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[Kenya Business Week] Flying into new opportunities
15-11-2018 | 06:36:56
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.
AfDB and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development invest €150 million in Tunisia
13-11-2018 | 07:19:00
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.
African Financial Alliance on Climate Change unveils guiding principles
12-11-2018 | 13:31:31
The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum.
Kenya targets green energy sufficiency by 2020
12-11-2018 | 07:09:07
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.
[Kenya] Government and CocaCola subsidiary to discuss fate of plastic bottles
08-11-2018 | 14:39:00
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry and members of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) will host a public forum on Polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
AfDB, FinDev Canada prioritize climate, agribusiness and gender in a new agreement
08-11-2018 | 11:34:00
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.
[Kenya] UN-Habitat and partners launch a project to cut carbon emissions
30-10-2018 | 09:25:00
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.
African Development Bank approves the Africa Disaster Risks Financing Programme
30-10-2018 | 06:45:00
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.
[Malawi] African Development Bank approves $15m grant for water Supply and sanitation project
29-10-2018 | 06:30:00
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.
Green Climate Fund Board approves three AfDB Green Climate Projects totaling $ 110 million
24-10-2018 | 08:59:33
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] Invest SA wins top UNCTAD award
23-10-2018 | 14:55:00
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).
Development Bank of Southern Africa to set up $140 million Climate Finance Facility
23-10-2018 | 13:10:00
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.
Africa forum seeks innovative ways to build climate resilience
12-10-2018 | 09:15:00
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.
IT, Green Economy identified as future-oriented businesses in SA
11-10-2018 | 09:11:00
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.
Liberia community forests hijacked by global logging companies, report
11-10-2018 | 06:44:23
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.
[Lesotho] Implementation of the new urban agenda discussed
09-10-2018 | 07:27:57
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.
EALA pushes for green initiatives among member states
09-10-2018 | 06:06:00
East Africa Legislative Assembly is adding its voice to the debate on greening the environment.
[Guinea] Bauxite mining boom threatens human rights, study reveals
04-10-2018 | 08:52:00
Guinea’s fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Guineans, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
[Liberia] Forested communities trained in community forest monitoring
28-09-2018 | 06:02:00
Over 60 people in forested communities in Lofa, Gbarpolu and Sinoe counties in Liberia have received training in Community Forest Monitoring.
[Kenya] KAM, artists partner to foster environmental conservation
27-09-2018 | 13:00:00
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.
[Ethiopia] Addis Ababa EPA joins air quality management partnership
21-09-2018 | 08:20:00
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has launched an initiative to strengthen air quality management in Addis Ababa.
[Kenya Business Week] Fertilizer shortage and the ripple effects
20-09-2018 | 13:04:00
Mergers, expansions, partnerships, taxation controversy and delays at major installations have dominated Kenya’s headlines this week.
[Kenya] KAM, NEMA and recyclers partner to enhance waste management
17-09-2018 | 06:26:00
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 and partners drive for equitable economic growth in Kenya
11-09-2018 | 10:16:00
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.
International urbanization experts discuss urban modern law in Kenya
11-09-2018 | 07:30:00
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 Business Week] Championing electoral reforms with blockchain
23-08-2018 | 10:08:00
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.
[Namibia] Elso offers product refills to combat waste
21-08-2018 | 06:25:00
Elso Holdings is offering its customers the option of refilling containers with its cleaning products to curb wastage and save money.
Vivo Energy Uganda, NBS TV launch environmental campaign
07-08-2018 | 11:34:17
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
[Cameroon] GreenPeace Africa report exposes toxic rubber business
25-07-2018 | 14:02:39
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 to supply Bidco Africa with bamboo fuel
17-07-2018 | 06:39:27
Africa Plantation Capital has signed an agreement to supply bamboo biomass to Bidco Africa group for a green and sustainable energy source.
IFC, Moroccan Capital Markets Authority promote green bonds
11-07-2018 | 06:35:00
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.
[Egypt] IFC, financial regulator in talks on green bonds guidelines
27-06-2018 | 13:02:00
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.
World Bank invests $200m in Kenya's efforts to manage climate risks
27-06-2018 | 11:06:11
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.
Uganda releases first partnership plan for climate action in Africa
27-06-2018 | 08:57:18
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.
AfDB approves $62m loan for Uganda's water and sanitation distribution
26-06-2018 | 08:34:00
In a bid to help Uganda improve heath and productivity in the country’s major towns, the African Development Bank has approved a US$ 62-million concessional loan to finance its Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project.
SNV, partners in new E. Africa climate smart agriculture programme
12-06-2018 | 13:16:00
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.
[Kenya] Players spark debate over sustainable charcoal production
08-06-2018 | 11:15:00
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 works to improve waste management Ghana
07-06-2018 | 07:00:00
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
24-05-2018 | 09:38:00
Kenya’s business landscape has this week continued to register mixed fortunes with key sectors, including banking, agribusiness, horticulture and insurance featuring prominently.
[Kenya] KAM, NEMA and Ministry of Environment partner to tame plastic bottles menace
24-05-2018 | 06:13:00
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.
Cease oil exploration efforts in Greater Virunga landscape, Civil Society tells Uganda and DR Congo
22-05-2018 | 16:26:00
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