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Effects de la COVID-19 sur les Ménages Agricoles dans un Contexte de Changement Climat - Synthese 7eme de Debat d'Experts / Effects of COVID-19 on Agricultural Households in the Context of Climate Change - 7th Expert Debate Summary

The recent pandemic has caused unprecedented health and socio-economic consequences. The measures taken by the Senegalese authorities to limit the spread of the virus have had negative effects on people's activities. Indeed, farmers have encountered…

The Economywide Impact of the COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Policy and Recovery Options

This study assesses the potential economywide impacts of the COVID-19 in Ethiopia. It uses a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model calibrated to a social accounting matrix for FY 2010/11 and covers the period from FY 2010/11 to FY 2029/…

Assessment of COVID-19 Effects and Response Measures in Ethiopia: Livelihoods and Welfare Implications

Incidence of COVID-19 pandemic that started in China in December 2019 and then spread to the entire world has adversely affected the world economy and threatened the welfare of populations. Since incidence of the first case on 13th of March 2020 in …

Key African Priorities for a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Despite 2020, the ‘Super Year for Nature’, being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it still provides a unique opportunity for Africa to embrace a new ‘post-2020’ vision. Africa is already severely negatively impacted by ecosystem degradation – wit…

Social Capital and Women's Empowerment in Kenya: Case Study of Murang'a County

One of the pillars that can bring about empowerment is building social capital and social institutions. This study sought to examine the relationship between social capital and women’s empowerment in Gikindu, Murang’a County, Kenya. Women’s empowerm…

Impact of COVID-19 in Africa: A Scenario Analysis to 2030

This report presents three scenarios on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa using economic growth forecasts, mortality and efforts to ameliorate impact through social grants. Likely effects are examined on per capita income, poverty and the attainment …

A Profile of Sustainable Development Goals in Gikindu Location, Murang'a County, Kenya

Since the adoption of the SDGs, Kenya has made great advances in placing the country on a firm implementation path (Repuplic of Kenya, 2017) Inadequate data however continues to be a challenge in assessing progress of SDG implementation. The main ob…

Implementation of CBMS in Bukoba Municipality and Muleba District

The review of existing related-monitoring systems, decentralization policies and administration structures at the local level which was conducted by Muro et al (2006) aimed for the development of a comprehensive Municipal information system, that co…

Poursuite des Cours par Télévision, Radio, et Internet Pendant Traintes au Togo

The English title of this publication is: Continuation of courses by television, radio, and Internet during the COVID-19 pandemic: Assets and constraints in Togo. To avoid an exponential spread of coronavirus disease on the African continent, most …

The Economics of COVID-19 in South Africa: Early Impressions

South Africa’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have been relatively rapid and comprehensive by international standards. Around passing 100 confirmed cases, a National state of Disaster was declared, and the country was placed under a comple…

Unpacking Falsehoods: COVID-19 and Responses in Kano State

The escalation in the situation in Kano has come as a shock. Reports of a spike in deathscoincided with the suspension of testing in the state. A Daily Trust report on 21 April suggested that around 150 people had died in Kano in the five days previ…

A Review of the Power Sector in Nigeria

The Nigerian government has taken steps to try and address the challenges faces across the power generation value chain. They include the introduction of a power regulatory body – the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in 2005 - the u…

Tackling COVID-19: The Need for a Nigerian Response

The coronavirus is a human tragedy that is now affecting over a million people around the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. It indicated with certainty that the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) will s…

'All in this Together': Africans Tolerant on Ethnic, Religious, National, but not Sexual Differences

“We’re all in this together” is a mantra of the COVID-19 crisis as leaders and activists argue for global and all-of-society responses to the pandemic. At the same time, public fears have highlighted social fissures through acts of intolerance and v…

Climate Change and its implication on Women's Health in the Niger Delta Region

The United Nations Framework Convention on climate change defines climate change as a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to ot…

Awareness of Climate Change by Rural Women in the Niger Delta Region: Implication for Empowering Women on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives

Climate change is one of the most urgent concerns of our time with widespread implications for the earth’s ecosystems and human development across sectors. Nigeria, like many other African countries, is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate ch…

Participating in Research Surveys in Rural Communities: Challenges Women Face and Recommendations for Improvement

Women in rural communities have the responsibility of securing biomass used for cooking, water, agricultural activities that provides food and income for the family, caring for husband and children as well as household management. They wake up very …

The Informal Sector in Francophone Africa: The Other side of Weak structural transformation

This paper explores the relationship between slow structural transformation and the growth of the informal sector in francophone Africa, where formal firms and labor-intensive manufacturing have not grown as they did in Asia. We offer a set of expla…

The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Trade: Recent Evidence from East Africa

This paper uses Kenyan trade data published up through May 2020 to provide a preliminary evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on regional trade in the East African Community (EAC). Paradoxically, given the prevailing pessimism surrounding…

Half of South Africans would Refuse Asylum, bar Foreign Workers, Place Refugees in Camps

Every few years, since 2008, South Africa is rocked by xenophobic violence. Houses are burnt, shops are looted, and people are killed, injured, or forced out of their homes and communities. This violence usually erupts under the pretext that foreign…

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