UN in Nigeria strengthens COVID-19 containment and care, mobilizes $2 million for key support to Government
The United Nations system in Nigeria has mobilized $2 million to help the Government’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and care for those in the West African country stricken by the virus.
More than 320 million children around the world are now missing out on school meals due to school closures because of Covid-19 and any of these children are from poor families and depend on the daily meals they receive at school.
Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak has received a major boost from Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation.
WHO, United Nations Volunteers launch Africa Women Health Champions to improve health and gender equality
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme have launched the Africa Women Health Champions initiative to support WHO in improving people’s health and well-being in the region.
Economies within the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) will collectively have a 4.7 percentage point drop in their projected GDP growth this year as a result of the severe impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the non-profit search engine Ecosia announced a massive effort to replant some 900,000 trees in degraded landscapes in Tanzania.
The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse is putting lives at risk.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation unveiled that Amref Health Africa was one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW), with the Governments of Ethiopia and Chad and implementing partners, launched two new multi-year resilience programmes in Chad and Ethiopia with US$48 million in seed funding.
Somalia and the United Nations culture and education agency signed an agreement aimed at strengthening efforts to preserve the country’s cultural heritage and improve its educational sector.
Empower New Energy has partnered with the Norwegian Refugee Council to seek sustainable solutions for replacing fossil fuels with renewable solar energy in Ethiopia.
SDG500, a $500m impact investment platform, has launched to catalyze investments that will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
DFC, Merck for Mothers, Credit Suisse, and USAID will pursue supporting LifeBank’s efforts to expand access to lifesaving medical products namely blood and blood products for mothers in Africa.
The economy of The Gambia is losing 3.96 billion Gambian Dalasi (US$83 million) a year, about 5.1 percent of the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study.
The UNESCO Regional Office for Education in the Arab States and the United Nations World Food Programme have said that protracted crises in the MENA region have put 15 million children out of school.
The United States government has announced a $4.5 million donation of modern medical materials and equipment to help local health workers improve the provision of quality health services in Madagascar.
USAID and USADF announces plans to award a total of $400,000 in grant funding, with support from Citi Foundation, to 42 young African social entrepreneurs who are developing businesses to drive social and community change.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations (UN) and the World Bank Group launched the Zimbabwe 2019 Joint Needs Assessment Report.
UNICEF announces the opening of the first African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) in Lilongwe, Malawi, to promote the use of drones in programmes and services that will impact the lives of children and young people.
ISFD, the poverty alleviation arm of Islamic Development Bank, the government of the Republic of Niger and several international partners have joined forces to enroll 2.6 million Out of School children to school by the year 2030.
RTI International has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria in using an innovative supply chain platform called TraceRx.
During the World Youth Forum, the Director General of UNIDO met with President of the Arab Republic of Egypt to discuss the UNIDO flagship project in Egypt, the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP).
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced a new US$3.7 million tranche of funding to support education in emergencies responses in the Sahelian nations of Mali and Niger.
Three development partners have presented a digital application at the COP 25 climate conference in Madrid to help African countries grappling with the simultaneous implementation of key global initiatives.
In readiness for the national rollout of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Kenya’s Health NGOs Network – HENNET and Amref Health Africa have launched the Social Accountability Platform for Health.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the first project as part of an ambitious 100,000 affordable homes agreement between the government of Kenya, UNOPS, and Sustainable Housing Solutions.
ECOWAS in collaboration with the International Trade Centre and UNIDO sensitized members of the media on the West Africa Competitiveness Programme in Abuja, Nigeria.
Namibia is in the process of finalising a blue economy national policy as outlined in its 5th National Development Plan (NDP5).
The African Union (AU) Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) cementing their mutual commitment to expand and deepen their relationship and cooperation in global health.
The USAID announced $2.5 million dollars to support global research partnerships that will promote advancements across the full spectrum of discovery, from building new knowledge to piloting and scaling game-changing breakthroughs.
The first edition of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme, highlights L'Oréal’s strong commitment to South African female scientists.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its partners initiated the roll-out of 500,000 ethanol cook stoves to households in various wards of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Three years of violence and instability in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon has left more than 855,000 children out of school, UNICEF warns.
The World Bank Group discussed the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the Republic of Cabo Verde for the period 2020-2025 to lay out the WBG strategy to accelerate human capital for inclusive service-led growth.
COMESA develops regional climate change resilience framework to withstand adverse climate change disasters for Member States
COMESA has developed a draft Regional Resilience Framework to build the capacity of its members to withstand disasters occasioned by adverse effects of climate change.
African Union Development Agency-NEPAD is supporting the Government of Zambia to fully operationalise the Centre of Excellence at the Institute for Occupational Health.
