Daily Archives: December 4, 2015

New knowledge-sharing initiative to measure and reduce food loss and waste

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the CGIAR research program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) today launched a new initiative to enhance global cooperation on measuring and reducing food loss and waste. The G20 agriculture ministers requested FAO and IFPRI to launch this initiative in Istanbul, Turkey, this past May. read more

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Southern Africa Officials Share Experience of International Public Sector Accounting and Government Finance Statistical Standards

On November 30–December 4, 2015, AFRITAC South held a seminar at the facilities of the Africa Training Institute in Mauritius on improving fiscal and statistical reporting. read more

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Global Heads of State and Government Summit on the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGSSI) and Lake Chad Basin

“Africa and the Africa Union, have not been sitting idle waiting for calamities such as these to happen”, Dlamini Zuma read more

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Africa Global Business Forum 2015

The 17-18th November 2015 brought together (in Dubai) some African Heads of State and Government, as well as the captains of industry that have operations in the African continent; the occasion was the third iteration of the Africa Global Business Forum (AGBF-2015). The forum (a brainchild of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry – DCCI) provides a platform for serious business discussion that addresses a number of current economic and business related issues. It also focuses on Africa-Gulf relations and how these relations could develop in the future. read more

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East Africa: Hot-bed for Energy Related Investments

Private sector participation and international cooperation will facilitate the commercial exploration of substantial energy reserves, says Frost & Sullivan read more

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UNIDO to work with the China Council for Promotion of International Trade and the China-Africa Development Fund to further Africa’s industrialization

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will work together with two influential institutions, the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the China-Africa Development Fund (CAD Fund), to jointly promote inclusive and sustainable socio-economic and industrial development in Africa. read more

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Closing of the continental consultative meeting for the review of the Pan African Investment Code (PAIC)

The Continental Consultative meeting for the review of the Pan African Investment Code (PAIC) Came to an end on the 2nd of December 2015 with consensus among the member states after critical analysis on the Pan African Investment Code (PAIC) read more

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1st meeting of the bureau of the 4th Pan African Cultural Congress (PACC4)

Harare, Zimbabwe 25 – 27 November 2015 read more

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2nd FOCAC Summit – Africa and China leaders meet to advance their strategic partnership

Africa and China leaders renew their commitments to advance their strategic partnership to a higher level. This comes at the 2nd China-Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCAC) Summit, which kicked off today, Friday 4th December 2015, at Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa, in a high level presence of 50 African Heads of State and Government, The President of China, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and heads of international and regional organizations. read more

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