Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Countries commit to strengthen resources for the conservation of rapidly declining migratory waterbirds

The decisions were made just days after the release of a major new report warning that half of the world’s bird species are in decline and one in eight threatened with extinction

The Eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP8) to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) held under the theme “Strengthening Flyway Conservation in a Changing World” concluded today in Budapest, Hungary with the adoption of 16 resolutions and new guidelines aiming to improve the conservation status of 255 migratory waterbirds listed…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

Appointment of the Principal Secretary for Energy and Climate Change

Mr Imaduwa started his public service career in 2003 as a Prosthetist-Orthotist at the Rehabilitation Centre

President Wavel Ramkalawan has today announced the appointment of Mr Tony Imaduwa as the new Principal Secretary for Energy and Climate Change. Mr Imaduwa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical and Material Science Engineering from the University of London and has over 19 years working experience in the public service…

Source: Green Energy Africa Summit |

The role of Utility, Challenges of Creditworthiness, Infrastructure, and Capacity (By Ana Hajduka)

Ahead of the Green Energy Africa Summit 2022, Africa GreenCo CEO Ana Hajduka shares her expertise on the role of the utility. Hajduka is speaking at the summit under the sub-theme “Creating Scale and Regional Marketing, How Can Power Pools and Cross Border Harmonization Support.”

Ana Hajduka, CEO, Africa GreenCo The lack of creditworthy offtakers is a key factor deterring investment in Renewable Energy (RE) in SADC region, resulting in a vicious circle of falling investment, higher cost of capital, and poor power system performance. This both slows and limits the pipeline of RE Independent…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda |

European Union supports creation of new masterplan to enhance biodiversity conservation in Rwanda

This initiative is yet another demonstration of how the EU supports Rwanda’s key development priorities in line with the European Green Deal, the EU’s policy package to achieve climate neutrality by 2050

The European Union (EU) has concluded a technical assistance contract for around FRW 230 million to support Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in designing the Rwanda Conservation strategy and masterplan. The strategy will contribute to the sustainable management of biodiversity in Rwanda and enhance the sector’s policy framework by providing guidance…

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

New International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Publication on Climate Change and Nuclear Power Highlights Potential in Africa

According to the new publication, about 600 million people and 10 million small businesses in Africa have no reliable source of electricity, and increasingly, connection to a national grid is no guarantee of electricity supply

Government ministers and officials from several countries in Africa discussed the potential of nuclear power in supporting sustainable development and the transition to clean and reliable energy as the IAEA released a new publication on climate change and nuclear power at a side event during the 66th IAEA General Conference…

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Displaced persons in flooded Mundri West: Angry, hungry and sick of water-borne diseases

Humanitarian efforts are underway to aid displaced communities

“A heavy rain made the River Mori overflow, which flooded the area where I live. I and my children narrowly escaped dead,” recounts Alice Marawa, a resident of Mundri West County and mother of six, tears flowing as she speaks. She is one of the recently displaced persons living in…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

West African regional institutions move towards 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27)

This strengthened regional cooperation is the result of several years of partnership, especially in the preparation of international climate negotiations

In view of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November 2022, West African regional integration institutions are actively preparing for joint participation. The first…

Source: Green Energy Africa Summit |

PWK Waste Management and Recycling to Reveal Upcycled Oil Canister Products at Green Energy Africa Summit 2022

Energy Investment Village gives real opportunities to start-ups

The Green Energy Africa Summit (GEAS) (https://GreenEnergyAfricaSummit.com/) will give start-up companies an opportunity to connect with industry leaders and government officials through its Energy Investment Village, which features a selection of the most compelling local clean-tech projects. The companies will have the chance to pitch to energy leaders holding potential…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Egypt |

The Government of Egypt, UNDP, the European Union, the African Climate Foundation, Denmark, and Switzerland sign a $6.2 million project to support Egypt’s hosting of COP27

This new project will bring together partners from the public and private sectors, civil society, and academia to strengthen climate action in support of Egypt’s COP27 Presidency Team

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), the Embassy of Denmark, the Embassy of Switzerland and the African Climate Foundation have signed a new $6.2 million project to support Egypt’s presidency of the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Create quality jobs and provide social protection, urges United Nations Secretary-General

“At the African Development Bank, we have taken a proactive job, jobs, jobs approach”—Dr. Adesina

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged governments across the world to quickly invest in quality job creation the and the provision of social protection for those without coverage. Guterres was speaking at a high-level session to discuss the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions (https://bit.ly/3rfWGUk) initiative…