ISBN 9780798305082
Pages 226
Dimensions 244 x 170mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations and Colour Photographs
Published 2020
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Poverty Alleviation Pathways for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

edited by Thokozani Simelane, Lavhelesani R. Managa, Mammo Muchie

The inability to eradicate poverty among societies demands a synergistic approach. This calls for the development of multi-pronged pathways for transitioning towards sustainable development goals. Many of these have been developed and tested across the world. Some have proved to be effective in illuminating the underlying cause of the world's inability to eradicate poverty. This is being driven by the fact that sustainable development, as a global development concept, represents a multidimensional phenomenon that includes many different indicators of human development.

This volume, which derives from the papers presented at the seventh Africa Unity for Renaissance Conference that was held at Freedom Park, Pretoria, South Africa, seeks to supplement existing pathways by highlighting Africa's approach to poverty alleviation, which can possibly be attained through enhanced nutrition, food security, energy and gender equity. Evidence presented reflects strengths, weaknesses and opportunities on how Africa can transition towards sustainable development goals. The information provided is useful to countries interested in assisting Africa to develop pathways for achieving sustainable development goals within the scope of Agenda 2063. The book is a good reference for policy makers, academics, government authorities and students interested in research and developmental studies.

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About the Editors

Thokozani Simelane

Thokozani Simelane serves as programme leader for Science and Technology at the Africa Institute of South Africa, a research institute of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa.

Lavhelesani R. Managa

Lavhelesani R. Managa is a researcher in Science and Technology Programme at the Africa Institute of South Africa, a research institute of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa.

Mammo Muchie

Mammo Muchie is currently a Professor of Technology Innovation studies at the Tshwane University of Technology, where he heads a SARChi Chair on Innovation Studies, South Africa.

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