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  • Marginalized Women in Fragile and Conflict Settings

    New York, 18 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Marginalized Women in Fragile and Conflict Settings – CSW65 Side Event. The event will consider key challenges and gaps that compound the exclusion of marginalized women in fragile and conflict settings. It will take a look at cross-regional policy developments and implementation that further meaningful inclusion, representation

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  • International Day to Combat Islamophobia

    New York, 17 March – IDA Virtual attendance. High-level Event in Commemoration of the International Day to Combat Islamophobia. The Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in New York have convened the high-level virtual event to commemorate the first ever “lnternational Day to Combat lstamophobia”. Following the tragic Christchurch terrorist attack two years

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  • Regional Forum ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    Geneva, 17 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and action and delivery on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the UNECE Region. Focusing on practical peer learning, the Regional Forum creates a space to share policy solutions, best practices and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable

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  • Regional Forum on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    Geneva, 17 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and action and delivery on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the UNECE Region. Focusing on practical peer learning, the Regional Forum creates a space to share policy solutions, best practices and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable

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  • Financing a Future for Women

    New York, 16 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Women Rise for All: Financing a Future for Women – Target Gender Equality LIVE, CSW65 Side Event. Financing a Future for Women event featured dynamic discussions and thoughts focused on realigning industry leaders and investors with sustainable business and women’s equality. The session, organized by the UN

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  • Townhall Meeting with Women’s Civil Society

    New York, 16 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Virtual Townhall Meeting with Women’s Civil Society and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres – CSW65 Side Event. Moderated by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the meeting will provide an opportunity for women’s civil society organizations to engage with the Secretary-General on the session’s priority theme: women’s

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  • 46th Regular Session of Human Rights Council

    New York, 16 March – IDA Virtual attendance. The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its

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  • Commission on the Status of Women, Sixty-fifth session (CSW65)

    New York, 16 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Getting to parity: good practices towards achieving women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life Creating an enabling environment for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life General discussion (Item 3) Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special

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  • Security Council VTC Briefing

    New York, 15 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Middle East (Syria) – Security Council VTC Briefing. Political situation briefing. Briefing by Geir Pederson, UN Special Envoy for Syria, via remote in Oslo. The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one

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  • CSW65

    New York, 15 March – IDA Virtual attendance. The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women take place in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021. In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and taking into account the latest guidance from the United Nations Secretary-General and the World Health Organization (WHO),

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  • CSW65 – Administrative and Budgetary Committee

    New York, 15 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Commission on the Status of Women, sixty-fifth session (CSW65) – Opening of the session, 1st plenary meeting. The Fifth Committee is the Committee of the General Assembly with responsibilities for administrative and budgetary matters. Based on the reports of the Fifth Committee, the General Assembly considers and

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  • International Women’s Day 2021

    Virtual, 8 March – IDA has attended to the virtual International Women’s day. Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions are

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  • The 20th International Economic Forum on Africa

    Virtual, 22 February – The 20th International Economic Forum on Africa was held this Monday, February 22 2021, in virtual mode, with IDA attendance. Organized by the OECD, in partnership with the African Union and Senegal, the theme of this forum was “Investing for a sustainable recovery in Africa”. The President of the Commission of

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  • World Economic Forum virtual Davos 2021

    Geneva, 25-29 January 2021 – More than 2,000 business, government and civil society leaders and 25 heads of state or government are set to meet virtually for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos to tackle the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and address the urgent need for global cooperation. The Davos Agenda 2021 will convene

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  • Women Empowered for Economic Revival Eatonville 2021

    Eatonville (Florida), 28 January 2021- The virtual program with IDA attendance: Establish a network between African and American entrepreneurs and elected officials leading to a marketplace portal; Provide a “Thought Leadership and Exchange of Information Platform” that will economically empower women; Through the Trade Expo, create access to global markets for African Women Entrepreneurs –

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  • Peacebuilding and sustaining peace

    New York, 3 November – IDA virtual attendance. Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: Contemporary Drivers of Conflict and Insecurity – Security Council Open VTC. Open debate on “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: Contemporary Drivers of Conflict and Insecurity” (S/2020/1064). The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, will chair the meeting, which will be

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  • Action Plan to Scale Up Investment in Sustainable Development

    New York, 14 October – IDA virtual attendance. Action Plan to Scale Up Investment in Sustainable Development. Virtual Press Conference by Elliot Harris, UN Chief Economist and Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Leila Fourie, Chief Executive Officer of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and co-chair of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance.

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  • Personal Protective Equipment – Ghana

    Tamale, 2 July – IDA presented Personal Protective Equipment to street connected children in Tamale, Ghana.

