Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Protection of indigenous knowledge comes under spotlight at international conference

The Bill seeks to provide legal protection for indigenous knowledge (IK); that is knowledge generated and owned by communities

The Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Bill is one step away from being enacted.  The National Assembly approved it on 13 September 2018, and has now only to be signed into law by the President.  The Bill seeks to provide legal protection for indigenous knowledge (IK); that is…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers

The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals and organizations engaged in the introduction, diffusion, and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers: From:               25/09/2018 To:                   27/09/2018 Location:          Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana The African Development Bank  (www.AfDB.org )  and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations (https://AG.Purdue.edu/scaleup/Pages/about.aspx) from September 25-27, 2018,…

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: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR

First ever intermodal TIR operation between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the EU is launched today, with a container leaving the UAE bound for Europe under a single customs transit document and a single guarantee

The United Arab Emirates is an important trade hub with a robust economy. TIR (www.atcuae.ae/tir-system/) offers huge potential for improving transit connectivity between ports and borders with free zones and integrating them into the global logistics chain. The UAE’s strongest trading partners are India and China – both part of…

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…

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The Need for Apparel Manufacturers in Kenya and South Africa to become super vendors

Threadsol has the opportunity to help in raising the share of this industry by providing better processes for manufacturers

After marking its presence in 15 countries, ThreadSol (www.ThreadSol.com) is all set to explore the African apparel industry to transform manufacturers to super vendors. This move comes at a time where the   president of Kenya has decided to dedicate his energy in achieving the big four agenda as a way…

Malta Blockchain Summit
Source: Malta Blockchain Summit |

Blockchain in Africa: The next frontier

An interview with John Kamara, Director for Global Gaming Africa, on how Africa has embraced Blockchain technology, by Katy Micallef

What kind of solutions can blockchain technology offer the continent? Is Africa on the road to becoming a blockchain hub? Africa is rising and technology is at the forefront of our growth as a continent. We have seen the explosion of the mobile space in the continent and how it…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Delegation in West Rand kick-starts pre-visit process to gather information on Impact of Migration on Service Delivery

During the week-long oversight activities on the West Rand, the NCOP Delegation will visit hostels, schools, hospitals, libraries, a factory, correctional and repatriation centres

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Delegation in West Rand District Municipality in Gauteng today kick-started a pre-visit process to members of the community in the area to gather information on the impact of migration on service delivery. When the information is received it will be sent to relevant authorities…