Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Libya: Tens of thousands of children at risk amidst violence and chaos of unrelenting conflict

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

“Children in Libya, including refugee and migrant children, continue to suffer grievously amidst the violence and chaos unleashed by the country’s longstanding civil war. “Since April last year when hostilities broke out in Tripoli and western Libya, conditions for thousands of children and the civilians have deteriorated further. Indiscriminate attacks…

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Chinese Embassy launches Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques in Freetown

In recent years, human resources development has been one of the highlights in the cooperation between China and Sierra Leone

On 14th of January 2020, the launching ceremony of Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques was held at Goderich Campus of Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) in Freetown. The 42 days training course is sponsored by the Chinese government and supported by the Ministry of Technical and…

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The Next Stage of Uganda’s Digital Economy Will Be Powered by Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

Today the vast majority of the applications used in Uganda are still private and the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are only available to third parties at exorbitant costs

While about 18 million Ugandans are now able to access services via the internet, only a fraction of the 18 million are able to bank, pay school fees or utility bills, order transport, search for location, learn, or perform a variety of other basic day-to-day needs; online. Why is that?…

Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Novartis, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Last Mile Health, Lilly, Living Goods, Pfizer Inc |

Public-Private Collaboration commits to Accelerate Access to Health Services in Africa, reaching 1.7 Million People

Healthcare companies and philanthropies to fund training of thousands of community health workers as part of larger initiative led by Last Mile Health and Living Goods to advance universal health coverage

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.com), Lilly (Lilly.com), Novartis (Novartis.com), Pfizer (Pfizer.com), GSK (GSK.com) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (GatesFoundation.org) have joined forces with Last Mile Health (LastMileHealth.org) and Living Goods (LivingGoods.org) to increase access to community-based primary healthcare for nearly 1.7 million people in up to six African countries,…

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

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Zimbabwe sign agreement ahead of forthcoming sustainable development forum

The overall objective of the sixth session of the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) is to conduct a regional follow-up and review of progress made

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Zimbabwe government on Wednesday signed an agreement in preparation for the forthcoming Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) which Harare is hosting in Victoria Falls from 24-27 February, 2020. Mr. Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics, signed…

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Sustainable bush biomass use strengthened: Germany donates over N$ 2 million in vehicles and equipment to Ministry of Agriculture and University of Namibia

The donation includes three vehicles intended to strengthen monitoring and law enforcement capacities of the forestry authority in selected priority regions

German Ambassador to Namibia, Mr Herbert Beck, officiated a handover ceremony of more than N$ 2 million (approx.127 000.00€) in vehicles and IT office equipment to the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry’s - Directorate of Forestry (MAWF), as well as the University of Namibia. The donation was made by…

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USAID supports Egypt’s Education and Development Priorities in Aswan

USAID’s program in Egypt, totaling over $30 billion since 1978, promotes a healthy, educated, and employed population

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin visited Aswan Governorate to reaffirm USAID’s strong partnership with the Egyptian people and support for Egypt’s development priorities, including higher education and voluntary family planning. In partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, USAID inaugurated the…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Southern Africa in Throes of Climate Emergency with 45 Million People facing Hunger across the Region

As the crisis deepens, the world must step up now to save lives and enable communities to adapt to climate change, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned

A record 45 million people - mostly women and children - in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray. As the crisis deepens, the world must step up now to save lives and enable communities to adapt to climate…

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Introducing FinTech4U’s First Cohort

After a rigorous application process and interview process, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and BongoHive Innovation and Technology Hub are pleased to announce the five Zambian FinTechs that will begin the FinTech4U Accelerator Programme in January 2020

The companies selected for the first FinTech4U cohort have shown their potential to improve financial inclusion among under-served customers such as rural populations, youth and women. UNCDF and BongoHive partnered to launch FinTech4U to provide such companies with a range of skills and resources to further improve their businesses. Of…

Source: The High Commission of India, Abuja, Nigeria |

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship for Academic Year 2020-21

The courses include science, humanities, commerce and engineering except medical studies

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi has invited scholarship applications from foreign students to pursue higher studies at the Under Graduate, Post Graduate and PhD level in Indian educational institutes/Universities for the Academic Year 2020-2021. The courses include science, humanities, commerce and engineering except medical studies. Students…