Source: Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) |

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards 2019 – Call for Nominations

The call for nominations is now open

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the AWIEF Awards. The annual AWIEF Awards is Africa’s most prestigious awards event designed to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development…

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Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap Go on a Digital Training Tour through Kenya

Kenya is poised to be a global success story because of its motivated youth, a dynamic private sector and improving infrastructure

Arrow Electronics (www.FiveYearsOut.com) and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator. The new unit serves the Kenyan capital of Nairobi - one of Africa’s commercial hubs and a portal for Africa’s development in the 21st Century.…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

African Union (AU) Technical Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism meeting

The meeting considered the nexus between transport, energy and tourism and its relevance for Agenda 2063

The Second Ordinary Session of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism (STC-TTIET) took place this week from April 14-18, in Cairo. The meeting was organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt to consider…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

A business delegation from Germany in Addis Ababa

The delegation, which arrived on Sunday (April 14), was made up of representatives from sixty companies

Markus Soder, Minister-President of the German Free State of Bavaria led a delegation to Ethiopia this week. The delegation, which arrived on Sunday (April 14), was made up of representatives from sixty companies, and the focus of its visit was economic cooperation as well as issues of climate change and…

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    • ITFC CEO Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol and H.E. Aa╠âchatou Boulama KanC╠º, Minister of Planning of Niger and IsDB Governor
    • ITFC CEO, Eng Hani Salem Sonbol, and HE. Dr. Boubou Cisse, Minister of Economy & Finance, Mali and IsDB Governor
    • ITFC CEO, Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol and Triqui Zouhair, Secretary General, AMDIE on behalf of Hicham Boudraa, Managing Director, AMDIE
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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation signs Six High-Level Trade Agreements Over UU$1.1BN

Major Framework Agreements and Trade Solutions Initiatives in Q2 for Export Growth and Trade Financing in Member Countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-IDB.org/en), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has signed six major Trade Financing and Development Agreements worth in excess of US$1.1 Billion with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries including the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), MENA, South America and…

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New UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States and Egypt country office Inaugurated

For over 10 years, UN-Habitat in Egypt has been able to build strong partnerships with the government, civil society, donors, and various stakeholders

H.E. Assem Al-Jazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, officially inaugurated the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) Regional Office for Arab states and Egypt country office. UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS), established in 2011, and generously hosted by the Arabic Republic of Egypt, has a mandate…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Time to close poverty gap in Africa with bold actions, says ECA’s Biha at the Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD2019)

SDGs are a global agenda adopted by countries in 2015 with a vision of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, on Thursday said Africa was running out of time to ensure the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals and called for bold actions by the continent’s leaders to ensure no one is left behind by development processes. In closing…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD) 2019 ends with Africa reaffirming its commitment to implementing the SDGs

The ministers called on all African countries to strengthen South-South cooperation and the sharing of experience to help tackle multiple and complex challenges

The fifth Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD) ended in Marrakesh Thursday with ministers and officials in charge of environment and sustainable development reaffirming their governments’ commitment to fully implementing the sustainable development goals for the benefit of all on the continent. The ministers, who were joined by policymakers…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain |

Her Majesty the Queen's Cooperation Trip to Mozambique

The State Secretary for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean, Mr Juan Pablo de Laiglesia, will travel with Her Majesty the Queen

​The Diplomatic Communication Office has announced the following: Her Majesty the Queen will undertake a cooperation trip to Mozambique from 28 to 30 April ​Queen Letizia will find out about the work carried out by Spanish Cooperation in Mozambique in the areas of democratic governance, health, nutrition and rural development,…