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…

NTT Pro Cycling
Source: NTT Pro Cycling |

NTT Pro Cycling - Lineup: Tour of Luxembourg

The UCI 2.Pro Tour of Luxembourg will take place over 5 road stages, all similarly designed to suit the puncheurs and sprinters that can get over the short sharp climbs

NTT Pro Cycling (http://www.NTTProCycling.com) is set to line up for the Tour of Luxembourg, which gets underway on 15 September and ends after 5 days of racing, on 19 September. The UCI 2. Pro Tour of Luxembourg will take place over 5 road stages, all similarly designed to suit the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina re-elected as President of the African Development Bank Group

The election took place on the final day of the 2020 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has been re-elected to serve a second fiveyear term as President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) on Thursday, August 27, 2020 by the Board of Governors of the Bank. A globally renowned development economist and a World Food Prize Laureate and Sunhak Peace Prize…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) + Luxembourg Innovative solutions for Zero Hunger

FAO will rely on its partners’ contributions, including from Luxembourg, to step up efforts to support the fight against hunger in times of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

As one of the founding members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Luxembourg is a proactive advocate of international development cooperation and has a solid partnership with the Organization in the areas of food security and agricultural development. The fight against poverty and ultimately its…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Around the world, the pandemic is having a devastating impact on health systems, economies and the lives, livelihood and wellbeing of all, particularly older people

We, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Niger: IOM Appeals for Funding to Continue Lifesaving Assistance to Stranded Migrants Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Government of Niger agreed to open the border to facilitate this assisted voluntary return movement and requested IOM to support their nationals on a humanitarian site

Together with the ministries of Interior, Humanitarian Action, Health and Foreign Affairs in Niger, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted 1,400 stranded Nigerien migrants after returning from Burkina Faso last weekend. They were mainly miners who fled violence last month in Burkina Faso's southern district. The Government of Niger…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European Investment Bank joins Sahel Alliance

Technical and financial experience from recent energy, water, private sector, transport and telecom investment to be shared with Sahel partners

EIB, the Bank of the European Union, joins Sahel Alliance at first General Assembly; Membership expected to strengthen impact of EIB engagement in Sahel; Builds on EUR 1 billion track record in region and 52 years of engagemen; Technical and financial experience from recent energy, water, private sector, transport and…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Refugee athlete takes part in Tokyo Marathon 2020

He comes from Ethiopia, the country of the famous “barefoot runner” Abebe Bikila

A refugee athlete has been selected as an elite runner for the Tokyo Marathon for the first time in the event’s history. Yonas Kinde, who currently lives in Luxembourg, will take part in the Marathon on 1 March 2020. Yonas participated at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 as a member…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Opening of a Visa Application Centre

Germany represents Belgium, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary in Schengen visa matters

The German Embassy will outsource the application process for Schengen visas in Namibia to a service provider (TLS Group S.A.) with a Visa Application Centre (VAC) based in Windhoek, starting as from 2 March 2020. According to the European Visa Code, Germany represents Belgium, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands,…