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Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (ARBE)


H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko

H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, from Angola, was elected as the new commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (ARBE) of the African Union Commission. Mrs Sacko was the special adviser to the Minister of agriculture, assigned with the responsibility of advising on issues related to international cooperation both bilateral and multilateral.


The Agriculture and Food Security Division coordinates the implementation of AU decisions related

Rural Economy

The achievement of the Agenda 2063 Goals is at the center of sustainable development in Africa an


September 18, 2023

African Union Member States, international development partners, and civil society have outlined priority actions for the Africa Water Investment Action Plan, which will accelerate the implementation of the United Nations (UN) 2023 Water Action Agenda on the continent.

September 11, 2023

The 3rd Organization of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and and 1st African Union ClimSA Forum will gather more than three hundred delegates from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, as well as partners of the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Applications (ClimSA) programme.

September 11, 2023

The AU-SAFGRAD has concluded a three-day workshop focused on the development of the Framework on Indigenous Conflicts

September 07, 2023

A high-level event held during Africa Climate Week on 7 September 2023 called for a renewed urgency to address the challenges and impacts of urban risk in Africa.

September 04, 2023

The African Union Chairperson's Youth Envoy Ms.Chido Mpemba delivered a compelling address on the sidelines of the opening of the Africa Climate Summit at an event hosted by Her Excellency Madam Rachel Ruto, the First Lady of Kenya.

July 30, 2023

The African Union Commission (AUC) achieved a significant milestone in continental disaster risk reduction efforts by

September 11, 2023 to September 13, 2023

Theme: Building Bridges for Climate Services: Advancing Stakeholder Dialogue to

September 11, 2023 to September 13, 2023


August 16, 2023


July 05, 2023 to July 06, 2023

The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature, and with the financial support of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Oceans Fund, is organising a consultative workshop aimed at curbing Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUUF) in Africa.

June 12, 2023 to June 14, 2023

Blue Future Conference Ministerial Conference on the Blue Economy and Climate Action in Africa: Island and Coastal States at the Forefront 12-14 June 2023 | Moroni, Union of Comoros


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September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.