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ABORNE 2022 "Security and Trade in African Borderlands"

Annual conference co-organised by SWAC/OECD and the University of Florida Sahel Research Group.

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New report

Boosting African cities' resilience to climate change: The role of green spaces

This analysis combines new and novel data sources to estimate the availability of green spaces in over 5 600 urban African agglomerations.

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The geography of violence in North and West Africa — a focus on borderlands

Violence in North and West Africa is far from homogenous geographically, with violent events increasingly occurring in borderlands.

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New report

Borders and Conflicts

Presented at the 2022 Munich Security Conference, this new report examines the role of border regions in shaping patterns of violence since the end of the 1990s in North and West Africa.

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The economic power of Africa's cities

Africa's cities benefit from higher socio-economic outcomes and standards of living than the countries in which they are located. Urbanisation is an opportunity for Africa, and governments should maximise its benefits by investing in cities of all sizes.

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New report

Africa’s Urbanisation Dynamics 2022: The Economic Power of Africa’s Cities

In partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Sahel and West Africa Club launched the 2022 edition of Africa’s Urbanisation Dynamics: The Economic Power of Africa’s Cities.

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Food and nutrition security

Image: Julia Wanjiru

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Food systems

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Cities and urbanisation

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Data & Dialogue

Gender

Levels of gender inequality in the Sahel and West Arica are among the highest in the world.

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Africapolis

A research and data visualisation tool used to understand urbanisation in Africa.

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RPCA

The food crisis prevention network.
Analyse | Inform | Prevent.

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COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is unfolding as the region faces a major food and security crisis.

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Sahelian consultations

A platform for open exchange between those in the region.

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Climate change

A practical guide to legal and financial levers for cities and border cities.

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