’
Furthermore, noting Africa’s immenunrivaledled potential for renewable energy, especially solar, for its development and export, the AU urges that the continental potential should be quantified as the continent’s contribution in return for finance and technology needed to adapt and develop despite climate change.
The impact of climate on land, crop,s and livestock as it exacerbates food insecurity and conflict is also a
significant component when discussing environment within the context of peace and security on the continent. Against this backdrop, this session aims to unpack the far-reaching consequence of climate change, the
continental response strategies, and their effectiveness.
Sub-theme 4: Harnessing Africa’s Cultural Heritage for Resilience and Integration
There’s been an increased interest in Africa’s cultural heritage in the last few years. Most of the recent
attention has focused on the return of stolen African artifacts from Europe and the long-overdue
confrontation with colonial violence. However, within the plan of uplifting Africa’s cultural heritage also
lies the broader quest of how to foster national and regional cohesion by investing in Africa’s diverse (and
evolving) cultures, traditions, languages at present and weaving them together to forge Pan-African unity
and common purpose going forward.
Recognizing the transformative power of culture, the African Union dedicated the Theme of the Year in
2021 to the importance of ‘arts, culture and heritage as levers for building the Africa wewant,’ building on Aspiration 5 of Agenda 2063. This ambition is ever more critical today against the backdrop of the global rise in intolerance, the proliferation of identity-based conflict,s and the continued destruction of invaluable cultural sites and artifacts as a consequence (and tactic) of war.
This session brings together multi-disciplinary perspectives on how Africa can restore, protect and harness its cultural legacies and present-day creative industry as a formidable tool to achieve greater social, cultural, and economic resilience and integration.
Sub-theme 5: Tana@10 and taking stock of the continent’s peace and security landscape: Is
Is the continent worse or better off after ten years?
Strands under this sub-theme will be a moment to reflect, take stoc,k and forecast the future of the Tana.
Forum, based on lessons learned over the last ten years since inception. It will also be a moment to gush and account for its impact and contribution – focusing on itsimplicationst, challenges, gap,s and opportunities.
The sub-theme will also be an opportunity to look at Africa’s peace and security situation candidly –
especially in the Horn of Africa, Great Lakes Region, Sahel, Lake Chad Basin, and thecriticaly governance and
conflicts issues. There will also be discussions on how the Forum has and can play a role in illuminating and
providing a space for dialogue and reflections on durable solutions to the ongoing crisis in these regions.
V. Tana 2022 Side Events and Related Activities
The Secretariat undertakes the following pre-Forum activities in the months leading up to the central Forum.
1) Experts Meeting: This is a meeting among a selected group of experts well-versed in the chosen
theme of the Forum that is held to identify, discuss, debate, and recommend. Recommendations
from the expert meetings are submitted to the Secretariat for use in the Forum’s agenda-setting
around identified sub-themes. The objectives of the expert meetings are:
o To define the scope of the selected theme of the year;
o To identify sectors and domains where policymakers may develop policies to advance the
role of the African Union, African states, and other stakeholders;
o To produce theme summaries that serve as guiding points to the session’s discussions in
the Tana Forum;
o To recommend critical speakers and presenters on the topics that will be addressed during
the Tana Forum;
o To propose and develop a theme on the outlines for the Tana Forum background papers.
2) Press-Conference and Ambassadors’ Briefing: With the view to brief, promote, and engage with
Addis-based ambassadors and members of the media, the Press Conference, and Ambassadors’
The briefing takes place one month before the central Forum on the event, its objectives, topic, theme,
participation, and envisioned outcomes. The Tana Chairperson and a Ministry of Foreign Affairs
representative will address the ambassadors and AU officials. In addition, the Ambassadors’ Briefing
serves as a platform where Addis-based Ambassadors’ can dialogue on the theme of the year. Additionally, local, regional and international correspondents based in Addis Ababa are invited to the
3) Pre-Tana Multi-Stakeholders Forum: The Tana Secretariat holds a series of multi-stakeholder
forums in the months leading up to the central Forum. These pre-Forums are geared towards
ensuring the inclusivity of all stakeholders in Tana and related activities and also gathering the information
that will complement the discussions at the central Forum. Accordingly, the following Pre-forums
have been held from August 2021-April 2022:
o Pre-Tana Regional Multi-Stakeholders Forum on the theme ‘Human and Drug Trafficking
in Africa: Unlocking Human Freedom’ with the support of Humanity United on 19 August
2021 in a hybrid format.
o Pre-Tana Regional Multi-Stakeholders Forum on the theme ‘Emerging Technologies and
their Impact on Stability in Africa” with the Mission of Japan to the African Union on 14
September 2021 online.
o Pre-Tana Regional Multi-stakeholders Forum on the theme “The Impact of Peace and
Security on Culture and Heritage Protection in Africa” on 21 April 2021 in Hybrid format.
The following Pre-Tana Forums will be held in the upcoming months with various partners:
o Pre-Tana Regional Multi-stakeholders Forum on the theme “Climate-Induced Violence in
Africa” in partnership with the United States Institute of Peace.
o Pre-Tana Regional Multi-stakeholders Forum on the theme’ Security Challenges and
Working Solutions in Central Africa in Partnership with ECCAS and Humanity United-Pre-
Tana Regional Multi- stakeholders Forum on theme TBD with Swiss.
4) Pre-Tana Youth Consultation Forum: To make the Tana Forum as inclusive and participatory as
possible, Tana Secretariat holds a youth consultation forum. This Youth Consultation Forum serves as
a platform for young Africans to engage and mobilize on the Tana Forum theme and youth-related
issues regarding peace and security on the continent. In the year 2021, Youth Day was celebrated
internationally on 12 August; the 2021 theme “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for
Human and Planetary Health,” which availed an ideal opportunity to hold the Pre-Tana Youth
Consultation Forum on one of the threats Africa faces today, food insecurity. Hence, the Tana Forum
Secretariat, in partnership with UNESCO, held a regional youth consultation forum on the theme
“Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Sustainable Peace and Security”
resonates with both the theme of international youth day and this year’s Tana Forum.
5) The Meles Zenawi Lecture Series on Leadership in Africa: The Meles Zenawi Lecture Series is
dedicated to honoring the life and legacy of great African leaders who had or have been advocates
of pan-Africanism and contributed to the well-being of Africans. The purpose of the leadership
lecture series is to celebrate these achievements and call to action
the spirit of emulation based on the vision and ideals these leaders stood for.
6) Vice-Chancellors’ Dialogue: The Forum, in collaboration with Bahir Dar University, convenes vice-chancellors or university presidents across Africa for a debate (open to the public) on the year’s
theme. Among others, the Vice-Chancellors’ Dialogue aito bringing in the perspectives of those
governing institutions of higher educatind who are shaping future generations of African
leaders’ narratives. It is also aimed at expanding and enhancing the participation of stakeholders
on issues of the central Forum.
7) Side Events: Side events are parallel seminars (informal) organized on the evening preceding the
start of the Tana Forum on selected topical themes related to peace and security at regional,
continental, and global levels. They are usually organized in collaboration with partners who have
a specific interest in discussing particular issues of mutual interest.
8) Annual University Essay Competition: Youth from various African universities will compete
on the selected theme of Tana 2022. Besides serving as an additional platform to ensure youth
inclusivity, the Essay Competition complements ongoing debates and agendas on peace and
security, contributing to policy building and development.
9) Annual Book Launch: This is a platform where books written by African and non-African published
authors that fulfill requirements set by the Secretariat present their books focusing on peace,
security, development, and governance to the various high-level participants of the Tana Forum.
10) Report on State of Peace and Security in Africa Report: Tana Forum also avails a report on the
State of Peace and Security in Africa offersetailed analysis on current peace and security trends
in Africa asandnterventions. In addition, it provides a rich account of current efforts and
responses implemented to manage security threats on the continent.
11) Tana Forum Policy Briefs (Tana Papers): Tana Forum also presents a compendium of policy briefs
that offers policy recommendations to address several peace and security challenges in Africa.
Ultimately, the aim is to provoke deep discussions on security threats and resilience across multiple political, economic and social spaces.
VI. Expected Outcomes
The following are the expected outcomes of the Forum:
A shared understanding of current and emerging peace and security threats in Africa.
Commitment to managing threats by investing more in governance and building resilience, with
a significant premium given to citizens’ active and sustained participation in public affairs, remains an
essential component in achieving stability;
Document Africa’s contribution to the management of the pandemic, including investment in
research and knowledge products that reflect Africa’s solution to a global problem;
Work towards a comprehensive policy with an implementation strategy on climate mitigation and
adaptability would be vital to driving climate resilience, especially in the context of peace and
security at national, regional, and continental levels;
A shared understanding of the importance of promoting the voice and agency of citizens by
localizing peacebuilding by bringing it much closer to the grassroots;
Dialogue on how to enhance the ability of governments to manage current threats effectively rests
mainly with the constituency of the youth and women;
Unpack how Arts, Culture, and Heritage, the AU theme for 2021, can be converted into currencies
for promoting enduring peace in the light of the continent’s myriad challenges needs to be
Understand and capture how diversity, equity, and inclusion are reflected in Africa’s international
partnerships and engagement with the world.
outputs of the Forum:
One (1) Tana Forum Outcomes Report that entails the various outcomes of discussion from the
central Forum, side events, Meles Zenawi Lecture Series, and Vice Chancellors’ Dialogue;
State of Peace and Security in Africa Report;
Eight (8) Policy Papers;
Tigned to (i) share views and experiences informally and independently, (ii) be action
oriented and forward-looking and, most importantly, (iii) keep the essence of its concept: a consultative
forum that is not intended to become a decision-making forum.
Thus, the main format will be panel discussions and interactions. Further, introductions to these discussions.
The Forum is convened on an annual basis and has become an institution in its own right. It enables leaders to explore innovative and joint action options in peace and security. The Forum also allows for trustbuilding among key players who would often only meet in settings that are mediated by diplomatic
protocol. Altogether, it enables African leaders to develop and implement adequate and proactive initiatives in peace and security on the continent.
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Germany has strong economic ties with Africa, especially regarding energy supplies.
