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Food Security Challenges in Africa and the Middle East 13 July 2023 at 14:40 | Africa, Middle East | Socio Economic

Food Security Challenges in Africa and the Middle East

Food Security as a key socio-economic condition for security, political stability and sustainable development

The Southern Talks #3 - China in Africa 26 September 2023 at 15:00 | Africa, Transnational | Socio Economic

The Southern Talks #3 - China in Africa

An In-depth look at what China has achieved in Africa thus far.


Risk mitigation and transfer for renewable energy investments: a conceptual review

[ © Stockholm Environment Institute ]

 This report reviews and examines the use of risk mitigation and transfer (RMT) instruments in private utility-scale renewable energy investment. The trillions of dollars needed to achieve global climate goals are more than an abstract number. They need to be channeled through viable projects that result in desirable outcomes, such as renewable energy infrastructure in developing countries.  

The Impact of Chinese Investments in Africa

[ © Policy Center for the New South ]

 China is the largest developing country. Africa is the continent with the largest number of developing countries. The China-Africa economic relationship has developed rapidly over the last two decades. China has increased its investment in Africa over the last four decades. Flows surged from $75 million (2003) to $5.This has had both positive and negative impacts on Africa. Infrastructure improvement, job creation, and overall economic growth can be listed as positive results, leading to improved connectivity, trade, and transportation in a continent where infrastructure integration has always been challenging. Creating such opportunities in Africa has supported lower unemployment rates, particularly among young people, which is fundamental in a continent that enjoys a positive demographic bonus 2021.  

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The NSD-S HUB supports NATO in enhancing understanding of the regional dynamics in Africa and the Middle East. This is achieved through horizon scanning, and researching challenges and opportunities which influence security and stability. In addition, the NSD-S HUB assists NATO in harmonizing their activities in the South. .

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