Monthly Archives: March 2017
A second consecutive year of the El Niño-induced drought created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that placed an estimated 6.7 million people—or 40 percent of the population—at risk of food insecurity
Buyers and producers of forest and agricultural commodities, including timber, palm oil and cocoa, will meet with government and civil society representatives from Ghana, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon this month to discuss how legal compliance can support sustainable commodity markets.
/INS.Truly innovative design concepts pushing utilization of high-strength steels to the limits characterize this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11.
New research from Innotribe examines the inner workings of innovation within financial institutions, revealing the essentials for high performing innovation teams
Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds
Mercer’s study shares insights from over 7,500 perspectives globally, 462 of these in South Africa, and compares the views of senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from organizations around the world
IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Mission to Algeria
Currently intra-Africa trade stands at a mere 12% compared with about 40% in North America and about 60% in Western Europe
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. This year’s theme: Why waste water? in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater.
The thermal capacity of seawater off Cape Town’s coast can be applied to reduce the energy consumption of commercial scale refrigerators and air-conditioners as well as sustain the energy efficient operation of refrigeration-based technology that extracts potable water from humid air.
Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies
Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa
Gene Editing, New Mental Health, The Year Of Giving, And Halal Tourism – New Trends In MENA for 2017
WALTER THOMPSON MENA’S FUTURE 100 REPORT UNCOVERS DRIVERS OF CHANGE AND BEHAVIOUR ACROSS THE REGION, VITAL KNOWLEDGE FOR BRANDS KEEPING PACE WITH CONSUMER ATTITUDES
The KCB Foundation has launched a long-term project to grow livestock fodder using hydroponic technology in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid counties in a bid to drive up agricultural production in the regions.
Mikono Expo Group will Host the Dar Construction Trade Expo and the East Africa Smart Building Summit 2017 in Dar es Salaam,Tanzania!!
Tanzanian based company Mikono Speakers under her sister company Mikono Expo Group, which operates in Tanzania, South Africa and other African nations, is hosting the Dar Construction Trade Expo 2017. This esteemed event will take place along with the East Africa Smart Building Conference. More than 200 exhibitors from Africa and all over the world will participate and the conference is expected to attract more than 1000 Industry stake holders in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC), from 17th-18th August 2017.
As part of the UBA Tour of Africa, Tony Elumelu – the Group Chairman UBA Plc, and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, visited Ghana and spoke to hundreds of Ghanaian youths, academics and entrepreneurs at the University of Ghana. His tour is also to strengthen his vision of engineering a robust economic and business relationship across the continent through Africapitalism as a necessary tool for the socio economic development of Africa. During his talk, he highlighted on the importance of preparedness and what makes a successful entrepreneur. “The first is dedication, then vison, focus, ambition, and our ability to do things when we want to do them. We must always remain laser focused and aim to execute to perfection,” Elumelu said.