Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

UNESCO and SADC Co-creating a Strategic Framework for Higher Education and TVET

UNESCO is committed to supporting national workshops where the draft strategy for Higher Education and TVET would be presented and discussed

The UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) in collaboration with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) jointly facilitated a two-day strategic workshop in Cape Town, South Africa under the theme: ‘Futures of Education for Higher Education and TVET.’ The…

Source: AKADEMIYA2063 |

2021 ReSAKSS Conference concludes on a high note with renewed commitment to continental goals

The three-day virtual conference featured high-level speakers from the academic and development community, who debated on the findings of the ReSAKSS 2021 Annual Trends and Outlook Report

AKADEMIYA2063 (www.AKADEMIYA2063.org) has concluded the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) Annual Conference, with renewed stakeholder commitment to promoting evidence-based dialogue and action towards policy options to ensure recovery from COVID-19 and strengthen resilience to future shocks. Organized in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), under the…

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More than US$25 Billion Worth of Deals Kicked off at African Energy Week in Cape Town

With African Ministers and global executives engaging in transformative discussions at African Energy Week in Cape Town, significant deals and investment commitments were made that will fast-track Africa’s energy growth

As the continent’s premier energy event, as well as the biggest event to take place in Africa in 2021, African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 did not only comprise the best platform for a discussion on Africa’s energy future, but the ideal place for deal making and investment. Notably, through a…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

At IATF, Multilateral Financiers Discuss Trade Initiatives after Covid-19

The conversation took place during a panel discussion at the Intra-African Trade Fair, launched in 2018 to give the AfCFTA, which came into effect this year

Multilateral financial institutions on Tuesday discussed their role in promoting trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), an ambitious plan to create the world’s largest free trade zone since the founding of the World Trade Organization. The conversation took place during a panel discussion at the Intra-African Trade…

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Niasse Aissatou Cissoko, President and Founder of Senegal Oil & Gas Academy to Speak at MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021

Energy Capital & Power will hold the MSGBC Oil, Gas, & Power 2021 conference and exhibition during 13-14 December 2021

Niasse Aissatou Cissoko, President and Founder of Senegal Oil & Gas Academy, will speak at the upcoming MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 Conference and Exhibition; organized by Energy Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com), the conference will take place in Dakar on December 13-14, 2021. Niasse Aissatou Cissoko, President and Founder of…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

South Africa: African Development Bank Approves $57.67 Million Loan to Eskom to Boost Electricity Generation from Renewable Sources

The project involves the development of 200MW of battery storage with four hours of energy storage capacity per day

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a $57.67 million loan to Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, South Africa’s public electricity utility—and Africa’s largest— to harness battery storage technology that will increase electricity generation from reliable and efficient renewable energy sources.  The Bank’s financing, a concessional…

Source: African Union at Expo 2020 Dubai |

Opening Remarks by Raila Odinga

The African Union in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates government and Expo, will host its second event at the Expo 2020 Dubai under the theme of Infrastructure Development in Africa

His Excellency Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, AU Higher Representative on Infrastructure Development in Africa spoke at the opening of the Spotlight on Africa - Infrastructure Development held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre at Expo 2020 Dubai. WHAT: Spotlights on Africa: Infrastructure Development in Africa (https://bit.ly/3CxAtW4) WHERE: South Hall 2A -…

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SIFA Africa Creates Jobs Conference – Unlocking Opportunities for the Youth

The conference programme starts on 2 November with the virtual exhibition booths where partner programmes will be showcased

The African continent continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, and the most affected from an employment perspective are women and youth. All countries on the continent are contending with recovery strategies and how to transform our economies. The Continental Africa Creates Jobs (ACJ!2021) Conference aims to bring together…

Source: The Brookings Institution |

Enlightened Climate Policy for Africa

By Aloysius Uche Ordu, Arunma Oteh, OON, and Jeanine Mabunda Lioko

As the world convenes in Glasgow for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26), it is time to recognize Africa’s role in averting a climate disaster without compromising the continent’s growth and poverty reduction. The world needs to transition away from fossil fuels. But access to electricity…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African ministers in charge of Communication and Information Technologies set to convene, as Experts Meeting kicks off

The experts meeting will also conduct the elections of its fifth bureau

Ministers in charge of Communication and Information and Communication Technologies are scheduled to convene virtually on the 27 of October 2021, to deliberate and adopt decisions on accelerating implementation of the of various programs, projects and initiatives in the field of Communication and ICT. Gathering under the 4th African Union Specialized…