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Africa’s energy sector has achieved great success over the years. However, according to the website of Germany’s Ministry of Economic and Development Cooperation, 590 million people in sub-Saharan Africa still have no electricity. When the sun sets, the whole area is engulfed in darkness. This problem is not only in sites where electricity is not maintained but also in cities where there is no “power outage” now and then. Even now, in most countries south of the Sahara, 80 percent of the people cook their food with wood and charcoal.
It is said that the population has increased by two percent every year, and the economy has recorded a growth of 7 percent, which is the reason for the increase in Africa’s energy demand. However, considering the market, the power lines to be laid and the power plants to be built could not be matched. For Africa to provide sufficient electricity to its people, African countries will work together with the African Union to expand the infrastructure of energy sources. In this, Germany plays the most significant role. Germany’s Ministry of Economic and Development Cooperation works with 18 sub-Saharan African countries. At the 8th German-African Energy Demand and Supply Forum held last week in Hamburg, Germany, the possibilities for Germany to invest in energy sources in Africa were raised. When discussing power options, it is essential to look back at the past. DesertTech’s idea to generate renewable energy from sun-drenched deserts is worth mentioning. Although the organization was founded years ago, it did not show much success. Instead, the Chinese have left to invest here. What is the reason why the plan did not materialize? “Germany’s Economic Involvement in Southern Africa” is a question submitted by Andreas Wenzel, Manager of Brief Safari, from Deutsche Welle.
“It’s hard to tell from a distance. However, we have noticed that there is not enough support for Africa from the political capital of Berlin in Germany’s efforts so far. There are many examples of this, especially in the area of projects. DesertTech is one of them. Although the German government received DesertTech well, he did not get political and diplomatic support. This being the case, it is clear that the projects will not be implemented publicly in areas of Africa where there is political pressure, for example, in North Africa. And without political support, they can’t do anything.”
Germany has bilateral relations with Africa. In Berlin, there is a lot of talk about African politics. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier recently returned from a trip to Africa. Based on this, how would Wenzel evaluate Germany’s cooperation with Africa?
“First of all, we are happy if Africa remains on the agenda of federal Germany. I think it is good that the concept of Africa, which was founded three years ago, continues to grow. It should be implemented in the future. We are less concerned about the speed and scope with which it will be implemented. Because the current thing seems to be lacking in active movement. According to them, the main reason for this is the rush to see the results as soon as possible.
“The problem of working together in Africa with aid and sustainability, especially in the economic aspect, should consider the result and the process. I find that thinking somewhat lacking. I think the problem is that the financial issue came first. What is crucial for us is how German companies can participate and how we can operate within the political framework in the continent. This should be done jointly with African partners.
Even though the demand and market for African energy sources are weak, Although they believe it can attract others besides Germany, they do not think the European Union has taken advantage of this. In this regard, they do not believe the relationship between the Union and Africa is as strong as with Germany.
“Currently, I see that the European-African relations are based on poorly managed economic agreements focused on several issues. This makes me think that EU-Africa relations are growing on infertile soil. Germany’s economic relations, on the other hand, are the most important in Africa. It has a lot of potentials. I gave an example; we must not forget renewable energy and energy use. I think the German government can focus on this. It also indicates that there should always be more focus on bilateral relations than multilateral ones. »
Among the participants of the 8th Germany-Africa Energy Demand and Supply Forum, Tembani Bukula, They are one of South Africa’s national energy authorities. Many non-governmental power generation companies explained this at the conference. What are the profitability and market potential? They explain.
“Before this, the government’s service-providing offices moved the sector by building the infrastructure. We know that these government offices cannot create a power plant at the current price. This made us look for other people with the money and ability to help us build the power infrastructure as an alternative.
Bakula pointed out that in the past, electricity was produced using renewable energy sources and offered to consumers at a reasonable price. They said that there is a discount now. For example, the cost of one kilowatt of wind energy ranges from 60 South African cents to 66 cents. This is not all. Bulla explains that the cost of energy from sunlight and biomass is higher than one rand. In Germany, several negotiations have been conducted to avoid nuclear power generation. Most people don’t support this either. It will be seen that countries like South Africa will be their permanent source of energy when Germany leaves this country.
“Our plan, which includes all energy sources, indicates that we will get an additional 5,000 megawatts from coal and 9,600 megawatts from nuclear sources in the next 20 years. The rest will be gas and renewable energy. »
According to Bukula, the withdrawal of nuclear and coal from South Africa’s energy sources in the next two decades will further reduce the energy supply. Do you say the same about South Africa’s location regarding renewable energy sources?
“As we have seen in South Africa and some neighboring countries, we started from zero and five megawatts in 2010 and 2011, and now in 2014, we were able to produce 7000 megawatts.” So there is this movement. »
You will find today’s Economic World report on the German-Africa energy market.
The eating of human corpses by hyenas, airstrikes on cities, and the recruitment of elderly and young women into the military are among the horrific stories of the Tigray war. Hundreds of thousands […]AFRICA Latest Magazine News Politics
The eating of human corpses by hyenas, airstrikes on cities, and the recruitment of elderly and young women into the military are among the horrific stories of the Tigray war.
Hundreds of thousands of people are estimated to have died in the war.
Before the war, Tigray was a tourist destination. It is home to rock-hewn churches, ancient mosques, and old records written in Geez.
Today, Tigray has become a battlefield.
To achieve a balance of power in the country and to control Tigray. It is almost two years since the Federal Government of Ethiopia and the Eritrean Army unilaterally started fighting with the forces of Tigray.
Tigray has been under siege for 17 months without banks, telephones, internet, and media coverage.
In the last two years of war, the two warring powers have gained the upper hand on the battlefield at different times. Let’s mention displays.
Following the accusation that the forces of Tigray attacked the Northern Command of National Defense, Ethiopian and Eritrean forces in November 2013. m. Tigray’s capital is Mekele.
Tigray forces entered Amara and Afar regions in a counterattack and approached Addis Ababa.
Recently, the joint forces of Ethiopia and Eritrea are recapturing other areas of Tigray, including the critical city of Shiren.
“At least 500,000 Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers are directly participating in the war,” said Alex D. Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation in America. “There are 200,000 soldiers on the Tigray side,” he said.
He added that after 50 days of non-stop fighting, the Tigray forces on the Shire front could not defend against the attacks due to the loss of snipers.
“This is a big gap for Tigray forces. “It leads to massacre, rape, and starvation of innocent citizens,” he explained.
On the other hand, the Ethiopian government has promised to provide humanitarian aid and restore services in the Shire and other areas it has occupied.
Shire is an example of the humanitarian crisis in Tigray.
According to one aid worker, About 600,000 innocent civilians fled the war zones and took refuge in Shire City and its surrounding areas.
“More than 120,000 people were sleeping in the forest, under trees,” said an aid worker who asked not to be named out of fear for their safety.
Following the heavy beatings by the Ethiopian forces last week, almost all aid workers have left Shiren.
Thousands of city residents are leaving the Shire, fearing that they will be attacked by Shirem, just like other cities that have come under the control of Ethiopian and Eritrean forces.
The aid worker said, “Four eyewitnesses said that 46 people were kidnapped and killed in Shmeblina village in September.” The villagers found the people’s bodies mixed with the bodies of the killed domestic animals,” he said.
“The hyenas have eaten the corpses of some people. The men were distinguished by the clothes they wore. According to the eyewitnesses, there was no time to bury the people. They said that the hyenas may have eaten the corpses by now,” he added.
He said the fact that the killings were carried out on a small number of people from the Kunama ethnic group who did not participate in the war made it even worse.
“Both sides are losing soldiers. “When they enter the villages, they are directed at the residents,” the aid worker added.
Before the Tigray forces returned to Tigray, they were accused of brutality, extrajudicial killings, and looting while in Amhara and Afar regions.
Outdated fighting style
Apart from the crisis of the war, all the warring forces are accused of using “human waves” to maintain their supremacy and forcibly recruiting people into the military.
Abdurrahman Said, a UK-based African affairs analyst, said: “People are being forced into the military. After a few weeks of training, they are sent in large numbers to areas where enemy forces are stationed, and explosives are buried.
“The enemy forces opened fire and killed most of them. They will continue to march in large numbers until the enemy runs out of ammunition and will control the area,” they added.
Abdur Rahman added, “It is an outdated fighting style.” The king of Abyssinia used this route in the early 1890s to defeat the Italian invaders. “Although the Italian force is superior in the air force, it has tested its capabilities when many people are sent to it,” he said.
Abdurahman says that this way of war will kill many people and that 700,000 to 800,000 people lost their lives in the two-year war.
“The war is the worst in the history of Ethiopia,” he added.
Faisal Roble, an analyst of the Horn of Africa, based in the United States, although he does not accept that the Tigray forces used waves of people, he puts a number close to Abdurahman’s in terms of the number of people who died in the war.
“About 500 thousand people died in the first two parts of the war. In the third round, 100,000 people must have died,” he said.
According to Faisal, the Tigray forces are adequately trained and “allowed” to fight, while the Ethiopian troops are superior in numbers and air power.
“According to the generals who are now ambassadors, the Ethiopian government can recruit a million young men yearly. They also have fighter jets and proven Turkish drones. But the Tigray forces do not have an air force,” they explain.
Faisal says that the command of the Ethiopian Air Force has been moved to Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. He mentioned that if fighter jets were to fly from the seat of the Ethiopian Air Force, they would take off from Asmara, which is closer to Tigray.
The drones, however, are still of mock origin.
Eritrea entered the war because of the rift with the TPLF.
Until Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power, TPLF was in charge of the administration of the coalition party.
Eighty thousand people died in the border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The TPLF-led administration has not transferred the territory Ethiopia had given to Eritrea.
Two years ago, when the war broke out in northern Ethiopia, Eritrea seized the territory.
Critics say that Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki supports Prime Minister Abiy in destroying the TPLF to prevent the TPLF from becoming a threat to Eritrea.
“The threat of Eritrea; The TPLF will come back to govern Ethiopia, or it will form an administration under the command of Asmara and use the Red Sea. Tigray is still undeveloped and landless,” says Abdurahman.
