Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Humanitarian funds release US$18.7 million for life-saving floods response in Somalia

The $8 million from CERF will enable UN agencies and their partners to sustain and scale up their ongoing time-critical interventions in the worst-affected areas

 A combined $18.7 million has been released from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) to scale up life-saving assistance to just over half a million people affected by floods in Somalia. “These funds come at a critical time, enabling humanitarian partners to…

Source: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) |

New Contribution of $2.11 Million from the Federal Republic of Germany to the Trust Fund in Support of Peace and Security in Mali

As part of the German government's support for peace and security in Mali, the rehabilitation of the Kidal airstrip will play a major role in ensuring the sustainable use of this infrastructure

The Federal Republic of Germany is officially strengthening its participation in the Trust Fund in support of peace and security in Mali with a new contribution of $2.11 million, more than CFAF 1.250 billion. This support was confirmed during a ceremony held on 6 December at MINUSMA’s Headquarters in Bamako,…

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

UNHCR launches sustainable energy strategy, strengthens climate action

UNHCR has also been pioneering modern and innovative land restoration projects such as the “Green Refugee Camp” project in Cameroon

In recognition of the growing climate crisis and to boost refugees’ access to safe and sustainable energy, while minimising its own environmental impact, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched a four-year Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy. The strategy promotes the transition to clean, renewable energy at refugee camps and hosting…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

USAID announces $35 Million for the Water and Energy for Food Challenge

This initiative will increase sustainable agricultural and food value-chains, food security, and climate resilience in developing countries and emerging markets

Today at the Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP19) in San Francisco, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced $35 million for the Water and Energy for Food ("WE4F") Challenge.  This initiative will increase sustainable agricultural and food value-chains, food security, and climate resilience in developing countries…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Signing Ceremony - The Netherlands contribution of 22 Million USD toward Accessing Sustainable WASH Services in South Sudan

The media is invited to cover this signing ceremony event

Who: Janet Alberda, Ambassador of The Netherlands to the Republic of South Sudan and Mohamed Ayoya, UNICEF Representative to South Sudan What: UNICEF and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands invite you to this signing ceremony When: Thursday 24 October 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Where: Embassy of…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Netherland's Development Finance Company (FMO) partner to improve agriculture financing in developing countries

The pilot project of the partnership will be undertaken in Kenya

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank today launched a formal partnership which aims to increase investments in favor of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small-scale producers operating within the agribusiness sector in developing countries. According to the Memorandum of Understanding,…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

First WATT Renewables winners of Renewable Energy Forum 2019 co-organized by the African Development Bank

The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable energy solutions

First WATT Renewables were winners of the 4th West African Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF) contest, held on Thursday 26 September in Abidjan and co-organized by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Liberia presents credentials

Ms. Telewoda is a member of the Board of Directors of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women Empowerment and Leadership

The new Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations (Vienna), Youngor Sevelee Telewoda, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Telewoda, who is also Ambassador to Germany, has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador…

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Ecolog leads discussions at Financing for Sustainable Development 2030 forum during United Nations General Assembly

Ecolog was the sole industry representative with its CEO, Ali Vezvaei, delivering the welcome address

High-Level forum attended by President of the Republic of Ghana, the Queen of the Netherlands, several Member States and heads of private sector; Ecolog (https://Ecolog-International.com) was the prime industry representative to address the role of public private partnerships in financing the UN’s Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) 2030. Member States across…

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Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in protracted crises

A four-year Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) project aims to address conflict and food insecurity in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO's work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan - part of a new initiative to scale-up resilience-based development work in countries affected by protracted crises. In such contexts, humanitarian interventions often focus…