Wednesday , 24 July 2019

Science & Tech

Time For Africa

Africa’s compelling fundamentals have set the continent up to become a leading engine of global growth in the decades to come — creating outstanding opportunities for private equity investment in the process. Enduring macro fundamentals including a diverse natural resource wealth, 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land and what will become by 2040 the world’s largest workforce together make …

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Malaria experts join forces with Novartis to empower local communities to tackle malaria in Africa

Today, more than 35 countries from across Africa are represented at this year’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop •    The Novartis Malaria Initiative is convening global experts from education, government, community health and economics to share best practices and empower local African communities to deliver sustainable malaria healthcare. •    Roll Back Malaria, the World Health Organization, World Bank …

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Broadband access ‘must expand to include poor’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 22 June 2012. The Rio+20 summit has highlighted a new concerns for the Worlds poor,  access to broadband  and  ICT skills. These two areas have been targeted as sustainable goals, so as to close the technology gap opening up exponentially as we accelerate through the digital age. Some may argue that the …

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Universities agree to take action on sustainability

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 22 June 2012.  The UN backed Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) programme aims for educational institutes to promote research and innovation into sustainability to its students. A great idea but will it work? Educational institutions around the world have signed up to a framework for promoting teaching methods that help students acquire …

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Arab Entrepreneurs vie for start-up funding at MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Business Plan Competition

UAE. Fourteen teams including the brightest entrepreneurial minds in the Middle East are heading to Dubai this month for the final decision-making in the fifth annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum Arab Business Plan Competition, in partnership with Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJ) and a joint initiative with Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST). The UAE’s …

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TechGirls: Empowering Girls in the Middle East and North Africa through Technology

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that the inaugural group of TechGirls – an initiative that brings 25 teenage girls from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, and Yemen to the United States – will arrive June 25 in New York City for a three-week exchange. As part of U.S. …

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World Bank to Boost Access to Electricity and Clean Fuels, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The World Bank Group announced today that it will boost efforts to expand energy access, while also increasing support for renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries, responding to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The World Bank Group provides about $8 billion a year in financing for energy projects and programs, which leverages a comparable …

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DSCE highlights recommendations of The Sustainable Arabia ‘Clean Energy’ Conference at the Rio+20 Earth Summit

Recommendations focus on sustainable development policies in the Arab world The opening preparatory session of the United Nations sustainable development Rio+20 Earth Summit commenced with its agenda on 20th June 2012, attended by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), who has announced that the DSCE is cooperating with the United Nations …

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Africa needs more FDI projects

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa – AfricanBrains African leadership is calling for more Foreign Direct Investment projects for the continent’s renewal. And one area in which Africa can attract more investment is the renewable energy space, a study has revealed. While China has established itself as a dominant player in the manufacture of components of solar energy plants, Africa could compete by …

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NEPAD Agency says $2 billion committed to Great Green Wall

The focal point of the TerrAfrica programme at the NEPAD Agency, Mr. Ousmane Djibo, said yesterday in Rio that about $2 billion had been set aside to support the Great Green Wall project in the Sahel and West Africa, according to the Information and Communication Service (ICS) of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). In a presentation at the high …

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