As the war in Tigray has escalated in the last few weeks, the Eritrean government has deployed its troops on a large scale and is hunting down people who have not joined the forces and turning them into soldiers across the country; many sources told the BBC.
In September, Eritrean soldiers entered a church in Akron and kidnapped a priest, young parishioners, and choir members who refused to be called to the military.
According to Prof. Alex de Waal, the military call indicates that President Isaias will “use any option” but has not yet sent large conscripts to Tigray.
“Eritrea has forces in Tigray. Most of the fighting is going on with the Ethiopian forces. Isaiah leads the battle because he believes he can show Abiy how to win the battle. However, since the war is a matter of life and death, the natives of Tigray will fight even with knives and stones,” he explained.
There may be no speech.
Abdurahman says that the war is being fought on four to six fronts and that tens of thousands of Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are stationed near Adigrat.
“They are ready to attack in Adigrat and Mekele,” they added.
Frontline sources told the BBC; Ethiopian and Eritrean forces have started moving towards the historic Axum, Adwa, and Adigrat from Kesher.
Although the international community urged the two sides to resolve the conflict peacefully, Abdur Rahman does not believe there will be a dialogue.
“Historically, the ruling classes of today’s Ethiopia, the former Abyssinia, fight for power. The mighty will be king of kings until another mighty one comes. There is no culture of peaceful conflict resolution. It is a method of multiplying by zero,” they explain.
According to Prof. Alex, the international community should establish an immediate ceasefire.
“If this is not the case, the threat of genocide and mass starvation is looming,” they say.
According to a group led by Belgian scholars at the beginning of this year, more than 250,000 Tigray natives have died of starvation and related causes since the start of the war.
Turkey-Africa media cooperation Training AFMEDII was held on Monday in virtual amid calls for robust exchanges to realize the benefits of the Media knowledge. By Ayele Addis Ambelu(ANC) — The Turkey-Africa Media Cooperation […]News
Turkey-Africa media cooperation Training AFMEDII was held on Monday in virtual amid calls for robust exchanges to realize the benefits of the Media knowledge.
By Ayele Addis Ambelu(ANC) — The Turkey-Africa Media Cooperation Forum African Media Representatives Training Program II (AFMEDII) was held on Monday in virtual amid calls for robust exchanges to realize the benefits of the journalistic knowledge.The second Africa Media Representatives Training Program (AFMED), organized by Anadolu Agency, the national broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) and Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB), will include a variety of topics.
Journalists, Senior government officials, representatives from media organizations and academies of Turkey and African countries participating in the days training program hosted by the YTB The Head of Cultural and Social Affairs Department, TRT Deputy Head of Education and Research Department in Turkey, Anadolu Agency News Academy, under the theme Turkey-Africa Media Cooperation in the Digital Era.Experienced journalists of Anadolu Agency and TRT, as well as academics, will participate in the eight-day AFMED II program to train African media representatives.
The organizers mentioned that the training program includes topics such as the fight against disinformation, basic photography applications, social-media follow-ups and news writing.
The program that the media could play an even more significant role in fostering an enabling environment for African and Turkey cooperation.
Training program for African journalists begins. Experts from Turkey’s AA, TRT to conduct workshops until May 31. AA’s News Academy Director @Bora_Bayraktar said recent developments in the media sector would be covered in the program.
The opportunity to strengthen cooperation in the media sector and enhance Turkey-Africa cooperation ties perfectly well in foreign relations political, media and economy diplomacy and thinking.
The participants said the Turkey-Africa media cooperation forum provided an opportunity to share knowledge and best practices that can promote journalistic practices alongside the creation of digital content that is able to transform livelihoods.
The first AFMED program, which was held in 2019 with the cooperation of Anadolu Agency and YTB, was attended by 20 African journalists from 13 countries.
??? ?ℎ? ??ℎ?????? ?????? What is Abay (Nile) for you? What does it mean to you? I’m very sure you’ll say “Abay for me is a river of water that originated from my […]AFRICA Female General Latest Public Relation TOP STORIES
What is Abay (Nile) for you? What does it mean to you? I’m very sure you’ll say “Abay for me is a river of water that originated from my country and it takes a lot of Ethiopian soil with it.” You are right no mistake. But let me ask you another question what is Ethiopia? I heard a great guy say “you are an Ethiopian while you live and Ethiopia when you die.” He is right too. But there is something I would like to change from his saying. I’d say “you’re Ethiopia either you’re dead or alive.” “How?” That’s a good question. Haven’t you ever been hit by rain? Haven’t you ever cut your hand with a knife and lost blood? Haven’t you ever sweat? Haven’t your hair ever fell out? Haven’t your skin ever been dry? I’m pretty sure you have experienced at least one of those things listed above. Where did all those things go? Isn’t it to the ground? Ethiopian ground? So aren’t you being Ethiopia every single second of your life? Abay is not just a river. Abay is you. If you think of it deeply it’s not the ground is washed away you’re the one who’s being washed away. You are Abay.
Abay is a bridge between two dimensions, Heaven and earth. It’s the water that feeds your body while you’re on earth and the wine that feeds your soul while in heaven. It’s one of the 4 major rivers. How can anyone forget that for even one second? How can you let wine initiating from your country go that easily and buy it with an overrated price?
Have you ever heard that our ancestors used to wash the legs of European explorers at that time whom intention was to steal treasures, both money, and knowledge (no hard feelings it was in the past) before they leave Ethiopia? The doings of our ancestors weren’t out of ignorance or backwardness. It was out of deep patriotism. Our ancestors knew, accepted, and protected the fact that they were Ethiopians while they live and Ethiopia when they die. Our ancestors didn’t want the so-called explorers to take a tiny grain of Ethiopian soil or in the right language a tiny grain of them, out of their sight. So they kneel to wash the legs of thieves.
The youth; Now, at this time, with all this money, technology, drive, knowledge what held you from carrying our ancestors’ sacred legacy? How can you let Abay wash you away? For how long are going to let it rob you while you’re sleeping intentionally or oblivious? I heard another great guy say “there is nothing like poverty that takes your morals away” and losing one’s moral is the greatest loss. Trust me it’s the one thing you don’t ever want to lose. It’s the only line protecting us from going millions of years back in evolution. So remember when you become careless about Abay you’re giving your ticket out of poverty away. So stand up and say “where do you think you’re going?” to Abay. A rational humane person knows very well that you can use yourself. Even the rocks know that. Stand up and ask the world to make a fair decision.
The government; our past kings and queens were smart so they didn’t sign any treaties that could harm the coming generations. We know that there are rulers and leaders as smart as the past leaders at this time and we have no doubt that they will do everything in their power to protect the benefit of the Ethiopian people.
For the divided people and their rulers, Even if our country becomes divided as you wish, which we pray for it never to happen, and you become the rulers of your district with that comes specific obligations. So to provide electric power, water, or irrigation for your people, Abay plays a crucial role. Like our ancestors used to say “joint spider webs can tie a lion” we should all stand together and play our roles for the completion of the GERD.
The construction of GERD is not just a matter of development for the Ethiopian people it is a matter of life and death. We want an unbiased usage of the Nile River. This dam won’t even have a 0.00000001 negative impact on the people of Egypt.
I don’t think I have to tell you what you presented Ethiopia as on your dictionaries. Isn’t or wasn’t this country your example for famine? I’m not blaming you for using Ethiopia as an example of that because it was true; it’s a past that we haven’t completely recovered from yet. What comes first to your mind when you think of a trip to Ethiopia? Isn’t it filling your camping bags with food and vitamins? I wasn’t born at the time of the famine but I can still feel the pain of an infant child feeding from his dead mother’s breast. This is just a tiny fraction of all the painful stories. If I tell all the stories that I’ve heard even Sahara desert would cry. But that’s the past. We won’t change anything by just sitting and remembering. Learning history won’t be important if we don’t use it to create a better future. So all I’m asking from you is to protect the right of this country to make a better future for herself.
Imagine living in a house, it’s not even a house it’s more like a room with a kitchen (more like a fireplace to cook on), kids’ place, a living room, a dining room, a bedroom, and a barn for the animals inside of it. So crowded ha! And now imagine it pitch black. [It would be a perfect place for Hollywood to make a 12th-century movie] All you have is a lamp. And the lamp has smoke that burns your eyes; it’s powered by natural gas which your parents buy for a very high price. And imagine being a student preparing for a national exam. Is it too much? I’m not finished yet. Imagine your parents telling you to blow the lamp off not because they want you to do bad at your grades but because they cannot afford the gas. And imagine being forced to go outside of the house on a cold night and read under the light of the moon. This is more times than not, the life of an Ethiopian rural student. 65,000,000 Ethiopians still live in that situation. I think history will worship the generation who put an end to this kind of life. I mean we’re in the 21st century. I’ll say it again all I’m asking from you is to make a decision that history will always remember as fair. I know that a rational human being wants to put an end to this. I hope we get the all help we need to finish our dam and I hope you’re one of them.
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by Ayele Addis Ambelu The number of countries focusing on simple solar energy is growing at an alarming rate. Only in 2014 has it increased by 20 percent. According to energy source researchers, […]AFRICA Entertainment FEATURED Magazine News Radio & TV Special Edition Technology
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The number of countries focusing on simple solar energy is growing at an alarming rate. Only in 2014 has it increased by 20 percent. According to energy source researchers, this same renewable energy source is considered the primary technical boon of the future. Germany; seems to have slowed down in the last few years among the countries involved in this technology and has a leading role. Around the world, solar energy harvesting networks are being installed everywhere. Even at the price level, diesel; by gas, Coal, and atom; is lower than power generating networks. Worldwide in 2014, According to provisional assessments, 45 gigawatts of solar power generation networks were installed, according to experts. In the future, the mentioned energy source will become more widespread worldwide. This year, more than 50 gigawatts; After five years, between 100 and 150 gigawatts of electricity will be supplied from solar power grids. This is said by those who are the leaders in European solar energy research. At the Fraunhofer Institute, the energy resource manager is Professor Dr. Ike Weber.
