African Union Invites Applications for Membership of High-level Continental Youth Consultation

The Department of Political Affairs at the African Union Commission invites applications from interested young leaders to join in the continental youth consultation on Constitutionalism and Rule of Law. The Commission hosts an annual High Level Dialogue on Governance; Trends, Challenges and Prospects which started last year. The theme for 2013 is Enhancing Constitutionalism and…

URGENT: Apply for the LEAP Africa 2013 Social Innovators Programme

Application for the LEAP Africa Social Innovators Program is open to young talented Nigerians who are interested in implementing sustainable solutions to tackle contemporary social problems. Application closes: October 7, 2013 Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa is a non-profit organization committed to developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders. Since 2002, through its core Youth…

First #MDGWeekly by @MDGsinAfrica

We hosted our first #MDGWeekly Tweet Meet yesterday. It is the first in a series of discussions to highlight progress made in Africa towards achieving the millennium development goals. Founder of @MDGs in Africa, Biodun Awosusi and Deputy editor, Dr Okediji Paul, shared useful information on the progress Africa has made in eradicating extreme poverty…

MDGs Office demands more commitment on poverty eradication

WorldStage Newsonline– The Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on the Millennium Development Goals (SSAP-MDG), Dr. Precious Gbeneol has urged stakeholders to show more commitment to eradicating poverty in the country. Gbeneol stated that as the country celebrates nationhood, there was need for more collaboration among the government at all levels, private sector operators…

AU Chairperson says More Support Needed for Nations to Achieve MDGs

Current African Union Chairperson, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, has said countries should maximize their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the remaining two years. Leaders conferred on MDGs Success: Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact called by the Secretary General of the United Nations, in New York. Speaking on the occasion, Prime…