November 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Shell: new report on Nigeria unlikely to offer refuge from controversy

Shell: new report on Nigeria unlikely to offer refuge from controversy

Media reports are claiming that the UN's ongoing study of oil pollution in Nigeria will find Shell responsible for only 10% of the oil spilled into the Niger Delta in the last 40 years. However, even if the final report favors Shell, the media backlash caused by the BP spill, coupled with the Nigerian government's continuing intervention, will make its future in the Delta far from… Continue

Added by Kesavan Krishnan on November 29, 2010 at 2:34pm — No Comments

ABB wins $43 million power order in South Africa

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $43 million from Eskom, South Africa’s leading electric utility, to supply medium-voltage

switchgear as well as protection and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) equipment for a new thermal power plant being built in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The new Kusile coal-fired plant is being constructed to increase power generation capacity in the country. It comprises six supercritical combustion units… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 29, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Chiist University Launching Online Nanoscience & Renewable Energy Programs

Chiist University provides student the opportunity to incorporate cultural based research to achieve relevant educational skills that they can use to improve and uplift their communities as well as for their own personal growth and objectives. Nation building and service to their communities are imperatives of Chiist education.



Student Education is at the top of our agenda



As an African student or a student interested in the unique experience of an African centered working… Continue

Added by LCDR Charles J. Byers on November 25, 2010 at 8:36am — No Comments

AfDB Launches African Carbon Support Program

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a two-year technical assistance program - the African Carbon Support Program, which is being implemented by its Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department. The program, launched on 4 November 2010, is geared toward assisting Bank clients in regional member countries to access carbon finance in order to ensure the commercial viability of their investments.



Essentially, the program involves a screening process whereby the carbon… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 23, 2010 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Sustainable Technology Investment Market Profiler - Premium Research Tool

Sustainable Technology Investment Market Profiler is your gateway to Datamonitor’s comprehensive dataset of sustainable technology investment transactions. Accessing profiles of all the companies involved in sustainable technologies, identifying investment trends, and discovering market hotspots has never been easier.

An easy-to-use online interface allows you to compare sustainable technology investment markets across different geographies, so you can analyze differences between diverse… Continue

Added by Kesavan Krishnan on November 23, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

KCB feted for environmental conservation

KCB Group has been recognized for its outstanding environmental initiatives in the region which includes planting one million trees in 2011.



The bank which has a presence in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Southern Sudan received an award in the Corporate Kenya category for its efforts in tree planting during the Total Eco Challenge Award 2010.



KCB Group Chief Executive Dr. Martin Oduor-Otieno said: “It feels good to receive this award for the efforts we have made to… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 17, 2010 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Green Economy & Carbon Market Growth Crucial for Africa's Development

The African Carbon Asset Development Facility (ACAD) announced seven green financing projects today, following a successful second round of fundraising for Africa's green economy, at the African Bankers' Carbon Finance and Investment Forum.



ACAD, a partnership between the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and its Risoe Center, the German Government, and Standard Bank, has convened the Forum in association with the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Development Bank of… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 8, 2010 at 3:48pm — No Comments

BIKWE ENERGY LAUNCHES NEW TECHNOLOGY IN AFRICA

Bikwe Energy with Headquarters in Gaborone Botswana and offices throughout Africa is proud to announce their entry to the South African market. Bikwe is focused on renewable energy generated from the more stable and consistent wind at altitude. Bikwe Energy is a shareholder and the sole African operator of NASA Ames Research Laboratory based Magenn Power. Magenn has worldwide-patented high altitude wind power generators.



Clean Energy and Technology

The Magenn Air Rotor System… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 5, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Lisbon to host Africa-focused agricultural business forum

Co-organised by EMRC and the Portuguese Industrial Association - Business Confederation (AIP-CE), the forum will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 20 to 21 January 2011, in conjunction with the AGROTEC Fair.



“The AGROTEC fair has been running for a number of years in Lisbon - last year they saw over 20 000 visitors – in 2011 we hope to add value to such a prestigious agri-business focused event by turning the spotlight on Africa and bringing the right people together to discuss how to… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 5, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

From bamboo bikes to biomass briquettes: UNEP unveils SEED Award Winners

A novel solar device that turns waste heat into electricity in rural China, a Ugandan business that manufactures stationary from agricultural waste, a bamboo bicycle project in Ghana and a female-run business in South Africa making a hand-held laundry device that saves water are among the 30 winners of the 2010 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.



The SEED Awards recognise inspiring social and environmental entrepreneurs whose businesses can… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 3, 2010 at 3:40pm — No Comments

GBF Named Winners in G-20 SME Competition

Dear Friends,



We are delighted to share with you some great news from the Grassroots Business Fund. As you may have heard, the G-20 heads of state and Ashoka’s Changemakers have launched a competition to find the best models worldwide that are catalyzing finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).



The Grassroots Business Fund is proud to announce that we were chosen as one of 14 winners out of over 350 submitted proposals. The winners receive funding and valuable… Continue

Added by Michael Stulman on November 3, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

VC4Africa matches business and investors in Africa

Today VC4Africa starts the first African online venture capital matchmaking platform. Many investors are looking for businesses to get involved with but have difficulties in finding promise. At the same time many businesses seek knowledge, capital and practical support. Without matchmaking their promise is never realized, hindering economic growth.



The VC4Africa community currently consists of 10.000 members worldwide. Business ideas have been registered through the website and… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on November 3, 2010 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

UNEP launches Young Environmental Journalist Award for Africa

Are you a young journalist with a passion for the environment? If so, then the United Nations wants to hear from you!



The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching a major new award - the Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa.



Radio, television, print and online journalists aged 25 to 35 years from any African nation are encouraged to apply. Applications from female journalists are particularly welcome.



The award is made possible through… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 2, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

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