“Global; Solar light and heat Sabina to electricity conversion special board (Photobiltec) is the market of Dera. The price is so low that it is widely sold that the price paid for this electricity is low, i.e., less than 10 euro cents per kilowatt-hour. Depending on the size of the network, it can be paid from 8 to 12 cents. But in countries that get plenty of sunshine and heat, The fee is 5 to 7 or 8 cents. The level of competition in setting up a system that directly converts sunlight and heat into electricity from a special board (photovoltaic) that converts sunlight and heat into electricity is not so high. »
One of the modern renewable energy sources that started in Europe and Asia has gained the opportunity to expand in Latin America and Africa overnight. It is well known that Africa is one of the parts of the world that gets the most sunlight and heat. However, especially in the countries south of the Sahara desert; The World Bank revealed that each family receives less than 25 percent of the electricity service; Even in rural areas away from cities, the electricity supply is only about 10 percent. Electricity service is interrupted on an average of 56 days a year. Due to the rapid economic growth of this sub-continent, approximately 40 billion dollars are required to be spent annually to address the energy supply problem. For example, Ethiopia, one of the many sub-Saharan countries, has 55% of the electricity service provided throughout the country, and in the Gregorian year of 2015, in cooperation with the United States company Green Technology Africa, generated 300 megawatts of electricity in one year; She says she plans to raise the rate to 75 percent. Besides water power from the sun, It is known that there is an alternative possibility of using steam and wind energy underground.
Eritrea; By installing 12-megawatt electricity generating networks in different parts of the country, especially the villages in Funtar, it has reached 65 percent of users. Areas where it is possible to find a source of electricity other than solar energy, have also been studied and mapped. To keep costs down, parts of the light and heat, as well as the switchboards and batteries, are made locally.
South Africa plans to increase its renewable energy supply from 1 percent in 2012 to 12 percent by 2020 to generate 3,725 gigawatts! From sub-Saharan countries, South Africa is the country that developed the first network called Concentrated Solar Power through the special glass.
The unique light and heat Sabina to electric switchboard factory is unmatched in Africa.
In Europe, Apart from Spain and Italy, solar power grids were first developed in Germany. Since 2013, unique light and heat absorbers and electrical converter boards for solar energy networks have been produced in large numbers. More than what Germany and Italy pay. China, Japan, and the United States are involved in the production. According to the preliminary study, in 2014, 13 were in China and nine in Japan; In the United States, seven gigawatts of great light and heat Sabina to electricity converter boards were produced. German production in this regard, The 2 gigawatts offered were much reduced. In fact, among the 127,000 who were initially employed in this sector, More than 50,000 people have been laid off. However, in 2010 and 2012, seven gigawatts of electricity per year were produced in particular light and heat exchangers. So says Jörg Mayer, CEO of another company called Solar Wirtschaft.
“What was the spirit then? They all felt that we had fallen behind in terms of productivity. In 2014, the special light and heat Sabina to electricity boards that provide less than 2 gigawatts of power was produced. In the current Gregorian year of 2015, we see that industrial companies are planning to increase production immediately. Therefore, There is hope that we will get out of the international market by not working from the low level of 2014”.
Professor Dr. Ike Weber still has something to say about this.
“In 2014, approximately 45 gigawatts of electricity generation special networks were replaced in the world market; The work is going to expand further in the future. By 2020, the amount of gigawatts is likely to increase by 100 to 150. This is called rapid growth. »
According to Solarworld company spokesperson Milan Nichke, The coming decades will be Africa’s growth period in this respect.
Professor Dr. Ike Weber; When explaining the detailed plans for the future and the hope that new technology holds —
“The law will be implemented from 2017 and 2018; Our detailed plan for the new technique; Now the solar power grid in Freiburg will be blocked. This costs 6 euro cents per kilowatt hour. And in the same network in Valencia (Spain), generating power that can be paid for only 3 to 4 cents per kilowatt hour is not difficult. And this is certainly lower than the current price paid for special light and heat exchangers in Germany. »
China is the leader in selling 80% of the world market light and heat Sabina, and electricity converter boards. “Solarworld” company spokesperson Milan Nichke said it was enough to reach this level because of substantial subsidies from the government. He said Germany would do well to mourn at a high level in this regard.
African News Cahnnel Agency is the public run press agency of the African people public media . Africa News Cahnnel is the biggest and most influential media organization in African union, as well […]ABOUT US
African News Cahnnel Agency is the public run press agency of the African people public media . Africa News Cahnnel is the biggest and most influential media organization in African union, as well as the largest news agency in the world in terms of media affiliation all over African language broadcasters. Africa News Cahnnel is a union-level institution subordinate to the African public media , and is the highest ranking public media organ in the continent alongside the African union.
Africa News Cahnnel links more than 153 African country local media and media education, human right advocacy groups and maintains main office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—one for each media stations, autonomous region and directly-administered municipality plus a military bureau. Africa News Cahnnel is the sole channel for the distribution of important news related to the Africa and its headquarters in Addis Ababa are strategically located within close proximity to African union, which houses the headquarters of the diplomats, ambassadors and missionary of the world in Ethiopia, the the Tana high leverl forum of Africa at Bahir Dar Ethiopia and the office of the President.
Africa News Cahnnel is a publisher as well as a news agency—it owns more than dozen newspapers and a dozen magazines, and it publishes in several languages, besides African local language, including English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese and Korean, also publishing in cyberspace.
The ‘Elim Bible Institute and College’ are giving away a fully-funded position to one eligible student through a random drawing for the 2019-2020 school year. The grant is awarded to study the subjects […]Scholarship Scholarship and Opportunities Training and Internships
The ‘Elim Bible Institute and College’ are giving away a fully-funded position to one eligible student through a random drawing for the 2019-2020 school year.
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The Harvard University is offering a free online course on CS50’s Computer Science for Business Professionals. This course takes a top-down approach, emphasizing mastery of high-level concepts and design decisions related thereto. This […]Latest Scholarship and Opportunities Training and Internships
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This is CS50’s introduction to computer science for business professionals, designed for managers, product managers, founders, and decision-makers more generally. Whereas CS50it takes a bottom-up approach, emphasizing mastery of low-level concepts and implementation details, this course takes a top-down approach, emphasizing mastery of high-level concepts and design decisions related thereto.
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The 13th German Africa Electricity Cooperation Forum started today in Hamburg. It is stated that the discussion will focus on financing the growing African electricity supply. “Contributes to Ethiopia’s power generation.”The two-day forum […]AFRICA Environmental Science Magazine News Radio & TV
The 13th German Africa Electricity Cooperation Forum started today in Hamburg. It is stated that the discussion will focus on financing the growing African electricity supply.
“Contributes to Ethiopia’s power generation.”
The two-day forum will also discuss the strategy of German investors to participate in Africa’s energy supply.
Germany’s African cooperation platform is part of the “Compact with Africa” framework. In addition to Germany’s financial support to Africa, it is prepared to create new opportunities to finance the continent’s energy supply projects, the African-German Business Association stated.
Electricity supply is increasing in Africa. As a result, it is essential for Africa, especially Ethiopia, to receive support from countries with extensive experience, such as Germany, for power generation and distribution; Eskandir Yerga, who participated in the forum and is the head of the economic and business diplomacy department at the Ethiopian Embassy in Berlin, told DW. They explained their existence.
“There are major points to be expected from the forum. One is bringing the standardized experience to Africa’s power generation and distribution. The second is how to bring financial and technical support from Germany to Africa to make this a reality. The third is how the German “companies” who do this can enter Africa through cooperation or “sponsorship.”
In this regard, he explained that there is a goal to make Germany’s organizations with better working methods, knowledge, and technology in the energy sector contribute to energy generation in Ethiopia.
Mr. Iskandir also pointed out that a discussion was held on how German companies engaged in power generation and distribution could be involved in the energy supply sector in Africa.
He explained that energy supply is the leading resource for any transition from agriculture to industry, so support in this sector is crucial for countries like Ethiopia.
According to Iskandar, this German support will create a situation where the two countries will develop as a partnership. “What the German government is doing for Ethiopia is not unilateral, but because it is a viable field for their companies to come to Ethiopia and become profitable, where we can grow together.”
The 13th energy supply forum, which started in Hamburg, was attended by 55 participants from 35 African countries, including German government officials and private investors. Click on the soundbar to listen to the whole composition.
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The sixth German-African Energy Supply Forum, which opened yesterday in Hamburg, Germany, has started discussions on how to meet this challenge. How strong is the African energy market? How can we cooperate with Africa in this field? The sixth German-African Energy Forum opened today in Hamburg, Germany, and started discussions on how to meet this challenge. How strong is the African energy market? How can we cooperate with Africa in this field?
GaIn general, gasoil, electricity, and the isergy supply issue is a significant current challenge for Africa and Europe. Some commentators say that it should not be forgotten that there is a massive benefit in moving the penis in Africa. But is the economic field in Africa favorable? “Historic Trade Opportunities,” “Africa’s Participation on the World Stage,” and other articles highlighting Africa’s growth can be read in the research of institutional consultant Roland Berger.
“At that time, Africa’s ability to compete in the economic competition had reached the level that India and China were at 20 years ago. “The growing number of middle-income people on the continent has opened up a huge consumer market, creating the only opportunity for those looking to make their money globally.” One of the study’s authors – is Christian Wessels.
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“The reality in Africa is very different from what the Western world sometimes thinks about this continent. This is because Africans who have accepted their fate is becoming successful in many professions. It has been realized that wealth is only one part of success. That said, although raw material will play a major role in the future, it is necessary to see its interpretation of the situation in the utility industry, financial field, or infrastructure projects. » According to the study, the power supply sector contributed to the observed growth. This sector, which governments have neglected for decades, is expected to make a significant change in the next five years, according to Mossad Elmisri, head of the energy program at the African Institute for Development Partnership, known as NEPAD. “Africa’s population is increasing. People who want to have a reliable power supply.
