Part of the reason for the success of Haidar El Ali's mangrove regeneration project in Senegal is that he is a hands-on kind of leader who has totally immersed himself in the fight against the devastating effect of de-forestation, intensive farming and rising salt levels due to climate change...
The world's cities need large scale investments to develop and maintain infrastructure and services such as urban transport, water supply, sanitation, and solid waste management, a joint report by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and three other regional development banks launched on Monday says. The report, entitled 'Creating Livable...
A 401 kWp solar system for Central University in Ghana has been inaugurated, marking an important milestone in Ghana's transition to clean energy. The system was implemented by solar financier ecoligo in collaboration with local installer Yingli Namene West Africa, who is responsible for procurement, installation and maintenance. Both...
Urban planners in rapidly expanding Asian cities must involve the poorest residents in decision-making and include informal spaces if they are serious about tackling inequality, development experts said on Wednesday. More than 2.3 billion people in Asia-Pacific live in cities, and that number is expected to reach nearly 3.5...
Making affordable contraception available to women who want it would be a cheap, effective way to curb climate change and fast-rising risks in a hotter world, scientists said on Tuesday. Worldwide each year, close to 100 million pregnancies are unintended, or 44% of the total, scientists at the New...
Japan has handed over 17 patrol boats worth USD2.8 million to Kenya’s marine police unit. The donation will enhance anti-piracy measures in the region. Edward Mbugua, Kenyan deputy inspector general of police, said that the new patrol boats are an important milestone in the fight against terrorism. “We have...
Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a U.S.-based environmental group. A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigation showed Asia-based palm oil traders Golden Agri-Resources (GAR)...
Because the land surrounding the reservoirs is carefully protected and managed, the water piped in is pure enough so that the city is one of the few in the United States that does not need to filter its drinking water, officials say. Creating more "nature-based solutions" like this - planting...
The African Risk Capacity Insurance Limited (ARC) has confirmed that it will pay out $738,835 to Côte d’Ivoire following the severe rainfall deficits experienced in its central region for the 2019 agricultural season. The payout will help vulnerable families to better cope with the harsh effects of the rainfall deficit...
Ethiopia’s Office of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP Office) has named Saudi power and water developer ACWA Power as sole winner in the first round of the IFC’s Scaling Solar program in the East African state. ACWA Power's was the only bid read out for the 300MW program last week (9 September). The PPP...