Insights: The Pivotal Role of the Private Sector in Achieving the Demographic Dividend in Africa

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

By Rebecca Fishman, Project Manager “Youth is the hope of our future,” wrote the Filipino patriot José Rizal in the late 1800s. The sentiment still resonates today, and particularly when it comes to achieving the African Union’s goal of an integrated and prosperous Africa. The fastest growing continent, Africa has the most youthful population; 70% of the projected 1.6 billion … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: The Pivotal Role of the Private Sector in Achieving the Demographic Dividend in Africa

Progress, not perfection, in the fight to end child marriage

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

A press release from UNICEF on October 23, 2017 outlines how far we’ve come and how far we have to go in the fight to end child marriage. Despite progress made over the past two decades, it will take 100 years to end child marriage in West & Central Africa at the current rate of decline. Due to Africa’s rapid … Read More

Alyssa GovindanProgress, not perfection, in the fight to end child marriage

Insights: Reaching Children Earlier to Disrupt Gender Norms and Improve Health

Alyssa GovindanArticle, News

By Alyssa Govindan, Communications GENDER NORMS & HEALTH IMPLICATIONS While gender norms are being challenged in the West, in many other parts of the world they are becoming further engrained. Even at a young age, gender norms can dictate the activities boys and girls are allowed to participate in. Behaviors as simple as playing outside can be gendered, with boys … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Reaching Children Earlier to Disrupt Gender Norms and Improve Health

Events: GBCH President Addresses African Leaders at Forum

Alyssa GovindanNews

The following is a transcript of the keynote speech GBCHealth’s President, Nancy Wildfeir-Field, gave at the Rebranding Africa Forum on October 6, 2017. Excellencies, Ministers, Ambassadors and Distinguished guests.  Bonjour. I am genuinely honored to be here today to kick off this formidable event, amongst esteemed partners and friends. My name is Nancy Wildfeir-Field and I am the President of … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvents: GBCH President Addresses African Leaders at Forum

Rebranding Africa Forum

Ian MatthewsEvent

In its efforts to accelerate the emergence of the African continent, the Rebranding Africa Forum this year will devote itself in exploring a better coordination between African demography, sometimes considered as its main asset, and at times as its major constraint and the financial systems, regularly accused of not playing adequately their role in the development of Africa. The demographic … Read More

Ian MatthewsRebranding Africa Forum

Side Event: Rebranding Africa Forum

Ian MatthewsEvent

In addition to UN General Assembly event, UNFPA, GBCHealth and AfriYAN will hold a special side event on October 5th in Brussels in the lead up to the Rebranding Africa Forum. The event will serve as a platform to discuss the role of youth in harnessing the demographic dividend. There will be two sessions: mobilizing media practitioners and a dialogue … Read More

Ian MatthewsSide Event: Rebranding Africa Forum

High-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa’s Demographic Dividend

Ian MatthewsEvent

On the occasion of the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA), GBCHealth, World Bank and UNFPA will convene a high-level meeting on September 22nd (08.30-10.30 ET) to discuss the private sector’s role in supporting Africa’s demographic change. Hosted by His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson for the African Union, the event will bring together African Heads of … Read More

Ian MatthewsHigh-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa’s Demographic Dividend

The Private Sector and Africa’s Demographic Dividend

Ian MatthewsNews

On the occasion of the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA), GBCHealth, World Bank and UNFPA will convene a high-level meeting on September 22nd (08.30-10.30 ET) to discuss the private sector’s role in supporting Africa’s demographic change. Hosted by His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson for the African Union, the event will bring together African Heads of … Read More

Ian MatthewsThe Private Sector and Africa’s Demographic Dividend

Investments in Health as a Driver of SME Growth in Africa

Ian MatthewsArticle, Blog

By: ‘Kayode Ajayi-Smith, GBCHealth Communications Africa is poised to reap a windfall from its fast-paced urbanization; technological acceleration, with investments totaling $129 million in 2016; abundance of natural resources; and rising workforce — estimated to top 1.1 billion workers by 2034 according to McKinsey Global Institute. Despite a series of economic crises caused by the dwindling price of crude oil … Read More

Ian MatthewsInvestments in Health as a Driver of SME Growth in Africa

Business and the Effort to Leave No One Behind

Ian MatthewsNews

By Mabingue Ngom, Regional Director West Africa, UNFPA For years too many of us striving to improve the lives of fellow Africans have picked their focus – education or health, babies or mothers – and channeled their efforts in one direction. But in 2015, politicians and development partners came together and agreed it’s time for a new approach. Our work … Read More

Ian MatthewsBusiness and the Effort to Leave No One Behind