January 25, 2021 0 Comments

Report of Activities for the year 2019

High Profile Visit to the Africa Progress Group
The immediate past Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, and Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, the founder and executive chairman of Econet Wireless and a member of the APG, visited the Secretariat where they were taken on a tour and were briefed about the recent and ongoing activities. They were both highly impressed with the work of the secretariat and urged staff to keep up the good work.READ MORE

January 25, 2021 0 Comments

Report of Activities for the year 2018

APG Leaders Meeting
The leadership of APG and staff of APP attended a meeting in Abeokuta (onsite and virtual) on 12-13 January 2018 to plan for the successful transition and take-off APG. Peter Eigen (Co-Chair) came from Germany and it was a very productive meeting with Sheriffdeen Tella, Alero Okorodudu, Temitayo Omotola, Maz Jarrett (Skype), Dan Graham (Skype), Abisade Adenubi (Skype), and Tim Bittiger (Skype) in attendance.READ MORE

March 2, 2018 0 Comments

The poor need alerts too

Dust storm arriving at Dori, Sahel Region, Burkina Faso – May 23, 2016. Credit: ACMAD-MESA

Growing up in Ghana, I learned how harsh the harmattan can be. The dry, dusty wind from the Sahara sweeps across West Africa from November to March. It brings dust storms that damage airways, eyes and skin, and sudden cold spells that can jeopardise vulnerable people. Now climate change threatens to magnify its threat, as the harmattan becomes more severe and less predictable, and carries more dust.READ MORE