The industry is also growing. The demand for African raw Alaba from developed countries has also increased. All this strengthens the pressure to create the field of energy supply. The people of Africa will pressure their governments to pay attention to this topic. “There are many African governments that have taken some steps, for example, there are countries like Uganda and Ethiopia that have opened the Gezouf hydropower project,” says Elmisri. “The author continues, “In fact, in many African countries, the energy supply is not enough. In rural areas, only one in ten has access to electricity. Even in the country’s capitals, there is no permanent supply of electricity, so the development of companies has been hampered due to this. »
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Robert Capel, an African economist at the Hamburg-based International and Environmental Research Institute (GIGA), is cautious about studies like Roland Berger’s. “This is a prediction to attract rich people to keep their money in Africa. But we have to look at the facts. Africa is gradually being excluded from the world market. She has no role in the industry. Africa’s share of industrial production exported globally is only 0.5 percent. This rate has halved over the past 20 years. And you don’t have to pretend everything is fine. It is necessary to mention the problem to know the exact situation. » For Capell, Africa’s most significant economic problem lies in the lack of sufficient stimulus in industry and agriculture. Of course, according to World Bank research, the basis of Africa’s highest economic growth is in raw materials. There is no denying that the African economy is growing. But, the people did not benefit from the development. On the other hand, poverty is increasing in many parts of the continent. Instead, poverty is rampant across much of the continent.
by Ayele Addis Ambelu For the first time, the German government launched a new program called the Africa Concept, which included the entire African continent. Minister of Foreign Affairs Guido Westerwelle officially presented […]AFRICA Environmental Science News Radio & TV Special Edition Technology
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For the first time, the German government launched a new program called the Africa Concept, which included the entire African continent. Minister of Foreign Affairs Guido Westerwelle officially presented the document prepared after much debate yesterday. Many of the country’s ministries were involved in drafting the concept. Non-governmental organizations and experts have contributed by sharing advice on preparing the new Africa program.
The preparation of the new German vision for Africa, which was said to be released during the formation of the government, took more than a year and is a document jointly drafted by the country’s foreign affairs, education and natural environment, and economic cooperation ministries. In the twenty-eight-page paper that Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle officially presented yesterday, a new political program covering Africa was designed. Merkel Afrika-Konzept “We want to open a new chapter in our relations with our neighboring continent. We want the growing definition of Africa and Africa taking more responsibility for its affairs to bear fruit. » Westerwelle, who stated that the revolution in North Africa has an impact on the entire continent, confirmed that the people living in Africa want to satisfy their thirst for freedom, the rule of law, democracy, and human rights, just like in the rest of the world.
Therefore, says Westerwelle, Germany is ready to encourage the journey of African governments to create a peaceful and free future.”We invite Africa for friendship; For friendship based on equality. Beyond the age-old relationship of help and acceptance. We aim to encourage Africans to take action and take responsibility. We want equality based on self-confidence among peers. Our core principle is Friendship based on equality because we want to build the future of our continents with you in a friendship based on equality. » Other countries like China and India also strengthened their relations with Africa. Germany wants to create a sustainable partnership that will benefit Africans as well.
Foreign Minister Westerwelle explained that Germany is interested in establishing a single source of energy and a military alliance that will help the German economy and the people of Africa. “We aim to make use of the possible cooperation between us in a way based on friendship. This is not only for the prosperity of the people in Africa but also for our prosperity and benefit. » It is at this point that the German opposition parties are criticizing the new African concept of the government. In the Federal Council, the Bundestag, the left party faction like myself, Nyima Mofassat, explained that the German government, seeing the African continent as a raw material warehouse, is harming the development cooperation started under the principle of the middle market.
The leader of the Green Party, Claudia Roth, expressed her disappointment because the German concept of Africa was designed to protect only the interests of Germany in the future. The non-governmental organization known as Common for Africa has also criticized the new concept of Africa.
by Ayele Addis Ambelu (Energy Program Producer) The international conference on renewable energy sources, prepared for a long time at the invitation of the German government, opened yesterday in Bonn. More than 150 […]AFRICA Environmental Science Latest Magazine News Special Edition Technology
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The international conference on renewable energy sources, prepared for a long time at the invitation of the German government, opened yesterday in Bonn. More than 150 countries were represented at this conference by high government officials and social groups. A total of 3,000 delegates will participate in the first-of-its-kind, worldwide summit. The four-day conference that will take place on Friday is the question of energy sources from nature conservation.
�� It refers to development and planning, especially the fight against poverty.
The international conference, which will highlight the options and ways renewable energy sources such as sun, wind, water, biomass, and geothermal energy can be widely used worldwide, was chaired by Germany’s Development Cooperation Minister Heidemarie Wiechorek-Tsoil and Germany’s Nature Conservation Minister Jürgen Trittin. In addition to government agents, national and international companies, non-governmental organizations, and international institutions such as the World Bank, TBA Nature Conservation Organization, TBA Industrial Development Organization, alternative energy promotion companies, trade unions, and many other community groups, the conference was prepared. In September 1995, during an international conference on sustainable development in Johannesburg/South Africa, Gerhard Schroeder promised to host the same meeting on renewable energy sources. As the German Development Cooperation Minister Heidemarie Vichorek-Tsoil said at the opening meeting, the rising oil price makes it necessary to speed up and stimulate alternative energy sources.
Exploiting and depleting the oil field drives the development of alternative and renewable energy sources, an urgent issue. Moreover, as the minister notes, political disputes and wars disrupt the supply of crude oil and lower its price. This is what makes the alternative energy source mandatory. The damage caused by the oil crisis, especially to the economies of developing countries, cannot be readily estimated. In particular, according to the minister, it should be considered that the contract for the conventional energy source, which is covered by natural resources such as oil and coal, is a heavy load for the natural environment—biological residues such as oil, natural gas, and coal cause severe pollution in the air. Air pollution is a serious threat to human health. Therefore, the existing sources of energy–oil, natural gas, coal, and atomic energy Mugad Uran should be replaced step by step by renewable and clean energy sources that do not pollute nature–that is, solar heat, wind, and hydropower, biomass and geothermal energy. According to the current calculation, the share of renewable energy sources, about 14 percent of the total energy consumption, is expected to increase to 20 percent in the next 15 years–by 2000.
According to the conference forum, renewable energy sources are excellent support for the fight against poverty, especially in the rural areas of the participating countries. In other words, as the Minister of Development Cooperation explained in the opening ceremony of the conference, the option for renewable energy sources in the country to be activated and widely used is to enable the developing countries to save the enormous costs incurred abroad for the supply of energy sources and spend it on development programs in the rural areas, expand the electricity network and reduce poverty. It will enable them to use it for the struggle. According to the Minister of Nature Conservation, Jürgen Triton, the strength of this alternative energy source will bring light to life for the 2 billion people who do not have access to electricity today. A joint document called “Bon Declaration” is expected to be presented at the end of the massive conference in which Ethiopia and many other African countries will participate. We will provide a detailed report about this and other conference content the next time.
Seoul-Korea, September 19, 2023 (ANC) – The 2023 International Women’s Peace Conference aims to raise awareness about the multi-dimensional role of women in sustainable peace and the importance of implementing these resolutions in […]AFRICA FEATURED Female General Latest Magazine News Radio & TV Special Edition TOP STORIES TOP VIDEOS Videos
Seoul-Korea, September 19, 2023 (ANC) – The 2023 International Women’s Peace Conference aims to raise awareness about the multi-dimensional role of women in sustainable peace and the importance of implementing these resolutions in the world, especially in countries emerging from conflict. In the 9th anniversary of the September 18th HWPL world peace summit, the rationale behind the conference is to give attention to the situation for women and their concern over peace and development and to strengthen their role in promoting peace and development in the world.
HWPL Chairman Lee Man-hee remarked that Women are essential agents for creating stability in the lives of their families and promoting reconciliation with women even under challenging and traumatic situations. However, women’s peacebuilding potential have had no significant impact on policies and decision relating to conflicts because of their absence from the decision-making and bodies in the region.
According to Women’san-hee, Women are among those most affected by conflict but are also most likely to remain excluded from participating in peace negotiations. Despite cumulative evidence showing that peace agreements are more likely to be reached when women are included, peacebuilding initiatives are more responsive to community needs, and peace is more sIWPG’sable. Women peacebuilders worldwide have been working to ensure the work women do in mediation and conflict prevention spaces is visible and that women’s participation is achieved a IWPG’s levels and in all areas—from civil society to politics to mediation and beyond.
The International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) held the 2023 International Women’s Peace Conference(IWPC) on the theme “The Role of Women for Sustainable Peace.” The IWPG was held at the Grand Hyatt Incheon West on September 19, 1:30-4:00 PM. It was simultaneously interpreted and broadcasted in 8 languages, including Korean, English, Fnation’spanish, Arabi”, German, Mongolian, and Ukraine.
This event aimed to highlight IWPG’s achievements and discuss what women can do for peace in their positions. It was also part of the 9th Anniversary of the September 18th World Peace Summit, hosted by IWPG’s cooperative organization, HWPL.
Firstly, H.E. Maria de Fátima Afonso Vila Nova, First Lady of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe, gave her congratulatory remarks. She has been advocating for the participation of women in political and peace talks all her life. Through her experience and work on the ground, including as a member of parliament, she is committed to bringing together women political leaders with different views to discuss and iron out differences that would hinder the progress of the broader peace talks. “It is important that female political leaders from different parties come together to discuss and reach consensus on specific” policies so that they can keep focusing on the bigger picture and goal—namely, to build peace together,” she says. Next, special speaker H.E. Hon. Aya Benjamin Libo Warille, Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare of South Sudan, emphasized the necessity and urgency of sustainable peace.
H.E. Hon. Aya Benjamin Libo Warille added from her experience, “South Sudanese, we have first-hand experience of wars. We know the consequences of conflict. It has broken families, communities, and” the initial busting women as a nation. People are displaced “and subjected to violations that severely affect their mental health. This can affect the performance of the population if not well addressed; it manifests in every aspect of life and may contribute to cycles of conflict. I experience “losing my today’s, disappearing without a trace. I have not buried him and am living with that heavy burden> I am aware that I am not alone, But nobody suffers such a life. I deal a lot with widows and orphans who are left to care for themselves because their mothers cannot do so. The situation will only bring back conflicts if that same “violence. We as a people, especially our women, have been and will continue to be beacons of hope in South Sudan.”
