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Cross-border collaboration in West Africa to be fostered at the Regional Energy Co-operation Summit

Regional Energy Co-operation Summit to discuss opportunities for cross-border power projects and investments across the West African region – Côte d’Ivoire, 26-27 January 2017. Under the theme unleashing international capital to drive forward West Africa’s regional integration. The event will host keynote addresses from Hon. Patrick Sendolo, Minister of Mines, Lands and Energy of the Republic of Liberia and H.E. Prof. Alpha Oumar Dissa, Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso; while attracting high profile speakers with diverse background across the West African region.

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Finalists for the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

Six African projects with big economic and social impact will be presented during the AFIF 2017, convened by EMRC in Nairobi, Kenya (13-16 February)

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Join key players in Africa’s humanitarian aid and development sector at 2nd Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

With Aid & Development Africa Summit fast approaching, Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is excited to share the agenda and recently confirmed speakers, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa.

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Experts discuss land governance to increase agricultural investment

Representatives of farmers and of civil society organisations, providers of small, low-interest loans and Rwanda government officials met this Tuesday in Kigali to discuss how to mainstream land governance in agricultural strategies and plans

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Leading Steering Committee Announced for West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference

Senior NNPC, SNEPCo, TOTAL E & P, First E & P and SEPLAT officials amongst representatives to build programme for WAIPEC 2017

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Lagos to host CashlessAfrica Expo 2017

Digital disruption is shifting the balance stay of power in financial services and influencing the way, millions of people bank their money, make payments, remittances and more, in a continent where mobile phone penetration exceed bank accounts and bank cards ownership, combined.

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ECA and NEPAD launch an investors’ guide for infrastructures in Africa

The “16 infrastructure projects for African integration” guidebook aims to guide investors’ decisions by answering their questions about the projects regarding aspects such their economic viability, strategic impact, technical specifications, coordination, international support, risks & mitigation, expected benefits or progress reports

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Marriott International debuts First Hotel in West Africa with Sheraton Grand Conakry

Marriott International debuts First Hotel in West Africa with Sheraton Grand Conakry

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts(www.StarwoodHotels.com/sheraton), part of Marriott International, Inc. (www.Marriott.com), announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry (www.SheratonGrandConakry.com), welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognized for their exciting destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. The newly built hotel marks Marriott International’s entry into Guinea, West Africa and joins a portfolio of more than 35 Sheraton Grand properties worldwide, with destinations spanning Istanbul, Dubai, Bangalore, Beijing and beyond.

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Inner Dimesions of Climate Change Unveiled by GPIW during COP22

Photo Credit: Reinhold Mangundu.

Photo Credit: Reinhold Mangundu.

Every year parties of the UNFCCC meet to dialogue on several protocols regarding climate change and carbon reduction. This year, a new noesis of climate action was unveiled by the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) in Marrakech, Morocco. Termed as the “Inner Dimensions of Climate Change,” the concept sees purity from the heart as the means to harmonize humanity with Mother Earth. Other aspects of the inner dimension of climate change included preservation of indigenous knowledge and also the role of spirituality in solving the climate crisis.

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UAE undergoing major energy changes to face the future

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The retrofitting of existing buildings to greener standards is widely recognized as a key step in the sustainable development of a nation’s economy.

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All You Need To Know About The 2016 ITU Telecom World In Thailand

Technology SMEs, businesses, and significant stakeholders met at the ITU Telecom World 2016 to facilitate effective networking, innovation, and growth within the digital economy of the world. Attended by 8,800 people, the event was held at Bangkok – Thailand, and was graced by the presence of H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Kingdom of Thailand and General Chan-o-cha Prayut, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Thailand who launched the e vent and welcomed other key personalities across the globe including but not limited to H.R.H. Tapouto’a Ulukalala, the Crown Prince of Tonga; Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxemburg; Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu; Debretsion Gebremichael Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia; and Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of UNCTAD. Thailand’s keystakeholders in the technology field and digital sector had this opportunity to exhibit their emerging and existing innovations which are spurring the country’s development to other global audience.

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ECA urges Africa to push ahead with Continental Free Trade Area

The Africa Trade Forum ended in Addis Ababa Wednesday with Economic Commission for Africa’s Coordinator, David Luke, of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) urging participants to act on conclusions reached in discussions this week as the continent seeks to meet its October 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

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High-Profile Arab Knowledge Experts to Speak at the Knowledge Summit 2016

  • Ministers of education from around the Arab World discuss the role of reading in building a national identity
  • E. Jamal bin Huwaireb will inaugurate the Summit with an opening address, in addition to announcing the results of the Arab Reading Index

High-profile knowledge experts and renowned personalities have signed on to take part in the third annual Knowledge Summit, organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) – member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives – on December 5-7, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel.

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The 2017 edition of the Sub-Saharan Africa Islamic Finance Convention in Uganda to advance financial deepening & inclusion, bridge funding gaps and mobilise investment for new growth opportunities

As the global business environment adapts to the new normal of Brexit, the Trump presidency and the implications of a post-oil economy, Sub‐Saharan Africa continues to be an increasingly important component of global economic growth. In particular, the expansion of Islamic finance in the region is providing new growth opportunities and propelling stronger trade & investment ties across Sub‐Saharan Africa and internationally. For Uganda, specifically, 2016 has been a landmark year for Islamic finance as important new legislation has moved its way through the legal enactment process and 2017 promises to be even more significant for the progress of Islamic finance on the continent.  

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Bridge Unemployment Gap in Africa through Trans-Boundary Infrastructure Development

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Over 250 participants came together for the 2016 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week celebration. The event which focused on “Creating Jobs through Regional Infrastructure Development,” ended with a strong advocacy for economic transformation in Africa through accelerated job creation made possible via infrastructure development. Referring to the vison 2063, the participants (which were made up of stakeholders’ representatives of member States, private sector, development partners and project owners) acknowledged the youth capital in Africa and thus, a need to offer great employment windows for them, and making benefit of their skills and potentials.

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The Reputation Go-to Guy releases a Crisis Management Toolkit

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Deon Binneman a-ka the Reputation Go-to Guy has released a Crisis Management Toolkit designed to assist and equip management teams to anticipate, prepare for, and manage potential crises.

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RAKFIF to disclose the reason for the recent investment growth in RAK

In less than 3 weeks Ras Al Khaimah’s Finance and Investment Forum will be held at the Rixos Bab Al Bahr, UAE under the patronage of the ruler of the Emirate and key stakeholders of the Emiarte – including Senior Executives from RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry, RAK Ceramic, RAKIA, RAKTDA, Department for Civil Aviation, RAK Ports, Al Marjan, Al Hamra Group, RAK BANK, RAK Public Works, etc. This year, the event features officials of the Emirate to enlighten participants across the globe on the investment. From December 13-14, the two day event will explore many sessions and dialogue which will expose participants to a wider range of investment knowledge an prospects.

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