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Nigeria, World Bank to raise $30m for vaccine plant

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria and the World Bank are collaborating to raise $30 million to finance a vaccine plant. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo spoke on Monday, October 18, 2021 in Abuja at the International Conference on Health Access and Socio-Economic Development Beyond Covid-19: The First Multisectoral Approach to Solution Finding. The conference was orgainsed ...

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Africa water activists resist corporate privatisation as World Bank meets

CAPPA Water Privatisation

Civil society and labour activists on the platform of the “Our Water Our Right Africa Coalition” have called on African governments to reject water privatisation and demand the return of water systems seized by private corporations back to the hands of the African people to be publicly funded and equitably managed. L-R: Achike Chude, Vice Chair of Joint Action Front; Aderonke Ige, ...

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World Bank project to support fuel wood plantations in Kaduna communities

Nasir el-Rufai

The World Bank-supported Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) says it will support the development of fuel wood plantations in rural communities of Kaduna State. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State The Project Coordinator, Mr Jibril Dahiru, stated this on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at a community sensitisation and advocacy on solid waste management, land degradation and plantation at ...

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Afforestation: NEWMAP establishes 116 hectares of woodlot in Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has established 116 hectares of woodlot in Borno State as part of measures to contain deforestation. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State NEWMAP is a World Bank assisted  project aimed at addressing the gully erosion crisis in Southeastern Nigeria and land degradation in Northern Nigeria on a multi-dimensional scale. This project was born ...

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Climate change may cause 216m internal migrations by 2050 – World Bank report

Juergen Voegele

Climate change could force 216 million people across six world regions to migrate within their countries by 2050, with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for 86 million, a World Bank report says. Juergen Voegele, Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank It said this on Monday, September 13, 2021 in a statement issued in Washington DC at the release of ...

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World Bank, UNN support Nigeria to advance natural capital accounts


The World Bank and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) are set to support the Federal Government to develop Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) in the country, a university official said on Friday, September 10, 2021 L-R: Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo, Chairman, REPRC Policy Advisory Panel; Prof. Pat Okpoko, DVC Administration, UNN; Dr Salisu Dahiru, Representative of the Minister of Environment; Prof. Anthonia ...

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ACCARD launches tree planting exercise at Effurun petroleum varsity


A non-governmental organisation, the African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development (ACCARD), on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 commenced the PAD Projects (P: Plant a tree, A: Adopt a tree, D: Donate a tree) at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) in Delta State as part of the Green Niger Delta Initiative launched on June 25, 2021, which ...

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$700m World Bank water project: Stakeholders call for states’ commitment

Suleiman Adamu

Stakeholders have called on states benefitting from the $700 million World Bank-supported Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (SURWASH) Programme to show political commitment for project sustainability. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu This was the consensus among stakeholders at a virtual SURWASH public consultation meeting held on Friday, June 25, 2021. The meeting was organised by ...

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World Bank, AU agree to deploy COVID-19 vaccines for 400m Africans

World Bank

President of the World Bank, Mr David Malpass, and his senior management team comprised of Dr Axel van Trotsenburg and Dr Makhtar Diop met with the African Union’s COVID-19 Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) to discuss modalities for a partnership that will accelerate vaccine deployment to Africa. Participants at the World Bank officials’ meeting with the African Union’s COVID-19 Vaccine ...

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COVID recovery needs $50b, say IMF, World Bank, WHO, WTO


The heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank Group (WBG), the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) issued a joint statement, published in newspapers around the world, outlining a $50 billion health, trade, and finance roadmap to end the COVID-19 pandemic and secure a global recovery. Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, World Trade ...

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