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    • The Chief guests at the opening ceremony of the GARD ( Getting Airports Ready For Disaster ) workshop held at Streamline Hotel in Toamasina on 20th May 2019- From left to right- RAMANANA Barthelemy Samuel - representative of Atsinanana Region, Rija Rakotoarison –OCHA representative, Yves Andrianarison - Country Manager DHL Express Madagascar, Marie Dimond- UNDP representative in Madagascar, Col. Elack Olivier Andriakaja - Executive Secretary BNGRC , Cyrille Benandrasana - Prefect of Toamasina, Major Gen. Herison Andriamihafy - Manager ADEMA, George Rakotomalala - Municipality of Toamasina
    • Participants and guests at the opening ceremony of the GARD ( Getting Airports Ready For Disaster ) workshop held at Streamline hotel in Toamasina on 20th May 2019
    • Elack Olivier Andriakaja - Executive Secretary BNGRC,Marie Dimond- UNDP rep in Madagascar,Major Gen. Herison Andriamihafy - Manager ADEMA,Yves Andrianarison - Country Manager DHL Express Madagascar,Kim Melville Senior Director, Global Airside and Standards UK and Lead Trainer, Second line Left to right- Chris Weeks Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Lead Trainer, George Wood Customer Operations Manager,Customer Operations Group - Sub Saharan Africa and Trainer and Robin Demyttenaere Global Airside and Standards Supervisor - UK
    • Yves Andrianarison - Country Manager DHL Express Madagascar gives his opening speech at the ceremony
    • The workshop delegates who will be attending the GARD workshop from May 20 to 24, 2019 take a picture with the chief guests and the GARD trainers
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Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

Deutsche Post DHL Group, UNDP and OCHA boost natural disaster preparedness at Madagascar’s Toamasina International Airport

The program developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group, UNDP and OCHA, with the support of WFP, aims to better prepare airports to handle the sudden surge of incoming relief goods

Deutsche Post DHL Group (www.DPDHL.com), the leading mail and logistics company, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country office and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) team up with National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC - Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Côte d’Ivoire: Government seeks Bank’s support for $5.8 bln tourism plan

The document entitled "Sublime Côte d’Ivoire", was presented to the Bank’s Vice-President responsible for Private sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, Pierre Guislain, at the headquarters in Abidjan

Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana on 25 April 2019 presented a strategy document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) , and sought its support to implement the plan. The document entitled "Sublime Côte d’Ivoire", was presented to…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Shielding the Vulnerable from Violence, IOM Assists 57 Malawians from South Africa

IOM, in collaboration with the Government of Malawi, has assisted a total of 231 Malawian nationals with voluntary return from South Africa, under the Pilot Action

The terror and fear were real, the damage devastating—the response swift and effective. Over three days last week, South Africa-based staff from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Governments of Malawi and South Africa, assisted 57 Malawian nationals with voluntary return to their homes, following an outbreak of violence in the…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Supports Aviation Cooperation with Sub-Saharan Africa

USTDA supported a delegation of aviation officials from key African markets

Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency concluded a three-day U.S.-Africa Airport Issues Conference, organized by the American Association of Airport Executives and Airports Company South Africa, and supported by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The conference convened U.S. industry representatives and high-level aviation officials from several African countries to…

Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

National Aviation Services (NAS) to Launch Ground Handling and Cargo Services in Mozambique

The ground handling and cargo management services extend NAS’s existing investments in Mozambique

National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets will offer comprehensive ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique beginning July 2019. This covers ramp, passenger and engineering services and include check-in, boarding, ramp handling, maintenance, cleaning as well as import and export cargo…

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General Electric appoints Eric Amoussouga as GE Francophone Africa CEO

Eric is also Sales Director for GE’s Grid Solutions Business across Sub-Saharan Africa

General Electric (GE) (www.GE.com)  has announced the appointment of Eric Amoussouga as the Chief Executive Officer for Francophone Africa. In this position, Eric will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase of strategy and growth for GE in Francophone African markets. Based in Abidjan, Eric will lead the development…

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General Electric appoints Brenda Mbathi as East Africa CEO

Based in Nairobi, Brenda will lead the development of diverse programs with public and private sector projects and partnerships across East Africa

General Electric (www.GE.com) has announced the appointment of Brenda Mbathi as the Chief Executive Officer for East Africa. In her role, Brenda will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase of strategy and growth for General Electric in East African markets, excluding Ethiopia which shall continue to be…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

First UNHCR relief flight lands in Mozambique

The airlift is one of the three flights meant to bring relief to some 30,000 people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

A plane carrying relief items from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency landed early Wednesday morning in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo (0100 hours local time) to support people affected by the Cyclone Idai. The airlift is one of the three flights meant to bring relief to some 30,000 people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2019 Article IV Mission to Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde’s external position strengthened in 2018 with the current account deficit narrowing to 4.5 percent of GDP

Fiscal consolidation efforts should continue to preserve gains made in recent years in strengthening public finances, and to support medium-term debt sustainability; continued progress in State-owned enterprises reforms is critical to reduce fiscal risks, support medium-term debt sustainability and economic growth. In this context, the recent privatization of the national…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

UK aid Cyclone Idai response - additional flight to leave for Mozambique

UK aid to fly heavy-lifting gear to unclog cyclone-hit airport

The UK is due to send forklift trucks and other equipment to help quickly unload aid from planes and cut the time it takes to get relief items to those in need, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today (22 March). The flight, which is scheduled to leave from Doncaster-Sheffield…