• Strategic Pillars

  • Agriculture

    Accounting for greater proportion of their GDP, export and employing larger proportion of the population, agriculture is and continues to be the mainstay of several African countries’ economy. However, despite the achievements registered in the last few years, the state of agriculture in Africa is still far behind most other regions.

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  • Education

    The continent has achieved significant strides in increasing school enrolment at all levels in the last fifteen years. However, major gaps persist in learning outcomes and there are still millions of children denied a solid education.

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  • Health

    It is evident that Africa’s health outcomes have significantly improved in the last 15 years. Death rate from the top 10 causes of mortality reduced from 87.7 per 100,000 population in 2000 to 51.3 in 2015. Nevertheless, the continent still lags behind in many of the indicators as compared to other regions of the world. Nineteen of the twenty countries of the world with the highest maternal mortality ratio are in Africa and it has the highest neonatal death rate in the world. (WHO 2018)

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  • Water

    Lack of safe and adequate water has a significant effect on health, livelihoods options, children’s education and overall well-being of people. Many in the African continent are deprived of this fundamental basic necessity. In 2015, only 58% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa used safe drinking water and only 28% used basic sanitation facilities, while globally the proportion was 88% and 68% respectively, (UN 2018).

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