World Bank Scales up its Efforts to help People in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe affected by Cyclone Idai

The World Bank has announced that it has mobilized over half a billion dollars in new resources to help people in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe affected by the assessed impact of Cyclone Idai. The World Bank is activating the International Development Association (IDA) Crisis Response Window (CRW) to provide up to $545 million in total for the three affected countries. This is in addition to nearly $150 million in resources that have recently been made available from existing projects. … [Read more...]

World Bank approves Access to Electricity in Five Poorest Provinces of Mozambique

The grant of $82 million has been approved by the World Bank to increase access to electricity in five of the poorest provinces of Mozambique, including Niassa, Nampula, Zambezia, Cabo Delgado and Sofala. The project is also supported through a $66 million Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) mechanism administered by the World Bank. The MDTF financiers are Sweden, Norway and EU. With a potential to benefit about 1.5 million people, this financing will be utilized in the implementation of the … [Read more...]

World Bank approves $90 DRM and Resilience Program for Mozambique

A $90 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) has been approved by the World Bank in support of the government of Mozambique’s Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Resilience Program. This financing will support the implementation of the government’s second DRM master plan, which seeks to improve financial protection against natural disaster, including the operationalization and capitalization of the recently established Disaster Management Fund; strengthen disaster … [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 people dead in Mozambique. The UN estimate that 600,000 people are affected in Mozambique and 900,000 in Malawi. The UK will also send tents and thousands of … [Read more...]

UK contributes ₤ 7.5 Million for Mozambique’s most Malnourished and Acutely Food Insecure People

A contribution of ₤ 7.5 million has been made by the United Kingdom to support some of Mozambique’s most malnourished and acutely food insecure people. This includes transfers using vouchers and also introducing mobile transfers, done in close collaboration with local communities, the authorities and sectoral partners, including National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) and National Social Action Institute (INAS). The benefits of this kind of transfer modality includes the engagement … [Read more...]

New Funding Agreements of EUR 4.5 Million for Projects in Mozambique and Tunisia

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation signed two new funding agreements of EUR 4.5 million for projects in Mozambique and Tunisia with the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong. Director General Marrapodi also announced the funding of EUR 1.3 million for the second phase of a project to be implemented in the MENA region. Two projects, in Mozambique and the MENA region, will promote value chain development … [Read more...]

Clean Water and Sanitation Facilities for Mozambican People

PRONASAR, a joint effort between the government of Mozambique, development partners, NGOs and the private sector has got the support from the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The project aims to reach Sustainable Development Goal (SDG): Clean water and sanitation for all. Through the concerted contribution to PRONASAR ADA has provided access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene to more than 3.5 million people in poor rural communities. Based on the lessons learnt of this support, ADA … [Read more...]

World Bank approves $50 Million Project for Angola and Lesotho

The World Bank has approved $50 million project to increase the availability of agricultural technologies in Angola and Lesotho. This will be done under the ongoing World Bank financed Agriculture Productivity Program for Southern Africa (APPSA) involving three other countries in the region, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. APPSA’s focus on agriculture technology addresses the need to improve the competitiveness and resilience of African agriculture using regional integration as a key … [Read more...]

World Bank approves $40 Million Grant to support Financial Inclusion and Stability in Mozambique

A $40 million grant has been approved by the World Bank to support financial inclusion and stability in Mozambique.  This International Development Association (IDA) financing aims to support Mozambique’s efforts to increase financial inclusion among underserved groups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), while strengthening the overall financial safety net. This grant will increase financial inclusion by providing access to electronic transaction accounts to underserved segments … [Read more...]

British Council launches ‘Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants’ Funding Call

The British Council has launched a funding call with an aim to increase connections between the UK creative sectors, young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa and to expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK. With this in mind, they are seeking expressions of interest from UK based arts organisations, curators or programmers working in any of the following art forms – Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Dance, Architecture, Design, Fashion and Film – to travel to … [Read more...]