Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Sweden contributes US$3.5 million to help WFP deliver food to people affected by conflict in northern Mozambique

The donation comes at a critical time; Cabo Delgado province has the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in Mozambique – with more than half of the children malnourished

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of SEK 30 million (US$3.5 million) from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to help meet the food and nutrition needs of people affected by the conflict in Cabo Delgado. WFP will be able to use this funding to help…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Team Europe supports Africa’s COVID-19 response with 1.4 million test kits donated by Germany and delivered by the EU Humanitarian Air Bridge

This donation is to provide direct support for implementation of the Africa Joint Continental Strategy for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), through the African Union, today received the third and last batch of 1.4 million COVID-19 test kits donated by the Government of Germany. The kits were delivered through a European Union (EU) Humanitarian Air Bridge flight as part of the EU’s…

Aleph Commodities
Source: Aleph Commodities |

Aleph Commodities Acquires Majority Stake in InterTank

The acquisition provides a framework for ESG investments, as Aleph and InterTank seek to jointly develop opportunities in the renewable energy sector

Aleph Commodities Ltd (“Aleph”) (www.AlephCommodities.com), an investment and energy trading company headquartered in London, along with co-investors, has acquired a majority stake in InterTank Nordic AB (“InterTank”), an independent storage management and operations company in Sweden. InterTank manages over 1 million cubic meters of storage capacity across more than 20…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Sweden Funds Emergency Cash Transfers to women and children impacted by Covid-19 in West Nile

The emergency intervention was made possible by Swedish funding to a social protection and health systems strengthening programme implemented jointly by WFP and UNICEF

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Government of Uganda will begin making emergency cash transfers in the coming days to more than 56,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under the age of two, including refugees, in West Nile region. The emergency intervention was made possible by Swedish…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Coronavirus: UN welcomes nearly $1 billion in recent pledges - to bolster access to lifesaving tests, treatments and vaccines to end COVID-19

A coalition of 16 pharmaceutical companies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed an agreement to cooperate on vaccine manufacturing and to scale up production

New commitments from governments, international organizations and the private sector support unified approach to end pandemic, backing a response of unprecedented scale, scope and speed­—through the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator­—as pandemic claims more than 1 million lives Recent Commitments at a Glance:   United Kingdom – £571m (US$ 732m)…

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Towards the establishment of a National Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system in Burkina Faso

Validation of the Rapid Assessment results

Contextualization Launched in 2020, the Development of a system of Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) project is currently implemented by Global Green growth Institute (GGGI) (https://www.GGGI.org/country/Burkina-Faso) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change of the republic of Burkina Faso, through its Green Economy and Climate…

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Issues in ensuring COVID-19 vaccine compliance (By Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World)

We conducted a survey in June of 2020 that addressed whether people’s willingness to use a COVID-19 vaccine and adopt other preventive healthcare measures was associated with trust

By Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH An effective COVID-19 vaccine could help us emerge from isolation and end the social distancing required during this pandemic; but it will only work if people are willing to be vaccinated [1]. We conducted a survey in June of 2020 that addressed whether people’s willingness…

Source: Right Livelihood |

2020 Right Livelihood Laureates to be announced on October 1

The recipients have been selected by an international Jury after careful investigation by the Foundation’s Research team

The 2020 Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award (https://www.RightLivelihoodAward.org/), widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” are set to be announced in Stockholm on Thursday, October 1. The four new Laureates will be presented by Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Foundation, and Amelie von Zweigbergk, Vice-Chair…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 impacts driving up acute hunger in countries already in food crisis

Central African Republic, Honduras, Lesotho and Somalia have experienced an increase of more than 10 percentage points in the share of people facing acute hunger

Pandemic aggravates pre-existing drivers of acute food insecurity - Democratic Republic of the Congo is now world’s largest food crisis. FAO and partners call for urgent and decisive action. The Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) today held a high-level event to present a review of the most recent global data…

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Global and African Leaders welcome Launch of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa as “Historic Moment to Accelerate Adaptation” on the Continent

GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African communities from the impacts of climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA.org) today announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African…