Many thanks Shanta for this very interesting post, I think the climate change is another challenge to be adressed. Everybody knows that Africa's responsibility in the ecosystem degradation is one of the least significant compared to other regions across the globe. Actually, Africa is one of the most vulnerable continent to the climate changes. Recurrent cycles of droughts and floods are affecting millions lives on the African continent. The recent food crisis that hiited the continent has given us lessons that tensions such as social conflicts, disorders, political instability, as well as pressure on public finances are expected to be likely the real concern. The end of the Kyoto protocol and the insignificant outcome of Climate Change Wolrd summit organized last month in Copenhagen are also a real threat for Africa's developpment during the ongoing decade.