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UN Women Somalia, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development (MoWHRD) and Ministries of Women launch two research studies

The two studies focused on addressing barriers marginalized women and those with disabilities face in agriculture in Kismayo and Baidoa

UN Women Somalia, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development (MoWHRD) and Ministries of Women, Jubaland and South West State launched two research studies focused on gender, climate and conflict analysis, and market assessments of micro-business opportunities at a high level event in Mogadishu on…

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    • UN Women Supports Women and Girls affected by conflict with a 2nd Empowerment Hub in Nigeria
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UN Women Supports Women and Girls affected by conflict with a 2nd Empowerment Hub in Nigeria

The empowerment will provide space for women and girls to learn livelihood skills in order to increase their economic security

As part of international Women’s Month, on March 15, 2022, UN Women in collaboration with the Ministry of women Affairs and Yobe State Government commissioned a Women and Girls Entrepreneurship Development and Empowerment Hub in Damaturu, Yobe State.  This Women and Girls Entrepreneurship Development and Empowerment Hub (WEDEH) is the…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Africa’s energy opportunities under the spotlight as Russian energy gap widens (By Paul Sinclair)

African leaders are already moving to address European and global needs

By Paul Sinclair is VP of Energy for Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) As Europe seeks new sources of gas to ensure its energy security, can African markets fill in the Russian gap? While some countries are well poised to benefit from the potential economic windfall, others are lagging in terms…

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UNDP promotes responsible business by strengthening human rights standards across 17 countries, with support from Japan

With this project, UNDP and Japan will further the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda

UNDP will work to improve human rights standards in business in 17 countries through a new project funded by the Government of Japan. By promoting the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the initiative will better equip governments and companies to understand and act upon their…

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Helios Investment Partners and Sojitz Corporation start collaborations in West African gas downstream businesses

Helios and Sojitz expect to accelerate further growth of Axxela’s business by leveraging Sojitz's expertise in developing gas and power infrastructure projects

Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”), the Africa-focused private investment firm, acting on behalf of funds it advises, and Sojitz Corporation (“Sojitz”), one of the leading conglomerate investment and trading houses listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, announce the completion of the sale by Helios of a 25% interest in the holding…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) and Government of Japan partner to support Democratic Republic of Congo refugees in Angola

The Japanese government is firmly committed to promoting the humanitarian-development nexus and helping rebuild self-reliance opportunities for refugees

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$ 293,000 from the Government of Japan to support resilience building activities for refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) residing in Lunda Norte province. “The Japanese government is firmly committed to promoting the humanitarian-development nexus and helping…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Morocco: MFA Nasser Bourita takes part in the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting for 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development

MFA Bourita said that beyond the pandemic, Morocco has always strived to be a catalyst for development and a provider of peace and security in Africa

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, took part on March 26, 2022 by videoconference to the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting for the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). In his speech, MFA Bourita said that beyond the pandemic, Morocco has always strived…

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    • The support from the Government of Japan will contribute to the strengthening of the basic health cares systems in Mahama refugee camp & host community
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Japan Supports UNHCR’s 2022 Refugee Response in Rwanda

The project will be implemented for a duration of 11 months, from February to December 2022, thanks to the generosity of the Japanese government and the people of Japan

The Government of Japan announced its support to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) operation and the refugee response in Rwanda, amounting to USD 1.18 million. This contribution from the Japanese government will boost the efforts of UNHCR in various health related services accessed by refugees and the…

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Japan ramps up Support for Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Algeria

This contribution will be crucial to ensure access of refugees and asylum-seekers to healthcare, hygiene, sanitation, and safe domestic fuel

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, welcomes the increased contribution of USD 1.4 million from the People of Japan for humanitarian assistance for vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers in Algeria in the areas of health and sanitations. This contribution will be crucial to ensure access of refugees and asylum-seekers to healthcare,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting

The participants including Foreign Ministers from African countries will discuss priority issues for African development

The Government of Japan will hold TICAD Ministerial Meeting online on March 26 and 27. Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, will chair the meeting. The participants including Foreign Ministers from African countries will discuss priority issues for African development looking ahead to the post-COVID-19 era based…