Kofi Annan: New Deal on Energy for Africa

Africa's energy deficit holds back the economic growth needed to create jobs and lift people out of poverty. Africa’s leaders have no choice but to bridge the energy gap, urgently. Nevertheless, they do have a choice about how to bridge the gap. They have an amazing opportunity, to show the rest of the world the way to a sustainable future.
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SDGs Will Only Succeed If They Can Succeed in Africa, says Caroline Kende-Robb in the Huffington Post

The new international targets to improve people's lives and protect life on the planet, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), do much more than just extend for another 15 years the remit of the Millennium Development Goals. The SDGs will only succeed, however, if they can succeed in Africa -- whose rapidly growing population most needs the change that the agenda describes.
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Seizing Africa’s Energy, Agriculture and Climate Opportunities: Address by Kofi Annan in Berlin

Kofi Annan delivers the keynote speech to introduce the first panel of the forum "Africa beyond 2015" in Berlin. He summarizes Africa's current challenges and opportunities, and he highlights that the future of the continent rests not only in the hands of its political leaders but will also depend on the outcome of the forthcoming UN climate change conference in Paris.