IFAD and Egypt have signed a financing agreement to reduce poverty and enhance food and nutrition security for 450,000 rural people in the Matrouh Governorate.
A major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa is needed to ensure a better future for the continent's youth.
Telecommunication company Safaricom has partnered with the National Environment Management Authority and other stakeholders to raise awareness on the urgent need to conserve Kenya’s wetlands.
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuiseppe Conte cut the ribbon for the new ‘Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development’ in Rome today.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has partnered with Africa’s largest non-profit civic technology network Code for Africa (CfA) to install air quality sensors at 3,000 sites across Kenya.
AgroCenta has been selected to be the recipient of $250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant, funded by UK DFID, Australian AID, and the GSMA and its members.
The Government of Mauritius and the EU have held a High Level Policy Dialogue on Climate Change to discuss how to bring their partnership in climate change to the next level.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has signed a US$12 million public sector loan agreement with Malawi for a project aimed at improving health and living standards for circa 125,000 people.
[Morocco] Vivo Energy and Zakoura Foundation partners with Education Ministry to educate on environment
Vivo Energy and the Zakoura Foundation have signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Energy National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research to bolster environmental education.
A new report by EIA documents how the sale of 180,000 rosewood logs in Guinea-Bissau is fueled by high-level corruption, encourages illegal logging, and threatens local communities.
Boreal Light GmbH has announced the launch of one of its most unique implementations of the Winture Planet Cube Water Desalination Systems in Miamba, Kenya.
Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, has been selected to manage the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF).
Kenya is among few countries in the Africa that has taken positive steps towards the management of plastic pollution.
Accutrak, a North-West technology company in South Africa is looking forward to expanding its customer base during the Trade and Investment Mission to Mozambique this month.
The Zenata Development Company (SAZ) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are joining forces to ensure the sustainability of the Zenata industrial park in Morocco.
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.
The president of the AfDB and the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development met during the Africa Investment Forum and discussed new avenues for cooperation between the two institutions.
The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum.
Kenya targets to attain 100 per cent transition to green energy by 2020 as it scales up investment in renewable energy to address the climate change challenge concretely, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry and members of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) will host a public forum on Polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FinDev Canada – the Canadian government’s development finance institution have agreed to collaborate in joint transaction opportunities, external partnerships and best practice to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
A new project aiming to reduce carbon emissions in Africa, The Urban Pathways project, has been launched by UN-Habitat in partnership with UN Environment and the Wuppertal Institute.
The African Development Bank has approved the Africa Disaster Risks Financing (ADRiFi) Programme, the institution’s first climate risk management programme to boost resilience and response to climate shocks in regional member countries.
The African Development Bank Group has approved a US$15 million grant from the African Development Fund for a water supply and sanitation project in Malawi, expected to provide jobs and boost the livelihoods of nearly 300,000 people.
The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for three proposals from the African Development Bank totaling over $110 million.
South Africa has won the top global award at the United Nations Investment Promotion Awards for its excellence in boosting investment sectors that have social and economic benefits and help countries meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has announced that it has been awarded funding to the value of USD$55.6m from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to establish a R2 billion Climate Finance Facility.
The 7th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa, CCDA – VII, kicked off in Nairobi Kenya on Wednesday attracting over 700 delegates with institutions pledging to continue working together to make Africa’s development sustainable, inclusive and climate-resilient.
South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country’s GDP.
A new investigation from Global Witness has revealed how progressive community forestry in Liberia is being undermined by the logging industry - using a number of shady tricks.
On the World Habitat Day, the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship Lesotho, and the UN-Habitat jointly hosted an Urban Breakfast dialogue session on Municipal Solid Waste Management.
East Africa Legislative Assembly is adding its voice to the debate on greening the environment.
Guinea’s fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Guineans, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Over 60 people in forested communities in Lofa, Gbarpolu and Sinoe counties in Liberia have received training in Community Forest Monitoring.
Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) in partnership with Dandora Hip Hop City have held a capacity building workshop as one of the activities in a capacity building, clean up and community engagement program.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has launched an initiative to strengthen air quality management in Addis Ababa.
Mergers, expansions, partnerships, taxation controversy and delays at major installations have dominated Kenya’s headlines this week.
Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) has signed an MoU with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and Kenya Association of Waste Recyclers for PET plastic waste management.
UN-Habitat, working in concert with its partners, has embarked on a cities campaign on Equitable Economic Growth in two Kenyan secondary towns of Kajiado and Ol-Kalou.
Experts from UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union Commission, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, members of academia, representatives from civil society and local governments met in Nairobi to chart out the process of elaborating a Model Law.
Kenya’s public institutions have this week increased their investments in technology to improve service delivery and address some of the most pressing problems in a development that is receiving thumbs up from both local and international players.
Elso Holdings is offering its customers the option of refilling containers with its cleaning products to curb wastage and save money.
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, NBS Television and National Environmental Management Authority have developed and launched an environmental campaign
Greenpeace Africa has published a report explaining how Singaporean based Halycon Agri and its Cameroonian subsidiary- Sudcam operate a sordid rubber plantation business in Cameroon.
Africa Plantation Capital has signed an agreement to supply bamboo biomass to Bidco Africa group for a green and sustainable energy source.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and AMMC, the Moroccan capital markets authority have announced a comprehensive set of guidelines for new financial instruments to address climate change.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Financial Regulatory Authority of Egypt have launched a consultation process for guidelines to foster the development of the country’s green bond market and help address climate change.
The World Bank has approved a $200 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to assist Kenya in managing the impacts of climate and disaster risks.
The Government of Uganda has released its strategy to deliver on commitments under the Paris Agreement, in a blueprint known as the Uganda NDC Partnership Plan.
In a bid to help Uganda improve heath and productivity in the country’s major towns, the African Development Bank has approved a US$ 62-million concessional loan to finance its Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project.
A consortium led by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is set to roll out a five year Climate Smart Agriculture programme in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda following a €39.5 million,grant from The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
With Kenya and African demand for charcoal as a cheaper and affordable energy source expected to hit unprecedented highs in coming years, industry players have called on sustainable ways of producing it.
Nestlé is looking to develop the well-organised collection, sorting and recycling schemes across all countries where it operates.
[Kenya Business Week] Towards sustainable businesses, public private partnerships and courts to the rescue
Kenya’s business landscape has this week continued to register mixed fortunes with key sectors, including banking, agribusiness, horticulture and insurance featuring prominently.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers, KAM, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and National Environment Management Authority ,NEMA, have announced a cooperation agreement towards holistic management of PET bottles in Kenya.
The GLACCNR coalition is ready to mobilise and work with host communities to resist plans by Uganda and the DRC to conduct oil activities in the Greater Virunga