October 2010 Blog Posts (10)

African agriculture 'coming of age'

A growing African food sector can yield private sector returns on the back of government support, said a report on Tuesday (26 October), which also said that a global grain reserve may be needed to protect consumers from price spikes.

Local initiatives aiming for an African equivalent of the Green Revolution, which swept developing countries in the 1970s and 1980s, needed coordination, the report added.

For example an African Union (AU) strategy aimed to drive economic… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on October 27, 2010 at 4:46pm — No Comments

8th Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE 2010) opens with the theme “Earth Observation for Africa's Development Agenda”

The 8th African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment Conference opened at UN-ECA in Addis Ababa gathering distinguished geoscientists, educators, researchers, decision makers, practitioners and allied service providers from over 100 countries endorsing the truly international character of the AARSE Conference.

The Conference, which is being held from 25 to 30 October 2010, is organized by the ICT and Science & Technology Division (ISTD) of the United Nations Economic… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on October 26, 2010 at 2:53pm — No Comments

African Women in Business Challenge 2010-2011 is now open

The sector competition organised by BiD Network opens in its second edition. Women entrepreneurs from all African countries are invited to submit their plan applications.

The Women in Business Challenge, a business plan competition to support women entrepreneurs in the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, is organized… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 26, 2010 at 12:58pm — No Comments

IMF Sees Growth Rebounding in Middle East and North Africa, Policy Focus to Shift to Structural Priorities

The Middle East and North Africa region is experiencing a generally robust recovery, aided by rising oil price and production levels and supportive fiscal policies. But the region’s oil-importing countries, in particular, continue to face some significant structural policy challenges, according to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest Regional Economic Outlook. The IMF’s report, covering the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP), released today in Dubai, projects… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on October 25, 2010 at 4:01pm — No Comments

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With our system for diagnosing ZULU ONE,measures five (5) individual battery cell metrics including: 1) cell voltage,… Continue

Added by paolo on October 23, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Ghana Rural Lighting Project - Nkwanta, Volta Region, Ghana

Ghana Rural Lighting Project

The Women and Youth Survival Foundation Programme (WAYSFOP), a local NGO based in the Nkwanta South district in the Volta Region of Ghana is collaborating with Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) in Vienna, Austria; Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP); Barefoot Power in Australia; Energy In Common (EIC), New York, USA; Christian Rural Aid Network (CRAN), Cape Coast, Ghana; Toyola Energy Limited, Accra, Ghana; and African… Continue

Added by Damson Mawuena on October 17, 2010 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

African Ministers Support Africa Green Fund

Several African ministers, speaking for their governments at the Seventh African Development Forum held on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 in Addis Ababa, unanimously supported the African Development Bank’s proposal for the establishment of an Africa Green Fund.

The fund is designed to receive and manage resources allocated to Africa from all sources including the fast-track financing and long-term pledges made under the Copenhagen Accord to finance projects and programs that contribute to… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on October 14, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Climate Change forum opens with calls for African leaders to move from rhetoric to action

Ethiopia’s President, Girma Wolde-Giorgis has called on African leaders to “close the gap between rhetoric and adaptation actions” in order to effectively address the impact of climate change across the continent. President Ato Girma made the call in his opening address at the ongoing seventh African Development Forum –ADF VII- whose theme is “Acting Climate Change for Sustainable Development in Africa."

He outlined some of Africa's devastating impacts of climate change, including… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on October 13, 2010 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

If the shoe Fits

In a time when everyone is looking at Bigger and better, I believe we need to look at need and solution. In Africa there are not the same power requirements that you would see in the west. Therefore, there is not such a demanding need for the large MEGA Watt Wind Farms. I'm not saying don't take a look, analyze and consider on a small scale, but I am saying let's look at the shoe (the need).

Here at JetPro we do a cascading system based upon our 200W wind Turbine. That means we can… Continue

Added by Landis Shook on October 13, 2010 at 3:21am — 1 Comment

UNEP tree-planting campaign takes root in East Africa

Hundreds of people from different walks of life - from young schoolchildren to army officials - are planting trees across East Africa in the latest activities to be registered under Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign (BTC) run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

As part of the event, which is the fourth installment of the annual Play for the Planet initiative,UNEP will plant over 1,000 trees in Mombasa, Kenya from 8-10 October. Organised by UNEP's Children… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on October 8, 2010 at 6:25pm — No Comments

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