icipe Annual Report 2022
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The year 2022 was significant in several ways. It marked the middle of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through which world leaders made commitments in 2015 to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. In addition, 2022 was the penultimate year of the first ten-year implementation plan of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, which was initiated in 2013.
Moreover, during the year, ongoing and new conflicts drove up global inflation, creating food and energy shortages, while coalescing with the rising impact of climate change and a myriad of interconnected, persistent developmental challenges.
Against this background, this Annual Report is written in the spirit of reflection of icipe’s place in a fast-evolving world. It has at its heart a message of hope and optimism, as well as ample evidence that with the right focus and dedication, we can overcome many of the obstacles that we face today.
We hope that you will find this publication enlightening and reinvigorating, and we look forward to your partnership in 2023, to work together towards a more prosperous Africa and better world.
Segenet Kelemu, PhD
Director General & CEO
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