Daily Archives: February 2, 2014
Every World Bioenergy has a certain important winner – the winner of the World Bioenergy Award. The acknowledgment is given to someone who has made a difference in the world of bioenergy and the last day for submission of nominations is 7 March. The winner of the World Bioenergy Award 2012 was Mr. Harry Stokes, USA, for his revolutionary global work in developing and promoting clean ethanol stoves and fuels for people who are still constrained to cook with dirty, smoky fuel.
The full-day conference, themed investing in Africa, features distinguished leaders and policy-makers from the EU, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, who will analyse the prospects of the African emerging economy. They will cover market trends, share industry experience, engage in insightful debate and will highlight the opportunities and challenges the continent presents. A key focus area is the recent proven discovery of oil and gas, as well as Africa’s formalising banking sector.
The fourth annual Rubyfuza conference will be held from 6 – 7 February in Cape Town, with a workshop day on the 8th. Organised by local Ruby developer Marc Heiligers, the event brings together a selection of local and international speakers and local Ruby developers to discuss, debate, share knowledge and network.
Standard Bank Private Clients launched their ‘Future Leaders Academy’ last week, which focused on empowering the youth with the vital financial skills needed to develop and manage wealth in the future. ‘We need to empower the youth with the skills to grow assets, manage their investments and understand the critical aspects when it comes to all round financial planning from an early age’ said Margaret Nienaber Chief Executive of Standard Bank’s Private Clients business.
Rajat Kohil, Standard Bank Group’s Global Head of Mining and Metals discusses why Africa remains an attractive mining destination despite the challenging environment.
FAO welcomes historic commitment to end hunger in Africa by 2025 / Challenge is to transform vision into reality, Director-General says
ROME, Italy, February 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today welcomed a breakthrough commitment by African heads of state to end hunger on the continent by 2025.
ADDIS ABEBA, Ethiopie, 2 février 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine, a donné une conférence de presse le mercredi 29 janvier 2014 au Siège de l’Union africaine à Addis-Abeba (Éthiopie), dans le cadre du vingt-deuxième Sommet de l’UA, en présence de la Commissaire de l’UA en charge de l’Économie rurale et de l’Agriculture, Mme Tumusiime Rhoda Peace. Dr Zuma s’est adressée aux médias sur le thème du Sommet: «Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire » et sur l’Agenda 2063 de l’Afrique.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture H.E Mrs. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime gave a briefing on building self-reliance towards the realization of the 2063 agenda on food and nutrition and the theme of the summit: transforming Africa’s agriculture for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods through harnessing opportunities for inclusive growth and sustainable development.