The Government of Ghana, recognizing the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in addressing youth unemployment and advancing economic and social policy goals, established the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) in 2017.
This project focuses on diversifying smallholder farming systems by scaling up the production and marketing of high-value food trees (improved fruits and macadamias) to address structural conditions and inequalities in rural Malawi.
Human pressure on the environment and climate change have increased the possibility for multi-species contact, zoonosis (the transmission of disease between animals and humans), and the emergence of infectious pathogens and outbreaks.
African food systems face growing threats associated with the degradation of natural resources, increasing inequalities, and rising levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, all of which have been worsened during the past two years as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This project aims to strength individual and institutional capacities in selected African countries to analyze and transform food systems to deliver food security, nutrition, food safety, and human and environmental health in a gender-equitable manner.
In sub-Saharan Africa, despite various interventions to promote women’s participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), there are still very few women in leadership positions.
Across sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls from the poorest socioeconomic strata are vulnerable to early unintended pregnancy, child and forced marriage, female genital mutilation, gender-based violence, and related negative health outcomes.