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Rasha Kelej, the CEO of Merck Foundation makes it to the list of 100 Most Influential Africans 2019, for empowering many women through Merck More Than a Mother Movement

Rasha Kelej has been recognized for her efforts to empower women in general and infertile women in particular through the “Merck More Than a Mother” campaign

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) CEO, Rasha Kelej, featured in the list of 100 Most Influential Africans, released by New African Magazine, for poignant “Merck More Than a Mother” Movement; The campaign has been empowering childless women across Africa and Asia. Merck Foundation CEO, Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President,…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World food prices jump in November

Meat and vegetable oils lead Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Government of Flanders Grants 1 Million Euros to the Africa Climate Change Fund to Support 5 Projects in Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa

The new contribution follows an initial grant of two millions euros to the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) in November 2016 by the Flanders government, bringing the total contribution to the ACCF to 11.4 million euros

The Government of Flanders this year has committed 1 million euros to the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) (http://bit.ly/34JgdzF) to support five projects in three African countries - Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. In Malawi, the project will contribute to “demonstration of an innovative results-based finance model for adaptation to…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Hola, Madrid! African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025

The Bank is playing a leading role in guiding progress on climate change on the continent. The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025. The African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org) will on Monday kick off a campaign to plead the continent’s case at…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Launch Of The 13th Tanzania Economic Update

The event will be hosted by Ms Bella Bird, World Bank Country Director for Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

The Agriculture sector provides livelihoods directly to around 55 percent of the population (and three quarters of the poor) and indirectly to a further 15 percent within related value chain functions such as traders, transporters and processors. The Tanzanian government recognizes the centrality of Agriculture to realizing its objectives of…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Opening Statement - Global Gender Summit (By Dr Akinwumi A Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group)

This is the first time that the Global Gender Summit is being held in Africa

By Dr Akinwumi A Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group Your Excellency, Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Your Excellency, Sahle-Work Zewde, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Your Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission; Your Excellency, Joyce Banda, former…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

2019 conference on land policy in Africa: why it matters for the continent, by Cosmas Milton Ochieng

The theme of this year’s Conference on Land Policy in Africa is “Winning the fight against corruption in the land sector in Africa

Cosmas Milton Ochieng, an expert in natural resource governance and economic development in Africa, is the Director of the African Natural Resource Centre at the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). In collaboration with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank will host…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles |

17th Regional Seminar of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group - European Union (ACP-EU) Economic and Social Interest Groups

This year, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a regional seminar in Eastern and Southern Africa, which comprises the Indian Ocean islands

Dates: 21 and 22 November 2019 Venue: Hotel Sofitel, Wolmar, Flic en Flac (Mauritius) Working languages: EN, FR, PT The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is pleased to invite you to the 17th Regional Seminar of ACP-UE Economic and Social Interest Groups, which will take place on 21 and…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European support to rehabilitate Malawi transport network confirmed: EUR 139m

Works to reduce transport costs, cut travel time and facilitate export

European institutions provide a EUR 139 million contribution towards the rehabilitation of over 347 km of the M1 road; EUR 95.5 million EIB loan combined with EUR 43.1 million European Union grant, to support EUR 191 million total investment; works to reduce transport costs, cut travel time and facilitate export;…

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Southern Africa’s Top Entrepreneurs Announced in Johannesburg, South Africa

This year’s finalist group and of course, the winners, have built businesses across all sectors offering innovation and exceptional acumen and leadership

Southern Africa’s top three entrepreneurs were named at the 22nd Annual EY (https://www.EY.com) World Entrepreneur Awards gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13 November 2019. CEO’s, Founders, and leading entrepreneurs attended the Southern Africa programme of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs: the Global EY Entrepreneur Of The…