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  • COVID-19

    Dakar, 2 March – In light of the current concerns regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19), to guarantee all our collaborators health and in compliance with the government’s regulations, IDA has decided to temporarily close any international travel and activity. Any local activity by IDA representatives has to be authorised by the Central Office in Dakar and

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  • NourDign in Fossano

    Fossano, 22 February – Dr. Kean Biorou Jean President of MU.DE.CA and IDA member meet Mr. Dario Tallone Fossano’s Major.  They have discussed about NourDign project for the rice and cassava processing to help the women empowerment in Ivory Coast and reduce the migration process from Ivory Coast and Europe. NourDign project creates entrepreneurs and

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  • World Economic Forum Davos 2020

    Davos, 21-24 January – The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. It will bring together 3,000 participants from around the world, and aim to give concrete

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  • COP 25 Madrid

    Madrid, 2/13 December 2019 – The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) took place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and was held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. The conference was designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement

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  • Africa Climate Week

    Abidjan, 6 December – The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned that the persistent issue of youth unemployment in Africa is “a time bomb that could explode any time” if nothing is done. The United Nations Labour body is convening a meeting with all African Labour Ministers, experts and labour activists, to find ways of

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  • MEDays 2019

    Tangier, 12 November – Mr. Mohammed H’MIDOUCHE, ADA Vice-President on the sidelines of the MEDAYS Award Ceremony, meet the Senegal President Macky Sall. Under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the MEDays Forum is organized in November of each year. Over a period of four days, the Forum holds more than thirty sessions

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  • Russia–Africa Economic Forum 2019

    Sochi, 24 October – Sochi hosted the Russia–Africa Economic Forum alongside the Summit on 23–24 October 2019. The Forum was attended by African heads of state, representatives of Russian, African, and international business and government agencies, and representatives of African integration associations. The Forum was a strategically important step towards creating favourable conditions for the

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  • World Economic Forum on Africa

    Cape Town, 5 September – President Cyril Ramaphosa speaking on corruption at the World Economic Forum on Africa. Spiralling levels of violence against women in Africa require immediate action from governments and businesses, including tangible measures to create safe spaces. This is according to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa Report, which stated that

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  • China-Africa Think Tanks

    Beijing 27 August – Chinese and African scholars gathered in Beijing for discussion on fully implementing the follow-up actions of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. The Eighth Meeting of the China-Africa Think Tanks Forum, hosted by the Secretariat of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and organized by

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  • World Blockchain Summit

    Singapore, 26 July – The Singapore edition of WBS is taking place on 25 – 26 July 2019 at Marina Bay Sands. Here are top five reasonswhy you should consider World Blockchain Summit, a global series of events that has touched upon 15,000+ core blockchain delegates from over 35+ countries. The agenda of the Singapore

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  • 28th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

    Botswana, 1 July – The 28th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was officially opened by the guest of honour Honorable Dr Unity Dow, the Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation in Botswana on 1 July 2019. This year, the competition brings together 40 participating universities from all around Africa, to discuss pertinent human rights

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  • Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa 2019

    Kigali, 14 June – The President Kagame attends SDG Centre for Africa Conference. The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) is an international organization that supports governments, civil society, businesses and academic institutions to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. IDA Attendance.

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  • Angola Oil & Gas 2019

    Luanda, 6 June – Officially endorsed by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum of the Republic of Angola, the conference will be the elite energy event for one of Africa’s premier oil and gas markets. The conference will gather key governmental officials and C-level executives spanning the spectrum of the energy industry for a

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  • World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2019

    Helsinki, 5 June – On 3-5 June, 2019, the third annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, organised by the Finnish innovation fund Sitra, brought together over 2,200 of the world’s top business leaders, policymakers, researchers and innovators from more than 90 countries to work towards implementing a circular economy. This year’s forum included a dedicated

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  • Angola Italy meeting

    Luanda, 20 Mai – A B2B meeting has been organized to promote the products and Know-how exchange between Angola and Italy. Several Italian entrepreneurs have visited Luanda to meet the local businessmen. IDA Attendance.

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  • Indigenous communities in Brazil protest threats to land and services

    Manaus, 28 April – Leaders of 300 groups across Brazil are protesting for the new changes imposed by the Government. They fear a loss of rights, and land to the interests of miners and large-scale agribusiness. People from indigenous communities across Brazil walked down the capital Brasilia’s main avenue towards the congressional building on Friday.

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  • Africa Climate Week

    Accra, 18 April – The CTCN Regional Forum in Accra, Ghana is organised as part of Africa Climate Week, the Regional Forum convened African National Designated Entities and some CTCN Network members, Nationally Designated Authorities to the Green Climate Fund, representatives of financial institutions and other government officials. The CTCN mandate is to help countries meet

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  • CSW63 (2019)

    New York, 11 to 22 March – The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women, take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019.  Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC accredited non governamental organisations (NGOs) from all regions of the world have attended

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  • NourDign in Rome

    Rome, 7 March – Dr. Kean Biorou Jean President of MU.DE.CA and IDA member meet Mr. Gian Marco Centinaio the Italian Agriculture Minister in Rome.  They have discussed about NourDign project for the rice and cassava processing to help the women empowerment in Ivory Coast and reduce the migration process from Ivory Coast and Europe.

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  • Africa Play-based Learning Conference

    Pretoria, 11 February – Ensuring that the children of Africa are adequately prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, as defined by its fast-paced social, economic and technological change, requires the re-thinking and re-imagining of traditional approaches to learning. An education system that supports the development of skills such as problem solving, critical

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  • NourDign Ivory Coast

    Abidjan, 10 February – Dr. Kean Biorou Jean President of MU.DE.CA and IDA member meet Mrs. Anne Désirée Ouloto in Abidjan. Mrs. Anne Désirée Ouloto is the Minister of Health, Environment and Sustainable Development and Deputy Spokesperson of the Government. Dr. Kean and the Minister have discussed about NourDign project for the rice and cassava

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  • ACDS Rome

    Rome, 29 January – A major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa was needed to ensure a better future for the continent’s youth who, can be the drivers of development, said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva at the ceremony. Several ministers from African countries attended the inauguration. Cardinal

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