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Côte d’Ivoire celebrates International Women’s Day with a series of inspiring events

  |   SUN Country Network

In March 2017, the African Development Bank partnered with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, UN agencies, civil society organizations and other development partners to mark the celebration of International Women’s Day. The commemorations began with the first meeting on the concertation framework on gender, chaired...

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Cash transfers, behavior change, and resilience in Niger’s Adaptive Social Safety Nets Program

  |   SUN in Practice, SUN Country Network

In 2016, the project added components to promote an adaptive social protection system in Niger. These include mechanisms to make social protection interventions more responsive to shocks and allow poor and vulnerable households to build their resilience. The goal of this newer program is to...

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Why saying ‘let’s empower women’ is not good enough

  |   Blogs

On 21 February 2017, Ms. Gerda Verburg, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Coordinator and Assistant UN Secretary-General met Thomson Reuters to share the key lessons from her personal and professional life. Highlighting why, the perspectives of women are imperative and crucial to achieving sustainable development. Saying ‘let’s...

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