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GIP Africa Chapter Launched at COP27

Move to bring `new finance’ for sustainable development ventures Cairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | The Green Investment Principles (GIP) for the Belt and Road officially announced its second regional office, Africa Chapter, during the COP27. Hendrik du Toit, Founder and CEO of Ninety One, will be the Chairman of …

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Why politics can get so heated

The psychology behind and how to show up differently | THE INDEPENDENT | It’s easy to dehumanise those we disagree with. But who does that really serve? Recently, my brother and I had an argument about politics. It wasn’t a very long conversation, but it devolved quickly into hurtful, personal …

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Leveraging data for the public good

  Governments need to stop using a one-size-fits-all approach when planning investments or designing policies COMMENT | CHRISTOPHER PISSARIDES, FADI FARRA AND AMIRA BENSEBAA | The digital age has taught businesses to see people as individuals rather than just as members of certain demographic cohorts. On social media, we receive …

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Giving hope to Uganda’s mango farmers

FAO and agriculture ministry respond to plight of fruit farmers in western Uganda Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Uganda’s agriculture ministry have teamed up and responded to the plight …

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