WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 3, 2018 – The U.S. portion of Initiative for Global Development’s inaugural Africa Investment Rising Roadshow Tour concluded on May 1 in Houston, Texas.
The U.S. roadshow tour, “Africa Investment Rising: Building Momentum for Investing in Africa’s Economic Prosperity”, which
As of 2015, there are nearly 1.7 million Sub-Saharan African immigrants in the United States with roughly 20% coming from Nigeria. Nigerians also happen to be the most highly educated among this group. With these statistics in mind, Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble (F.A.T.E) presents the
Every year on the heels of World Water Day, Africa’s leading change agents, influencers, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and professionals gather to highlight FACE Africa’s vision to build water wells in Liberia and to raise money to support their effort. One year after Adebola Williams’ call
“We are continuing to assist migrants inside Libyan detention centres, while increasing efforts to reach stranded migrants outside of detention,” said Othman Belbeisi, Chief of the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) Mission in Libya.
In the same period, another 5,200 migrants have returned with African Union
Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women,
Secretary-General of the UN, in absentia,
President of ECOSOC,
President of the General Assembly,
The Ministers represented here are most welcome, including a former minister, Ăsa Regnér of Sweden, who is now UN Assistant Secretary-General designate at UN Women,
Jaha Dukureh, UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, is an outspoken activist leading the movement to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. FGM is a cultural practice that involves cutting off parts of female genitalia, condemning girls and women to a lifetime
The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) will embark on a four-city roadshow tour from April 18-May 1, 2018, across the United States aimed at re-shaping perceptions on doing business in Africa by highlighting investment and trade opportunities and forging stronger connections between U.S. and African
“We have to see ourselves as part of the solution, not just as women reserved for sex or for the kitchen,” author and Queen Blessing Itua told UN News ahead of a special event planned for this Sunday in the UN General Assembly Hall.
This year’s theme captures the vibrant life of the women activists whose passion and commitment have won women’s rights over the generations, and successfully brought change. We celebrate an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality, safety and justice, recognizing the tireless work of activists