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Strengthening African science

Any good leader knows that scientific discovery and innovation fuels progress, facilitates development, and can help tackle issues like food insecurity, water shortages, and climate change.

Nourishing cities with nature

As rates of urbanization increase globally, city planners are working to reverse decades of reckless growth by returning nature to the built environment.

A roadmap for African industrialization

Although Africa has recorded strong economic growth in recent years, and will continue to do so this year, its gains will remain fleeting until it undergoes a long-awaited transition away from commodity exports and toward manufacturing.

Where the water is

Sustainable Development Goal 6 calls for universal access to clean water and sanitation. But if governments do not embrace unconventional water resources, achieving that goal will be as difficult as getting water from a stone – and the consequences for water-scarce regions will be dire, write Manzoor Qadir and Vladimir Smakhtin.