Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launches fund to shield refugees and other displaced people from climate shocks

As part of its work to protect and assist more than 114 million people who have been forced to flee, UNHCR already seeks to build people’s resilience and reduce their vulnerability to risks, including the impact of climate change

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today launched the UNHCR Climate Resilience Fund, seeking to boost the protection of refugees and displaced communities who are most threatened by climate change. As part of its work to protect and assist more than 114 million people who have been forced to flee, UNHCR already…

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    • District representatives inspect site of bridge project Nebbi Uganda UNCDF LoCAL Photo Morish 2024
    • Mr Isaac Mbusa, Field Officer, during Awareness and sensitisation meetings in Maliba Sub County Uganda, UNCDF LoCAL 2024
    • District representatives inspect site of bridge project Nebbi Uganda UNCDF LoCAL Photo Morish 2024
    • Mr Eng Robert, Roads Inspector in Nebbi Uganda UNCDF LoCAL Photo Morish 2024
    • Excavation and construction of an irrigation scheme for water intake Uganda UNCDF LoCAL 2024
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Source: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) |

Promoting local experience for national life-saving action on climate change in Uganda

The UNCDF LoCAL Facility is engaged with over 35 countries across Africa, Asia the Caribbean and Pacific, mobilizing over US$ 200 million in climate finance

Representatives from districts that are tackling debilitating impacts of climate change ranging from drought to floods, gathered today with civil society organizations, academics, donor partners and ministers to scale up action on adaptation as part of three days of events organized by the Government of Uganda with the support of…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Congolese refugee turns plastic waste into a profitable business

Raphael Basemi’s recycling business is providing jobs for other refugees and the host community and helping preserve the environment in Kenya’s Kakuma camp

Raphael Basemi has come a long way since arriving in Kenya’s Kakuma camp in 2009 with just a bag of clothes and his education certificates. The Congolese refugee now runs the largest community-led recycling enterprise in the camp, providing hundreds of jobs for other refugees and local community members. "When…

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

Africa should invest in Science, technology and innovation to build a prosperous, just and sustainable future

These are sentiments echoed by African leaders, representatives and experts at the opening of the two-day Sixth African Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Africa can build a more prosperous, just, and sustainable future if countries invest in science, technology and innovation, these are sentiments echoed by African leaders, representatives and experts at the opening of the two-day Sixth African Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)  Forum in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Science, innovation and technology,…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Conference for Africa concludes with strong commitments toward agrifood system transformation

African nations recommit to Four Betters for accelerated progress on sustainable development goals

The 33rd Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa has concluded with a strong ministerial declaration that calls for greater support to build resilience in African countries against climate shocks, increase cooperation for Blue Transformation to intensify African aquaculture, a revival of underutilised African crops, and inclusive rural transformation.…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Joint Press Release The African Risk Capacity Heading for its Fourteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties

The session, which will run from 22 – 23 April 2024 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will convene Senior Government Officials on the first day and a Ministerial Session on the second day

The African Risk Capacity, jointly with the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (DARBE), the coordinating Department within the African Union (AU) Commission for ARC Agency matters, are preparing for the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 14). The session, which will run from…

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Milestone Reached in South Sudan Block B2 Petroleum Exploration Campaign

South Africa’s SFF briefs South Sudan national oil company Nilepet on progress in aerial exploration and environmental survey as South African President visits Juba

South Africa’s state-owned petroleum company the Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) yesterday met officially with South Sudan’s national oil company Nilepet in Juba, as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa continued his state visit to the country. SFF, which is the operator of Block B2 in South Sudan and partner of Nilepet…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

Saving lives and building resilience: what we learn from nutrition in emergencies response in Ethiopia during 2023

As of May 2023, 22.8 million people in Ethiopia faced food insecurity, lacking sufficient food for consumption

Ethiopia's conflict-affected regions faced many challenges, including communication disruptions, power outages, and supply shortages.  As of May 2023, 22.8 million people in Ethiopia faced food insecurity, lacking sufficient food for consumption. The prevalence of food insecurity in Ethiopia was 22.25 per cent of the population at the time.  The situation…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Deadly heatwave in the Sahel and West Africa would have been impossible without human-caused climate change

The hottest temperature occurred on April 3, when Mali recorded 48.5°C

The recent deadly heatwave in the Sahel and West Africa with temperatures above 45°C would not have been possible without human-caused climate change, according to rapid analysis by an international team of leading climate scientists from the World Weather Attribution group. In late March and early this April, extreme heat impacted countries in the…

Source: Rand Merchant Bank |

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) contributes to Acre Impact Capital’s $100 million private debt fund for climate-aligned infrastructure projects across Africa

The fund has announced its first close on 17th of April in which it has successfully raised an equity of ~$100m

RMB (www.RMB.co.za) one of Africa’s leading corporate and investment banks, has invested in Acre Export Finance Fund I which targets commercial debt tranches of Export Credit Agency (ECA) transactions supporting climate-aligned infrastructure in Africa. The fund has announced its first close on 17th of April in which it has successfully…