The event was divided into two smaller sessions: peace education, a culture of peace, and institutionalization of peace in the first session. Dr. Kadia Maiga Diallo, Secretary General of the Malian National Commission for UNESCO and Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(ISESCO), talked about the importance and opportunity of women’s peace education. Next. Ms. Néziha Labidi, women’s Co-Chair of the United Nations Civil Society Regional Reference Groupwomen ‘srica, gave a speech titled “Empowering the Future: Women’s Peace Education in a Changing World.” Public Health Specialist at Christian Social Service Commissions, Ms. Lilian Benedict Msaki, explained the change in Tanzania by PLTE. She advocates for the right of women to be at the peace table and to occupy positions of power. “Although today’s Tanzania has some female representation in government, the percentage is as low as in percent. I strongly believe more women are needed,” Lilian says. “When women are trained in peace, it is a way to conquer powerful positions and help reach peace. Women can achieve extraordinary results when we are at the table.”
In the second session, the coordinator of International Affairs of the IWPG HQ moderated the discussion with 3 Filipino women on how women’s lives have changed peacefully in Mindanao, Philippines. The speakers were Hon. Maria Theresa Royo-Timbol, Mayor of Kapa”ong. Davao Del Norte: Hon. Elizabeth Mangudadatu, Municipal Vice Mayor of Mangudadatu, Maguindanao; and Ms. Ruby Bañares-Victorino, Past President of the Zonta Club of Metropolitan Pasig. Women peacebuilders worldwide have been working to ensure that women’s work in mediation and conflict prevention spaces is visible and that women’s participation is achieved at”all levels and in all areas—from civil society to politics to mediation and beyond.
They also want to promote women’s participation in peace processes beyond local to international views. They have called on the international community to allow everyone to join the peace conversation, especially women and young people. “We need the political participation of women as they are the ones who bring our needs and demands to the table and ensure they are discussed and addressed,” they say. “Women are the only ones who can solve our problems.”
The topic of the third session was the limitations of existing international laws and the meaning of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). Dr. Ahlam Beydoun. Former Professor at the Faculty of Law, Political and Administrative Sciences, Lebanese University. Beirut evaluated the limitations of international law surfaced by the current global affairs. Next, Ms. Lee Kyou-sun, the Director General of Peace Education of the IWPG HQ, introduced the meaning and main points of the DPCW. Lastly, IWPG Advisory and former Mongolian Member of Parliament, Ms. Budee
Munkhtuya Ms. Budee Munkhtuya, also President of the Association of Mothers with the Order of Famous Mothers, talked about the role of women in institutionalizing sustainable peace. She has been working for decades to protect women’s rights. She was among those who successfully advocated for the inclusion and participation of women in the peacebuilding and democratic transformation of the country. To make this possible, she overcame many challenges, including constant threats from armed groups and a sociopolitical context where women’s rights were progressively shrinking.
IWPG Chairwoman Hyun Sook Yoon said, “We can never be free from war unless we do not have a system to establish sustainable peace worldwide. We should think about the peace we truly need. Also, IWPG is united with women worldwide in a multi-faceted manner to achieve the peace that the world needs. I look forward to the groundbreaking plans and active execution of the participants of this conference.”
Lastly, IWPG Advisories and Publicity Ambassadors and the IWPG Peace Achievement Award were appointed. H.E. Hon. Aya Benjamin Libo Warille (South Sudan) and Pascal Esho Warda (Iraq) were selected as IWPG Advisory Council members, and Warda Sada (Israel) was established as Publicity Ambassador.
Lalji Balghis(India), Vinutthaput Phophet(Thailand), and Wanja Cheon(Republic of Korea) were awarded the IWPG Peace Achievement Award.
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Korea, Seoul, 19 September 2023 (ANC): the 6th International Religious Leaders’ Conference – Religious Peace Academy (RPA): Platform for Comparative Studies on Scriptures held in Seoul, capital of Korea 2nd day program addresses different global religious leaders. Today, religious leaders gather for a world peace summit forum to search for answers to the daunting challenges of our time. Here, Maulen Ashimbayev, the Speaker of the Kazakh Senate, explains why it’s time to work together for peace.
According to religious leaders’ messages, Imam Ibrahima Doumbia, Imam of Mosque Ashaboul-kissah Odienne, Côte d’Ivoire, presents Expansion of Comparative Scriptural Knowledge: HWPL WARP Office and Religious Peace Academy.
Our world, besieged by war and conflict, desperately needs the message of peace and tolerance. Battles take lives, destroy schools and homes, and devastate fields and factories. But they also divide and polarize entire regions, continents, and the world. This is why HWPL established and hosts Korea, the world’s religious and spiritual leaders, every year. The 6th International ReIigious Leaders’ Conference issues an appeal for peace, understanding, and inter-ethnic and interfaith harmony in the name of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other world religions.
HWPL introduced a new form of religious peace dialogue for the world called the Religious Peace Academy. The Religious Peace Academy is a comprehensive program and sustainable approach to deeper scripture-sharing that came out as a product of the WARP Office that facilitated the detailed presentation of the philosophy, practices, beliefs, and cultures that are based on the scriptures of the Muslim, Christianity, and the Hindu, specifically, the Hare Krishna Movement religions. Religious Peace Academy began during the height of the pandemic. Instead of slowing down, we doubled our efforts to contribute to peace in the field of religion. This platform has been critical in building bridges between Christianity, Islam, and other religious communities when terrorism and religious extremism threatened a deeper rift.
According to world religious leaders’ message
Furthermore, we need to enhance education about different religions, raise a young generation not afraid of the differences between faith communities – and manage political differences in a civilized and respectful way.
Religious Peace Academy, Imam Ibrahima Doumbia, Imam of Mosque ashaboul-kissah Odienne, Côte d’Ivoire address. RPA aims to educate religious leaders about the teachings of different scriptures to look for the truth, in which scripture clearly explains the will and plan of God according to what was written and how it came to be a reality. RPA has institutionalized the approach to understanding God deeply according to the scripture. RPA will soon become an educational institution that will educate the people about God’s truth according to the scriptures.
“Fostering the Culture of Studying Other Scriptures to Achieve Religious Peace and Roles of Religious Leaders” raised by Venerable Phra Sithawatchamethi, Deputy Abbot of the Royal Monastery Wat Pa Lelai, Thailand. According to Wat Pa Lelai, most of the parts about salvation in other scriptures are recorded in parables. It made me more interested in exploring the different scriptures and determining their commonalities and intersections. This opportunity to have comparative knowledge of other scriptures allowed me to interact better, communicate, and bridge the gap between the members of other religions and our congregation, who enthusiastically attended weekly RPA meetings, listened attentively, and asked meaningful questions about the lessons presented.
“Expanding Mindanao Peace Activities among Religions Through the Philippine Religious Peace Academy,” The Most Rev. Antonio J. Ledesma, Archbishop-Emeritus of Archdiocese of Cagayan De Oro, Philippines, presented. We enshrined these same principles in the forum for religious dialogue in the world, the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions: to establish peace, harmony, and tolerance as the unshakable principles of human existence; to pursue mutual respect and tolerance between religions, confessions, nations, and ethnic groups; and to prevent the manipulation of religion to escalate conflicts. We believe this is a positive experience worth learning from.
HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee said, “I became convinced that we truly believe in the same one God, and that the ultimate goal of the human life is to get to know the Supreme Creator and learn how to love Him above all. Furthermore, I also realized that all bona fide religions should teach the highest goal of life, which is to know God and learn how to love Him. I was able to understand how God works. A trustworthy scripture must teach the truth. And it expanded my realization and embraced my brothers and sisters of other religions.
Through RPA, I found that the basic concepts of God, who is the cause of all causes and the Creator of everything in all religions, are the same but different in how the details are explained. According to the HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee, the Supreme Godhead, who is omniscient, knows the past, present, and future. Who is also called omnipresent, present in everything, and everything happens due to His supreme will.
In the Bible, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord, who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. The Quran states that everything Allah says will happen according to his will. As a result, only one God is known by many names, including Allah, Yahweh, Jehovah, Buddha, Elohim, Krishna, and many more.
According to HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee, its strong message is heard around the world to remind societies that what unites us is more significant than what divides us – that every human being needs freedom of belief and mutual respect for us together to build a lasting peace.
“The main result is that we are sitting together, we are speaking together, and we understand that to find solutions for the problems in the world is not by fighting, is not during by war, but sitting together and speaking,” The Most Rev. Antonio J. Ledesma Archbishop-Emeritus of Archdiocese of Cagayan De Oro, Philippines said to the conference.
One of the conference’s goals is to reintroduce the language of reconciliation and peace to a world shattered by conflict and tragedy. It also strives to put religion in the spotlight as a tool to help defuse confrontations.
The final declaration of the conference calls upon world leaders to abandon all aggressive and destructive rhetoric that leads to destabilization in the world. It demands a cease from conflict and bloodshed in all corners. It says that extremism, radicalism, terrorism, and all other forms of violence have nothing to do with authentic religion and must be rejected.
The conference participants describe the program as a symbol of hope for the interfaith dialogue to grow and bring about change, unite different communities across the globe, and inspire people to join their efforts in the name of peace.
“We talk about global peace, but I would say those steps begin at the local level,” says Sheikh Haji Ibrahim Tufa, president of the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council’s special representative. “They begin in every small town where Christians and Muslims perhaps [live] together; they seek to feed the hungry. So, we have a common goal, but we are no longer looking at our differences, but are recognizing our common concern for those who struggle or suffer.”
The conference participants hope their appeal for global dialogue, reconciliation, and peace based on common values of humanity, shared by all world religions, is heard globally. Finally, the Appointment Ceremony of HWPL Solidarity of Religions’ Peace Committee was recognized on the stage.
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World leaders gather in Seoul to renew their commitment to building and sustaining peace.
Korea, Seoul- September 18, 2023: 2023 HWPL Global Peace Leaders Conference Calling for more Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) diplomacy, dialogue, and mediation to head off conflicts before they break out, HWPL officials urged a gathering of world leaders on today at Seoul 9th to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention of War.
“The first line of the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) us to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,” HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee said in his opening remarks to the High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, which runs today at Seoul in Korea.
“In a way, we have met this commitment. There has not since, been another world war. But, in many other ways, we have not,” he said, noting that a new approach is needed to save people in places of unending conflict, including Ukrian, Ethiopia, Syria, South Sudan, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and Afghanistan.
