Source: C40 CITIES |

C40 Cities’ Financing Sustainable African Cities Forum calls for urgent investor action to secure a sustainable future for all citizens

Showcasing recent innovations in African cities, experts urged the investment community to recognise the potential of these leading cities and promote inclusive financing models

C40’s (www.C40.org) annual event, which took place on Wednesday in South Africa for the first time, gathered city officials and investors to address the most pressing climate challenges of our time; African mayors stated that inspiring citizens to live sustainably is a good start, but systemic infrastructure development enabled by…

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European Investment Bank (EIB) to support EUR 4.5 billion new business, social, energy transition and sustainable transport investment

This includes investment that addresses challenges facing female entrepreneurs in Poland and across Africa, supports lease financing in Italy, backs venture capital in Liberia and Sierra Leone

EUR 1.6 billion support for private investment, including for women and rural communities; upgrading thousands of schools and expanding long-term care provision; financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 4.5 billion of new financing that will tackle investment gaps…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

UNMISS repairs 2500kms of roads to encourage economic growth and peace in South Sudan

Engineers from Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand and South Korea have spent six months working intensively levelling and grading roads

Engineers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have repaired more than 2500 kilometers of roads to support economic growth and rapprochement so the conflict-affected country can build a peaceful and more prosperous future. “When South Sudan gained its independence, it inherited infrastructure that was in a dire…

World Food Programme (WFP)
Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

South Sudan inaugurates European Union-funded bridge in Warrap State

The bridge will connect tens of thousands of people and is key not only for humanitarian operations but is expected to boost farm-to-market access and commercial activities

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union have today officially handed over the completed Kwacjok Bridge to the Government of South Sudan that links Lunyaker, Kwacjok and Kangi regions for long separated by the Jur River. The 120-metre long bridge is part of a €20.3 million…

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Songwe, UN heads of agencies discuss need for better coordination and delivery

Ms. Songwe reinforced the need for joint efforts by the ECA and UN agencies in Ethiopia

Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Wednesday met with key heads of United Nations agencies in Ethiopia to discuss how the UN in the region can coordinate better and deliver as one. The UN Chiefs discussed how they can work better together in light of ongoing…

GE
Source: GE |

Improving Patient Transfer: GE Healthcare and Medhold Launch CARESCAPE™ ONE Patient Transport Monitor

The announcement was made during the Africa Health 2019 themed The future of healthcare today: Re-envisioning Africa’s healthcare system

GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.com) and Medhold have announced the launch of CARESCAPE ONE in South Africa. The announcement was made during the Africa Health 2019 themed The future of healthcare today: Re-envisioning Africa’s healthcare system. Today’s intra-hospital patient transport has become an important part of healthcare delivery. It is a complex…

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UNMISS and partners aim to de-militarize civilian facilities; improve conditions for returns in Upper Nile

Some community members in the Upper Nile area have said they do not feel safe to return to their home areas

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and partners are working with military commanders and government officials to create a safe and secure environment for displaced people to return home, including by demilitarizing civilian installations such as schools and hospitals in the Upper Nile area. “We are now looking…

Source: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) |

Webinar: Project Opportunities in South Africa’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Market

The interactive program will provide market intelligence on projects in South Africa’s ICT sector, a US$7.3B market

WEBINAR: Thursday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST The U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), City of Cape Town, and Global Resources, Inc. invite you to participate in a webinar to learn about upcoming ICT project opportunities in the City of Cape Town.…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Advocates around the World #SpeakUp for #RoadSafety

Despite progress, road traffic deaths continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities

In the context of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May 2019), thousands of road safety advocates from around the world are highlighting the need for more effective leadership for road safety. Strong leaders - both government and nongovernment alike - are those who #SpeakUp for road safety…

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

Official visit of the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development in Mauritius (1-3 May 2019)

Official visit of the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development to discuss about the future of the EU-Mauritius partnership and regional cooperation

Where and When: 2 May at 11.00 Bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development.  Signature of the programme ''Support Mauritius' development and youth employability through post-secondary education, training and innovation initiatives''. Prime Minister's Office, Port…