Africa

The Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC), based on the Open Data Cube infrastructure, is a technological innovation that layers 17 years of satellite imagery and Earth observation data for five African countries. This report identifies the key enabling environment, data management and sharing factors that affect the operationalization of the ARDC and makes recommendations to inform the scale-up of the technology, furthering SDGs 9 and 17.
This report showcases the latest transaction patterns, trends and cybercrime threats in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). It is essential reading for anyone involved in cybersecurity, financial crime, digital identity, fraud management and threat detection, advancing SDGs 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions).
Elsevier,

Journal of Business Venturing,  In Press, Available online 14 June 2019. 

Directly contributing to SDGs 1 (no poverty), 3 (good health and well-being) and 8 (decent work and economic growth), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article offers an understanding of the processes whereby entrepreneurship can improve life circumstances in poverty contexts.
In May 2019, GIZ partnered with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the Governments of Kenya and Ghana to organize a joint peer learning workshop for partners engaged in SDG implementation and monitoring from both countries. The aim of the workshop was to share and learn from each others experiences in the area of SDG monitoring and engage in a technical cross-country exchange, furthering SDG 17.
This article supports SDG 1 (no poverty) and SDG 3 (good health and well being). Exposure to community health nursing services mitigates the mortality risk of children with uneducated and relatively poor mothers. Community health nurse approaches to community-based health services represents a core health component of poverty reduction programs.
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Science of The Total Environment, Volume 669, 2019, Pages 129-139, ISSN 0048-9697

This journal article addresses SDG 6 by explaining that water and sanitation remain vital for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Year 2030 seems too close for Africa to achieve SDG 6 targets. Some countries show declining trends in Water–Sanitation–Hygiene (WASH) services between 2000 and 2015, and Africa should aggressively mobilise resources to attain universal WASH services by 2030.
Despite the great potential of mobile data to support the delivery of the sustainable development agenda across sub-Saharan Africa, access to the data remains a great challenge due to real or perceived barriers. In order to address gaps in timely data that provide information on the SDGs, a multistakeholder workshop was held in Nairobi, Kenya, in February 2019, contributing to SDGs 9 and 17.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 7 February 2019, Pages 12-13.

Focussing on SDG 5 (gender equality), this correspondence explores the leadership gender gap in health research within Cameroon. In particular, the role of female mentor-protégé relationships and their opportunities are discussed.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 517-518.

Directly contributing to SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this perspective piece discusses sociocultural constructs and patterns within sub-Saharan Africa surrounding cancer. There remains a stigma around cancer which continuous to risk women with cancer loosing their source of livelihood or family support.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 504-506.

Exploring SDG 5 (gender equality), this commentary explores a reduced number of senior level women in scientific research within Africa. Structural changes along with improved best practice is necessary to close the African gender gap.

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