Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launches Hand-in-Hand geospatial data platform to help build stronger food and agriculture sectors post COVID-19

One million geospatial layers and thousands of statistics for over ten food and agriculture-related domains

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources to help strengthen evidence-based decision-making in the food and agriculture sectors. The platform is a crucial tool for all…

Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
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Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Tropical forests gradually store less carbon

This is demonstrated by a large-scale study in which the AfricaMuseum played a leading role

Tropical forests are gradually losing their capacity to store carbon. If no timely action is taken, they could even start emitting carbon by 2035. This is demonstrated by a large-scale study in which the AfricaMuseum played a leading role. Tropical forests are a powerful weapon against climate disruption. They form…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Ethiopia’s tree-planting drive shortlisted for national climate change award

Ethiopia is shortlisted alongside Sierra Leone’s Ngoleagorbu Cocoa Farmers Union and Nigeria’s Jos Green Centre E-Waste Solar Project

Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Intiative, which resulted in over 4 billion trees being planted in 2019, has been shortlisted for The Climate Coalition’s Green Heart Hero Award, which recognises the incredible work that is being done to tackle climate change. The Awards are aimed at celebrating the unsung heroes who are helping to create…

Source: Embassy of Finland, Addis Ababa |

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari to visit Tanzania and Mozambique

During the visit, the Minister will learn about Finland's development cooperation in the two countries and have meetings with their political leadership

Minister Ville Skinnari will visit Tanzania on 23–25 February and Mozambique on 26–28 February. During the visit, the Minister will learn about Finland's development cooperation in the two countries and have meetings with their political leadership. The visit will also promote commercial cooperation between Finland and these countries. Minister for…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
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Wau wildlife officers receive first-ever human rights training from UN Police (By Dawit Kahsay Tedla)

About 50 officers participated in the sessions, including 19 female officers

Wildlife officers in Wau have developed a better understanding of how to protect and respect human rights after a three-day training workshop conducted by police officers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. About 50 officers participated in the sessions, including 19 female officers. They focused on issues…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Desert Locusts spread to new areas in Ethiopia

Over 1 800 km2 of crop, pasture and forest cover has already been invaded by Desert Locust

Despite control efforts, Desert Locusts are spreading to new areas of Ethiopia in vast numbers. According to Government data provided on 07 January 2020, Desert Locusts has have infested more than 2 350 km2 of land across the Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' (SNNP) regional states,…

German Embassy in Windhoek
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Sustainable bush biomass use strengthened: Germany donates over N$ 2 million in vehicles and equipment to Ministry of Agriculture and University of Namibia

The donation includes three vehicles intended to strengthen monitoring and law enforcement capacities of the forestry authority in selected priority regions

German Ambassador to Namibia, Mr Herbert Beck, officiated a handover ceremony of more than N$ 2 million (approx.127 000.00€) in vehicles and IT office equipment to the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry’s - Directorate of Forestry (MAWF), as well as the University of Namibia. The donation was made by…

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Spotlight on Ethiopia’s tree-planting programme

Ethiopia has embarked on an ambitious tree-planting programme and recently planted over 350 million trees in a single day

“Climate change impacts have greatly affected Ethiopia in terms of flooding, drought and food insecurity,” says Margaret Oduk, Programme Coordinator of UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Liaison Office to the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and Ethiopia.   “On one hand, lowland areas are experiencing increased…

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    • The volunteer activity is part of GE’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) arm, GE Kujenga
    • GE Kenya employees volunteered their time to make a difference in the Kipeto Wind Farm community in Kajiado as part of the company’s volunteer day
    • The volunteer day included donation of beds and installation of 20 computers for the Oloyiankalani Girls Secondary school’s computer lab
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General Electric (GE) Employees Volunteer Time and Resources with the Kipeto Wind Farm Community in Kajiado, Kenya

The 100MW Kipeto wind power project will provide clean energy to the national grid as a significant contribution to Kenya's Vision 2030 and Big Four Agenda

General Electric (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com) Kenya employees volunteered their time to make a difference in the Kipeto Wind Farm community in Kajiado as part of the company’s volunteer day. The volunteer day included a tour around the installation site for the wind turbines, tree planting within the Kipeto Wind Farm…

L’Oréal Foundation
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Young Talent Sub-Saharan Africa 2019 Awards L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Program: 20 women researchers awarded

Coming from 15 countries, these computer scientists, engineers or biologists, prove the diversity and crucial role of women's scientific research on the continent

Yesterday in Dakar, as part of the 10th edition of its regional program For Women in Science, the L'Oréal Foundation (http://bit.ly/37vVPE0), alongside UNESCO held a ceremony honoring 20 female researchers who received the 2019 Young Talent Award for Sub-Saharan Africa. Document Link: http://bit.ly/2KKPzyp “The number of women in Science is not…