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Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

EU-Seychelles partnership in climate change

The programme of 3 million euros is part of the European Union Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+) which aims at strengthening dialogue and cooperation with developing countries, in particular least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS)

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles undertook a site visit to La Digue in the context of the coastal flood adaptation and mitigation activities of the "Seychelles Global Climate Change Alliance project". She met with local stakeholders on La Digue.  According to Marjaana SALL, Ambassador…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Strengthening the adaptation and resilience of rural communities facing climate change in Madagascar

Launch of the project "Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana"

In order to reduce the vulnerability of populations in Madagascar facing the adverse effects of climate change and severe weather events, the UNDP launched a new project on January 27 in Antsirabe titled “Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Deputy Minister Landers to lead the SA delegation to the Joint Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the SADC Ministers of Environment and Natural Resources, and of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation

It is expected that the Joint Extra-Ordinary Meeting will consider, among others, the implementation modalities of the SADC Law Enforcement and Anti-Poaching (LEAP) Strategy

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers will lead the South African delegation to the Joint Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, and of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation (MCO), scheduled for 3 February 2017 in…

Source: Kuwait International Health Safety and Environment Conference and Exhibition (KIHSE) |

Ministers from Kuwait and Oman to participate at 2nd Kuwait International HSE conference and exhibition (KIHSE)

HE Mr Essam Abdulmohsen Al-Marzouq, Minister of Electricity and Water/Minister of Oil, State of Kuwait will be welcoming HE Mohammed Hamad Al-Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas, Sultanate of Oman as a key participant at the event

The second “Kuwait International Health, Safety and Environment Conference and Exhibition” (KIHSE) (www.KIHSE.com) which is an initiative by the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries, will take place on 15 – 16 February 2017 in the Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Kuwait City. It will be held under the…

Source: Federal Republic of Somalia - Office of the President |

Press Statement on the Drought Appeal

It is estimated that the drought is affecting close to 5 million people and they are in need of emergency food, water and medical supplies.

The President of Somali Federal Republic, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, hold a breakfast meeting for the Arab League Ambassadors and representatives in Mogadishu with the National Drought Response Committee, which consists of FGS FMS, Civil Societies. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the drought situation and its implications…

Germany-Africa Business Forum
Source: Germany-Africa Business Forum |

Germany and African Countries Seek to Strengthen Trade and Investment Ties at First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum

The Germany-Africa Business Forum seeks to “bridge the gap” by facilitating dialogue, business dealings and dynamic commercial and political interchange

Africa is a priority for German government in 2017 as it holds G20 presidency There is much consensus for building trade relations; Africa is world’s fastest growing region and German companies need to find new markets This year, Germany will host the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk

FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño

New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today. While an impressive government-led humanitarian effort has sharply reduced the…

ENGIE
Source: ENGIE |

ENGIE signs an agreement for the development of Renewable Energies in Senegal

In Senegal, ENGIE has been selected for the Dakar TER project in partnership with Thales for the design and production of infrastructures and systems, with a contract amounting to 225 million euros

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) announces the signature of a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country. The first part of this agreement involves the development of solar energy for individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing. The aim is to…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Des Van Rooyen saw first-hand the devastation caused by storms in OR Tambo District Municipality - Eastern Cape Province

This visit follows severe weather condition on 02 January 2017 characterised by thunderstorms and strong winds

The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, honourable Des van Rooyen visited the Eastern Cape Province on 10 January 2017. This visit follows severe weather condition on 02 January 2017 characterised by thunderstorms and strong winds. To this effect, the purpose of Minister’s visit was to see first-hand the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Des van Rooyen visited Western Cape to assess the damages caused by wild fires

The Minister indicated disaster management is part of his portfolio within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, hence his visit to assess the damage caused by fire in the areas around Stellenbosch

“The primary responsibility for disaster management in South Africa rests with the government”, this was the sentiment expressed by Minister Des van Rooyen during his visit to the Western Cape today (09 January 2017). The Minister indicated disaster management is part of his portfolio within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance…