Source: Republic Of South Africa: Western Cape Provincial Government |

South Africa: Mopping up and damage assessment continue after cut-off low system

Municipalities will now start with damage assessments with the support of the Provincial Disaster Management Centre and relevant government departments

“Although the extreme weather is over, the public are asked to please be aware of potentially dangerous conditions in large parts of the province,” Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning said today.  During the Joint Operations Meeting hosted by the Provincial Disaster Management…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) |

Chad validates its strategy and implementation plan for the Water Convention

The 10th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention in October 2024 will be an opportunity for Chad to present its priority needs on the basis of this plan and explore possible support from technical and financial partners

Much of Chad's water resources are shared, notably the Lake Chad basin and its many tributaries and distributaries (shared with Cameroon, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan and Algeria), the Niger River basin (shared with Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria) and the Nubian…

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    • African Development Bank sets out two priority areas for the CSP 2024-2029 for Zambia: boosting private sector development through infrastructure investments and developing the country’s agricultural value chain
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2024-2029 Development priorities for Zambia: Infrastructure and Agricultural Value Chain

The African Development Bank Group will provide assistance to the agricultural sector, concentrating primarily on the development of farm blocks and value chains, to improve the sector’s climate resilience and agricultural productivity

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Zambia for 2024-2029, which sets out two priority intervention areas: Boosting the development of the private sector through investments in infrastructure and developing the country’s agricultural value chain. “The aim of…

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Source: Energy Capital & Power |

Invest in African Energy (IAE) 2024: Afentra to Promote Investment in Africa’s Legacy Assets

The oil and gas independent is leading redevelopment of Angola’s mature assets with a focus on efficiency, sustainability and innovation

Ian Cloke, COO of Afentra – one of Africa’s leading oil and gas independents – will speak on upstream opportunities within Africa’s growth markets at Invest in African Energy (IAE) 2024 in Paris, as the company seeks to optimize, redevelop and extend the lifespan of mature assets. In Angola, Afentra…

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Empowers African Scientists to Manage Mapping of Regional Groundwater Resources

By analysing naturally occurring isotopes (a type of atom) in groundwater, scientists can assess the age, vulnerability and sustainability of water resources

Scientists in the Sahel are finding quality groundwater sources -- thanks to a nuclear technique and a decade of support and training from the IAEA. Water resources in Africa are under pressure due to growing water demand, water quality degradation and climate change. On the continent, more than 41 groundwater…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

United States and Tanzania Partner to Combat Cholera Outbreak

In response to the Ministry of Health’s request for assistance, USAID has allocated TSH 480 million to assist communities most affected in Tanzania

In response to the months-long cholera outbreak and in partnership with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have been working with impacted communities to conduct cholera prevention activities, deploy health experts to targeted areas, and…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Water, Environment agencies ask for more funds in next budget

Attributed delays in project implementation for water supply and sanitation installations, to land acquisition challenges and high costs for location of investments

Agencies under the Ministry of Water and Environment have called for adequate funding in financial year 2024/2025 to enable them achieve key planned outputs in the next budget cycle. According to the Minister, Hon. Sam Cheptoris, low funding to the Ministry has failed to match the growing water demands and…

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    • Benson Bumbe Nkhoma (2nd right), Principal Water Resources Management and Development Officer, African Development Bank, making a presentation. On the extreme right is Peter de Koming, Resident Project Manager, Kenya, World Waternet. The others are: Fred Nyongesa, Manager, Water Quality, Water Resources Authority (extreme left); Enock Sentru Kiminta, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Water Resource Users Association (2nd from left); and Robert Kisyula, Chief of Party, USAID STAWI (3rd from left)
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African Development Bank champions private-public partnerships and good governance for universal water access in Kenya

Kenya requires about Ksh 995 billion (around $7.5 billion) to achieve universal access to water and sanitation by 2030

Kenya’s Water and Sanitation Investors Conference 2024, held in the capital, Nairobi, concluded with a call for accelerated investment towards universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. The March 6-8 conference underscored the need for collaboration to support governments in bridging the financing gap through private sector funding, blended…

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Rokon Residents alarmed by Conflicts and other Consequences of Climate Change

These concerns came to light when the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) organized a protection of civilians training for 50 people living in the area

Located some 80 kilometres west of South Sudan’s capital Juba, Rokon has recently been rocked by intercommunal feuds between farmers and cattle herders, at least in part induced by climate change prompting large-scale movements of the sometimes crop-munching beasts. These concerns came to light when the United Nations Mission in…

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    • To help residents in Pieri access clean and potable water, UNMISS has funded and handed over a solar-powered water treatment unit. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS
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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)-funded solar-powered water treatment plant boosts residents and returnees in Pieri

The project was implemented by Impact Actions, a national non-governmental organization

A lack of access to safe water remains a significant challenge for the people of South Sudan. Families are often forced to use contaminated water sources, exposing them to waterborne diseases like cholera, typhoid, and malaria, with their quest for clean water further complicated by both climate change and intercommunal…