Source: U.S. Embassy in Ghana |

U.S. and Ghana Commission Air Quality Monitoring Stations

The data from all three monitoring stations will enable government agencies to inform the public about the current level of air quality and steps the public can take to reduce exposure to pollution

Today, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan inaugurated an air quality monitoring station on U.S. Embassy grounds in Cantonments, Accra together with Hon. Henry Kwabena Kokofu, Executive Director of EPA Ghana representing Minister for Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI); Prof. Sandow Mark Yidana, Dean, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences,…

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UNESCO Trains New Community Radios’ Practitioners in Zimbabwe

The training workshops were conducted in Nyanga for Nyangani FM, Chimanimani for Chimanimani FM and Chipinge for Ndau FM from 20-27 September 2021

The UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) in collaboration with the Perch Media Trust, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Association of Community Radios (ZACRAS) conducted training workshops for newly licensed community radio stations in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland Province. The workshops were funded through the support of the…

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Unprecedented hunger to follow in wake of the climate crisis, WFP calls for urgent action on World Food Day

A WFP analysis shows that a 2°C rise in average global temperature from pre-industrial levels will see a staggering 189 million additional people in the grips of hunger

The world faces an exponential increase in hunger fuelled by the climate crisis if urgent global action to help communities adapt to climatic shocks and stresses is ignored, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns ahead of World Food Day, on 16 October. A WFP analysis shows that a…

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Lack of investment in clean energy compromising fight against climate change and poverty

Urgent action to accelerate investment in clean energy for developing countries is needed from global leaders assembling at COP26 to ensure a just energy transition

New research highlights a chronic lack of finance that will leave billions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia without electricity or clean cooking by 2030; Urgent action to accelerate investment in clean energy for developing countries is needed from global leaders assembling at COP26 to ensure a just energy…

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Finding Africa’s Next Generation of Filmmakers: Netflix & UNESCO Launch Groundbreaking Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Entries For The ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ Competition Open Until 14 November; Six Winners Will Create Short Films That Will Premiere on Netflix

Netflix (www.Netflix.com) and UNESCO have partnered to launch an innovative short film competition on ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ across Sub-Saharan Africa (https://bit.ly/3v7ar9e). Winners of the competition will be trained and mentored by industry professionals and provided with a US$75,000 production budget to create short films that will premiere on Netflix in…

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IOM and USAID Launch New Project to Support Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness in Sudan

Sudan has one of the world’s largest populations of internally displaced people, more than three million

As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the U.S Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance announce the launch of a new project to reduce the risk of disasters and the adverse impact of climate…

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African Risk Capacity (ARC) Statement on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

We must shift our disaster risk architecture as climate disasters threaten African continent – ARC Limited CEO on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

With COP26 around the corner, our focus should be on the devastating impact of climate change as we mark International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction today, observed annually to raise awareness about disaster reduction risk. That’s the word from Lesley Ndlovu, CEO African Risk Capacity (ARC) Limited, a specialist insurance company…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

FAO, EU join hands with Government to strengthen Zimbabwe’s livestock sector regulations and strategies for improved production and productivity

Key livestock stakeholders and specialists met to validate the national tick borne diseases strategy and animal health regulations

Zimbabwe’s livestock sector players met to review and validate the national tick borne diseases control strategy and animal health regulations. The three-day stakeholders’ validation workshop was held in Bulawayo from 5 to 7 October 2021. The workshop brought together more than 50 representatives of all key stakeholders in the southern…

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

Energy Modelling Platform for Africa (EMP-A)

EMP-A provides an excellent opportunity to acquire free training, access to discussion forums, and coaching skills in models and tools for energy planning needs

EMP-A is an initiative of the ECA and the OpTIMUS Community aimed at creating the critical mass of energy planning experts in African countries to support optimized investments for the energy transition to meet the continent’s growing demand for low-carbon, inclusive, and climate-resilient development pathways, capitalizing on the continent’s abundant…

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5 African countries still have coal plants planned despite global momentum for ‘No New Coal’

Five African nations are among a minority group of just 21 countries that have more than one new coal power plant at the planning stage

A new analysis (https://bit.ly/2YOzDFM) shows that the global pipeline for new coal power projects is rapidly shrinking as momentum builds for ‘No New Coal’ beyond 2021. Five African nations - Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe - are among a minority group of just 21 countries that have more…