Source: UNFPA - East and Southern Africa |

UNFPA partners with young game-changers to build climate resilience in Africa

The projects aim to improve access to health supplies for women and girls in remote areas through low-carbon mobile clinics, empowering women and improving livelihoods

UNFPA is turning to young people as an innovation powerhouse to build resilience to climate change in Africa. From more than a hundred innovative projects pitched by young Africans at UNFPA’s 2021 Climate HackLab, two innovative ideas for climate resilience were selected for seed funding and incubation, to turn them…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Minister on spot over transfer of Environmental Fund

MPs said the fund was lawfully established to assist NEMA restore the environment and manage climate change related matters

Members of Parliament on the Natural Resources Committee have criticised the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon Matia Kasaija for diverting the Environmental Fund from National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to the Consolidated Fund, saying this has crippled NEMA’s operations. MPs said the fund was lawfully established to…

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

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Ethiopia, Tonga

A measles vaccination campaign launched in the first week of January continues reaching more than 145,000 children to date, out of nearly 800,000 in need

Ethiopia The UN and its non-governmental organization partners are having to reduce, postpone or cancel critical distributions of assistance, including food, medicine, and nutrition interventions in Tigray. This is because the transport of humanitarian supplies into Tigray, via the Semera-Abala-Mekelle corridor, remains suspended since 14 December, 2021 due to ongoing…

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    • H.E Hailemariam Desalegn, Former Prime Minister, Ethiopia and AWF Board Trustee Member address media queries during the unveiling of the APAC Patrons in Kigali Rwanda
    • Luther Anukur, IUCN, Regional Director - Eastern and Southern Africa address media queries during the unveiling of the APAC Patrons in Kigali Rwanda
    • Dr. Jeanne d’Aarc Mujawamariya, Minister Of Environment, Rwanda address media queries during the unveiling of the APAC Patrons in Kigali Rwanda
    • (From Left to right) Kaddu Sebunya AWF CEO; H.E Hailemariam Desalegn, Former Prime Minister, Ethiopia and AWF Board Trustee Member; Dr. Jeanne d’Aarc Mujawamariya, Minister Of Environment, Rwanda; Prof. Manasseh Nshuti, Minister Of State In The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation In Charge Of East African Community and Luther Anukur, IUCN, Regional Director - Eastern and Southern Africa during the media session at the unveiling of the APAC Patrons in Kigali Rwanda
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Government of Rwanda unveils 3 former African Heads of State as patrons for the upcoming inaugural Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC)

The three former heads of state include H.E Hailemariam Desalegn – former Prime Minister for Ethiopia; H.E Issoufou Mahamadou – former President Niger and H.E Festus Mogae – former President for Botswana

The Government of Rwanda through its Ministry of Environment, this morning unveiled three former African Heads of State as patrons for the upcoming inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC). The three former heads of state include H.E Hailemariam Desalegn – former Prime Minister for Ethiopia; H.E Issoufou Mahamadou –…

Source: Government of UK |

Trade Secretary: United Kingdom is Africa's investment partner of choice for green transition

UK hosts second Africa Investment Conference with focus on sustainable investment

UK to host second Africa Investment Conference with focus on sustainable investment to support continent’s transition to clean growth; Government launches Growth Gateway tool to strengthen UK and African business relationships, following record £2.3bn support from UK Export Finance; Video address from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to open virtual event…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The Climate Crisis in Focus as Giorgio Parisi joins FAO’s Nobel Laureates Alliance

The 2021 physics prize winner delivers a lecture on “Science: the headlight on our future”

The climate crisis is posing a growing threat to our food security. Today, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomed Physics Nobel Laureate Giorgio Parisi to join its Nobel Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace, an advocacy group that aims to amplify FAO’s work in…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Foreign Minister reiterates Mauritius’s Commitment in Building Stronger Ties with its Friendly Partners

He indicated that this has been an exceptional year on the international trade arena

Mauritius will continue to pursue its engagement with its friendly partners and international organisations with the objective of generating mutual goodwill and building stronger relationships. The Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, made this statement today at…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Workshop promotes knowledge sharing on mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction

The event is jointly organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

A two-day workshop of the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Regional Platform (DRRMRP), entitled ‘Knowledge Sharing on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction’, kicked-off, today, in a hybrid format at Le Labourdonnais Hotel, in Port-Louis. The event is jointly organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management and the Japan International…

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Women Refugees bear the brunt of Ethiopia’s forgotten Crisis in Gambella

UNFPA is distributing emergency reproductive health kits to facilities in Gambella

“My only joy is my child, I don’t have anything else in life,” said Nyabel Jock, a 19-year-old refugee from South Sudan, during her regular pregnancy check-up at the Jewi Health Centre in the Jewi Refugee Camp in Gambella.  Nyabel fled to Ethiopia more than five years ago from Nasir…

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New sanctions risk plunging the people of Mali further into a humanitarian crisis

A group of 13 NGOs are calling for the international community to protect the people of Mali

New sanctions against Mali could have a devastating impact on the country, where one in three people are already dependent on humanitarian aid. 13 NGOs are urging all states and bodies supporting these sanctions to unequivocally commit to applying humanitarian exemptions, so that life-saving aid can reach all those in…