Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa hosts First Lead Author Meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments provide a scientific basis for governments at all levels to develop climate related policies

South Africa, through the Department of Environmental Affairs, will host the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II First Lead Author Meeting of the Sixth Assessment Report from 21 to 25 January 2019 in Durban. IPCC is an international body for assessing the science related to climate change.…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber and the Oil Industry Congratulates Equatorial Guinea’s Government on Setting Up One-Stop Shop

The government does recognize it has an enormous task of fostering an environment where investors and small and medium enterprises can succeed

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) welcomes the improvement of Equatorial Guinea’s business environment via the establishment of a one-stop shop for setting up businesses in the country.  “The implementation of Equatorial Guinea’s one-stop shop allows companies to set up a business in Equatorial Guinea in only one week, putting the…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ten threats to global health in 2019

Ten health issues WHO will tackle this year

The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens, growing rates of obesity and physical inactivity to the  health impacts of environmental pollution and climate change and multiple humanitarian crises.    To address these and other…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organizes a training workshop for the Libyan ministry of Agriculture

Eleven experts in animal health, from East, West and South Libya are participating at the training from 25 November 2018 to 3 January 2019

As part of the capacity building agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Libya, FAO representation to Libya is delivering a training workshop to cadres from the Libyan ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Marine Wealth, in collaboration with the Egyptian International…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Aid agencies estimate that 4.2 million people in Somalia will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2019

The end of four consecutive seasons of drought in many parts of the country resulted in the best harvests in nearly a decade

The humanitarian situation in Somalia has continued to improve due to good Gu rains (April - July) and sustained humanitarian response. The end of four consecutive seasons of drought in many parts of the country resulted in the best harvests in nearly a decade, positively affecting the food security. However,…

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Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

From the field: Powering up health care in Sub-Saharan Africa

Solar power is helping make universal healthcare a reality in places where unreliable power supplies regularly affect access to vital services, and can out people’s lives at risk, thanks to support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Governments in Sub-Saharan Africa have partnered with UNDP to launch the Solar for Health initiative to install solar systems in rural health centres and clinics where surgeries may be carried out by candlelight and where vaccines and medicines can expire without proper temperature regulation. The initiative aims to use solar power to…

Source: Africa Oil & Power conference |

Deep Petroleum Industry Reforms Set Angola on Path to Growth in 2019

Key measures include the formation of upstream and downstream taskforces, the privatization of some Sonangol subsidiaries, and the creation of a new regulator to manage concessions

Reforms span from changes in tax law to changes in concession contracts and the opening of marginal fields to African independents. Key measures include the formation of upstream and downstream taskforces, the privatization of some Sonangol subsidiaries, and the creation of a new regulator to manage concessions. The measures are already attracting…

Source: UNICEF Ghana |

New Loan Scheme to improve Household Sanitation

There are approximately four million households in Ghana who do not have a toilet for exclusive use by their family

Today, the Environmental Sanitation and Health Directorate under the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, UNICEF and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands have launched an innovative and affordable loan scheme for people living in urban areas to build their own household toilet. The new Sanitation Fund –…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Curtain falls on Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Poland: African Development Bank more resolute than ever to fight against climate change in Africa

During the two weeks of the conference, the African Development Bank assumed its role as primary champion of African interests and a steadfast supporter of African negotiators

The curtain has fallen on COP24 (www.COP24afdb.org), this year’s global climate summit held in Katowice, Poland. However, negotiations continued throughout the weekend to reach agreement on specific parts of the 'rulebook' to be applied  from 2020 by the 197 signatories of the Paris Agreement (https://bit.ly/2S8gLZH), to limit global warming to…

Source: GE |

CORRECTION: GE Connects Financing and Turbine Technology to its Flagship Onshore Wind Project in Sub-Sahara Africa

GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya

GE’s flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa— 60 1.7-103 units; GE EFS (www.GEEnergyFinancialServices.com) and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya; Kipeto will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes GE Renewable Energy (www.GE.com/RenewableEnergy) and GE Energy Financial Services (“GE EFS”) have partnered…