Launched at the just concluded 26th African Union Leaders’ Summit and Assembly, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Invest in Africa 2016 explores the African Union’s objectives for the continent, with particular focus on human rights and gender equality, while also identifying the wide range of investment opportunities that are available.
Contained in this year’s issue are exclusive interviews and perspectives from leading African voices and expert analysis on:
- Agenda 2063 – the strategy to optimise resources to benefit all Africans
- How developments in infrastructure, the healthcare and education systems are creating investment opportunities
- The techniques and technologies boosting agricultural productivity
- Ending energy poverty – will Africa lead the way to a low-carbon future while providing energy to hundreds of millions of people
The 26th African Union Assembly meeting opened with calls for human rights, particularly women’s rights under Agenda 2063, peace, and development. African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, at the meeting, stressed the need to “put an end to the culture that limits the participation of women and girls”.
ECOWAS’s effort towards addressing gender inequalities, especially as it concerns the energy sector, was featured with examples, from the Executive Director of ECREEE, Mahama Kappiah, of how the region is making a difference through its ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access.
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