Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

West Africa Municipal Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activity

Providing support to city governments in West Africa to improve and expand water and sanitation services to meet critical needs

Urbanization in West Africa is challenging municipalities’ ability to deliver consistent and quality water and sanitation services as well as make improvements toward the water and sanitation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In both Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, millions of people lack access to basic or safely managed drinking water and…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Ethiopia has sustained high economic growth over the last decade

On December 20, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation [1] with The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. At the same time, the Board approved three-year arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Ethiopia; a…

IGN FI
Source: IGN FI |

Ivory Coast selects IGN FI to Modernise its Land Administration System

Simplification and digital conversion of urban land administration in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast has faced difficulties in administering property rights for many years. Manual processing of requests and complex procedures have been leading to delays and errors, undermining the effectiveness of administering and securing property rights for citizens. In order to address this state of affairs the Ivory Coast’s Ministry of…

Source: Ambassade des Etats-Unis d'Amérique au Maroc |

2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) - 80 Years of Exchanges Professional Development Seminars

The Public Affairs Office invites proposals to organize and implement seven Alumni professional development seminars on three separate subjects

Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: 80 Years of Exchanges Professional Development Seminars Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY20-02 Deadline for Applications: Saturday, February 29, 2020 CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: $40,000.00 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Rabat is pleased to announce an open…

Source: Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Nordic Countries, Baltic States and Ukraine |

The East African Community (EAC) - Business and Investment Forum – 12-13 March 2020, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Sweden has a strong business sector capable of offering not only financially sustainable solutions, but also capacity building within the area

The EAC-BIF is organised by Embassies from the East African Community (EAC) accredited to the Kingdom of Sweden in partnership with the Swedish-East Africa Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC). The 2020 forum is planned to take place on 12 – 13 March 2020 at SERENA HOTEL in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania…

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

Global Actors gather to forge a common front against Illicit Trade

It endangers public health, as sub-standard and fake antimalarial medicines alone cause more than 100,000 deaths per year in Sub-Saharan Africa

The global economy loses more than US$2 trillion annually due to smuggling, counterfeiting, trafficking of humans and wildlife and other forms of illicit trade that hold back progress on the global development agenda. To address this alarming problem, UNCTAD and the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) are convening the first-ever Illicit…

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Preparations underway for Africa Climate Week 2020 in Kampala

The event in Kampala, at the Speke Conference Centre, will be the first Regional Climate Week to be hosted this year

Preparations are underway for Africa Climate Week 2020, which will be convened in Kampala, Uganda, 9-13 March 2020. The overview programme and further details have been published today. The event in Kampala, at the Speke Conference Centre, will be the first Regional Climate Week to be hosted this year and…

Source: African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) |

UN strongly condemns the harassment of humanitarian staff and looting of humanitarian premises in North Darfur

On 22 January, a large crowd of men, women and children harassed staff from the International Organization of Migration (IOM)

“This emerging trend of harassment of UN and NGO staff and subsequent looting and vandalization of UN and NGO premises and assets is not only very disturbing but totally uncalled for. UN and NGO staff are in Darfur to provide critical humanitarian and peacekeeping support in the region and deserve…

Standard Chartered
Source: Standard Chartered |

Improving digital access offers greatest private-sector investment opportunity in achieving the SDGs in Africa, says Standard Chartered

The study examines the most impactful opportunities for investing in three infrastructure-focused SDGs in five high-growth markets in Africa

Opportunity2030 study reveals an almost USD200 billion private-sector investment opportunity in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in five African countries; The study examines the most impactful opportunities for investing in three infrastructure-focused SDGs in five high-growth markets in Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia. Opportunity2030: The Standard…

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USAID launches ‘Water for Agriculture’ Activity promotes livelihoods for farmers in the Northeast

‘Water for Agriculture’ will also improve the capacity of local governments and communities to govern and manage water infrastructure and resources in the region

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a three-year, $8 million Cooperative Agreement to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) that will boost the livelihoods of crop and livestock farmers in the conflict-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe by improving the water supply in crisis-affected zones in northeast Nigeria.…