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Land wealth and administration to stimulate economic development in Africa

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

The securing of land titles will reduce poverty and enhance economic development on the African continent – experts declare.

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Land Administration: Success for the Regional Event in Kampala

 

KAMPALA, Uganda, January, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ IGN France International (http://www.ignfi.com), the leader of the international consortium engaged in the Design, Supply, Installation, Implementation of the Lands Information System and Securing of Land Records (DeSIILISoR) project in Uganda organized a regional conference in Kampala, Uganda (January 17th and 18th) on the theme:

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Evaluation of High-Speed Rail Program Should Consider Wider Economic Benefits

BEIJING, January 21, 2013 Wider economic development benefits of high speed rail projects are  significant and are worth considering in the evaluation of such programs, in addition to traditionally measured direct transport benefits, suggests a new World Bank research paper released today.

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African Cities Can Become More Sustainable, Resilient by Managing Water Better, Says World Bank

Study Points to New Ways of Thinking about Urban Water Management Using Integrated Approaches

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Annual Saudi Green Building Forum Conference to Discuss Major Green Issues

 

The Conference will provide a dominant platform for discussing challenges for Green Building related to 3P’s of sustainability to promote Green Building initiatives in Saudi Arabia.

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African Green Revolution Forum Honours Leaders in the Development of Africa’s Agricultural Economy

 

 

ARUSHA, Tanzania, September 28, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Leaders and visionaries in promoting a Green Revolution in Africa were honoured last night at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (http://www.agrforum.com) Awards gala dinner in Arusha. The AGRF Awards recognize Africa’s top leaders in the quest to create awareness of public/private initiatives to build a sustainable African agri-business industry, inspire a Green Revolution in Africa and make Africa food and nutrition secure.

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Rwanda Urban Infrastructure and City Management Project

 

The Rwanda Experience

Urban Infrastructure and City Management Tools

Overview

Since 2006, the International Development Association (IDA) support has enabled the Rwandan cities of Kigali, Huye and Musanze to improve service provision to their citizens. For example, in Kigali and Huye, 535,580 people have gained access to paved roads. In Musanze, 70,258 people have gained access to an improved health center, school and multipurpose hall facilities. By 2009, 15-27 percent of municipal budgets were allocated to infrastructure and facilities maintenance, from a baseline in 2006 of 2.5 percent in Kigali City, 2 percent in Huye district and 7 percent in Musanze district. This increase demonstrates the improved ability of these cities to continue to deliver and maintain services to their inhabitants.

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Energy-link between Africa and Europe

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