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GEF/UNDP scheme fosters resilience, tackles food insecurity

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commenced the implementation of a programme aimed at promoting the sustainable management and resilience of ecosystems as a means to address food insecurity. Titled “Fostering Resilience and Sustainability for Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa”, the project involves states in the nation’s North East, North West ...

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Fresh hopes for Africa as Obama signs electricity initiative into law

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President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa. Observers say the act will save lives and accelerate growth on the continent. The Electrify Africa Act, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives and Senate, leverages partnerships with the private sector in order to bring first-time electricity access to ...

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African dams intensify malaria transmission, says study

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The study finds that the construction of an expected 78 major new dams in sub-Saharan Africa over the next few years will lead to an additional 56,000 malaria cases annually. It urges future dam projects to consider better disease control measures Settlements in close proximity to sizeable dams in Africa such as the Akosombo in Ghana, Kainji in Nigeria, Koka ...

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Quantum Global joins Forest Stewardship Council International

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The recently closed $250 million timber fund is the largest dedicated to timber investments in sub‐Saharan Africa, which remains an under-invested market Quantum Global has announced that its alternative investments arm has recently joined the Forest Stewardship Council International (FSC International). Quantum Global’s alternative investments team advises a family of funds targeting direct investments in infrastructure, agriculture, mining, hospitality, healthcare, ...

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Groups express concern over World Bank climate report on West Africa

Food production in Western Africa will be hit by more frequent and more extreme heat waves and droughts if the climate continues to alter at its current pace, according to a new report released by the World Bank. The report, titled “Turn Down the Heat – Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience”, takes an in depth look ...

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