Poverty eradication remains one of the greatest challenges facing Africa. With more than 408 million people living in extreme poverty, more work is needed to bring down the share of Africa’s poor. Over the past years, inequality, high population growth, a mismatch between development priorities and poverty eradication agenda has made it much harder for the continent to escape poverty. At Wesustain, we believe that extreme poverty is not necessary in Africa. It can and must end. With the guidance of SDG 1 targets and our three-step approach to sustainability, we are initiating long-term development projects aimed at eliminating poverty in the African continent. This involves developing sustainable solutions targeting the most vulnerable, increasing access to basic resources and services, and supporting communities affected by climate-related disasters.

ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY

By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people in Africa, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.

REDUCE POVERTY BY AT LEAST 50%

By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to 54 national definitions.

IMPLEMENT SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all African countries, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.

EQUAL RIGHTS TO OWNERSHIP, BASIC SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES

By 2030, ensure that all men and women in Africa, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

BUILD RESILIENCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DISASTERS

By 2030, build the resilience of the African poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

MOBILIZE RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT POLICIES TO END POVERTY

Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for African countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.

CREATE PRO-POOR AND GENDER-SENSITIVE POLICY FRAMEWORKS

Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions