May 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Trees & Landscape Restoration Can Help Deliver a ‘Triple Win’.

Against a backdrop of volatile food prices and increasing climate variability, more and more people are paying attention to the relationship between a healthy environment and resilient farmland. From policy makers to private investors, from researchers to smallholder farmers, many are looking for better ways to increase food security in a changing climate.


Organizers of a three-day Investment Forum in Nairobi on May 25-27, 2011 are hoping these groups will focus their eyes on…


Added by Linda Larbie on May 24, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

The African Development Bank Strengthens Biodiversity Preservation

Conservation experts from the African Development Bank, development agencies, civil society, and regional governments met in Tunis, Tunisia on May 17-18, 2011 to identify and share trends and experiences to strengthen biodiversity conservation in Africa.

The AfDB convened the meeting in recognition that achieving international goals to conserve biodiversity requires working in partnership. As Amadou Bamba Diop, AfDB Conservation Biologist said: “You cannot manage…


Added by Linda Larbie on May 23, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Energy is central to reducing poverty

It is an undeniable fact that the relationship between energy and poverty is one that is often ignored until fuel shortages, blackouts and price increases remind us of the link. This is particularly a common phenomenon in most African countries.

I do not know what view you may hold on this but energy is central to reducing poverty. Whether poverty is seen as material deficiency measured in terms of income or consumption, or quality of life, measured in terms of exposure to…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 23, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

Call for Green Energy Projects development


Are you a green project developer or planning to impliment a green energy project in SubSaharan Africa?


Talk to us at Global Sustainable Ltd. We would wish to work with you by:

  • Partnering in Project development and managment
  • Carbon Credits development from start to commercialisation
  • Project finance sourcing and consultancy

Contact us on…


Added by Humphrey Mulindi on May 21, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Denel aims at Africa

Denel is now targeting Africa for growth, according to CEO Talib Sadik who hosted defence attaches from Africa in Pretoria today.


The South African arms manufacturer has systems and equipment "thoroughly tested for the African market and highly suitable for the geographic and climatic conditions on the continent," Sadik says.


Denel has sold equipment to 32 African countries and is exploring opportunities to grow its presence and expand the range of products…


Added by Linda Larbie on May 16, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

World's Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy

With their low-carbon profile, rich natural assets and promising policy initiatives, the world's 48 least developed countries are well-positioned to jump start the transition to a green economy, according to a new UN report released today at the start of the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV).


The joint report, issued by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the UN Office of…


Added by Linda Larbie on May 11, 2011 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Mafi oil in Syria

By Chidi Emmanuel

How many dead bodies will be enough before the Big Three (US, Britain, France) and their Arab League counterparts move for a resolution (even if it is non-binding) against Syria? ‘Gaddafi is killing his own people’ was the chorus from this Tom, Dick and Harry trio when the Western powers justified their Libyan invasion. The question at present is: What is President Assad doing right now? ‘Maybe he’s killing his own animals’? Hundreds of people have been slaughtered in… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on May 5, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Brand Evaluation: Omogo Reloaded Logo


According to O'Guin,… Continue

Added by ResQ Records/PiKture Time Films on May 5, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index continues to show growth

Manufacturing index 54.7 and non-manufacturing index 56.0, both numbers still indicating growth for the 4thconsecutive month; manufacturing down by 5.6 percentage points; non-manufacturing declines by 2.9 percent compared to March.

The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for April shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to March in the indices for both manufacturing and…


Added by Bas Vlugt on May 5, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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