November 2011 Blog Posts (13)

AfDB-Togo: signing of two financing agreements for CFA 81 billion

Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank The African Development Bank (ADB) and the Republic of Togo have signed this Tuesday, November 29, 2011, two memoranda of agreement for a total of more than 81 billion CFA francs. Vice President of the ADB in charge of sector operations, Kamal El Kheshen, and the Togolese Minister of Economy and Finance, Adji Otèth Ayassor, signed the agreements respectively to the ADB and Togo.

The first agreement concerns a grant of nearly…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 30, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

AfDB, Côte d’Ivoire sign revised AfDB headquarters agreement

(AfDB), concluded an official two-day visit to Côte d’Ivoire today. The AfDB chief executive and Daniel Kablan Duncan, Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, signed a revised Headquarters Agreement of the AfDB in Abidjan.

The revised Headquarters Agreement confirms the AfDB’s full ownership of the land on which its current Abidjan headquarters building sits, as well as an adjoining piece of land, both of which the Government of Côte d’Ivoire recently…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 30, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

Switzerland commits USD20 million to AfDB for increased access to water and sanitation in rural Africa

The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Trust Fund, a fund managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), will receive a 20 million US dollar contribution from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The funds are to help accelerate access to water supply and sanitation in rural Africa. This is the Swiss agency’s second contribution to the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund. It is close to six times the amount of its first contribution.

The funds will…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 30, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Botswana eyes more electricity generation

Botswana plans to add 1,200 megawatts (MW) of electricity to its national grid in the next six years as the diamond rich country battles to address power supply shortages, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Boikobo Paya, Permanent Secretary in the Energy Ministry, said that in addition to the 600 MW power station to be commissioned in 2012, two other 300 MW power stations to be built by Independent Power Producers (IPP) should kick into the national grid by…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 30, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Et tu Ameriqi: Used, dumped and killed

Et tu Ameriqi: Used,

dumped and killed

By Chidi Emmanuel

With Libyan strongman, Muammar Gaddafi gone (in the wind), one wonders who is next on the firing line of US and the West. Many people who had worked for or allied themselves with US and the West have ended up being used, dumped, jailed and sometimes killed.

The repentant Gaddafi who renounced his nuclear ambitions, sealed oil deals with the West, received a hero’s welcome in Rome and other Western cities, was…


Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on November 29, 2011 at 5:26pm — 1 Comment

UK £1 billion to help Africa fight climate change

The Telegraph reports that, in a move that is expected to attract intense criticism at a time when the UK economy is struggling to recover from recession, Chris Huhne, UK Energy and Climate Change secretary, will announce details of a foreign aid package ahead of the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) in Durban.

Included in the package are schemes helping African farmers to insure their crops against flooding and drought, the…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 29, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Funding for business ideas in renewable energy and adaptation to climate change technologies. Apply now!

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies Funding Window.


Deadline for Applications 15th December 2011


The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) provides grants and interest free loans to businesses who wish to implement innovative, commercially viable, high impact projects in Africa in the areas of agriculture, financial services,…


Added by Anjali Saini on November 22, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments

1.5MW, 2MW Wind Turbine Generator, CNYD M.E., China

We are now looking also for strategic partners all over Africa.


Founded in 1993, CNYD is composed of Shenyang Yuanda Aluminum Industry Engineering Co., Ltd, Shenyang Brilliant Elevator Co., Ltd and CNYD M.E. In the year of 2008, CNYD achieved the total sales of CNY18 billion (USD2.79 billion).




Added by Lucas Zheung on November 17, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Gender and Climate Change

An important breakfast briefing session on Gender and Climate Change prior to the COP 17 Climate Change meeting in Durban. It will be held from 08.00 – 11.00 on Tuesday 15 November 2011 at the Achwa Hall, International Conference Centre, Serena Hotel, Kampala. Please find attached, an invitation to the event and a draft programme for the morning.

The briefing will be hosted by the Ministry of Water and Environment and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, with… Continue

Added by Kateregga Dennis on November 11, 2011 at 7:42am — 1 Comment

Call for applications: Grants to support Global South youth participants at COP17 and COY7 in Durban, South Africa, 25 November - 10 December 2011

The Youth Constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (YOUNGO) received funding from the Norwegian government to enable the participation of fifteen (15) youth from Global South at the 17th Conference Of Parties at the UNFCCC (COP17) in Durban from 28 November to 9 December 2011, including the 7th Conference Of Youth (COY7) that will held from 25-27 November 2011 in Durban as well. YOUNGO now has the pleasure to announce the call for applications and invite all… Continue

Added by Kateregga Dennis on November 10, 2011 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

Tapping Carbon Market Opportunities in Africa

Denis Slieker, Managing Director of Face the Future, is in the business of creating projects which earn carbon credits and he believes that Africa is the perfect place to do business. “Everybody speaks about the carbon market but basically there are two carbon markets,” Slieker explains.  “First there is the compliance market which is set by the UN.  In this market, companies and countries have an obligation to reduce their carbon…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 10, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

'Green letter day'

The Federal Government's controversial climate legislation has passed the Senate 36-32 and will now become law from mid-next year. From July 2012, polluting industries will pay $23 per tonne of carbon emissions and households will be compensated for extra costs through tax cuts and increased benefits. The vote was greeted with glee from the Government and Greens and dismay by Opposition members, who were first out of the Senate doors to voice their protests.

The Nationals' Ron Boswell…


Added by Kateregga Dennis on November 8, 2011 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

The Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Zayed Future Energy Prize represents the vision of the Late Founding Father and President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, who championed environmental stewardship. This annual award celebrates achievements that reflect impact innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. We invite you to be a part of this vision and our commitment to finding solutions that will meet the challenges of climate change, energy security and… Continue

Added by Kateregga Dennis on November 3, 2011 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

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