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Monday, 29 May 2017

A workshop for launching the local development plan (LDP) and the restoration of the standard of living (RSL) took place on Thursday 04 February 2016 in Bertoua. Two programmes of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) of the Lom Pangar Hydroelectric Project (LPHP) constitute the pillars of the Lom Pangar Hydroelectric Project, in the Eastern region. The first is linked to the social aspect and the second is associated with the construction of the infrastructures. They were implemented on Friday 05 February 2016 by the Dutch development company (SNV) with whom Electricity Development Corporation (EDC) concluded service contracts for the project management, signed on 20 October 2015 in Yaoundé.

The Rector of the AUF (Francophone University Association), Mr Jean-Paul de Gaudemar, and the Minister of National Education for the Ivory Coast, Mrs Kandia Camara signed a funding agreement for the M-learning project on 11 February 2016. Based on a platform of training and tablets connected to the Internet, M-learning is aimed at strengthening  the initial and on-going training of primary and middle school teachers. 600 primary and 400 middle school teachers are involved in 6 regions of the country. M-learning was selected within the framework of a call for projects launched by the AUF and the French Development Agency (AFD) in 2015.

Friday, 19 February 2016

The Manager and Senior Technical Advisor, Daniel Opwonya explaining to the Uganda National Meteorological Authority, (UNMA) and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) staff members about the newly installed weather stations in Entebbe, Kampala on Thursday, 11, February, 2016. The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has started the installations of automatic weather stations in Kampala. Twenty weather stations are to be installed in various districts with the first phase seeing 12 being installed in February and eight in the second phase. The installation is aimed at improving the provision and utilization of targeted meteorological products by strengthening both product generation in terms of quality, quantity and flow of information.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Women make up, on average, over 40 percent of the agricultural labour force in the developing world and yet typically they do not have sufficient access to critical resources and services to become as productive as their male counterparts. In fact, across all regions, rural women and girls continue to face significant discrimination compared with men and boys, with women being more likely than men to hold poor quality jobs and benefit less from agricultural value chains.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

On Wednesday 3 February 2016, the Council of Ministers adopted the draft texts towards ratification of Credit Agreement No. CML 1342 U, signed in Paris on 21 October 2015, between the Government of Mali and the French Development Agency for partial financing of the Economic Development Project for rural areas in the regions of Ségou and Timbuktu Mali.

Friday, 12 February 2016

The Incubator based in Dakar is organising an event for the presentation of the WAZIUP programme, an initiative designed specifically to promote the use of connected objects in rural areas of Africa. The WAZIUP project, also called an Open Innovation Platform for IoT-Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa, sprang up from a cooperation between 4 African countries and 5 countries of the European Union. It unites experts from the world of technology, hubs, developers and African companies evolving in the areas of ICT and agriculture.

Thursday, 04 February 2016

Developing countries in the South offer a myriad of development solutions – knowledge, experiences and good practices, innovative policies, technology, know-how, and resources – that have proven cost-effective and have huge potential to be up-scaled for the benefit of others. How these developing countries cooperate and collaborate amongst each other for development goals – what is known as South-South Cooperation (SSC) – will be the focus of a joint symposium to be hosted at the ACP House in Brussels on 11-12 February, under the theme: Integrated Rural Development: Strengthening Women and Youth Empowerment through Jobs and Entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Sweden and the United Kingdom have raised $67 million towards Tanzania's rural electrification programme. 'The main objective of the financing programme is to increase access to modern energy services in rural areas of mainland Tanzania for sustainable social economic development and poverty alleviation,' the official statement read sin part. Sweden through the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) together with the UK government through the Department for International Development (DfID) last week entered into an agreement in which they would finance Tanzania a total of $67,727,272 (Tsh.241 billion) for energy development.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Department for International Development (DFID) has promised to invest £30million in climate change programme in Nigeria. This is contained in a statement issued by DFID’s Director of Information, Mr Tony Ohaeri on Friday in Abuja. The statement said DFID’s Head of Office, Mr Ben Meller, gave the promise when he paid a visit to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh. “DFID would invest the sum of £30million in climate change programme in Nigeria and we are ready to give financial supports to the rural areas through the Bank of Agriculture. “Challenges such as climate change, finance, infrastructure among others are militating against sustainable growth of the sector.

The European Union (EU) will this year apply 9 million euros to two projects in Angola to support agro-pastoral communities affected by drought in the provinces of Huila, Cunene, Benguela, Namibe and Huambo, said the FAO representative for the southern region of Angola. Matteo Tonini also told Angolan news agency Angop that the funding comes from the European Development Fund (EDF), whose total value for Angola is estimated at 210 million euros.