World Bank supporting Djibouti to build strong Digital Economy through Digital Development

As a key step toward building a strong, inclusive digital economy, the Government of Djibouti and the World Bank are co-hosting a high-level event from November 14, 2018 to November 15, 2018 that will explore the potential benefits of digital development and propose a concrete roadmap of action. Digital technology will have a critical part to play in boosting Djibouti’s socio-economic development and meeting the ambitious goals set out in its national strategy, Vision Djibouti 2035. Djibouti’s … [Read more...]

Microsoft South Africa launches ‘Head Start’ Program

Head Start – an end-to-end program built to help tech startups grow has been launched by Microsoft South Africa. The support program will boost tech startups by giving them open access to wide-ranging skills development resources, coaches and mentors, a fully-fledged customer network, and the platform on which to build their products and services. Microsoft added that Head Start is a complete program that will help tech startups innovate in the most trusted cloud – Azure – while strengthening … [Read more...]

Two Nigerian Organisations awarded Grants for 2018 Julia Taft Refugee Fund

Two local organizations: the Centre for Caring, Empowerment and Peace Initiative (CCEPI); and Initiatives for the Empowerment of Vulnerable Persons in the Society have received $25,000 in grants from U.S. Mission to Nigeria to address important gaps in refugee protection and assistance, gaps not addressed by larger multilateral refugee programs. The two organizations received the funds in response to the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) call for program recommendations for … [Read more...]

World Bank supports Ethiopia’s Policies of accelerating Economic Growth

The World Bank has shown support to the the Government of Ethiopia’s policies which are designed to accelerate economic growth and achieve its vision of becoming a lower-middle-income country. Supporting the government, World Bank has approved $1.2 billion ($600 million grant and $600 million credit) from the International Development Association (IDA). The Government of Ethiopia has embarked upon a path of political and economic transformation. In addition to measures that build peace with … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Secretary-General urges to empower Women for achieving SDGs

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has pledged bold action to close the persistent economic gap between men and women and help pave the way to achieving the SDGs. The forum, held under the theme ‘Women’s economic empowerment – Transforming investments and enterprise’, brought leaders together government, business and civil society from across the world to discuss ways to unlock economic opportunities for women and girls, build financial security and contribute to economic … [Read more...]

IRENA and ASEAN collaborate to advance transition for Sustainable Energy Future

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have signed an agreement forging a new partnership aimed at scaling up renewable energy deployment and advancing the transition to a sustainable energy future. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by IRENA’s Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin and the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dato Lim Jock Hoi, on the sidelines of the 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy (AMEM) and the Singapore … [Read more...]

U.S. Ambassador grants MK 66.951 Million to Eight Organizations across Malawi

Through the U.S. Ambassadors’ Special Self Help, the U.S. African Development Foundation and the Julia Taft Programs; the United States Ambassador Virginia Palmer has awarded grants worth MK 66.951 million to eight organizations working in eight districts across Malawi. The Small Grant Programs are designed to support community-driven development projects that address grassroots economic and social issues. Presiding over the grants signing ceremony, Ambassador Palmer said, “Through these … [Read more...]

‘Tackling Tough Times Together’ Grant Program announced to support Drought Areas of Australia

The Regional Drought Communities Small Grants Program has provided 15 million dollars to support regional communities across Australia experiencing the devastating effects of the current drought. Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said, "The distribution of the $15 million grant will be managed by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. Through the Tackling Tough Times Together program, the Foundation will operate a rolling small grants program to support drought affected … [Read more...]

SunTrust Foundation awards ‘2018 Lighting the Way Award’ to CCCS

The SunTrust Foundation has announced 'Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Savannah' (CCCS)- Recognized for its philanthropic contributions to Savannah, as the laureate of '2018 Lighting the Way Award' with the grant of $75,000. The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognizes select nonprofit organizations that strengthen their local communities through programs that help people better their circumstances and gain financial confidence. President of the SunTrust Foundation, Stan … [Read more...]

NGO seeking for guaranteed Education, Economic and Health Empowerment of Nigerians

An NGO, 'Advocacy for Support of Community Needs and Development Initiatives' has urged government to enact laws that would guarantee education, economic and health empowerment of all Nigerians. President and Founder of the organisation, Mr Adedamola Adeniran, made the call in an interview at the formal inauguration of the organisation’s Psycho-Social, Maternal Healthcare assistance programme (PMH) in Abuja. Adeniran noted that such legislation when implemented would reduce the number of out … [Read more...]