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13 March 2018
The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are jointly working to develop and publish the Africa SDG Index and Dashboard, building on the flagship SDG Index and Dashboards global report.
9 March 2018, The New Times Rwanda
Rwanda continues to register high cases of maternal deaths even as the country cut the deaths by more than half in less than a decade, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health. The ministry’s death audits list postpartum hemorrhage, complications of prematurity and fetal distress among the main causes of maternal mortality in the country.
9 March 2018, New Vision Uganda
African health actors have urged governments on the continent to prioritize healthcare and increase its funding in order to mitigate preventable deaths. The actors are gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) conference at Kigali Convention Centre. The two-day meeting that kicked off on Thursday is focusing on accountability framework as a necessary tool to achieve the SDG3 in Africa. The SDG3 aims at ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.
8 March 2018, Rwanda Inspirer
Through a two-day conference on strengthening accountability in African health systems that opens in Kigali today, government’s officials including health professionals have pledged to enforce sustainable development goals especially in healthcare delivery.
8 March 2018, The New Times Rwanda
A two-day conference on strengthening accountability in African health systems is opening in Kigali today. It is being oragnised by the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) in partnership with Rwanda Ministry of Health. It will convene over 500 participants including government ministers, health professionals, and representatives of health associations, councils and research centers from across the world.
8 March 2018, iRwanda
Political actors, governments and other leaders in the healthcare sector have been called on to enact and also enforce a standard regulatory system that facilitates and ensures true accountability in the health system.
5 March 2018, The New Times Rwanda
Instances of medical negligence have been found to be one of the contributing factors to high mortality rates in the region by most indexes, including the World Health Organisation. Studies show that a significant majority of deaths in African countries are actually avoidable.This week on Thursday, the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa will host a two day summit that will seek to build and strengthen accountability in African health care systems. The New Times’ Collins Mwai spoke to the Dr. Belay Begashaw, Director General of the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa for insights.
27 February 2018, Jomo Kenyatta University
Universities in Africa have the onerous task of honing creative and sustainable ideas and innovations to power Africa’s socio-economic transformation, in line with aspirations of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an official has said. Dr. Belay Begashaw, the Director General for Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC-Africa) however warned that the role could only be executed if the institutions re-positioned themselves as centers of excellence manned by quality manpower. Dr. Begashaw said SDGC-Africa had embarked on an ambitious plan to strengthen tertiary education in the continent under the auspices of the Kigali Initiative. Among other things, the initiative adopted in July 2016 aims to mobilize African leaders to invest in higher education.
17 January 2018, Front Page Africa (FPA)
Monrovia – The Government of Liberia and the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) have signed a “Host Country Agreement” that will facilitate the establishment of the first West African SDGC/A sub-regional center in Monrovia. The SDGC/A sub-regional center in Liberia will support countries of the Mano River Union (MRU) and member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Its establishment is at the request of the MRU countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia) and comes with the approval of the SDGC/A Board of Directors.
17 January 2018, The New Times Rwanda
The Liberian Government and the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) Tuesday signed a Host Country Agreement that will facilitate the establishment of the first West African SDGC/A Subregional Center in Monrovia, Liberia. The SDGC/A Sub-regional Center in Liberia intends to support the Mano River Union countries and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member states. Its establishment comes within a year of the official launch of the SDGC/A in Kigali, Rwanda and continues its commitment to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda throughout the five regions of Africa.
17 January 2018, IISD SDG Knowledge Hub
The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) signed a host country agreement with the Government of Liberia to establish the West African SDGC/A Sub-regional Center in Monrovia, Liberia. The Center, expected to open during the first half of 2018, will work to accelerate implementation of the SDGs in Côte D’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – also known as the Mano River Union countries – which requested the establishment of the West African SDGC/A.
25 October 2017, The New Times Rwanda
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) have signed a cooperation deal. The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) was signed on Monday by Shinichi Kitaoka, president of JICA, and Belay Begashaw, director general of the SDGC/A, at the JICA headquarters in Tokyo. The deal is a framework for cooperation, expected to facilitate collaboration between JICA and the SDGC/A to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in Africa through the promotion of innovation and knowledge co-creation partnering with private companies, academia and civil society, according to a statement.
18 September 2017, The New Times Rwanda
President Paul Kagame on Monday chaired the 5th board meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals Centre for Africa, on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York. Kagame said that the initiative continues to be an important step with far reaching implications to the African continent’s development agenda.
28 August 2017, The New Times Rwanda
Africa must invest in advanced technology as one of the strategies to deal with challenges of climate change. The remarks were made in Kigali yesterday, at a meeting to discuss pathways for how agriculture can contribute to meeting the SDGs. The two day meeting is bringing together a cross section of local and international policy makers, academicians, business leaders and civil society from all over Africa.
13 July 2017, The New Times Rwanda
A new report has shown that Rwanda is among the top 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that are on course towards attaining the UN-backed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The SDG Index and Dashboards report by the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was released on Tuesday in Kigali.
11 July 2017, Xinhua
Rwanda has been ranked among top 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that are on progress towards attaining the UN-backed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to SDG Index and Dashboards report released here on Tuesday. The second edition of the SDGs and Dashboards report on Africa, released by the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) provides a report card for tracking SDG progress and ensuring accountability.
8 July 2017, The New Times Rwanda
A MAJOR conference on tertiary education concluded on Thursday in Kigali with Africa’s education leaders committing to work to bring sustainable solutions to the continent’s higher education challenges. The two-day symposium was held under the theme, “Mobilizing African Intellectuals towards Quality Tertiary Education.”
5 July 2017, KT Press
President Paul Kagame said on Wednesday that Africa still grapples with low numbers of graduates in tertiary education and research, and calls for heavy investment into the sector. “Africa’s Gross Enrollment Ratio in tertiary education is about a quarter of the world average,” Kagame said, adding that more children are attending school but Africa needs more graduates with knowledge and skills to “grow our economies and shape the continent’s future.”
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