UN Women Partners launch Strategy to address Legal Needs of over 50 Million Women and Girls

On the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the “Equality in Law for Women and Girls by 2030: A Multistakeholder Strategy for Accelerated Action” has been launched to address the legal needs of over 50 million women and girls over three years. The Equality in Law Strategy focuses on six… [Read More]

Italy contributes €1 Million to African Development Bank’s Multi-Partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund

The Italian Government has signed an agreement for an additional €1 million contribution to the Multi-Partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund with the support of the European Union (EU), the Bank, and other partners. This will be Italy’s third injection of funds to the Bank-managed Fund, bringing its total contribution to date to €3.5 million. This latest… [Read More]

EU announces Humanitarian Assistance to support People of Afghanistan

The European Commission has announced €27 million in humanitarian assistance to support people of Afghanistan. €2 million will assist the most vulnerable families affected by devastating floods in early March which continue to affect large parts of the country. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides said, “In Afghanistan civilians continue to face… [Read More]

New Programme launched to enhance Competitiveness of SMEs in Kosovo

A new EBRD-EU programme has been launched to enhance the competitiveness of  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Kosovo. The program will help boost SMEs both in the country and regionally, as well as in the EU market, through a package of loans, incentive grants and technical assistance. €25 million has been allocated to two… [Read More]

US$69 Million Funding for Saving and Changing Lives of People in 28 Countries across Middle East, Africa, and Asia

The Government of Japan has made the contribution of US$69 million in funding to provide vital food, nutrition and resilience building support in 28 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed this contribution. Of the total contributions, US$18 million will be used to continue to… [Read More]

Google launches Third Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class

The third Launchpad Accelerator Africa class has been announced by the Google which will start on 1 April 2019 that involves 11 startups from six African countries – Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. Out of the 12 startups, 6 have female co-founders and 9 are either AI-enabled or have AI potential. Google’s… [Read More]

Winners of  2019 Global Competition announced

The winners of  2019 global competition has been announced by the global SDGs and Her Competition, co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center– showcases women micro-entrepreneurs who are helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. The winning entries are Taxshe, owned by… [Read More]

New funding announced for Small Charities and Specialist Humanitarian Organizations

During the Bond conference in London, United Kingdom’s International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt has announced new funding for small charities and specialist humanitarian organizations. Speaking at the annual meeting organized by the umbrella group for U.K. aid NGOs, Secretary of State, Mordaunt said, “She wants to hand over a larger share of the budget from… [Read More]

UK provides £6 Million Humanitarian Relief to support Cyclone affected People in Mozambique and Malawi

The UK has announced to provide up to £6 million of UK aid to send humanitarian relief to people in Mozambique and Malawi affected by Cyclone Idai. The funding announced by International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt will support the victims of a devastating cyclone and torrential rains which may have left more than a thousand… [Read More]

World Bank Group Opens New Office in Suva, Fiji

The World Bank Group has opened its new office in Suva, Fiji, which will serve as a regional hub for the development institution’s work across the region. The new regional hub will be integral to the World Bank Group’s delivery of more than one billion Fiji dollars’ worth of projects across six countries (Fiji, Nauru,… [Read More]