Managing Director HWPL Mr. Kang Tae-ho said that in 2023, the world decided to take a new approach: the UN, adopted what are now known as the ‘sustaining peace resolutions,’ which renew the world body’s commitment to conflict prevention as embodied in the UN Charter.
Two years on, he said there are challenges in making this approach a reality, calling for greater international attention to the need for scaled-up efforts to prevent conflict, achieve coherence within the UN system, and expand partnerships, financing, and inclusion.
Echoing the WPG chairwoman Ms. Yoon Hyun-SOOKs view, women’s role in peace development as a leader highlighted the need to strengthen partnerships around all efforts and at every stage, from conflict prevention and resolution to peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and long-term development.
She added that key partners include Governments, the UN, other international, regional, and sub-regional organizations, international financial institutions, the private sector, civil society, and women’s and youth groups.
“Sustaining peace will only be realized through committed, inclusive national ownership that considers the needs of the most marginalized, including women, young people, minorities and people with disabilities,” she said.
“Inequalities are increasing; whole regions, countries, and communities can be isolated from progress and left behind by growth. These are all indications that we need greater unity and courage – to ease the fears of the people we serve; to set the world on track to a better future, and to lay the foundations of sustainable peace and development,” participants of the 9th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit stressed. The main speakers H.E. Prof. Dr. Emil Constantinescu
3rd President of Romania, Romania and Hon. Ahod B. Ebrahim, AI haj
Chief Minister, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in MusIim Mindanao (BARMM), Philippines
said that more countries are experiencing violent conflict than ever in nearly three decades and that record numbers of people are on the move, displaced by violence, war, and persecution.
IPYG General Director remarks Youth called on Member States to increase financing for the peacebuilding work led by youth and see young people as partners in the sustaining peace agenda.
Speakers in the Video on the 9th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit format presidents and ministers, Goodwill Ambassador Advocate peace for the future generation.
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Korea (Seoul), September 18, 2023. “The 9th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit will be held in the Republic of Korea for four days, from September 18 to 21, with the participation of about 1,800 global leaders.
HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee emphasized that the peace deal of the world legalization is essential in this summit. The chairman emphasizes it: “We focus on solving the root causes of conflict with people from across divides. We bring people together from the grassroots to the policy level to build peace.”
The event will be hosted by an international peace NGO, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), in UN ECOSOC special consultative status. This 9th-anniversary celebration will look back on the achievements of the past ten years and discuss the theme of “Implementation of Multidimensional Strategies for Institutional Peace Leaders in Politics, education, religion, women’s Groups, Youth Groups, and the Media from Around the World will participate in discussions aimed at implementing strategies within each sector’s initiatives. The sessions will cover various agendas, including spreading a culture of institutional peace, expanding comparative scriptural studies, building long-term stability through education, and developing policies for promoting a culture of peace.
The concept of “Institutional Peace,” proposed by HWPL, advocates for international agreements to establish sustainable peace with frameworks based on the principles outlined in the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). The DPCW is presented as a tool of peace continuum from prevention and resolving conflicts to further promoting a culture of understanding and cooperation among nations and peoples.
HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee emphasized that the participation of people worldwide is essential to achieve peace, stating, “We (HWPL) have circled the globe 32 times to carry out the work of peace. The ultimate goal has been achieving peace. Peace is a vital need, whether it’s within families, schools, or any other organization. Not a single person has rejected the idea of peace. Therefore, I firmly believe that peace will be attained.”
In addition, HWPL is carrying out various initiatives to build sustainable peace. HWPL peace education
that fosters peace values among future generations is being conducted in 90 countries, and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), an organization under HWPL, has formed a Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working group (YEPW) around affiliated organizations in 119 countries seeking to maintain citizen-led peace and promote a culture of peace. It also mediates communication between conflicting parties in various disputed regions and strives to raise citizens’ awareness of peace through peace journalism research and peace media networks.
Through this event, HWPL aims to reflect on the achievements of its activities over the past decade
and propose to upgrade the “LP Project” to an “LP Program” by improving it into a more systematic,
multidimensional, and long-term strategy. In addition, the ideas on ways to strengthen the mediation between conflicting parties for dispute resolution and plan a policy discussion body for spreading a culture of peace will be shared. The participants will be able to interact and cooperate with networks closely connected to all walks of life worldwide and participate in the discussion process for establishing and implementing strategies for each initiative.
By the World Alliance of Religions Agreement signed by significant world religious leaders, the strategies for building peace in the religious community are also steadily being implemented. The HWPL World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Offices have been established and actively operated in 130 countries around the world, contributing to preventing religious disputes and promoting harmony through close dialogue and communication between different religions.
The journalists raised the role of women in peacebuilding. The summit replied, “If peace and stability are to be sustainable, women like them must be involved at every stage, from setting government strategy to carrying out projects, and from voting on laws to implementing them in the communities.”
The question continued about peace restoration from journalists; HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee answered that Peace processes involve a series of negotiated steps to end wars and build sustainable peace. All people must participate and contribute peace works with practitioners, diplomats, and officials to understand how to manage or facilitate such processes effectively. This includes how such negotiations can be structured and supported, the issues to be resolved, the trade-offs involved, and the consequences and challenges that result. From considering gender and the role of women in Colombia’s peace process to furthering a new understanding of Myanmar’s long road towards peace, USIP works to ensure that peace agreements in conflict areas are inclusive, participatory, and locally led and supported.
The delegation led by the H.E. Dessie Dalkie, Ethiopian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, participated in the 2023 KOAFEC (Korea –Africa Economic Cooperation) Conference with the theme “Beyond Partnership, Towards Co-Prosperity “which […]AFRICA Education FEATURED General Human Rights Latest Magazine News
The delegation led by the H.E. Dessie Dalkie, Ethiopian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, participated in the 2023 KOAFEC (Korea –Africa Economic Cooperation) Conference with the theme “Beyond Partnership, Towards Co-Prosperity “which took place in Busan, Republic of Korea.
In his opening remark, AfDB (Africa Development Bank) President Akinwumi Adesina praised Ethiopia for making efforts that enable the country to increase wheat production and underlined that Ethiopia’s ability to boost wheat production, particularly from 2018 and 2022 is a testament to the ability of African nations to ensure food security on their own and that other countries should follow Africa Ethiopia as an example.
During the conference, Ambassador Dessie Dalkie explained that the Green Legacy Initiative, which Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched to combat climate change and environmental degradation, was successfully implemented over the recent years by planting 32 billion seedlings until this year. The Ambassador added that Ethiopia is also trying to switch to renewable energy sources.
The Ambassador also underlined that other nations and the global community must offer additional support, including financial aid, for our country’s ongoing green legacy initiative and transformation effort to renewable energy sources.
Ambassador Dessie Dalkie held discussions with Mr. Byounghwan Kim, first vice Minister of Economy and Finance, and Mr. Hong Soon Young, Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, on the area of cooperation alongside 2023 KOAFEC, in Busan, the Republic of Korea.
Source : Ethiopian Embassy in Seoul, the Republic of Korea
by Ayele Addis Ambelu “The issue of climate change, like peace and stability, is the main agenda of the continent.”President Sahle Work Zewde spoke at the African Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The […]AFRICA Education Environmental Science FEATURED General Human Rights Investigative Reports Latest Magazine News Radio & TV Special Edition
by Ayele Addis Ambelu
“The issue of climate change, like peace and stability, is the main agenda of the continent.”
President Sahle Work Zewde spoke at the African Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The president said that Africa deserves to invest in research institutes that work on climate change, adding that millions of people were harmed by drought, floods, and locust swarms in Ethiopia in the last decade caused by climate change. On the other hand, Ethiopia is working on the issue of building a climate-proof green economy in the ten-year development leader plan to prevent climate change.
Climate change puts 300 million people at risk of starvation in Africa – COP28 President Dr. Sultan Al Jaber said the number of Africans displaced by drought and floods has tripled in Kenya’s Climate Change.
The African Climate Change Conference continues to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. Africa’s share of global greenhouse gas emissions does not exceed 3 percent.
However, the continent has become the primary bearer of climate change. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry of the United Arab Emirates and President of COP28, who spoke at the African Climate Change Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, explained that 1/5 of the continent’s population is at risk of starvation due to drought and floods. In the last three years, the number of displaced citizens has tripled due to climate change. He said that Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth shows an average decline of 5 percent yearly.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, president of COP28, said that Africa is being severely tested by climate change, but it also has a role to play as an example for the rest of the world. He said Ethiopia’s green development ensures food security and creates job opportunities for many. He also praised Kenya’s efforts to make all energy sources renewable by 2030.
He said that the electricity that sub-Saharan countries get from solar energy has increased sixfold in the last five years, which shows the distance that Africa is going to reduce the risk of climate change. Noting that half of Africa’s population still does not have access to electricity, he stressed that the financial provision should be increased to fill the energy gap with renewable options.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber said that 250 billion dollars are needed to reduce the challenge of climate change in Africa, but the continent has received only 12 percent of the support. He also said that his country, the United Arab Emirates, will continue strengthening the large-scale projects started by developing renewable energy in Africa.
Another proposal presented at the conference is that Ethiopia will collect 34 billion dollars from the country in the next 30 years for climate change. Ethiopia is participating in the first African climate conference that is being held in Kenya.
The country is said to need $170 billion by 2050 to combat climate change. Ethiopia is participating in the first African Climate Summit in Kenya. The government is said to need $170 billion by 2050 to combat climate change. In July, Ethiopia announced its climate change-oriented plan to guide its development in the next 30 years.
Ethiopia’s DAGOS, which is said to be designed as a starting point for the 2015 Paris Agreement, provides a “long-term low-emission and climate-resilient development strategy” without a plan.
With this plan, the country needs 170 billion dollars in “climate finance” in the next 30 years to prevent and cope with its gains and losses.
Of this, 20 percent (about 1.9 trillion birr) will be covered by the country’s capacity (public finance), the Minister of Planning and Development (Dr.) who designed the plan told us at the African Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.
While raising the debate on international climate change funding, it is believed that Western countries with high emissions should provide money to continents such as Africa that are being harmed by climate change.
