Awaken the African Giant

16 Jan 2013

Nick Moon, award-winning supporter of African entrepreneurship, will speak about market based approaches to poverty reduction, food security, economic empowerment and climate change in the “Kapuscinski development lecture” taking place on 16 January in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Effective pursuing of sustainable development globally requires both political high-level agreements and practical implementation on the ground. Nick Moon takes care of the latter. As a co-founder of the KickStart International initiative, he promotes simple, cost-effective tools and solutions which increase agricultural productivity in Africa. Moon proves that social economy can bring benefits and effectively lift people out of extreme poverty through triggering their entrepreneurship rather than giving aid.

“Kapuscinski development lectures”, named for Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish reporter and writer who covered developing countries, is organized jointly by the European Commission, UNDP and partner universities and development think-tanks.

Read more about the Kapuscinski development lectures

The Kapuscinski development lectures are a series of lectures that offers students from the European Union member states an unprecedented opportunity to learn and discuss about development issues such as climate change, human rights, aid effectiveness, Europe-Africa relations, Millennium Development Goals etc.

 

They are organized jointly by the EU and UNDP.

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