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WSIS Stocktaking Success Stories 2017

International Telecommunication Union World Summit on the Information Society WSIS Stocktaking Process

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During the WSIS Forum, 18 WSIS stakeholders are awarded WSIS Prizes, as a unique mark of global recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. To this end, 18 projects are selected as the most successful stories worldwide, under each category, to serve as best-practice models to be replicated by other stakeholders interested in information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development. These projects brilliantly demonstrate how established Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be realized in concrete actions and inspire other stakeholders all over the world to follow their success.

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Africa will have to feed a population that will double by 2050. This is where the main challenge lies. With a population of over a billion, of whom 70 per cent are below 30 years of age, Africa is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. At the same time, most countries in Africa are highly dependent on the agricultural sector for economic development, as well as food security and employment. Yet, despite all this, most young Africans are not attracted to agriculture on account of its image, its insecurity and its lack of competitiveness and support.

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