This year’s COP28 conference, which focuses on climate change, will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates. The meeting is expected to advise on the implementation of the proposals reached in the Paris meeting.
The first African Climate Summit kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference is deliberating on the future of the African continent, plagued by drought and barrenness.
Countries like Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya have experienced the worst drought in 40 years. As a result, a food security crisis has occurred in the Horn of Africa. About 10 million animals died.
According to the African Development Bank, countries will lose between seven and 15 billion dollars in economic losses each year due to climate change-related disasters. This figure is said to increase to 50 billion dollars by 2030.
At the conference, African leaders are expected to support efforts to recover from and cope with climate change quickly.
Meanwhile, the stakeholders are debating decisions that focus on the solutions and actions of the conference. The “Nairobi Declaration,” which embraces this, is expected to be approved on the last day of the meeting.
African leaders unanimously adopted the “Nairobi Declaration” at the first African Climate Summit in front of world representatives, international organizations, development partners, and other participants.
After closed discussions, the leaders announced the agreement: He wants Africa to thrive in the face of climate change.
The African Position Statement, Call to Action, highlights encouragement, recognition, passion, and focus areas.
He also asked for recognition of the continent’s population growth and other capabilities. He said that Africa is not only a victim of climate change but also a solution.
The agreement document says there are only seven years left to complete the African Union Agenda 2030. It is said that 600 million Africans do not have access to electricity, and 970 million do not have clean cooking facilities.
The international community has been asked to reduce emissions quickly, take responsibility, honor its promises, and help the continent’s fight against climate change.
He said that for African countries to have a stable middle economy by 2050, there is a need for investments that are compatible with the environment.
Saying that more work is expected in raising funds for global development and climate action, He stressed that no country should be forced to choose between development and climate change measures.
It is said that environmental taxes on trade should be multilateral rather than unilateral, exclusive, and arbitrary.
World leaders have been asked in the Nairobi Agreement to impose a carbon tax, especially on oil, aviation, and water transport.
He suggested that the financial system should be developed in a way that is suitable for Africa and that the issues of credit and relief should be considered.
The Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) is a high- level regional event convened every three years by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) in collaboration with its Member States and in partnership with development […]AFRICA FEATURED Investigative Reports Magazine News
The Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) is a high- level regional event convened every three years by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) in collaboration with its Member States and in partnership with development partners. The event is a science-policy-practice dialogue that provides an opportunity for constructive reflection on contemporary information, knowledge and best practices as well as building partnerships among professionals, in transboundary water resources management and development.
WEBINAR PROGRAM Monday, September 18 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM CS1: Flood forecasting science Flood forecasting science Thematic Area 3: CC adaptation and mitigation Tuesday, September 19 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM CS3: Impacts of climate change on streamflow and lake and reservoir storage Thematic Area 3: CC adaptation and mitigation 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM CS8: Early Warning for All In the Nile Basin Thematic Area 3: CC adaptation and mitigation Wednesday, September 20 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM CS4: Implications of climate change on sustainable development and disaster risk management in hydrological basins. Thematic Area 3: CC adaptation and mitigation 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM CS2: Management of flood emergencies Thematic Area 3: CC adaptation and mitigation Thursday, September 21 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM CS5: Climate change adaptation in the smallholder farming sector Thematic Area 3: CC adaptation and mitigation 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM CS6: Applying analytical and monitoring tools to improve climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector Thematic Area 3: CC adaptation and mitigation Friday, September 22 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM CS7: Building resilience to climate change impacts Thematic Area 3: CC adaptation and mitigation Monday, September 25 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM WS1: Water supply and sanitation Thematic Area 1: Water, Energy, Food Nexus Tuesday, September 26 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM GW1: Conjunctive use of transboundary surface and groundwater resources Thematic Area 1: Water, Energy, Food Nexus Wednesday, September 27 9:00 AM – 11:35 AM WR1: Basin monitoring Thematic Area 1: Water, Energy, Food Nexus Thursday, September 28 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM WR2: Hydrological modelling and river flow forecasting Thematic Area 1: Water, Energy, Food Nexus Friday, September 29 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM WR3: Strategic water resources analysis: a planning tool for meeting multisectoral water demands in transboundary river basins Thematic Area 1: Water, Energy, Food Nexus Monday, October 2 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM BP1: Cooperation for development and operation of climate-resilient regional water infrastructure Thematic Area 1: Water, Energy, Food Nexus Tuesday, October 3 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM BP2: Basin Planning and Investment Promotion Thematic Area 4: Finance and investments 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM GW2: Conjunctive use of transboundary surface and groundwater resources Thematic Area 1: Water, Energy, Food Nexus Wednesday, October 4 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM WQ1: Water Quality Monitoring Thematic Area 2: Ecosystem sustainability Thursday, October 5 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM WQ2: Investing in Water Quality Management Thematic Area 2: Ecosystem sustainability 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EN1: General environmental management Thematic Area 2: Ecosystem sustainability Friday, October 6 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM EN2: Aquatic ecosystems under threat from anthropogenic activities. Thematic Area 2: Ecosystem sustainability Tuesday, October 10 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM EN3: Watershed management Thematic Area 2: Ecosystem sustainability 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM TG1: Gender dimensions in transboundary water management Thematic Area 5: Transboundary water governance Wednesday, October 11 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM TG2: Legal and institutional frameworks for transboundary water governance Thematic Area 5: Transboundary water governance Thursday, October 12 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM TG3: Negotiation and conflict resolution in transboundary basins: The Case of the GERD Thematic Area 5: Transboundary water governance Friday, October 13 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM TG4: The role of non-state actors in promoting transboundary water cooperation Thematic Area 5: Transboundary water governance
The African Union has officially joined the Group of 20 Nations (G20) as announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday during the World Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India. The African […]AFRICA FEATURED General Latest Magazine News Politics Radio & TV Special Edition TOP STORIES TOP VIDEOS
The African Union has officially joined the Group of 20 Nations (G20) as announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday during the World Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India.
The African Union is the second region to join the G20 after the European Union. South Africa is the only member of the continent.
By joining the G20, Africa has been elevated to the top of the world’s most potent governance bodies. The membership is also an opportunity for the continent to resolve the issues of climate change, trade, and debt.
This is Africa’s opportunity to align climate and development policies and accelerate the transition to renewable energy.
H.E William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya
“We welcome AU, representing the fastest growing continent, getting a seat in G20. This will give African interests and perspectives a voice and visibility in this vital body.
With Africa poised to grow in the coming years, a seat will allow it to shape the decisions of G20 to ensure the continent’s interests are advanced. The outcome of the just concluded Africa Climate Summit includes fundamental reforms of international financial institutions and multilateral development banks. Is one thing that AU will go”
Neema Lugangira, Member of Parliament, Tanzania
“Despite Africa being a resource-rich continent and the biggest market for other continents, Africa remains in economic and social hardships, and therefore, it is a significant step for the African Union to join the G20. This will enable Africa’s voice to be represented by the world’s largest economies and safeguard the interests of Africa so that we attain our rightful economic and social development”.
Faten Aggad, Senior Advisor on Climate Diplomacy and Geopolitics at the African Climate Foundation (ACF).
“The G20 just welcomed AU as its new member. Congratulations to those who have long advocated for it. But we will now need to roll up our sleeves & get to work to ensure that this will deliver for Africa and not become an opening of influence for the interest of others.
This means that we urgently need to put in place a clear structure and support mechanisms to ensure that whoever sits on that chair represents AU views. We need transparency and consultation processes to use this platform effectively.”
Fadhel Kaboub, Associate Professor of Economics, Denison University
President, Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity
“While it is important to give the African Union the voice it deserves in international fora, it is unfortunately not clear that the AU has its long-term strategic vision to position itself economically and geostrategically on equal footings with major economic blocs like the US, the EU, and China for example. Suppose joining the G20 (or any other formations) reproduces the colonial and neocolonial role Africa was assigned in the past. In that case, having a seat at the table will not be sufficient to serve Africa’s interests. Africa, and the Global South in general, cannot continue to play the role of 1. the source of cheap raw materials, 2. large consumer market for the Global North, 3. low-cost exotic tourism destinations, and 4. bottom of the global manufacturing value chain, low value-added assembly line manufacturing for obsolete manufacturing that is no longer needed in the Global North, delivered to us in the name of “development,” “trade,” “partnership” and “cooperation.”
The AU now has an opportunity to use its G20 permanent seat to craft a win-win pathway for the entire world with an uncompromising demand to redesign the global trade, finance, and investment architecture. The Global South vision must align development and climate solutions in three core areas. 1. Investments in food sovereignty (not just food security) and agroecology. 2. Investments in renewable energy sovereignty. And 3. High-value-added industrial policies to leverage the complementarity of resources (critical minerals), capabilities, and the economies of scale available to us in the Global South.
This is also Africa’s opportunity to lead the world in the Just Transition framework on Global South terms: align climate and development policies, rapidly phase out of all fossil fuels, restore food sovereignty in the Global South, and leapfrog to a renewable energy system via Global South industrial policies.”
Mohammed Adow, Founder and Director, Powershift Africa
“The inclusion of the African Union into the G20 has long been discussed, so it’s good to see it coming. Hopefully, adding countries on the front line of the climate crisis will provide some impetus to improve the quality and urgency of the G20’s response to climate change. For too long, the G20 has dragged its feet, making promises on climate and failing to act on them. We need to see African leaders holding the G20 polluter’s feet to the fire and turn it into a group that leads climate action.”
Joab Okanda, Pan Africa Senior Advocacy Advisor, Christian Aid
The global decision-making spaces where international economic and climate response policies are designed and implemented have long been fundamentally undemocratic and structurally underrepresented in the Global South and, particularly, countries on the frontline of the environmental and economic crises. The African Union’s admission to the G20 is welcome. I hope its inclusion in this unofficial but powerful global decision-making body is not just about having a seat at the table but a real opportunity to define what’s on the menu for the majority of poor countries and an impetus to act with the urgency and scale of ambition needed to deal with the intersecting crises of climate, hunger, and debt.
Ann NjeruAfrica Communications LeadGlobal Strategic Communications Council (GSCC)e: email@example.com: +254720796723