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15/04/2013

Experts on Science, Information Society and Space Meeting in Brussels

Following the invitation of the Government of Belgium to host the 6th meeting of the joint expert group for the 8th Africa – European Union Strategic Partnership on Science, Information Society and Space, (JEG8),  experts and high...
15/04/2013

Culture - an instrument in achievement of the Millennium Development Goals

Culture has a key role to play in reaching the development goals, concluded participants at a roundtable discussion opened by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at the Millennium Summit in New York on Tuesday 21 September 2010. The event...
15/04/2013

African Union and European Union Experts Meet at EGNOS Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels

The projected benefits of EGNOS for regional airports on the African continent are numerous, including safer landings, increased efficiency, reliable services for passengers and better access to remote regions with less well equipped...
15/04/2013

A social safety net for Africa?

Leading figures from the European, African and international development community explored what role social protection can play in combating poverty and vulnerability and in promoting growth and social inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa –...
15/04/2013

Celebrating Peace Day in Africa

The African continent joined with the rest of the world on 21 September to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Combining forces to advance global peace, this day has since 1982 served as a rallying point not just for the United...
15/04/2013

Bridging research and innovation between Africa and Europe

Professor Jean-Pierre Ezin, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST) of the African Union, on 15 September 2010, met with Mrs. Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science of the European...
15/04/2013

Empowerment of Youth

The Commissioner of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST) of the African Union, Prof. Jean-Pierre Ezin, on 16 September 2010, was received in audience by Ms. Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture,...
15/04/2013

Burkina Faso gets €14m from crisis fund

Burkina Faso is one state among 19 set to benefit from the V-FLEX fund allocations, recently approved by the Commission (2 Sep). Overall, €264m is being divided up to help the most vulnerable African, Caribbean and Pacific countries cope...
15/04/2013

Healthy ecosystem, healthy economy

How do you set a value on nature? What’s the relationship between ecosystems and effective local policy making and how does conservation banking work? With the Convention on Biodiversity just weeks away, a report out from a UN hosted group...
15/04/2013

The Millennium Development Goals

The UN High Level Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be held in New York next week. The meeting aims at reviewing progress made towards the development goals and adding additional momentum into the global fight against...