Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

On International Day of Forests, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announces new forestry education initiatives

This year’s theme highlights importance of forestry education to secure the future of our forests

FAO marked the International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forestry education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests. The two projects, funded by Germany with over $2 million, will address major challenges in forestry education and…

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Canon Saudi Arabia inaugurates its offices and business solutions showrooms in the Kingdom

Canon Saudi Arabia’s direct presence to support growing demand for business solutions that enhance economic diversification and competitiveness

Canon Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Canon Middle East (CME) (https://bit.ly/2CrQy2s), officially opens its first office and business solutions showroom in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The company was formed in partnership with Ali Zaid Al Quraishi & Brothers (AZAQ) in June 2018, and with two additional offices and…

Source: United Nations Information Centre in Dar es Salaam |

Applications to 2019 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship now open (deadline 15 April)

The Fellowship is open to full-time journalists between the ages of 22 and 35 from countries with developing and transitioning economies

The Department of Global Communications (DGC) is accepting applications for the 2019 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalism Fellowship, which will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 15 September to 5 October 2019. The Fellowship will bring a select group of young journalists from around the world to…

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

Africa needs policies to protect its economies from vulnerabilities

Mr. Elhiraika said Africa’s growth is projected to remain strong, moderating around 3.2% in 2018, but expected to recover to 3.4% in 2019 and 3.8% in 2020

African countries need policies that can help build resilience, raise potential growth and inclusiveness if the continent is to achieve the sustainable development goals and aspirations of Africa’s Agenda 2063. This was said Wednesday by Adam Elhiraika, Director of the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of the Economic Commission for Africa…

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
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Dr Jackie King wins prestigious Stockholm Water Prize

Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management

WWF South Africa board member Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management. In the citation for the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize, she is recognised for having “advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and…

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QNET offers a platform to ‘Work hard, benefit and bring about change’

Asian direct selling company QNET has hosted an expo of its products and services over the weekend at Mlimani City Mall in Dar es Salaam

Residents showed an amazing mobilization as Thousands attend QNETs (www.QNET.net) 2-days Absolute Living Expo in Dar es Salaam; public benefits from products and business opportunities; QNET Expo caravan sets for Kumasi, Ghana on the 23rd and 24th March. Asian direct selling company QNET has hosted an expo of its products and…

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Ecobank Academy and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) join hands in an effort to boost effective and sustainable leadership capabilities

The aim of the course is ‘Building African National Society leadership to be proud of’

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) is proud to announce that its prestigious Ecobank Academy will be training 150 senior leaders of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) from 45 African countries this week to strengthen their leadership skills with regard to helping the communities they serve. The IFRC…

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…

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10 Key Drivers That Are Forcing Changes on Business Processes, People and Services

Technology – more than just Automation and AI – is already creating the most seismic impact on the Finance, Audit and Accountancy functions

A new initiative by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) (www.ACCAGlobal.com) the global accountancy body, has highlighted 10 key drivers that are already changing business processes, people and services. The report also addresses how the finance function within those businesses will need to prepare and adapt to meet transformative…

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Premiere in Africa of the documentary "Cuba in Africa"

The material is based on the contribution of Cuba to the independence struggles of African countries, as well as to the preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of them

The premiere in Africa of the documentary "Cuba in Africa" made by the Ethiopian Negash Abdourahman was presented at the Embassy of Cuba in this capital. The material is based on the contribution of Cuba to the independence struggles of African countries, as well as to the preservation of the sovereignty and…