Source: Delegation of the European Union to the United Republic of Tanzania and the East African Community |

European Union Ambassadors to Tanzania launch 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

In Tanzania, Team Europe, together with local and international stakeholders, advocates for action to prevent and fight against femicide and GBV

The Ambassador of the European Union, H. E. Manfredo Fanti together with EU Member States’ Ambassadors H. E. Nabil Hajlaoui (France), H. E. Peter Hughebaert (Belgium), H. E. Theresa Zitting (Finland), H. E. Regine Hess (Germany), H. E. Mary O’Neill (Ireland), H. E. Marco Lombardi (Italy), Deputy Ambassador Mr. Job…

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Latest processing Finn-ovations set to revolutionise plastic lifecycle

Finland has developed a systemic plastic processing industry made up of players in multiple sectors, from recycling to process

Finland is set to be one of the first countries to develop a fully circular plastics economy by 2030. Led by the country’s 2022 Plastic Reduction Roadmap (http://bit.ly/3tYDNXL), its ecosystem of plastic processing companies is set to revolutionise the global plastic waste problem through innovative R&D and technologies. The potential of…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

United Nations women’s rights committee publishes findings on Armenia, Belgium, Finland, The Gambia, Honduras, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland and Ukraine

A high number of girls are out of school, a situation exacerbated by child marriage, and a correspondingly high illiteracy rate among women and girls in The Gambia

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) today issued its findings on Armenia, Belgium, Finland, The Gambia, Honduras, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland and Ukraine, the States parties that it reviewed during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of each country's implementation of the Convention on the Elimination…

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Drought in Horn of Africa is a race against time – “Help us now”, humanitarian aid leaders are appealing

Climate scientists and village elders both say the drought is the worst in the past four decades

The Horn of Africa is battling with a historic drought that threatens the lives of millions of people. More funding is urgently needed for both emergency relief and long-term solutions. Finland, too, has increased its support to the region. Massive amounts of humanitarian assistance are needed in the Horn of…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Climate is also a security policy issue

Drought and lack of jobs are driving migration flows, first to big African cities and then to Europe

“The fight for natural resources is a common trigger for conflict in many places. When I was in Uganda, I saw what an immense impact climate change and loss of biodiversity have on people’s lives,” says Anna Merrifield, Director of the recently created Unit for Climate and Environmental Diplomacy at…

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Rosatom Hosts Second International Fishing Tournament

In total, 26 amateur athletes took part in the competition

The competition was held on September 7-8 in the PRO ANGLERS LEAGUE format – a European tournament for spinning for fish from boats – and brought together athletes from 10 countries (including Russia) at the Gulf of Finland. The event was held close to the Leningrad NPP, Russia's largest operating…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa: Minister Pandor Arrives in Finland for the Nordic – Africa Foreign Ministers' Meeting

The Africa-Nordic Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is an important annual forum for informal and open-minded discussions between African and Nordic countries

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has arrived in Helsinki, Finland, where she will participate in the 19th Nordic-Africa Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Minister Pandor's visit to Helsinki is at the invitation of her Finnish counterpart, Minister Pekka Haavisto. The meeting takes place from today, Monday, 13…

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New Cameroon business incubator signs up with Pan-African tech firm and Finnish education technology network to spread 5G Tech Spaces across the African continent

BB Incubator is the first of its kind in Africa to adopt the 5G Mokki Tech Spaces, a high-tech learning and communication environment in the shape of a small cottage

Today, the recently launched Boris Bison Youth Empowerment Business Incubator in Douala, Cameroon, the Pan-African video game publishing company Ludique Works and Start North (www.StartNorth.com), the Finnish technology learning accelerator network, have announced mutual memoranda of understanding to introduce their technologically advanced learning environments, the ‘5G Mokki Tech Spaces’, across…

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African Development Bank Group to Launch New Trust Fund for the Circular Economy

Circular economy principles play a strategic role in advancing the African Development Bank’s High-5 development priorities

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved the establishment of a €4 million Africa Circular Economy Facility to drive integration of the circular economy into African efforts to achieve nationally defined contribution (NDC) targets. The Facility (https://bit.ly/3voaQVl), a multi-donor trust fund, will operate over a period…

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Kenya Elections: National Police Service on elections safety, sexual violence and reform

Kenya’s police service is undergoing significant reforms to create a gender transformative service and better manage GBV response

Violence against women in elections (VAWiE) is one of the major hindrances to their engagement with electoral processes and taking on leadership roles; this includes physical, verbal and psychological violence in the private and public space, and more recently cyber-based abuse. Commissioner Dominic Kisavi has been serving Kenya’s National Police Service…