Rectas: blazing the trail in capacity building for geoinformation production and management for sustainable management of land ,environment and natural resources in Africa
The need for a Regional Cartographic Centre was first mooted at the 1st United Nations (UN) Cartographic Conference held in 1963 in Nairobi, Kenya. Consequently, the 8th Session of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ...
Progress report on implementation of the first session of the Technical Committee on Natural Resources and Science and Technology
This report aims at briefly providing information on the level of implementation of the decisions of the 1st meeting of the Committee on Natural Resources and, Science and Technology (CNRST-1). The report covers the period ...
Natural resources and technology: competitiveness and sustainable development in Africa
This paper has been prepared for the Food Security and Sustainable Development Division by a visiting scholar, Mr. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka. The views expressed are those of its author and do not necessarily reflect those ...
Assessment of power pooling arrangements in Africa
This paper focuses on assessment of power pooling arrangements in Africa. Security and reliability of electricity supply has been the driving force behind power system interconnections and promotion of cross-border electricity ...
Population, sécurité alimentaire et environnement en Afrique centrale
Depuis leur accession à l’indépendance, les pays Africains au Sud du Sahara ont connu des fortunes diverses. Malgré les progrés réalisés dans certains domaines comme l’éducation et la santé, en comparaison avec les périodes ...
Provisional annotated programme of work
Development challenges of water resources management in Africa: a briefing note
Africa is a continent of great possibilities and great uncertainties. In the management of its water resources, the uncertainties are characterized by cyclical floods and droughts. Examples of these phenomena are the floods ...
Forthcoming ERA 2009 calls for big-push on agriculture
The impact of the global financial crisis and economic recession has already resulted in lower demand for Africa’s export and a sharp decline in commodity prices. At the same time, a projected decline in capital inflows ...
Impact of the global financial crisis and recession on the SADC mining sector : an issue paper
This paper recommends a number of actions that should be undertaken to address the negative impact of the current global financial crisis and recession on the SADC mining sector, The recommended actions, as summarized ...