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Thursday, 18 January 2018

The EU will grant Sh52 billion to Kenya in order to fund transport and agriculture. National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and EU development commissioner Andris Piebalgs, will sign an agreement on Thursday 19th June. The funds will be spent to improve Nairobi’s public transport infrastructure. The goal is to fight congestion, increase food production, improve drought management and governance. Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somalia are also expected to sign this kind of agreements with the EU as part of the 11th European Development Fund.


Thursday, 19 June 2014

The EU launch of the Samoa UN Conference on Small Island Developing States took place on Tuesday 10 June in the European Parliament. The topic covered by the event was the  role for the EU in the Samoa UN Conference on Small Island Developing States. Connie Hedegaard (EU Commissioner for Climate Action) and  Fatumanava Pa'olelei Luteru (EU Ambassador Samoa) made presentations on the topic. H.E. Ronny Jumeau (Ambassador for Climate Change and SIDS, Seychelles) also gave a speech.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The European Union has released Sh 500 million for the counties experiencing poor rains in order to prevent food shortage. The money will be channeled through the National Drought Management Agency. Head of Development at the EU in Kenya, Erik Habers, said the funds will be immediately send to 23 arid and semi-arid counties with the aim of reducing the impact of unusually low rainfall on livestock and livelihoods.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The fifth African water week opened Monday in Dakar, gathering delegations from several African and European countries and international non-governmental organizations operating in the domain of water and sanitation. During the meeting, participants will discuss the current situation and make recommendations for a better access to water and sanitation within the framework of the UN post-2015 development programme.

Monday, 02 June 2014

Madagascar is amongst the countries most vulnerable to climate change. In spite of efforts in terms of implementation of national adaptation and mitigation policies, there remains much to be done to fight the adverse effects on the population: increase in temperature and sea levels, the frequency of natural disasters such as cyclones and floods or atmospheric pollution. This is why the European Union has contributed 8 million euros to the Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forests to help reinforce actions against climate change.

Climate change is a threat to the livelihoods of millions in the Caribbean region that rely on sectors such as agriculture and tourism to survive. The Métropole Haïti radio newsroom suggests this interesting article on the various manifestations of climate change in the region. “The future of our planet looks pretty bleak. The latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) paints a dire picture: climate change is here to stay, and we are not doing enough to prepare ourselves.

EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) marks a change in the way the EU provides support to protect biodiversity in developing countries. In the face of the growing global threats to biodiversity, it provides for more resources, strengthened capacity and better coordination with partners.  B4Life is one of EuropeAid’s new flagship initiatives, designed to encourage broad, cross-sector partnerships to tackle major development challenges. For B4Life, this means addressing the related challenges of protecting biodiversity and building sustainable livelihoods in a green economy.

Monday, 26 May 2014

The Cook Islands, Palau and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have finalised key national governance and resilience planning milestones. This gives these countries a strategic perspective on priorities to address disaster-related risks under the European Union-funded project EDF 10 ACP EU: Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Netherlands delegation briefed the Council on the progress to establish an alliance on climate-smart agriculture. A roadmap for the setting up of such an alliance was agreed at the 3rd global conference on agriculture, food and nutrition security and climate change in Johannesburg on 3-5 December 2013. The alliance for climate-smart agriculture will be launched at the Climate Summit in New York on 23 September 2014 (9786/14).

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Fifteen Pacific island countries will benefit from a project supporting vulnerable nations in the region to adapt to the impacts of climate change, through promoting sustainable livelihoods and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. The Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) programme will also promote energy security solutions at national, provincial and community levels. The programme will include interventions to implement appropriate adaptation practices and technologies in food security, coastal management, water security, and improving access to energy.