New partnership agreement has been signed between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) to address today's realities, meet mutual needs and champion common vision of the world, solidarity and progress. Commissioner for International Partnerships and the EU's new chief negotiator, Jutta Urpilainen said, "I am personally committed to accelerate our talks to try to reach a final agreement soon. I am honoured to take up this function as the chief negotiator for a treaty … [Read more...] about New Africa-Caribbean-Pacific/EU Partnership to meet Mutual Needs of the World
Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has congratulated the African Development Bank (AfDB), and AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, on their commitment to African entrepreneurship, with the disbursement of $2.5million seed capital to the AfDB-sponsored beneficiaries of the 2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. $2.5m was released with the remainder expected to be disbursed to the entrepreneurs in Q12020. The AfDB commitment follows the recent $8.5 million disbursement from the United Nations Development … [Read more...] about Tony Elumelu Foundation disburses $5Million from AfDB
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In a multi-stakeholder partnership, DFID - UNHCR - World Bank launched "Young Fellowship Program" to improve the wellbeing of forcibly displaced and of host communities by improving global knowledge on the effectiveness of policies and programs that target these populations. The program consists of five activities that will contribute to different aspects of research that are critical to build the evidence base on protracted forced displacement situations: Shedding light on global … [Read more...] about DFID – UNHCR – World Bank launch Young Fellowship Program
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At Africa Tech Summit 2020, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched the second cycle of its GBF Mentorship Programme, which pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide them with valuable expertise, support and guidance. Over 250 participants visited Dubai Chamber’s stand at the summit where they learned about the criteria for participating in the programme and the various benefits and opportunities it offers to startups and mentors, while African startups … [Read more...] about Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches 2nd Cycle of its GBF Mentorship Programme
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Google has launched its first Google Developers Space in Lagos, Nigeria where entrepreneurs, developers, mentors, and investors can connect and collaborate. Google Developers Space will house the Google Launchpad Accelerator programme support developer meetups, and empower people through digital skills training. This hub provides the African tech community with access to Google’s resources, programs, facilities, mentors, infrastructure, coaching, investors and support for business. Head of … [Read more...] about Google launches first Developer Space in African Continent for Entrepreneurs, Developers, Mentors, and Investors
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The Water Development and Sanitation Department of the African Development Bank cordially invites you to the 3rd Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Forum, hosted by the Government of Rwanda from 24 to 26 March 2020. The Forum will welcome the 54 regional member countries of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative and is open to development partners, civil society organizations, the private sector and the wider African Rural Water and Sanitation Community. The primary … [Read more...] about The 3rd Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Forum for CSOs and Development Partners
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The European Commission signed four guarantee agreements worth €216 million that will help unlock €2 billion to invest in renewables, urban infrastructure and start-ups in Africa and the Neighbourhood. Commenting on these financial guarantees, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Jutta Urpilainen said, "The agreements signed today, worth €216 million, will aim to unlock €2 billion in new investment in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood. These guarantees share in the risk … [Read more...] about Africa-EU: €2 Billion invested in Development of Africa and Neighbourhood
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Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a joint commitment of up to $450 million to end polio and are renewing their longstanding partnership to support the global polio eradication effort. Past President of Rotary International who leads Rotary’s polio fundraising efforts, John Germ said, "Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, almost 19 million people are walking today who would have otherwise been paralyzed. By partnering with the Bill & Melinda … [Read more...] about Rotary and Gates Foundation commits up to $450 Million to end Polio
Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa invites applications from exceptional emerging African women leaders for the 2020 MILEAD [Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development] Fellows Program- to identify Africa’s most promising women leaders. The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in across Africa. The program targets … [Read more...] about 2020 MILEAD Fellows Program for Africa’s most promising Women Leaders
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BIOPAMA launched the first call for proposals for small technical grants of up to 50,000 and up to 100,000 EUR in the frame of its “Action component” to address pressing and straightforward needs that are already clearly identified. The objective of the small technical grants (PST) of the BIOPAMA action fund is to respond to simple and pressing needs which have already been identified in a public document. The BIOPAMA Action Component provides funding opportunities to address protected and … [Read more...] about BIOPAMA launches Technical Grants of up to 50,000 and 100,000 EUR in ACP Countries