The Director General of UNIDO and the Minister for Trade and Industry of Côte d'Ivoire exchanged letters on the commitment to mobilize a financial contribution of € 120,000 to support the programming phase of PCP for the country.
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) has launched Global Health Progress to drive new and existing collaborations to support the SDGs.
The European Union is stepping up its support to the people of Zimbabwe with an additional €53 million in the fields of health and resilience building.
[Chad] IFAD, partners launch project to help farmers adapt to climate change, boost agriculture sector
A new €81.9 million project funded by IFAD and partners will help more than 1 million vulnerable small-scale farmers in Chad improve their incomes and food security and boost an under-performing agricultural sector.
Amref Health Africa and Awash Bank signed a long term partnership agreement to work jointly towards improving the health and well-being of communities in Ethiopia.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) concluded a two-day workshop for its pilot phase of Quality Infrastructure for Trade Facilitation (QI4TF) e-tool in Tanzania.
[South Africa] JSE CEO co-chairs UN's initiative to drive financing for sustainable development goals
JSE CEO, Dr Leila Fourie together with CEO of Allianz SE, Oliver Bäte co-chaired the UN's Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD) initiative at the UN headquarters in New York yesterday.
Sudan, IFAD partner to help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change and manage natural resources
Sudan and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have entered into a new €77.7 million programme that aims to increase food security and ensure access to natural resources in the country.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$560,000 from the US State Department to support WFP’s innovative fish farm in Algeria’s Tindouf refugee camps.
[Angola] Drought and commercial cattle farming exposes tens of thousands to devastating hunger, Amnesty International
Tens of thousands of pastoral farmers who have been driven off their land to make way for commercial cattle ranches have been exposed to a greater risk of hunger and starvation as drought grips southern Angola.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced its growing commitment to support the City of Cape Town’s goal to become the most digitally connected city in Africa.
The European Union (EU) is providing €9.5 million in humanitarian funding to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan to provide food and nutrition support.
IFAD has opened a regional office in Cairo to serve as a strategic rural development center for its work to reduce poverty, empower women and youth, and create employment opportunities in seven countries across the region.
Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, after the UK pledged its support for demining charity The HALO Trust.
Within the framework of its YouthMobile Initiative, UNESCO Mozambique, in cooperation with the Maluana Science and Technology Park (MS&TP), organised Africa Code Week coding workshops for 400 students.
UNIDO, Mitsui partner to raise environmental awareness, advocate for sustainable alternatives to plastic products in Africa
UNIDO and Mitsui have agreed on a collaboration and partnership framework to work to promote awareness of more environmentally sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic products in Africa.
WCS, partners fit Elephants with GPS/satellite collars to reinforce ongoing protection efforts in Nigeria
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced that it has fitted six elephants with GPS/satellite collars over the past two months to further reinforce ongoing protection efforts in Nigeria’s Yankari Game Reserve.
About 30,900 rural people in the Kingdom of Eswatini will benefit from a new US$38.5 million project that aims to improve the prosperity and resilience of poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers and micro-entrepreneurs in the country.
The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced a ground-breaking partnership to enhance wildlife conservation in key protected areas in the country.
The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to manage a warehouse WFP constructed for smallholder maize farmers in the Ejura/Sekyedumase Municipality.
The Safaricom Foundation and international disability inclusive development organisation, CBM Kenya, have announced the third phase of the ‘Wezesha Elimu’ programme.
Malawi’s national adoption of affordable, rugged, neonatal CPAP technology as a part of routine hospital care resulted in sustained improvements in the survival of babies with respiratory illness, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.
Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO's work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan.
Safe food is essential to our health and wellbeing; yet it has emerged as a political football in recent months, as different authorities chase a role in food testing.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has made an additional contribution of EUR 8.1 million ($8.9 million) to the Somalia Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPF), administered by the World Bank.
The European Commission has announced €34.275 million in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable people in the Great Lakes region in Africa.
This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency welcomed a delegation of 14 senior Kenyan government officials to share best practices on innovative, value-based tools that promote fair, transparent public procurement.
[Kenya] Amref Health Africa partners with Sisu Global Health and Surgipharm to improve access to blood
Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Sisu Global Health and Surgipharm have unveiled a partnership to improve access to blood and safer surgical outcomes during medical missions and emergencies in Kenya.
In spite of a slight improvement in the food security situation since June 2019, more than half the population of South Sudan, some 6.35 million people, do not know where their next meal will come from, three United Nations agencies warned.
The ongoing efforts to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care in the country have received a boost following the launch of Oncology Nursing Training Initiative.
