Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

City Climate Finance Gap Fund launches to support Climate Smart Urban Development

Supporting cities in developing and emerging economies

The Gap Fund offers technical and advisory services for climate action projects; supporting cities in developing and emerging economies; unlocking at least €4 billion of final investment Today, the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (“The Gap Fund”) was launched jointly by ministers and directors of the Governments of Germany and…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

USAID/Power Africa Announces $2.6 Million in Healthcare Electrification Grants to Solar Energy Companies in Nine Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Grants totaling $2,620,650 to solar energy companies to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity to nearly 300 healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

Power Africa, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announces grants totaling $2,620,650 to solar energy companies to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity to nearly 300 healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 60 percent of all healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity, and of…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

USTDA expands support for Internet Connectivity in Nigeria

Funding two projects that will help deliver fast and reliable internet to thousands of Nigerian households using U.S. technological solutions

the U.S. Trade and Development Agency continued its 20 years of support for Nigeria’s telecommunications sector by funding two projects that will help deliver fast and reliable internet to thousands of Nigerian households using U.S. technological solutions. “USTDA is committed to establishing a new era of inclusive, secure and sustainable…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Supporting Public Private Partnerships in Africa: African Development Bank ready to scale up

The African Development Bank estimates Africa’s infrastructure financing needs at up to $170 billion a year by 2025

Representatives of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), governments, Development Finance Institutions, the private sector and  professional associations joined a September 8 workshop to discuss how the Bank can strengthen support for Public Private Partnerships and channel greater investment toward economic and social infrastructure. The event, titled Designing the African Development…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Coronavirus - Mozambique: Families fleeing attacks seek shelter in COVID-19 hotspot; Country’s largest treatment centre opens today

The risk of contracting COVID-19 in Pemba, one of Mozambique’s most concerning virus epicentres, is very real

Attacks on towns and villages in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado have intensified, forcing thousands of people to flee by foot, boat or road to the provincial capital, a COVID-19 hotspot where the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helped build the country’s largest treatment centre that opens…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, eighth President of the African Development Bank, sworn in for second term

Adesina – “Let us move forward, driven by the power of our mission, inspired by the primacy of our vision and emboldened by the strength of our togetherness”

“Today, a rainbow stretches from the 81 member countries of the African Development Bank across the deep blue skies of Africa...The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank.” With these powerful words President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org),…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Group Inaugration Speech Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina September 1, 2020

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Africa passionately

Protocols Your Excellency, President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire  Your Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Governments  Excellencies former Heads of State and Governments  Chairperson of the African Union Commission  The Former Commonwealth Secretary General…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon And NT-Ware Announce Support for Microsoft’s Universal Print

Universal Print moves some key Windows Server print infrastructure to Microsoft 365 and offers print management capabilities

Continuing their commitment to cloud-based solutions that help enable digital transformation, Canon Europe (https://www.Canon-Europe.com/) and NT-ware recently announced the upcoming support for Universal Print, developed by Microsoft. Organisations that wish to utilise Universal Print within their environment can benefit from the native support that will be built into imageRUNNER ADVANCE…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Zambia |

Handover Ceremony for the Project for the construction of Kabwata Development Youth Centre in Lusaka

Kabwata is one of the oldest low income settlements where over 170,000 people live

 On 14th August 2020, Mr. MIZUUCHII Ryuta, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia attended the handover ceremony for the Grassroots Human Security Projects titled “the Project for the construction of Kabwata Development Youth Center in Lusaka”. Mr. Succeed Mubanga, Director of Planning and Information on behalf Hon. Brian…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Uganda: How Previous Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks Helped Uganda Respond to COVID-19 Outbreak

Years of investment in human resources, equipment and modest infrastructure came in handy when COVID-19 struck giving the country a reasonably decent response to the outbreak

For many public health workers in Uganda, responding to disease outbreaks of epidemic potential in not new. This is because the country has been in preparedness and response modes for quite some time and its disease outbreak system has regularly been tested over the years. Uganda has had four Ebola…