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

Climate research should inform development policies in Africa

The 2018-2022 strategic plan further focuses on four structural goals aimed at improving research capacity in Africa as an ingredient for achieving sustainable development

In a meeting held on the 14-15 February in Entebbe, Uganda, members of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Institutional Collaboration Platform (ICP) unanimously adopted the CR4D five-year strategic plan. The participants further resolved to implement the strategy that emphasizes three climate research priority areas of science, practice and policy, strategies to…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

American Pavilion at PROMOTE 2019 Looks to Boost U.S. - Cameroon Trade

The pavilion will feature 20 U.S. companies and organizations that are working to make mutual progress in increasing trade and investment between Cameroon and the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé announces its upcoming February 16-24 pavilion at Cameroon’s PROMOTE 2019 trade fair. The theme of the U.S. pavilion is “Real Partnerships, Mutual Progress,” and highlights U.S. companies’ lasting business partnerships withCameroon. The pavilion will feature 20 U.S. companies and organizations that are working to make mutual progress in…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Livestock Farming in Burkina Faso: A Reintegration Opportunity for 99 Returning Migrants

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration, Capacity Building

 Livestock equals wealth. It’s the timeless equation of existence in rural Africa, as true today as it was thousands of years ago, when families began their long journey across the planet, always looking for better lands to thrive in.    Thus, livestock also signifies something deeper: community, culture, a commitment to…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA |

Speech of Ambassador Mariani at the Signing Ceremony of the FA for the Regional Enterprise Competitiveness and Access to Markets Programme, 18/02/2019

The European Union has committed EUR 10 Million for this programme

H.E. Ms Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, COMESA Secretary General, The COMESA Assistant Secretary General for Programmes, Ambassador Kipyego Cheluget, The COMESA Assistant Secretary General for Finance & Administration Dr Dev Haman – Ambassadors from EU Member States; COMESA colleagues; colleagues from the EU Delegation; Colleagues from the media; Distinguished ladies and gentlemen I am delighted to participate this morning…

Source: Government of the Netherlands |

Minister Kaag: investing more in development in Niger

The government will also support projects to help ensure safe and clean water, as well as initiatives that will help young entrepreneurs start businesses

The Netherlands will be increasing its investment in sustainable development for Niger over the next several years. As part of this, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag is focusing on programmes that combat poverty and offer young people education and access to the job market. The government…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO sounds alarm on Desert Locust outbreak in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by heavy rains

Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spread along both sides of the Red Sea

Heavy rains and cyclones have triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Eritrea that is rapidly spreading along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, FAO warned today. The UN agency called on all the affected countries…

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

Prime Minister Abiy receives further support for reforms in latest whistle-stop tour of Europe

Prime Minister Abiy led an Ethiopian delegation on a three-nation European Tour

Prime Minister Abiy led an Ethiopian delegation on a three-nation European Tour, in Italy where they met the President and the Pope, Davos where the Prime Minister addressed global leaders at the World Economic Forum and Brussels for meetings with the European Union Commission. Abiy’s last European tour saw him…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Egypt Network for Integrated Development 6th annual conference focuses on clusters to stimulate economic development

This year's conference will focus on clusters as an effective model for stimulating economic development and employment generation in Egypt’s South

Under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Egyptian Prime Minister, The Egypt Network for Integrated Development "ENID" holds its sixth annual conference titled “"Clusters and Economic Development in the South" on the 14th and 15th of February at the Jolie Ville Kings Island Hotel in Luxor. This year's conference will…

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

Hunger on the rise in Africa, new UN report reveals

A new United Nations report reveals that hunger is on the rise in Africa following years of decline due to a number of reasons, including difficult global economic conditions, adverse climatic conditions due to El Niño and soaring staple food prices. Titled The 2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cote d'Ivoire |

Coastal Resilience Project launches in Fresco – Cote d’Ivoire, to protect Ecosystems and improve lives of thousands

The Fresco coastal landscape includes the Fresco Lagoon and the upstream watershed consisting of the Bolo and Niouniourou rivers

A new Initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is being launched in Fresco, southern Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, February 13, to promote the wellbeing of households living in an area that is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and an urgent need to increase…