Angola's Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Economy and Planning, together with the UNCTAD discussed reforms to boost FDI for economic diversification, during the presentation of the Investment Policy Review (IPR) in Angola.
The United Arab Emirates has partnered with FAO to provide $4 million in funding to foster rural development in Liberia.
Clinton Foundation, AIF extend partnership to reduce hunger, support livelihoods in Malawi and Rwanda
The Clinton Foundation announced an expansion of its partnership with AIF to help source soybeans from farmers in Malawi that supports farmers’ livelihoods, strengthens local agricultural economies, and makes progress toward Zero Hunger.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to the Ministry of Energy of Sierra Leone for a feasibility study to provide the technical and financial analysis necessary to implement approximately 45 minigrids in Sierra Leone.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Kenya’s Craftskills Energy Limited for a feasibility study to develop a 50-megawatt wind power plant with integrated battery storage capacity in Kenya.
The Government of Sudan and development partners including the World Food Programme officially extended until 2021 an agreement that supports the development of a national law making salt iodization mandatory.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) was selected to implement a EU-funded project ‘Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP)’, which will boost Kenya’s agricultural exports regionally and internationally.
The World Bank and the Government of Japan announced a new Africa-focused initiative aimed at advancing the goals of the Human Capital Project, a global effort to accelerate more and better investments in people.
UNIDO, AUC and the AfDB actively pursued the intrinsic connection between TICAD7, IDDA III and the AfCFTA, which are all essential to achieve Africa’s inclusive and sustainable development.
Hundreds of thousands of people starving in South Sudan will receive lifesaving food and water, courtesy of the UK aid.
The Government of Japan has contributed US$1 million to help prevent chronic malnutrition and support vulnerable families with pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under two years in Burundi.
Africa's key development partners formalize their commitment to address food and nutrition security in the continent
In partnership with the African Union, leaders of four multilateral agencies, AfDB, FAO, IFAD and the World Bank, called for a high-level meeting with development partners in Kigali, Rwanda at the first Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Malawi is deeply concerned about the worsening food situation for approximately 40,000 refugees and asylum-seekers following a cut in the amount of food assistance they receive.
The Government of Germany has contributed €1 million to cover for the basic food needs of Sahrawi refugees that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is assisting in Algeria.
Humanitarian agencies are setting up innovative climate risk insurance policies to protect up to 1.3 million people in West Africa from catastrophic drought.
Resilience must be boosted in Africa in response to climate change, according to participants at the high-level Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue hosted by the Government of Rwanda in Kigali.
Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, has joined forces with RESOLVE to develop a revolutionary, satellite-enabled solution to safeguard endangered wildlife across the African continent.
Macroeconomic management weakens, social inclusion policies improve slightly in Africa’s poorest countries, World Bank
Africa’s poorest countries saw little to no progress on average in improving the quality of their policy and institutional frameworks in 2018, according to the released World Bank’s annual Country Policy and Institutional Assessment.
A nation-wide tree planting initiative kicked off on the morning of Monday 29th July aimed at breaking the world record of planting 200 million saplings on a single day.
Development organization CARE International has announced Susana Grau Batlle as its new Country Director in Nigeria.
The World Bank Group announced that it is mobilizing up to US$300 million to scale up support for the global response to the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a loan to Protea Hotels Zambia, a subsidiary of conglomerate Union Gold Zambia, to build and operate a hotel and conference center in the outskirts of Lusaka.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) celebrated their five-year-long partnership in Egypt during which they have assisted more than 2.3 million people in collaboration with the Egyptian Government.
An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a 200 million Zambian Kwacha (approximately $15 million) loan to Stanbic Bank Zambia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Bank Group.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea to WFP’s refugee support operations in Uganda.
Luxembourg has contributed €500,000 to support emergency telecommunications being provided by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Libya through the humanitarian community’s Emergency Telecommunications Sector.
Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs in Africa, world, FAO report
Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group signed an agreement with Cameroon to open its regional headquarters in the country’s capital, Yaoundé, reinforcing its goal to get closer to member states.
The European Commission has adopted a set of projects in support of African economic integration, with initiatives worth €101.5 million, to focus on infrastructure, intellectual property rights and improving Africa's climate investment.
The World Bank approved the Comprehensive Approach to Health System Strengthening Project financed by $30 million from the International Development Association, of which $15 million as a grant and $15 million as a credit.
The African Union has partnered with the EAC to set the pace for the recognition and promotion of Kiswahili as a Language of Wider Communication in the whole of Africa.
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of $47 million equivalent for Improving Results in Secondary Education (IRISE) project for Liberia.
Ghana is to transform and diversify its economy by promoting private investment and firm growth in the non-resource base sectors through an integrated program to build the country’s competitiveness and deliver sustainable jobs.