IOM and Citi Foundation launch Project to enhance Livelihoods of Venezuelans

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Citi Foundation launched a project to enhance the livelihoods of Venezuelans and host communities in Colombia and Perú. The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. The Citi Foundation invests in efforts that increase financial… [Read More]

Launch of “The Startups Africa” Initiative for Young and Vibrant African Youths

Felix King Foundation recently announced a new initiative, “The Startups Africa” that will groom and reward young and vibrant African youths with great entrepreneurial ideas with $10,000 startup grant. The launch of ‘The Startups Africa’ in partnership with Trinity International University of Ambassadors, Georgia, has added fillip to the already existing programmes launched to alleviate… [Read More]

WHO Global Meeting to accelerate Progress on NCDs and Mental Health

The World Health Organization is organizing the Global Meeting to Accelerate Progress on SDG Target 3.4 on Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. The Meeting is hosted by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman from 9 to 12 December 2019 in Muscat. The overarching goal of the Global Meeting it to accelerate the implementation of… [Read More]

Four Private U.S. Foundations invest $20 Million to strengthen Women’s Funds

Four private U.S. foundations (Foundation for a Just Society, Open Society Foundations, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation) have designed the five-year initiative worth $20 million in a combined effort to strengthen women’s funds—organizations that provide financial and other support to advance the human rights and opportunities of women, girls, and… [Read More]

GrowthAfrica expands into Ghana to enhance sustained Business Growth

Africa’s premier business growth partner, GrowthAfrica, has announced its expansion and launch into Accra, Ghana to introduce the organisation’s unrivaled experience in enhancing sustained business growth, to West African entrepreneurs. Managing Director & Co-founder, GrowthAfrica, Patricia Jumi said, “The increased continent-wide expansion positions GrowthAfrica as the only business accelerator with physical presence in Kenya, Uganda,… [Read More]

New US$451 Million Project top benefit Vulnerable Families in Ethiopia

Most vulnerable families of Ethiopia are set to benefit from a new US$451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions. For more than two decades, climate change has placed a major stress on the Ethiopian economy and on people’s livelihoods. Most of the population of lowland areas are… [Read More]

African Ministers agree to accelerate Action through Effective Mechanisms for Sustainable Development

At the closing of the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), African governments agreed to make the Conference the forum for making regional environment policies with effective mechanisms for implementation. Held under the theme, “Taking action for Environmental Sustainability and Prosperity in Africa”, the Conference was held from 11… [Read More]

Campaign launched to highlight the Importance of Socio-Economic contribution of UK Business in India

The UK India business Council has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of the socio-economic contribution that UK businesses make in India. This campaign is being delivered in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and will map the activities of businesses and universities against the UNs’ Sustainable Development Goals. Key findings and observations… [Read More]

€3.9 Million contribution for Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed an additional Euro €3.9 million to support United Nations World Food Programme work for the Rohingya refugees and host communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. WFP Bangladesh Representative and Country Director, Richard Ragan said, “We are grateful for the continuous support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Thanks to… [Read More]

Youth Business International and Citi Foundation commits to provide Entrepreneurship Skills Training across Europe, Kazakhstan and Russia

Youth Business International (YBI) and Citi Foundation announced today their renewed commitment to supporting young entrepreneurs from a low income background across Europe to start, sustain and grow successful businesses. A new USD $700,000 grant, part of Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress global initiative, will enable Youth Business International (YBI) to provide 4,500 young people… [Read More]

African Ministerial Conference to accelerate Action on pressing Continental Environment Challenges

The 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) under the theme ‘Taking action for Environment Sustainability and Prosperity in Africa’ has opened. The Conference focuses on greening the economy in Africa; advancing the circular economy; the development of a blue economy; biodiversity loss; land degradation; desertification, drought and climate change…. [Read More]

Foundation launches New Five-Year, $7.5 Million Grantmaking Strategy

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation will launch a new five-year, $7.5 million-per-year Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation (ALC) grantmaking strategy in January 2020. Formerly a grantmaking pilot, ALC is now a formal strategy involving the Foundation’s Conservation and Science program and Population and Reproductive Health program. ALC will continue its work supporting organizations and leaders… [Read More]

President pledges African Countries to push the Culture of Entrepreneurship

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on African countries to help push the frontier of entrepreneurial development to be able to grow their economies. Addressing the opening session of the African Netpreneur Conference, an initiative launched by Jack Ma to support African entrepreneurs, President Akufo-Addo said, “Entrepreneurship was one of the most important drivers… [Read More]

Namibia Institute for Democracy conducts Civil Society Support Program for local NGOs

The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), in partnership with US Embassy Namibia, conducted a Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) for local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The intervention targeted 20 Namibian NGOs that struggle with funding and need institutional as well as technical support. The program further aims to strengthen Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs’) interaction with the… [Read More]

Norway strengthens efforts to address Child and Adolescent Health and Well-Being

Norway has strengthened its efforts to address child and adolescent health and well-being, committing NOK 75 million, some $8.1 million, over three years to support UNESCO’s programmes on education for health and wellbeing. This includes support to scale-up comprehensive sexuality education programmes in countries with some of the highest levels of early and unintended pregnancies,… [Read More]

US$1.35 Billion Regional Plan to increase Humanitarian Needs of Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants in Latin America and Caribbean

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration will launch a US$1.35 billion regional plan to respond to the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean and the communities hosting them. As of early November 2019, there were approximately 4.6 million refugees and migrants… [Read More]

European Union invests €20 Million in Rural Development in Uzbekistan

The European Union will invest €20 million in rural development in Uzbekistan, out of which €10 million will be spent on developing job skills in rural areas, €5 million will protect severely climate-affected communities of the Aral Sea region and another €5 million will contribute to improving the country’s trade and policy environment. The project… [Read More]

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation approves 13 Grants in Third Quarter of 2019

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has approved 13 grants, totaling more than $16 million during the third quarter of 2019. These grants were awarded to 13 organizations spanning across the Hilton Foundation’s program areas, both in the U.S. and internationally. President and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Peter Laugharn said, “I’m inspired by… [Read More]

EIB announces $1.1 Billion lending Programme to help Women Entrepreneurs

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a $1.1 billion lending programme to help women entrepreneurs in Africa. Fayolle said, “This initiative aims to promote female entrepreneurship noting that female entrepreneurs will also gain business skills from the initiative. He explained that the financing will promote gender investment related to climate change and is part… [Read More]