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The Next Steps: Africa's Sustainable Development Goals and Their Implications

“THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGs) were in many ways palliative, they were not radical, transformative goals,” Macharia Kamau, the Co-Chair of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has said. With 240 million hungry and 25% youth unemployment in some areas, Africa will require SDGs that are well-developed, “radical,” and “transformative.”

Richard Munang is the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Africa Regional Climate Change Co-ordinator. He tweets as @MTingem.

Jesica Andrews is the Ecosystem Adaptation Officer with the UNEP Regional Office for Africa, @lapeqi.

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