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Weekly Security Readings 2


12 Mar 2020

The African Union Summit adopted Agenda 2063 – “The Africa We Want” – as Africa’s blueprint and master plan for sustainable development and economic growth of the continent. It is an affirmation by African Heads of State and Government of their commitment to transform Africa into the global powerhouse. This report is a consolidation and evidence-based assessment of country and regional-level progress reports on Agenda 2063, complemented with interventions and results achieved at the regional and continental level.

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5 Mar 2020

“Twenty years ago, thanks to the advocacy of women peacebuilders and particularly those in Africa, the United Nations Security Council adopted the landmark resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. This was the first-time women were recognized not only as victims of war but as people with their own agency and expertise, who are valuable assets to findings peaceful solutions to conflict” (UNSG). "She Stands for Peace: 20 Years, 20 Journeys" captures the stories of outstanding African women who have worked tirelessly towards the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda on the continent.

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27 Feb 2020

United Nations police (UNPOL) are a critical component of peace operations. Since they were first deployed to the UN Operation in the Congo in 1960, they have consistently been present in UN missions and have become increasingly important to achieving mission objectives. But despite their rise in prominence, UNPOL’s protective role is generally undervalued and regularly overlooked, and missions have tended to overly rely on militarized approaches to POC.

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20 Feb 2020

Off-grid solar solutions have played a pivotal role in extending energy access to millions of people, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, which face some of the world’s biggest gaps in energy access rates. Policymakers, private investors and end users alike have embraced off-grid solar products as an affordable and sustainable solution for electricity access, as productive use appliances for irrigation, cooling and refrigeration have helped provide a source of income for households across the agricultural, industrial, commercial, and public sectors. The 2020 edition of the Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report includes the most comprehensive sales and impact data available, in-depth analysis on current market dynamics and an outlook on the future of the industry.

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