Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo, Egypt |

U.S. Ambassador Visits Esna and Luxor to Highlight U.S.-Egypt Partnership

Ambassador Cohen also visited historic Esna where the U.S. is working with local organizations to improve the town's potential for tourism

U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Luxor and Esna on Saturday, September 19 to reaffirm the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership in wastewater management, agribusiness strengthening, and cultural heritage preservation with Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, and Secretary General of Luxor Governorate General Emad Abou El Azayem.     In Luxor, Ambassador Cohen joined Minister…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Africa: Expert panel endorses protocol for COVID-19 herbal medicine clinical trials

The endorsed technical documents are aimed at empowering and developing a critical mass of technical capacity of scientists in Africa

The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs has endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19 as well as a…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Mauritania: African Development Bank extends $2.1 million for rollout of Disaster Risk Financing

The Bank is extending the funding under its Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRIFI) program to enable the country to take out a drought risk index-based insurance policy

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board on Wednesday approved a grant of $2.1 million to boost the country’s resilience against climate related shocks and food insecurity. The funds, sourced from the African Development Fund, will go to provide technical and institutional support to strengthen Mauritania’s capacity to assess climate-related risk.…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

USTDA expands support for Internet Connectivity in Nigeria

Funding two projects that will help deliver fast and reliable internet to thousands of Nigerian households using U.S. technological solutions

the U.S. Trade and Development Agency continued its 20 years of support for Nigeria’s telecommunications sector by funding two projects that will help deliver fast and reliable internet to thousands of Nigerian households using U.S. technological solutions. “USTDA is committed to establishing a new era of inclusive, secure and sustainable…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Coronavirus: European Investment Bank (EIB) approves € 12.6 billion financing for transport, clean energy, urban development and COVID-19 resilience

Also backed investment in agriculture, water, housing, telecommunications and urban development across Europe, as well as in Africa, Asia and Latin America

€ 3.1 billion for COVID-19 public health and business financing; € 3.5 billion for private sector investment and working capital schemes; € 3 billon for clean energy and energy efficiency investment around the world; € 2 billion for Naples-Bari high speed train link largest loan in EIB history The European…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Government of Kenya has Partnered with the Private Sector and Development Partners to Outline its Roadmap towards Achieving Energy Efficiency Goals

Kenya has made significant progress in energy efficiency and conservation

The Kenyan Government through the Ministry of Energy (MOE) today launched the Kenya National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (KNEECS or The Strategy) placing Kenya firmly on track toward sustainable consumption and production including renewable energy generation. The Strategy was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders including the Kenya Association…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Global and African Leaders welcome Launch of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa as “Historic Moment to Accelerate Adaptation” on the Continent

GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African communities from the impacts of climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA.org) today announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Global Philanthropy Forum panelists call for ‘smarter’ collaboration among funders to meet ambitious targets for a climate-resilient Africa

Participants highlighted the critical role of innovative approaches to mobilizing climate adaptation finance in Africa

Experts at the 2020 Global Philanthropy Forum on Tuesday called for greater collaboration among funders to address the severe threat that climate change poses to Africa’s development. Participants highlighted the critical role of innovative approaches to mobilizing climate adaptation finance in Africa, in a session titled Inclusive Green Economies -…

Source: Nestlé |

Inspiring African women to aim high: Nestlé appoints first female factory Manager in Central and West Africa

She is the first-ever female factory manager in Nestlé Central and West Africa

Across Africa, most schools have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several international organizations have warned that school closures will hit girls hardest (https://bit.ly/2FoZ1bB) during this time. While many girls will eventually continue with their education once schools reopen, others will never return to school. Educating girls has a positive…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Initiative Embedding Nutrition within the Covid-19 Response and Recovery

COVID-19 Position Paper

Background The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a major global health and economic shock with unprecedent impacts on people’s health, nutrition and livelihoods. As a result of the pandemic, Africa is likely to experience negative economic growth primarily as a result of the sharp decline in productivity, jobs and revenues.…