Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

UAE launches Etihad 7 program to fund renewable energy projects in Africa at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022

The program aims to supply clean electricity to 100 million people by 2035

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) today announced the launch of Etihad 7 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022. Etihad 7, a UAE-led innovation program, is dedicated to securing funding for renewable energy projects in Africa. The program aims to supply clean electricity to 100 million…

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Orange and Engie Join Forces to Convert the GOS, Orange's Main Data Center in Africa, to Solar Power, Helping to Reduce the Carbon Footprint in Côte d'Ivoire

The GOS is one of the components of the Orange data center network in Africa

The GOS (Groupement Orange Services) is a resource-pooling entity for the 18 Orange Middle East and Africa (OMEA) subsidiaries (www.Orange.com), which provides pooled hosting and infrastructure operation services, service platforms and IT to all the subsidiaries. The data center was built in 2016 in Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, on a…

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45 Million Dollar Renewable Energy Programme for Zimbabwe approved

The 4-year programme, which is expected to kick-off in April 2022, was jointly developed by UNESCO (Lead agency), UNWOMEN, UNDP and the Government of Zimbabwe

The United Nations SDG-Fund has approved Zimbabwe’s USD 45 Million programme on catalysing investments in Renewable Energy (RE) for the acceleration of the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. The UN SDG-Fund is contributing USD 10 Million to the programme whilst the Government of Zimbabwe through…

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Marking the End of An Era: OPEC Secretary General Barkindo Served with Distinction (By NJ Ayuk)

Barkindo, throughout his tenure with OPEC, has fought the good fight, finished his race, and kept the faith

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) Many will agree OPEC Secretary General H.E. Mohammed Barkindo walks in the same shoes as late world leaders Kofi Annan, who served as Secretary General of the United Nations, and Dr. Rilwanu Lukman, a former Nigerian Minister and OPEC Secretary General…

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African Development Bank’s SEFA to provide $1 million in support of Botswana’s energy transition

Through its support for the further development of the renewable energy generation sector in Botswana, the project also contributes to the Mega Solar initiative

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (bit.ly/3JQ7ilg), managed by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), has approved a $1 million grant to facilitate Botswana’s transition to clean energy. The technical assistance project supports the Government of Botswana in closing critical gaps in policy, regulatory and legal frameworks, which were identified…

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Why We Need African Energy Banks. Now (By NJ Ayuk)

The majority of those making these demands are based in industrialized nations that were built on fossil fuels

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) For more than a year, the African Energy Chamber has been pushing back against steadily building pressure to halt new foreign investments in Africa’s oil and gas industry. To prevent catastrophic climate change, environmental organizations, financial organizations, and governments across Europe…

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The European Union’s Landmark Proposal to Label Natural Gas as ‘Green’ Energy is Good for Africa and our Energy Industry

The point that natural gas serves as a transitional energy source is one that has been promoted by African nations for a long time

Africa’s call for a just and inclusive energy transition has been answered through the European Union’s landmark proposal to label natural gas as a ‘green’ energy source. Historically, Africa has always fought for sustainable development because we know, first-hand, the ravaging effects that even minute changes in climate can have…

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AMISOM sets up solar system for police station in Kismayo

The solar system, set up by AMISOM, is a Quick Impact Project, procured with funding from the Government of India to support law enforcement activities and boost security

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has handed over a solar lighting system to Dalhis Police Station in Kismayo as part of efforts to build the capacity of the Somali Police Force. The solar system, set up by AMISOM, is a Quick Impact Project, procured with funding from the…

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Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service receives 13 Trailer Mounted Pumps to the tune of Rs 20 million

The acquisition of these high-volume trailer mounted flood pumps will enable the removal of large volumes of water (up to 5000/6000 litres per minute) from flooded areas

The Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) received, today, during a Handing-Over Ceremony held at the Coromandel Fire Station, 13 Trailer Mounted Pumps to the tune of Rs 20 million and 16 LPG Fired Human Incinerators, financed under the Indian Line of Credit, which was extended by the Government of…

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Can women benefit from green jobs? “Yes, but…” says report by UN Women, African Development Bank

The report, titled Green Jobs for Women in Africa, points out that women are well-positioned to benefit from primary-level jobs that will be created but not higher-paying ones

The transition to a green economy is expected to create many new jobs around the world, including in sub-Saharan Africa. But will the economic transformation offer women access to higher-paying, more stable jobs? According to a new report released by UN Women and the African Development Bank, the short answer…