Mischka Moosa

Mischka Moosa is a data journalist at GGA. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science with majors in Gender Studies and Political Science that she obtained from the University of Cape Town. Her focus of interest is on decolonial approaches to justice, development and transformation in Africa.

According to UNICEF’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report this year, global hunger remained relatively unchanged between 2021 and 2022. It said that while progress was made in most sub-regions of Asia and Latin America, food insecurity levels are still well above both pre-pandemic levels and the SDG target of zero hunger by 2030. Critically, while most regions experienced either progress or stagnation, hunger continues to rise in all sub-regions of Africa. In 2022, the global share of those affected by hunger in Africa was second only to Asia. Approximately 55% (402 million) of people…

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Africa today has one of the world’s fastest-growing populations and boasts some of the youngest working-age populations. It is projected that by 2040, Africa’s urban population will increase by more than half a billion people and that the continent’s population will surpass both those of China and India – the world’s largest labour economies (Figure 1). Alongside this accelerated growth in urban populations, however, comes a heightened energy demand to improve livelihoods and efficiency, and facilitate industrial production and mobility in these economies. Compared to global electrification rates, energy accessibility across the continent continues to hamper socioeconomic development and remains…

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In the past five years alone, the global community has experienced a series of unprecedented events that have drastically impacted economies, societies, and governance structures. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with travel restrictions and supply chain disruptions, has tested the resilience of governments and businesses worldwide. Additionally, the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict in Europe has heightened geopolitical tensions and raised concerns about the potential for further destabilisation. At the same time, the growing impact of climate change has heightened the urgency of transitioning to a more sustainable energy system that is capable of adapting to these global…

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