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World Earth Day: How thirsty Africa can save water, by firm

water-lagos  World Earth Day: How thirsty Africa can save water, by firm water lagos

A German brand in sanitary fittings, GROHE, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 commemorated the World Earth Day through its commitment to innovative design with a focus on sustainability. In keeping with this year’s theme for Earth Day: environmental and climate literacy, GROHE provided key tips for saving water, especially in Africa. Statistics published by international development organisation WaterAid show that ...

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Post-COP22: African civil society examines role, readiness

Samuel-Ogallah-Samson  Post-COP22: African civil society examines role, readiness Samuel e1487871358454

One of the key outcomes of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that held last year in Marrakech, Morocco was the establishment of a new transparency fund with the injection of some $50 million by some developed countries, to encourage transparency efforts in the fight against ...

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$177m earmarked for Nigeria under $3.5b Africa ocean economies initiative

Africa-coastline  $177m earmarked for Nigeria under $3.5b Africa ocean economies initiative africa ocean

Africa is once again at the centre of global focus, thanks to an initiative aimed at ensuring that its marine economies are climate-resilient. In the face of a changing global climate, Africa and its coastal communities that rely on the oceans for their food security and livelihoods are considered particularly vulnerable. But succour may just be around the corner, going ...

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Mohammed, Jallow-Tambajan, Ndume, others win African women awards

Africa-women-award  Mohammed, Jallow-Tambajan, Ndume, others win African women awards Women

Gambia’s Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan, Minister of Women Affairs and Overseer – Vice President’s Office, is the New African Woman of the Year. The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine Award at a ceremony that took place in Senegal on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan is said to be instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled ...

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Carbon Forum to promote climate action in Africa

Cotonou-Benin  Carbon Forum to promote climate action in Africa Cotonou Benin e1491846797272

A three-day international conference will explore how engagement between State and non-State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa, such as energy, agriculture and human settlements. The Africa Carbon Forum (AFC) will likewise attempt to determine the role of future carbon markets in achieving enhanced climate action towards the goals of sustainable development. The AFC 2017, ...

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African CSOs to Europe: Don’t hijack our renewable energy

Mithika Mwenda  African CSOs to Europe: Don’t hijack our renewable energy Mithika Mwenda

Almost 200 African civil society organisations on Thursday, April 6, 2017 condemn what they perceive as European manipulation and compromising of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), a transformative, Africa-owned and Africa-led inclusive effort to accelerate and scale up the harnessing of the continent’s huge renewable energy potential. Tensions appear to have erupted over the actions of France and the ...

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Academy of Sciences, NEPAD commit $2m to boost Africa’s scientific capacity

Tom_Kariuki  Academy of Sciences, NEPAD commit $2m to boost Africa’s scientific capacity Tom Kariuki

AAS-AESA and partners’ investment will increase Africa’s population of postdoctoral researchers with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York The African Academy of Sciences and the NEPAD Agency’s Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) and its partners have announced a $2 million programme, which will train postdoctoral researchers to support globally competitive research in African universities and ...

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COP12: Time for blue economies in Africa, says Bamba, head of Abidjan Convention

COP12-Abidjan-Convention  COP12: Time for blue economies in Africa, says Bamba, head of Abidjan Convention COP12

The need to link the protection and conservation of the marine environment with sustainable development and improved livelihoods for local communities was highlighted when specialists from five continents began meeting on Monday, March 28, 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, at the Expert Segment of the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Abidjan Convention. Addressing the meeting, the Executive ...

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Solar minigrids can unlock Africa’s off-grid market – Report

Tesla-solar-Hawaii  Solar minigrids can unlock Africa’s off-grid market – Report Hawaii e1489335084321

Minigrids, small isolated distribution networks increasingly powered by clean energy, could capture an increasing share of the $740 million sub-Saharan off-grid market, according to a report released by Rocky Mountain Institute on Monday, March 20, 2017. “The minigrid market has the potential to reach $1.5 billion annually and could include many millions more people if product manufacturers and services providers along ...

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Lagos emerges leading African destination on Fortune 500 list

Lagos Marina  Lagos emerges leading African destination on Fortune 500 list Lagos e1467258272925

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region, and listing the leading destinations on the Fortune 500 to include Dubai, Johannesburg, Casablanca, Nairobi, Lagos, and Cairo Lagos, the bustling Nigerian commercial capital city, is among the leading African destinations on the Fortune 500 list, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company. ...

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