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Transforming Africa’s Agrifood Systems Requires Coordinated Policies Across Sectors

FAO Director-General joins high level participants at the 17th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform meeting

To make them more sustainable, the transformation of agrifood systems across Africa needs a “cross-sectoral, holistic, coherent and coordinated policy environment,”  QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today at a high-level African Union (AU) event. The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform (CADP PP)…

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U.S.-Africa Partnership Key to Determining Africa’s Energy Future

Delegates and media have two weeks left to register for the U.S-Africa Energy Forum in Houston on 9-10 December 2021

Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com)  is inviting media and global energy stakeholders to register for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Energy Forum (USAEF) taking place in Houston, Texas, on 9-10 December 2021. Opened by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, participants will be encouraged to hold meetings, advance deals and hear from 10…

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Investors, partners rally behind initiative to build cathode precursor plant in the DRC

This will enable the country to harness its mineral resource wealth to sustainably commence low-emissions-production of battery precursors

As the global transition towards renewable energy and carbon neutrality spurs demand for electric vehicles to replace fossil fuel engines, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has embarked on a project to build a cathode precursor plant. This will enable the country to harness its mineral resource wealth to sustainably…

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Expert Group Meeting of African registrar generals kicks off in Kigali, Rwanda

This meeting comes at a time when there is a need to examine how to rebuild CRVS Systems after the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

A four day Expert Group Meeting of African Registrar Generals and Director Generals of Civil Registration has officially begun in Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting that runs between November 23 – 26 is organized by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with Rwanda's National Identification Agency (NIDA) under the…

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African Development Bank outlines new health infrastructure strategy to Health Ministers in Economic Community of West African States

Currently in the consultation phase, the strategy entails policy dialogue and technical assistance on effective financing strategies, including expanding health insurance

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Vice President Dr. Beth Dunford has outlined the details of a new strategy that seeks to boost access to health services across the continent. Dunford delivered the message in a keynote speech at the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States Assembly of…

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African Development Bank Board approves new Water Strategy for 2021-2025

The five-year Strategy aims to increase water security and foster sustainable, green and inclusive growth and development in Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a new Water Strategy for 2021-2025: “Towards a Water-Secure Africa.” The five-year strategy, approved on 17 November 2021, aims to increase water security in Africa, and to foster its sustainable, green and inclusive socio-economic growth and development. “This…

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Supporting Indian Trade and Investment in Africa (SITA) launches two fresh reports and serves up sustainability solutions to textile and leather companies at Going4Green conference

The conference was in-person for those based in Nairobi, and virtual for those joining from the rest of East Africa, India and ITC’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

Textile and Leather promise to create masses of decent employment (including for women), and contribute to increased exports to generally build green economies of East Africa. At today’s ‘Going4Green’ conference, the International Trade Centre (ITC), which supports these priority sectors via its Supporting Indian Trade and Investment in Africa (SITA) project, supplies…

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Guinea-Conakry Deserves a Just Energy Transition and More Oil and Gas Investment During the MSGBC Oil, Gas and Power Forum in Dakar

The two-day forum will bring together energy industry stakeholders from more than 20 nations

Under pressure from climate change and energy transition directives, a growing list of oil and gas majors is shifting from fossil fuels to renewables. As a result, they’re pulling out of or reducing investment in some of the world’s most economically vulnerable hydrocarbon-producing nations, most of them in Africa. Ghana,…

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Nominations Extended to 31 December for IsDB Prize for Impactful Achievement in Islamic Economics

Individuals and institutions can nominate other individuals and institutions for their contribution to the creation of new knowledge that has made or has the potential to make a substantial impact

Nominations for the 2022 IsDB (IsDB.org) Prize for Impactful Achievement in Islamic Economics will now close on 31 December 2021, instead of the initially announced deadline of 1 December, giving prospective nominators more time to finalize and submit their nominations. The Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) had announced the call for…

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Cellulant to Power Payments for ImaliPay’s Drive for Gig Workers' Financial Inclusion

The partnership will further drive financial inclusion by allowing ImaliPay users to access financial services quicker through Cellulant’s payment rails

ImaliPay, the one-stop financial platform for Africa’s gig workers, has partnered with pan-African payments company Cellulant (www.Cellulant.com), for its payments infrastructure and solutions in Kenya and Nigeria. The ease of making and receiving payments for freelancers will be greatly improved through this partnership and will change the way gig workers…