Global Children’s Climate Summit Unveils Key Outcome Statement Ahead of Africa Climate Summit.
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Global Children’s Climate Summit Unveils Key Outcome Statement Ahead of Africa Climate Summit.

Press Release Nairobi, September 2nd, 2023 – In an unprecedented move, children and young advocates from the Global South have come together to vocalize their concerns and aspira@ons regarding climate change and global financial jus@ce. Converging in Nairobi from 31st August to 2nd September 2023 for the 1st Ever Global Child-led Climate Change Summit, these...

The Outcome Statement from the First-Ever Global Children’s Climate Summit held in Nairobi on 31/8-2/09/23 Ahead of Africa Climate Summit / UNGA 78/ COP 28
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The Outcome Statement from the First-Ever Global Children’s Climate Summit held in Nairobi on 31/8-2/09/23 Ahead of Africa Climate Summit / UNGA 78/ COP 28

Theme: “A Platform to Mobilize Children Globally to Influence Climate Finance, Policy Makers in Favor of the Global South“ Outcome Statement We the Global Child-led Climate Change Summit Committee (GCCCS) and the children representatives from Global South who have authored the New Children’s Global Financial Pact Declaration and presented it to Global Leaders and those...

African Faith Leaders’ Statement on how Africa can Emerge from Today’s Multiple Crises.
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African Faith Leaders’ Statement on how Africa can Emerge from Today’s Multiple Crises.

We, leaders of Catholic and other Christian Faith Denominations, Muslim and Indigenous Religions met at Elysian Resort in Nairobi on August 7-8, 2023 to discuss and propose solutions on how Africa can emerge from multiple and interlinked crises amongst others: the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity,...

Africa’s Rising Tide of Hunger: Urgent Calls for Action at UN Food Systems Summit
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Africa’s Rising Tide of Hunger: Urgent Calls for Action at UN Food Systems Summit

By Kevin Okoth Ouko- Research and Policy Analyst, JENA The UN Food Systems Summit+2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2), is currently underway at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations headquarters in Rome, from 24th to 26th July 2023. The Summit aims to evaluate the progress made since the initial UN Food Systems Summit...

Africa Talks Hard at the New Global Financing Pact Summit
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Africa Talks Hard at the New Global Financing Pact Summit

By: Charlie Chilufya, S.J. After intense deliberation at the New Global Financing Pact summit in Paris that closed yesterday, the narrative emerging from Africa and the Global South paints a story of both hope and frustration. Spearheaded by French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit aimed to redefine fiscal relationships between high-income nations and countries grappling...

New Global Financing Pact Summit
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New Global Financing Pact Summit

By: Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. The long-anticipated New Global Financial Pact Summit, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, commenced yesterday, June 22nd, in Paris. After months of preparation, including webinars, working groups, and drafting concept papers, this meeting aims to forge a “New Global Financing Pact.” The Summit is ambitiously striving to establish a more...

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Youth Voice at the Global Financial Pact Summit: Expanding the Circle of Influence

Fr. Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. We’re thrilled to continue sharing the stories of young advocates shaping the discourse on financial justice and climate action on the global stage. Sierra Leonean Foday Bangura and Kenyan Lavina Lempiras join Congolese-American Jelayaka and Kenyan Ellyanne Wanjiku Chlystun-Githae in this crusade for change. Our young leaders are supported by...

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“food-first” Blue Economy Strategy.

BRYAN P. GALLIGAN, S.J.RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYST – FOOD AND CLIMATE JUSTICE Current policy and advocacy for social and ecological justice tend to neglect the import ant roles played by coastal communities and blue foods in Africa. This “ blue blind spot,” however, is beginning to be noticed by Catholic and other faith actors on...

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Unraveling the Debt Crisis:The Rising Economic Threat in Impoverished Countries

FR. CHARLES B. CHILUFYA, S.J. In a startling revelation, an Associated Press (AP) analysis reportsthat a group of impoverished countries, heavily indebted to China,teeter precariously on the edge of economic collapse. Notablenations such as Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia, Laos, and Mongolia findthemselves ensnared in a seemingly inescapable web of foreignloans.In the shadow of China’s economic might,...