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The African Union has announced 2017 as the year to invest in the demographic dividend of the continent – “its youth”. Two hundred and twenty-seven million of the world’s chronically hungry live in Africa. This translates to approximately 30% of this group globally. Seven out of ten people living in sub-Saharan Africa are farmers (compared to that of the United States, where the ratio is two out of a hundred.) Africa holds 30%… Read More


There is renewed focus on the role of higher education in catalysing the development of African economies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within the broader visionary context of the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063, The “Africa We Want”. The Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024) is a medium term framework for implementing Agenda 2063 and the Science Agenda for Agriculture articulates the strategies required to build and strengthen the capacities… Read More


Written by Catherine Mloza-Banda What can Higher Education do for Africa? Higher Education is instrumental in building human capital that is vital for facilitating social and economic development. Countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan show undisputable evidence that increased access to higher education creates way for increased strides in development. Thus, it is imperative that Africa is likely to reap social and economic gains if we build the necessary human… Read More