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LICEX 2013 Launched Sustainable development and investment opportunities in Lebanon’s infrastructure

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“Creating business and market opportunities for Africa’s poor is key to advancing sustainable development in the region.” UNDP Report

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Involving low-income communities in markets and businesses across Africa is essential for economic growth to translate into sustainable development, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released today.

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“African countries are increasingly focused on the potential renewable energy offers to their economies.”

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Time for “Dark Continent” to invest in renewable energy

By Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

Dr Al-Hosany is director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize and the Director of Sustainability at Masdar

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60 African countries to participate in the AIM 2013

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Sonelgaz and Condor Electronics featuring Algeria’s leading energy exhibition

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“The time for a sustainable use of renewables is now. We do not have a choice. Clean energy is the way to go.”

Exclusive interview with Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Managing Director of ZAIDG, Zimbabwe and speaker at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference.

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Schneider Electric Inaugurates the Electrification of the Village of Pitti Gare in Cameroon

 

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric (http://www.schneider-electric.com) offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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Africa’s Agriculture and Agribusiness Markets Set to Top US$ One Trillion in 2030

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Africa has the potential to create a trillion-dollar food market
  • But farmers need better access to help them grow and trade their products
  • A new report outlines challenges and solutions to Africa’s Agriculture and Agribusiness sectors

WASHINGTON –A new World Bank report “Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness,” says that Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods.  The report calls on governments to work side-by-side with agribusinesses, to link farmers with consumers in an increasingly urbanized Africa.

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Africa’s Food Markets Could Create One Trillion Dollar Opportunity by 2030

WASHINGTON, March, 2013 – Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods, and if African governments can work more closely with agribusinesses to feed the region’s fast-growing urban population, according to a new World Bank report launched today.

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MAC applauds the Canadian government for new trade agreements in Africa

FIPAs to protect and promote Canadian mining investment in Zambia and Cameroon

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Africa’s Food Markets Could Create One Trillion Dollar Opportunity by 2030

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods, and if African governments can work more closely with agribusinesses to feed the region’s fast-growing urban population, according to a new World Bank report launched today.

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WEST AFRICA URGED TO BE PROACTIVE IN TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH EU

ABUJA, Nigeria, February 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/West Africa must adopt a forward looking approach in resolving divergences in its negotiations of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) for a free trade area of the two regions, a senior official of Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has said.

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Commissioner Piebalgs to launch new food security and energy projects during his visit to Burundi

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ During a two-day visit to Burundi (21-22/02), EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will announce an €18 million new project on food security for the benefit of around 20,000 households and to treat 80,000 undernourished children in the country. He will also launch a second project, worth €50 million, to provide access to sustainable energy for a million of Burundi’s citizens, particularly for those living in rural areas.

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The renewable energy ‘gold rush’ is in Africa

Africa, with all its natural resources, is the ideal location for renewable energy infrastructure investment and development. With potential growth in renewable energy investment set to grow from US $3,6 billion in 2012 to US $57 billion by 2020, the ‘gold rush’ has started.  The large volume of foreign direct investment into the South African Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) established by the South African Department of Energy to identify investment opportunities in the electricity sector is evidence of this gold rush.

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Accor has high hopes for sub-Saharan Africa

At the ibis Dakar inauguration ceremony, Accor took the opportunity to unveil its expansion objectives in sub-Saharan Africa and also launched PLANET 21, its sustainable development strategy, on this continent

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Ramsar Secretary General officiates at Zimbabwe’s 2013 national World Wetlands Day commemoration

by Wallace Mawire Ramsar Secretary General, Sir Anada Tiega is visiting Zimbabwe to commemorate the 2013 national World Wetlands Day commemoration. The commemoration is today being held at the Malilangombe wetland in ward 23 of Matobo district in Matebeleland province in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean commemorations are being held under the theme:Wetlands take care of water-protect them.

World Wetlands Day commemoration in Zimbabwe. Picture:Wallace Mawire

According to Zimbabwe’s Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management, Francis Nhema, Zimbabwe has seven sites which are designated as Ramsar sites. “These are Monavale Vlei,Cleveland Dam,Chinhoyi Caves,Mana Pools,Victoria Falls National Park,Driefontein Grasslands and Lake Chivero,” Nhema said. He urged the nation to take stock of their actions to evaluate contribution to wetlands degradation. “Wetlands deliver essential environmental,social and economic goods and services such as local level climate control, flood mitigation,food and act as regulators and providers of water.The link between water resources management and the wise use of wetlands cannot be separated,” Minister Nhema said. The theme for this year’s World Wetlands Day on 2 February is Wetlands and Water Management. The key objective of World Wetlands Day 2013 is to raise people’s awareness of the interdependence between water and wetlands, to highlight ways to ensure the equitable sharing of water between different stakeholder groups and to understand that without wetlands there will be no water. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

The Ramsar Convention is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem. The treaty was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and the Convention’s member countries cover all geographic regions of the planet.

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