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

All set for eighth conference on climate change & development in Africa, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Murombedzi

The conference will also help ensure that Africa’s voice is amplified and heard at the summit in New York in September

All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) which will be held in Addis Ababa from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’. Mr. James Murombedzi, Chief of the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of…

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)
Source: Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) |

Finalists announced for 2019 AWIEF Awards

Women entrepreneurs across multiple industries in Africa acknowledged for their leadership and innovation

Leading Pan African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (https://www.AWIEForum.org/), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African…

Source: Baker Hughes General Electric (BHGE) |

Baker Hughes, a GE company, launches its Multimodal Facility Expansion in Angola

Expansion supports company’s localization strategy and serves as hub to serve customers in Angola and Southern Africa region

BHGE expands facility in Luanda to manufacture, service and repair technologies and equipment across its four product companies; expanded facility will enable fullstream solutions to serve local and regional customers across the oil and gas value chain; expansion supports company’s localization strategy and serves as hub to serve customers in…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

Model Drug Law for West Africa presented to ministers of health on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly

The model drug law provides concrete templates that countries can adapt to reform their drug laws—legal provisions and how they relate to international legal obligations

The West Africa Commission on Drugs, UNAIDS and the Global Commission on Drug Policy today presented the Model Drug Law for West Africa to ministers of health of the Economic Community of West African States. Drug laws in western Africa are not having the intended effect. Neither drug use nor…

Greenpeace
Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace Activists Ship Plastic Monster Back to Nestlé’s Factory in Kenya

Activists also held protests at Nestlé offices in the Philippines, Germany and other countries across the globe

Greenpeace Africa (https://www.Greenpeace.org/africa) activists and volunteers delivered a #PlasticMonster partly covered with Nestlé branded plastic packagingright back to its source: the Nestlé factory servicing Kenya and other East African countries calling on the multinational corporation to end its reliance on single-use plastic. Activists also held protests at Nestlé offices in the Philippines,…

Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

A magnificent launch in Baghdad: More than 90 exhibitors from 16 countries display their products, solutions and technologies at the first iraq agrofood & plastprintpack 2019

The event enjoys the strong support of the Ministry of Trade of Iraq and its subsidiary institutions

Three key figures to characterize the Iraqi market: Value of own food and beverage production US$ 2.917 billion, food imports US$ 6.333 billion and hundreds of millions of US$ invested annually in modern processing technology; EUROMAP country cluster plastics confirms high double-digit annual growth for Iraq. It’s been only a…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

The United States Announces Nearly $33 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by Cyclone Idai

The new assistance will provide both direct food assistance, including more than 17,000 metric tons of rice, peas, fortified cereal, and vegetable oil; as well as vouchers, to enable families to purchase food in local markets

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced nearly $33 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs caused by Cyclone Idai and related flooding, including nearly $31 million for the people of Mozambique and over $2 million for the people of Zimbabwe.…

Source: Greenpeace |

Nestlé, Unilever, Coca Cola and Diageo double-down on recycling myth across Africa

In their statement, these Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs) companies once again bet on recycling as a solution to the global plastics crisis on the continent

Nestlé, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Diageo announced plans today (http://bit.ly/2TF9ArY) to improve the collection and recycling of plastics across Africa by launching the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance. In their statement, these Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs) companies once again bet on recycling as a solution to the global plastics crisis on the…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

While leading Oil Industry Working Visit to Nigeria, NJ Ayuk calls for industry collaboration on local content development and improved governance

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer with a massive investment potential in oil

Centurion CEO and Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org), NJ Ayuk, is leading an industry delegation to Nigeria this week to meet various oil industry players. On landing in Lagos, he called for more industry collaboration on key issues pertaining to Nigeria’s oil & gas industry, including local…

Flourish Africa
Source: Flourish Africa |

Why Women are a force for good in the Climate Change Movement (By Naza Alakija)

Environmental degradation and issues such as plastic pollution and poor waste management are affecting countries all across Africa

By Naza Alakija Climate change and issues relating to it has recently been at the forefront of much public debate. Nations globally are implementing new policies to win the race against climate change whilst others (minority) neglect to acknowledge that it is actually happening. The United Nations has now intervened…