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Emerson Implements Major Green Energy Project in the Middle East with SirajPower

Emerson furthers sustainability efforts with solar rooftop plant at Middle East and Africa regional headquarters in the UAE

Emerson (Emerson.com) has partnered with SirajPower to implement a solar rooftop plant at its Middle East and Africa Head Office in Dubai, making it the largest solar rooftop plant in a single location within Jebel Ali. This significant sustainability project supports Emerson’s long-term commitment and environmental, social, and governance (ESG)…

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    • From MBA programs to accelerated learning, ALU Conservation Programs are set to build the next generation of Africa’s Conservation Leaders
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From MBA programs to accelerated learning, ALU Conservation Programs are set to build the next generation of Africa’s Conservation Leaders

The ALU SoWC is developing the next generation of entrepreneurial conservation leaders and undertaking research into Africa’s wildlife economy

We are seeking the conservation leader from West Africa The ALU School of Wildlife Conservation (www.SoWC.ALUeducation.com) has launched a campaign and scholarship program to recruit more women, specifically from West and North Africa, for their 2021 Conservation MBA. The ALU SoWC is developing the next generation of entrepreneurial conservation leaders…

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Somalia: Climate change and conflict threaten herders

Somalia is ranked as one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change by the ND-GAIN Country Index when it comes to its ability to improve resilience

Conflict and the growing climate crisis are pushing herders in Somalia to abandon their way of life, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. Erratic weather patterns, droughts and floods have taken their toll on Somali pastoralists, while conflict, COVID-19 and the recent locust infestations have made…

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Water and Sanitation on Declining KwaZulu-Natal Dam Levels

Dam levels in KwaZulu-Natal experience a decline, albeit minimal

Dam levels in KwaZulu-Natal continue to experience a weekly decline, recording 70.1% from last week’s 70.4%. This is according to a weekly report on the status of water levels in the province issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation. “We must note that although there is a decline, it…

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Stakeholders Call for Concerted Efforts Towards Sustainable Waste Management

Exhibitors at the fair expressed their satisfaction and called for sustained efforts to build more partnerships for an improved waste management system in Ghana

Stakeholders in the waste management value chain have called for deepened collaboration and commitment among key actors to promote sustainable waste management and circular economy in Ghana. This call was made at the maiden Ghana Waste Fair organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Coca…

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Nesta Challenges Launches $14,500,000 Afri-Plastics Challenge and Seeks African Innovators in Plastic Waste Management

The Afri-Plastics Challenge seeks to find innovators with scalable and sustainable solutions to prevent plastic waste from entering the marine environment in sub-Saharan Africa

Nesta Challenges is today announcing the launch of the Afri-Plastics Challenge (http://Afri-Plastics.Challenges.org). The Challenge will involve a public competition that will reward the best solutions from across sub-Saharan Africa to addressing marine plastic waste in developing countries in a way that promotes gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. The…

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Member States of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin Commit to Working Together to Ensure Environmental Principles are Upheld

OKACOM organised the Council meeting specifically to discuss the explorative activities based in the north-east of Namibia and north-west of Botswana

The Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (www.OKACOM.org) Council of Commissioners (bit.ly/3B5c3mo) representing the riparian states of Angola, Botswana, and Namibia recently convened to discuss the oil and gas exploration activities of Canadian based company ReconAfrica, in the transboundary Cubango-Okavango River Basin (CORB) which is shared by the three countries.…

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New Malawi initiative to restore 25,000 hectares of forest landscape

The new project aims to create opportunities to increase the socio-economic, ecological and climate-related benefits

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Malawi, through the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources, have launched a project which targets forest landscape restoration (FLR) for 25 000 hectares (ha) of degraded landscapes in Ntcheu district. “This is one of the first…

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With One in Five Africans Facing Hunger in 2020, Deputy Secretary-General Calls for Transforming Food Systems, Nature-Based Solutions, at Regional Dialogue

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the Africa Regional Food Systems Summit Dialogue

It is a pleasure to speak to you today, at this Africa Regional Dialogue in support of the Food Systems Summit.  We meet at a time of rising food insecurity and hunger.  Between 720 million and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020 — as many as 161 million more…

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7 billion trees outside forests in Africa reported for the first time in new data survey

Pioneering environmental data collection initiative a world first for Africa

A data collection and analysis initiative led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union Commission (AUC) has revealed 7 billion trees outside forests for the first time, among other findings. The survey is the first consistent land use representation of the continent…