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United States provides US$119 Million to World Food Programme (WFP) for School Meals in Five Countries

The latest awards, which take effect this month, see WFP’s programmes in Cote d’Ivoire, Laos, Nepal and Rwanda receiving US$25 million each

As classrooms around the developing world begin to re-open, the U.N. World Food Programme is receiving US$119 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide school meals in five countries in Asia and Africa. “Yet again, USDA demonstrates real leadership in reaching school-age children in the developing world with…

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COVID-19 is a ‘wake-up command’ to address Africa’s challenges - Tony Blair

The former UK prime minister addressed a virtual audience on the topic Building Back Better in Post COVID-19 Africa: The Role of Technology and Governance, as part of the Kofi A. Annan Lecture Series

We have the same problems but what we also have is vastly increased urgency – Blair; Agriculture offers Africa its best opportunity for industrialization…the key is how does Africa raise productivity, develop the integrated technology in rural areas? - Adesina The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the challenges and opportunities of…

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Celebrating its tenth year, the Anzisha Prize awards its top honour to 21-year-old Egyptian entrepreneur

Alaa Moatamed, Co-Founder of Presto, a leading delivery management service, takes home the $25,000 Grand Prize

With a pool of talented finalists from more than 15 African countries, the 2020 Anzisha Prize (www.AnzishaPrize.org) – the premier award for Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs – goes to Alaa Moatamed, a  young female entrepreneur whose venture provides business owners with an affordable and convenient delivery service for customers. EdTech entrepreneur…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank’s second virtual business opportunities seminar of 2020, draws 250 global partners and suppliers

During the seminars, participants are informed about the Bank’s strategy for supporting economic growth, its priority areas and rules and procedures for project and corporate procurement

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) hosted its second virtual business opportunities seminar in 2020 (BOS) on 13 and 14 October. The BOS offers a one-stop shop for individuals and consulting firms, civil contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and diplomatic commercial attachés from the Bank Group’s regional and non-regional members seeking to provide…

Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

Through trade to prosperity - Deutsche Post DHL Group and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development promote e-commerce in developing and emerging countries

The Corona crisis is cutting trade relations in developing countries and plunging an additional 115 million people into poverty this year alone

Giving small and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries access to global markets - that is the goal of a cooperation between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group (https://www.DPDHL.com). Over the next few years, the partners want to invest 30…

Source: Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) |

Top 10 Finalists of “Africa’s Business Heroes” Grand Finale Announced

Confirmed finale judges include Jack Ma, Ibukun Awosika, Strive Masiyiwa and Joe Tsai

Ten finalists, 50% female and from eight African countries, gear up for grand finale pitch in November; confirmed finale judges include Jack Ma, Ibukun Awosika, Strive Masiyiwa and Joe Tsai; ABH televised show featuring this year’s competition will air in November and December. The 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) (https://AfricaBusinessHeroes.org/en/)…

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Building Winning Connections for Start-Ups in Francophone Africa

Afrikhaliss: Suguba announces the names of the best technology startups in Francophone West Africa for this edition

Suguba (https://www.Suguba.org/) in partnership with Mercy Corps and the French Development Agency (AFD) is organizing its second investment readiness program in French-speaking West Africa to support the most promising start-ups in the digital sector. The eight (8) Francophone West African start-ups selected for the cohort of this program are the…

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Africa Oil & Power and TRM Risk Management Talk Mitigating Client Exposure in a post-COVID-19 Landscape (By Grace Goodrich)

TRM Risk Management combines regional knowledge and expertise with global access to provide client focused insurance solutions

By Grace Goodrich, Field Editor Three years ago, brothers James and Hugo Hill identified a growing demand for complex insurance products required by energy companies and other ‘Special Risk’ businesses in Africa, a continent historically underserved by international insurers located thousands of miles from the projects they were underwriting. TRM…

Source: Nestlé |

World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa

Africa accounts for about 12% of the world’s coffee production and the high-quality and taste of coffee from the continent are loved by coffee connoisseurs worldwide

Coffee farmer, Francois Dadi Serikpa (https://bit.ly/3l10941), from Gnamagnoa in Côte d’Ivoire, joined Nestlé’s (https://www.Nestle-cwa.com/) Nescafé Plan (https://bit.ly/34fT6Oe) ten (10) years ago. The coffee farms that had been in his family for generations were producing poor yields, making it hard for him to earn a good living to care for his…

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The African Union Ten Year Action Plan on Child Labour plan moves toward implementation

According to the latest International Labour Organization (ILO) global estimates, about 152 million children, 64 million girls and 88 million boys, are in child labour worldwide

The African Union (AU) is initiating discussions with stakeholders on the implementation of African Union’s Ten Year Action Plan to Eradicate Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (2020-2030) adopted during the AU Summit held in February 2020. This initiative resonates well with the International Labour Organization (ILO)…