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Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Joins Air Quality Management Partnership

In Ethiopia, the Global Burden of Disease estimates that air pollution is the number 2 risk factor for death and number 3 risk factor for disability

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched an initiative to strengthen air quality management in Addis Ababa.  The Megacity Partnership brings together the Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Authority, and the Ethiopia Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in collaboration with a UN Environment demonstration project on air quality…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Convenes Climate Change Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming for African Group of Negotiators

The training will also address the needs and perspectives of women and men in policymaking and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change processes, adopted on 9 May 1992

African Development Bank Convenes Climate Change Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming for African Group of Negotiators:                         Date: 27 September, 2018                         Location: Le Ndiambour Hotel, Dakar, Senegal The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org)  will conduct a seminar on gender mainstreaming in climate negotiations for the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) in…

Source: Africa Dialogues |

Africa Dialogues Win Best Corporate Event at Ghana Event Awards 2018

This first event sparked the interest of the team to focus on curating programs and initiatives that promote cultural diversity while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents and ideas of young people who are positively changing Africa

AFRICA DIALOGUES (www.AfricaDialogues.com) won the Best Corporate Event at the just ended Ghana Event Awards 2018 by Event Guide. The awards ceremony by Event Guide was organized annually to celebrate and honor indigenous Ghanaian events and organizers who go the extra mile for excellence in their respective fields. Africa Dialogues…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank, mariner investment group, and africa50 price landmark $1 billion impact securitization

Structured as a synthetic securitization by Mizuho International, Room2Run transfers the mezzanine credit risk on a portfolio of approximately 50 loans from among the African Development Bank’s non- sovereign lending book, including power, transportation, financial sector, and manufacturing assets

With “Room2run,” AfDB Launches Securitization Market for Multilateral Development Bank Sector Transaction is in Direct Response to G20 Action Plan for Mdb Balance Sheet Optimization AfDB Commits to Reinvest freed up Capital into New African Infrastructure Lending, Making Room2run one of the Largest Impact Investments ever Transaction is supported by…

Africa Adaptation Initiative
Source: Africa Adaptation Initiative |

Africa Adaptation Initiative: A Response to Africa Biggest Challenge

This will be an opportunity to consider the most effective measures to help close the Adaptation Gap in Africa, which experts estimate to be between USD 7 billion and 15 billion per year by 2020, increasing thereafter

The first Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) Partners (http://AfricaAdaptationInitiative.org/rt/) Roundtable Meeting will take place on Monday 24 September 2018, from 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. in New-York at the UN Secretariat Conference Room 5, in margins of 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA). This is jointly hosted by the Gabonese Government, on…

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Africa’s entertainment and media industry enters dynamic new wave of convergence – 3.0

By 2022, total E&M revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R177.2 billion, up from R129.2 billion in 2017

Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence. The borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications industries are blurring in the battle for the attention of the consumer in a world that is rapidly digitising. As…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President’s coordinating council endorses action in Education, Health and Infrastructure

The meeting received reports on the state of health and education in the nine provinces by Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi and Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga respectively

Government at the national and provincial level has prioritised a set of interventions to improve education, health and the provision of social infrastructure, supported by measures to enhance human resource and financial management. This was agreed at a special meeting in Pretoria today of the President’s Coordinating Council which was…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank, Mariner Investment Group, and Africa50 Price Landmark $1 Billion Impact Securitization

Structured as a synthetic securitization by Mizuho International, Room2Run transfers the mezzanine credit risk on a portfolio of approximately 50 loans from among the African Development Bank’s non- sovereign lending book, including power, transportation, financial sector, and manufacturing assets

With “Room2run,” AfDB Launches Securitization Market for Multilateral Development Bank Sector Transaction is in Direct Response to G20 Action Plan for Mdb Balance Sheet Optimization AfDB Commits to Reinvest freed up Capital into New African Infrastructure Lending, Making Room2run one of the Largest Impact Investments ever Transaction is supported by…

Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA)
Source: Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) |

Egypt’s Software Piracy Drop and Legal Reforms Boost Foreign Investment

New rigorous measures and effective legislative reforms help attract more investment in the country’s vibrant IT sector

Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June. The study revealed that Egypt has managed to decrease the commercial value of the unlicensed software, which declined significantly from $157m in…

Source: Antonio Pedro |

Five roots to Central Africa’s industrialization

By: Antonio Pedro and Julian Slotman, ECA Sub-regional Office of Central Africa

Four years after the oil boom ended and Central African countries faced a sudden reverse in their fortunes from the strong growth of the early 2000’s, the subsequent oil glut and nose-dive of commodity prices have left a bitter taste of over-dependence on oil and other extractive industries in the…