Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa Climate Change Fund Grants Nearly $1 Million to Support Access to Climate Finance in Benin and Lesotho

The project proposal, approved in September, has been designed with the goal to improve the climate resilience of communities and local economies by increasing investments in climate change adaptation in target areas

The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) (http://bit.ly/34JgdzF) has approved a project proposal for a total of $997, 524 to support Benin and Lesotho to access international climate finance, an initiative underpinned by evidence that adaptation to climate change must start locally. While local responses can create opportunities for innovative solutions, most…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary |

An agreement is required with Africa that facilitates the region’s population retention capacity

Hungary is not prepared to support the document if it includes any refence at all to the global compacts for migration or on refugees

“Hungary is only prepared to support an EU agreement with the countries of Africa that concerns the funding of effective repatriation policies and facilitates the region’s population retention capacity”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI from Brussels on Monday.…

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Young Talent Sub-Saharan Africa 2019 Awards L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Program: 20 women researchers awarded

Coming from 15 countries, these computer scientists, engineers or biologists, prove the diversity and crucial role of women's scientific research on the continent

Yesterday in Dakar, as part of the 10th edition of its regional program For Women in Science, the L'Oréal Foundation (http://bit.ly/37vVPE0), alongside UNESCO held a ceremony honoring 20 female researchers who received the 2019 Young Talent Award for Sub-Saharan Africa. Document Link: http://bit.ly/2KKPzyp “The number of women in Science is not…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

EU development ministers discuss reform of development funding

At Finland’s initiative, development ministers will hold a lunch meeting to discuss education in Africa from the viewpoint of gender equality

The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) will meet in Brussels on 25 November. Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will represent Finland at the meeting. The Foreign Affairs Council will discuss the reform of the EU’s financial architecture for development. Growing financing needs in Africa, population growth,…

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2019 Africa Visa Openness Index: African Union Commission, African Development Bank report shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

This fourth edition of the Index shows that 47 countries improved or maintained their visa openness scores in 2019

For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival; Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa. Dowload report: https://bit.ly/2rwlzQ9 For the first time, African travellers have liberal access…

Source: Internet Society (ISOC) |

New Internet Exchange Point in Democratic Republic of Congo to bring faster and more reliable Internet access to region

Currently, Internet traffic in Lumbumbashi, the second largest city in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is exchanged outside the region and in many cases, outside the country

The Internet Society (InternetSociety.org), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet and the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (ISPA-DRC.cd) launched a new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Lubumbashi that will bring faster and more reliable…

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

Zambian technocrats set for more accountability in development planning

Participants were also introduced to a number of statistical methodologies and packages as well as toolkits for strengthening accountability in planning

Delegates at the just-ended workshop say they have gained insights into ways of optimising their work by routing key accountability factors into Zambia’s development planning processes. The eight-day training programme, which was held in Lusaka and co-organized by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Ministry of National Development…

API Events
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Warehouse: A Foundation for Economic Growth

Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain

By Geoffrey White: CEO Agility Africa On the 26 & 27 November, Geoffrey White, will be sharing the stage with investors and developers at the 5th Annual West Africa Property Investment (WAPI) Summit (WAPISummit.com) taking place in Lagos. Acknowledged as the region’s premier event, White shared some insights on why…

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President of Ghana, H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO inaugurates Merck Foundation “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” to build Healthcare capacity in Africa and Asia

More than 1000 healthcare providers, policy makers and academia from 50 countries benefited from the Luminary

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and Family Board of E-Merck KG inaugurated Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Ghana; The 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” co-chaired by H.E. MADAM REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com); African…

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DG Azevêdo: Regional and multilateral efforts are key to Africa’s integration strategies

Azevêdo discussed the importance of regional and multilateral trade efforts to help drive Africa’s economic integration, growth and development

Meeting with ministers and senior officials in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 25 October 2019, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo discussed the importance of regional and multilateral trade efforts to help drive Africa’s economic integration, growth and development. During his visit, the Director-General met with Burkina Faso's President H.E. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.…