An Africa Business Community
The African Union Commission has called for the implementation of energy related projects, in particular those related to the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). This is because PIDA, through its institutional architecture, will develop efficient, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly infrastructure for the physical integration of the continent, and enhance access to modern energy services for the majority of the African population. The programme will…Continue
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REEEP has announced a new programme cycle which is made possible by the support of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). This targeted initiative could fund up to three high-quality projects that improve energy access for the poor in one or more of the OFID priority countries that cover all Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
The OFID-REEEP funding cycle seeks innovative clean energy solutions that widen energy access and alleviate…
Added by Linda Larbie on October 14, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments
Several countries have already contributed to the multi-donor technical trust for the implementation of an African Elephant Action Plan, and more were encouraged to do so by the participants of the meeting of the Standing Committee of the…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on August 22, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments
Two Nairobi students have been selected as Young Environmental Envoys for Kenya by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bayer, a global innovator enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials.
Michael Sam Muli, 18, from Nairobi and Ruth Cherono Sego, 23, from Eldoret, will travel to Germany in October to join other envoys from 18 countries for a…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on August 11, 2011 at 6:03pm — No Comments
As South Africa struggles with the policy challenges of meeting the ever-growing demand by business and consumers for energy to fuel development and economic growth, households are faced with the increasing cost of electricity and other forms of energy, as well as the ongoing possibility of disruptive load shedding.
The global climate change agenda also has a significant role to play in this dilemma, and many consumers are concerned about “greening” the energy supply of their…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on August 1, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments
The Africa Energy Indaba has officially partnered with the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and the World Energy Council (WEC). Chairman of SANEA and the Conference Chairman of the African Energy Indaba, Brian Statham, Secretary General of the World Energy Council , Dr Christophe Frei and CEO and owner of the African Energy Indaba , Liz Hart, formalised this highly anticipated partnership on 6 June 2011.
The WEC is the foremost multi-energy organisation in…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on July 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and global conservation group WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) have come together to work closely on green economy and development issues in Africa. Both organisations signed a cooperative agreement to this effect in Geneva on 20 July. The heads of the two organisations agreed to highlight the growing links between environmental protection and sustainable development and the need to work on such issues as climate adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity,…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on July 20, 2011 at 7:26pm — No Comments
Small hydropower projects have proven to be major contributors to the electrification of developing countries and Sub Saharan Africa’s small hydro potential still remains largely untapped, says Nicolaas Loretz, project director of Hydropower Africa that is taking place from 19-23 September in Johannesburg. During what is Africa’s largest hydropower event, delegates will have the unique opportunity to visit some of Africa's top hydropower projects, including DRC’s Inga, Zambia’s Kafue Gorge…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on July 8, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments
How to increase local content and create additional jobs in clean energy projects in Africa
Tanja Faller, an energy economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB) described the opportunity offered to Africa by developing a clean energy industry during a session on ‘Leap into Green Growth: Promoting Clean Technology Manufacturing” at the Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum, from 24 to 25 June in Cape Town, South…
Added by Linda Larbie on June 29, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments
The 125 megawatt concentrated solar power plant at Ouarzazate is the first project in a regional plan that will eventually triple today’s global investments in concentrated solar power. The regional plan is funded to the tune of $200 million in Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on June 27, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments
Work is underway on building one of Africa's greenest buildings as Vodacom and its parent company Vodafone, plan an alternative energy innovation centre to help reduce carbon emissions across the world.
Once completed, the Midrand based innovation centre will house a team of experts tasked with developing energy efficient technology to counter some of South Africa's, and the planet's greatest environmental challenges.
In emerging markets, diesel generators are often used to…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on June 23, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments
Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim visited Côte d’Ivoire this week to help to consolidate the peace that has been achieved and to support the ongoing reconciliation efforts. His programme included a visit to Duékoué in the western part of the…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on June 7, 2011 at 7:48pm — No Comments
The dichotomy between statistics on Africa´s economic growth and realities on the ground has emerged as a key talking point in discussions ahead of the 2011 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, whose central theme is: “Toward an Agenda for Inclusive Growth in Africa”.
“Africans are no longer interested in impressive statistics that do not reflect realities on the ground,” AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, said at a breakfast meeting with media…Continue
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With the pressing issue of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, developing a green economy is the best development option for Africa, said panelists at a seminar of the 2011 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The seminar, held on 7 June 2011, and entitled Green Growth: an African Perspective, focused on two subjects: green growth and the Inga project.
The inevitability of a compromise between…
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This innovative report, entitled Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in…Continue
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The funds approved by the World Bank Board today, consist of a $95 million…Continue
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Organizers of a three-day Investment Forum in Nairobi on May 25-27, 2011 are hoping these groups will focus their eyes on…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on May 24, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on May 16, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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