- Tanzania at COP28
- AfDB partners with Prince’s Trust International to address youth unemployment in Africa
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- COP28: unmasking greenwashing in Africa and the challenge for sustainable development
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- The AfDB and Prince Trust International have signed a deal to address youth unemployment while scaling up human capital and entrepreneurship.
- The MOU commits both institutions to collaborate to identify and develop partnership opportunities to mainstream employability skills for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) projects funded by the Bank.
- The Prince’s Trust will participate in preparing, designing, implementing and monitoring TVET and skills development projects.
Youth unemployment, human capital, and entrepreneurship opportunities in the continent are set to be addressed through an agreement signed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Prince’s Trust International.
The MOU commits both institutions to work together to identify and develop partnership opportunities to mainstream employability skills for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) projects funded by the Bank in countries of common interest.
Skills development to tackle youth unemployment
The Prince’s Trust will participate in preparing, designing, implementing and …
As COP28 unfolds with its myriad discussions and commitments, a less visible but equally critical issue looms on another continent – the pervasive problem of greenwashing in Africa. From the corridors of corporate power to the burgeoning startup ecosystem, greenwashing emerges as a misleading marketing tactic and a significant barrier to genuine environmental and social progress in Africa.
In Africa’s corporate sector, greenwashing has become a strategic tool used by both corporations and governments to cover up environmentally detrimental practices. This issue is acutely critical in a continent where environmental conservation is not just a matter of policy but survival.…
- Around 200 countries have agreed on how to run the Climate Loss and Damage Fund to help vulnerable nations address more extreme weather conditions.
- Germany and the UAE have pledged $100 million each to the climate damages initiative.
- The World Bank will host the Climate Loss and Damage Fund on a trial basis.
Around 200 countries have agreed on how to run the Climate Loss and Damage Fund to help vulnerable nations address more extreme weather conditions. Consequently, rich nations have pledged at least $260 million to kickstart the program, making a breakthrough as global climate deliberations opened in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Delegates at the COP28 summit on Thursday adopted a framework for the World Bank to host the Loss and Damage Fund following months of negotiations. This year’s host, the UAE, indicated it would contribute $100 million, adding another $100 million from Germany. The United Kingdom …
- President William Ruto will lead Kenya at COP28 to showcase the country’s ambitious climate change strategy and advocate for sustainable development and climate resilience in Africa.
- Kenya is pioneering clean energy solutions, notably through biodigesters, which convert organic waste into biogas and organic fertilizer, aligning with the nation’s agricultural profile and enhancing energy independence.
- At COP28, Kenya aims to inspire global action and demonstrate that sustainable development is achievable in emerging economies, contributing significantly to the global climate change dialogue.
As the world convenes in Dubai for COP28, a significant spotlight falls on Kenya. Under President Ruto’s leadership, Kenya goes to this global summit not merely as a participant but as a catalyst for Africa in bridging climate dialogue and action.
At the heart of these discussions lies the country’s ambitious strategy to combat climate change, an approach intrinsically linked to the broader global efforts to mitigate environmental risks and …
- President William Ruto of Kenya says resources should neither be controlled by the World Bank nor the International Monetary Fund.
- Africa does not want anything for free. But needs a new financial model where power is not in the hands of the few, says Dr Ruto.
- In Paris, President Ruto says the world cannot continue normally when things are not going forward.
Kenya’s President William Ruto has has called for a new world financing model to tackle poverty and negative effects of climate change. Dr Ruto is advocating for a financial architecture made up of equals. This is his latest call as he continues to emerge as Africa’s most vocal leader since his election in August last year.
According to the leader of East Africa’s top economy, President Ruto said resources should neither be controlled by the World Bank nor the International Monetary Fund. “Africa does not want anything for …
A recent meeting between the President of Zanzibar, Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi and Qatar’s First Vice-Chairman, Mohamed bin Twar Al Kuwari highlighted these figures. The two high-ranking officials met in Qatar. The Zanzibar president called on investors from the rich United Arab Emirates to invest in the island.…
- UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan cites the nation’s unique standing in fostering tolerance and coexistence globally.
- UAE is one of the most religiously, politically, and socially diverse countries in the world making it ideal to invest in.
- The UAE has always provided a tolerant and safe society with quality education, enabling families to live peacefully and work together without fear of violence.
The 12th edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) featured a highly impactful session on tolerance and coexistence. The highlight was the signing of MoUs between six nations and the UAE to promote the values of tolerance and coexistence.
H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence highlighted the country’s unique standing globally in creating a society of tolerance and coexistence.
Socially diverse country in the world
H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan …
- The Annual Investment Meeting and Emirates Angel Investors Association agree to turn UAE into a thriving base for startups.
- The collaboration is expected to create a positive impact on the United Arab Emirates’ startup ecosystem.
- The partnership will link startups with a wide network of investors, as well as the necessary resources and mentorship.
The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) and Emirates Angel Investors Association (EAIA) have joined forces to strengthen their efforts towards promoting startups. The collaboration between AIM and EAIA is expected to create a positive impact on the United Arab Emirates’ startup ecosystem. The UAE has been a fertile base for establishment and growth of startups.
The partnership will provide startups with access to a wide network of investors. Benefitting entrepreneurs will also access necessary resources and mentorship to help them grow and succeed.
Commenting on the partnership, Director General of AIM Walid A. Farghal said, “The purpose …
- Unicorns can play a huge role in promoting urban connectivity and creating jobs.
- The Arab-China conclave served as a platform to discuss the global economic outlook and sustainable development.
- Conclave is an opportunity to forge new connections, and open up fresh investment opportunities.
The 12th edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) hosted Top 50 Unicorns from China. The forum brought together investors, startups, and innovators from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China.
It marked an opening ceremony for ‘Arab China Unicorn Investment Conclave’ by HE Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade. It also saw the esteemed presence of Dr. Wissam Fattouh, Secretary General Union of Arab Banks and Mariam Gao, General Secretary of Arab China Unicorn Investment Conclave.
HE Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi said the “conclave gathers startups and unicorn companies that represent the future of …
- Middle East Energy has announced plans to host Africa Energy Expo in February 2024, with Rwanda chosen as the Inaugural host.
- Scheduled for February 2024, the African Energy Expo is a first-of-its-kind trade show, and an extension of Middle East Energy’s 48-year legacy, aimed at promoting sustainable, innovative energy sources and driving the African energy transition.
- The event will be a unique platform for energy leaders to debate and shape the future of the African energy landscape.
Middle East Energy has announced plans to host Africa Energy Expo in February 2024, with Rwanda chosen as the Inaugural host.
The announcement was made at the 2023 Middle East Energy Exhibition and Conference in Dubai.
Scheduled for February 2024, the African Energy Expo is a first-of-its-kind trade show, and an extension of Middle East Energy’s 48-year legacy, aimed at promoting sustainable, innovative energy sources and driving the African energy transition.
The new …