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Cape Town: City receives medal of honour in global sustainability award

The awards recognise innovation that improves social, economic and environmental solutions in cities and regions

The City of Cape Town has been awarded a Medal of Honour in the fifth Guangzhou International Awards for Urban Innovation for its partnership with the Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), delivered by GreenCape. The awards recognise innovation that improves social, economic and environmental solutions in cities and regions.…

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UNDRR ROAS Making Cities Resilient 2030 Webinar: Empowering Local Governments in Tunisia

Mayors and representatives of different municipal councils attended the webinar, which aimed to encourage Tunisian municipalities to join the MCR2030 programme

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) and the Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment in the Republic of Tunisia organized a national webinar under the title “Resilient Cities: Introduction to the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030).” The webinar came as a part…

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City’s Metro Police Department marks 20 year anniversary

The City of Cape Town’s Metro Police Department held a parade at the Green Point Athletics Track, including officers from the first intake of recruits who remain in service

From its first intake of recruits in July 2001, the then City Police has evolved into the Metropolitan Police Department making on average more than 4 000 arrests each year, and boasting numerous specialised units. The City of Cape Town’s Metro Police Department held a parade at the Green Point…

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37th Annual AUHF Conference Sets the Housing Agenda

With over 60 speakers, 100 in-person attendees from 15 countries and over 500 virtual delegates from 200 companies, the event has grown in size and impact

Taking place in-person and virtually live from Kigali from 02-04 November, the 37th annual African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) Conference & Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a globally attended event designed to accelerate access to affordable housing across Africa. Broadcasted live from the Marriott Hotel, Kigali, the 2021 AUHF…

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How Huawei is accelerating digital transformation to support today’s smart airports

Huawei offers a comprehensive transportation solution, which leverages ICT technologies to digitize all transportation elements

In this special interview, DeeDee Doke, head of content production at Airlines. magazine interviews Mr. Wang Guoyu, Vice President of the Global Transportation Business Unit, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, about some of the developments underway at Huawei (www.Huawei.com) aiming to create a seamless passenger experience for all. DeeDee Doke: Do…

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Transforming how we move: Huawei’s Urban Rail Cloud Solution

Huawei’s Smart Urban Rail Solution streamlines the production, management and service subsystems of urban rails and fully integrates service data

By Huawei On 18 August 2020, Shenzhen Metro Lines 6 and 10 were officially opened. They are the first to comprehensively apply Huawei’s (www.Huawei.com) Urban Rail Cloud Solution in China, as well as the first batch of metro lines with full 5G coverage in Shenzhen. They also create a record…

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Coronavirus: European Investment Bank (EIB) approves € 12.6 billion financing for transport, clean energy, urban development and COVID-19 resilience

Also backed investment in agriculture, water, housing, telecommunications and urban development across Europe, as well as in Africa, Asia and Latin America

€ 3.1 billion for COVID-19 public health and business financing; € 3.5 billion for private sector investment and working capital schemes; € 3 billon for clean energy and energy efficiency investment around the world; € 2 billion for Naples-Bari high speed train link largest loan in EIB history The European…

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Malawi: the Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road now among the country’s safest roads, thanks to African Development Bank support

Bank financing of USD$30 million went into widening the road

A five-year project to rehabilitate the Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road with African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) financing has made the road one of Malawi’s safest, according to the project’s completion report. The project, began in 2013, wrapped up in 2018.  The road was formerly very narrow and poorly maintained, and it required…

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Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Proclamation for the Conduct of a Mid-Term Population and Housing Census (MTPHC)

This census will be done at no risk to staff and respondents with respect to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Fellow Sierra Leoneans In order to help us plan properly, ensure equitable distribution of resources, and foster economic and social development, Government has decided to conduct a Mid-Term Population and Housing Census across the country this year.  Data from…

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Coronavirus - Africa: European Investment Bank (EIB) approves € 16.6 billion for COVID-19 health response and economic resilience, climate, clean transport, energy and housing

Companies in North and sub-Saharan Africa, the Eastern Neighbourhood and southern Caucasus to access financing under a dedicated regional COVID-19 financing programme

€ 10.2 billion for COVID-19 public health and business financing; € 5.2 billion for new private sector financing schemes; € 2 billon for energy and energy efficiency investment around the world; Millions of commuters to benefit from € 1.9 billion urban transport funding in Europe, Asia and Africa The European…