2023 CPLA: Cross-section of delegates at the ongoing 2023 Conference on Land Policy in Africa in Addis Ababa

Land governance critical to the realization of AfCFTA, say experts

Land governance regulating access, use and ownership of land is critical to the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) and is needed to promote inclusive and sustainable development, experts at an African land policy conference heard. Leontine Kanziemo, the Africa Development Bank’s advisor on Natural Resources Management, told the opening session…

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The 2023 edition of the African Energy Week (AEW) conference and exhibition has been concluded in Cape Town, South Africa, with forward-looking remarks delivered by African Energy Chamber (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk. Highlighting the week’s dialogue and deals, Ayuk committed to AEW returning bigger and better in 2024.

‘Powering the Future: Africa and Europe Unleashing the Green Hydrogen Revolution.

As Africa and Europe jointly spearhead the global green hydrogen economy, energy dynamics are undergoing a significant transformation. The abundant renewable energy potential in Africa, coupled with Europe’s ambitious production and import goals, is forging new energy pathways and redefining existing standards. In line with this, African Energy Week 2023, the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC)…

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‘Thrilla in Manila’: Women’s financial inclusion is our fight of the decade, By Malado Kaba

Unlocking women’s economic power and closing the gender gap will not only help us achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5—which is focused on gender equality—  it will also help accelerate progress towards many of the 16 other goals   Last month, I represented the African Development Bank’s Gender, Women and Civil Society Department at the Alliance…

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a loan of EUR 74.25 million to Cameroon in Abidjan to implement the first phase of the Electricity Sector Recovery Support Programme (PARSEC). The programme will support the Cameroonian government to implement the reforms necessary in the energy sector in 2024 and 2025 so that, in the long term, the country can produce enough electricity to cover its national requirements of 5,000 megawatts and build a reserve to export energy to neighbouring countries, particularly Chad.

AfDB, IOM produce joint report on Climate-Induced Migration and Skills Mobility

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have produced a joint report examining the nexus between humanitarian, peace, development and migration. The report, titled Diaspora Engagement, Climate-Induced Migration and Skills Mobility: A focus on Africa, was discussed in a special session in Abidjan held on Thursday 5 October, the final…

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NCC will continue to drive the remarkable digital transformation being witnessed - Danbatta

Mainstreaming of Data Centres require our Collective Efforts – Danbatta

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) by the provisions of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 (NCA 2003) has as part of its responsibility, the regulation of the Telecommunications Sector, as a  critical driver of Digital Economy in Nigeria. Today’s event is aimed at providing a platform to enable stakeholders share perspectives on the opportunities, challenges and…

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AI can play a valuable role. It is not, however, the answer. Making it so would be a distraction that could impact care to millions.

Understanding AI’s Role in Accelerating Africa’s Healthcare Momentum By Eyong Ebai

In Africa, as in much of the world, artificial intelligence (AI) is the latest buzzword amongst healthcare professionals. Globally, we saw an explosion last year of various AI generative platforms, promising unparalleled potential to solve some of the continent’s biggest problems. This has triggered a (sometimes breathless) dialogue regarding the potential for AI in the…

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