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Sierra Leone launches drone corridor for medical supplies

Sierra Leone on Friday launched West Africa’s first drone for good corridor to help in fast and efficient health care delivery of medical supplies. A drone corridor is an airspace where drones and drone solutions can be tested for use to support different sectors. With support from UNICEF Sierra Leone and UNICEF’s Office of Innovations in New York, Sierra Leone’s drone corridor is to explore using aerial drones for medical deliveries, emergency response activities, agroforestry, and geospatial mapping to start. The initiative is under the technical leadership of Sierra Leone’s…

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Nigeria’s target of getting 1 million girls into school by 2020

The United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) and Nigeria’s Kano state government have announced a target of sending 1 million girls to school by 2020. The initiative is to help in improving social and economic opportunity for girls in Northern Nigeria. A UNICEF official in Kano state, Richard Sheyin Akanet told journalists at a media dialogue the target is expected to be actualized under the UNICEF Girls Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3). UNICEF and the Nigerian Kanu state are targeting achieving this by 2020. The project is funded by the UK…

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