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  •  The European Union finance ministers on Friday endorsed providing a further 5 billion euros 5 billion dollars in aid for Ukraine as Kiev continues to try to fight off the Russian invasion It s excellent news that ministers have endorsed the next part of our exceptional macro financial assistance program said EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Prague The European Commission proposed raising the sum on the capital markets with interest and fees to be paid from the EU budget EU ministers are ready to provide national guarantees to make 5 billion euros available in loans Dombrovskis wrote on Twitter However the sum proposed is part of an aid package worth 9 billion euros which was announced in May Meanwhile the latest installment still requires the approval of the European Parliament although this is seen as a formality of that sum 1 billion euros was disbursed in early August The commission borrows on capital markets on the EU s behalf in order to finance the macro financial assistance MFA as it is formally known According to the commission in a statement the MFA operations are an EU crisis response instrument available to countries neighbouring the EU that were experiencing severe balance of payments problems Alongside the MFA the EU provides other forms of support to Ukraine including humanitarian aid budget support and technical assistance Obviously we need to think how we further support Ukraine said Dombrovskis Ukrainian Justice Minister Denys Maliuska said his country was seeking over 300 billion dollars in war reparations from Russia Damage to Ukraine s infrastructure caused by the Russian invasion is estimated to be far higher than the amount cited by Maliuska NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EU finance ministers back further b credit for Ukraine
     The European Union finance ministers on Friday endorsed providing a further 5 billion euros 5 billion dollars in aid for Ukraine as Kiev continues to try to fight off the Russian invasion It s excellent news that ministers have endorsed the next part of our exceptional macro financial assistance program said EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Prague The European Commission proposed raising the sum on the capital markets with interest and fees to be paid from the EU budget EU ministers are ready to provide national guarantees to make 5 billion euros available in loans Dombrovskis wrote on Twitter However the sum proposed is part of an aid package worth 9 billion euros which was announced in May Meanwhile the latest installment still requires the approval of the European Parliament although this is seen as a formality of that sum 1 billion euros was disbursed in early August The commission borrows on capital markets on the EU s behalf in order to finance the macro financial assistance MFA as it is formally known According to the commission in a statement the MFA operations are an EU crisis response instrument available to countries neighbouring the EU that were experiencing severe balance of payments problems Alongside the MFA the EU provides other forms of support to Ukraine including humanitarian aid budget support and technical assistance Obviously we need to think how we further support Ukraine said Dombrovskis Ukrainian Justice Minister Denys Maliuska said his country was seeking over 300 billion dollars in war reparations from Russia Damage to Ukraine s infrastructure caused by the Russian invasion is estimated to be far higher than the amount cited by Maliuska NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EU finance ministers back further b credit for Ukraine
    Foreign4 weeks ago

    EU finance ministers back further $5b credit for Ukraine

    The European Union finance ministers on Friday endorsed providing a further 5 billion euros (5 billion dollars) in aid for Ukraine as Kiev continues to try to fight off the Russian invasion.

    “It’s excellent news that ministers have endorsed the next part of our exceptional macro-financial assistance program,” said EU Commission Vice-President, Valdis Dombrovskis at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Prague.

    The European Commission proposed raising the sum on the capital markets, with interest and fees to be paid from the EU budget.

    “EU ministers are ready to provide national guarantees to make 5 billion euros available in loans,” Dombrovskis wrote on Twitter.

    However, the sum proposed is part of an aid package worth 9 billion euros, which was announced in May. Meanwhile, the latest installment still requires the approval of the European Parliament, although this is seen as a formality, of that sum, 1 billion euros was disbursed in early August.

    The commission borrows on capital markets on the EU’s behalf in order to finance the macro-financial assistance (MFA), as it is formally known.

    According to the commission, in a statement, the MFA operations are an EU crisis response instrument available to countries neighbouring the EU that were experiencing severe balance-of-payments problems.

    Alongside the MFA, the EU provides other forms of support to Ukraine including humanitarian aid, budget support and technical assistance.

    “Obviously, we need to think how we further support Ukraine,” said Dombrovskis.

    Ukrainian Justice Minister, Denys Maliuska, said his country was seeking over 300 billion dollars in war reparations from Russia.

    Damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure caused by the Russian invasion is estimated to be far higher than the amount cited by Maliuska.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI the first edition of the Forum of African Regions FORAF has been launched on September 8 2022 in Sa dia Eastern Region of Morocco This meeting is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa UCLGA Africa www UCLGA org in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco ARM the Council of the Eastern Region CRO and the Directorate General of Territorial Collectivities DGCT of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco On behalf of the Moroccan Minister of the Interior el Wali the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior Mr Mohamed Faouzi the President of UCLG Africa Ms Fatimetou Abdel Malick the President of ARM Ms Mbarka Bouaida and Mr Abdennabi Bioui President of the Regional Council of the Eastern Region participated in the official ceremony in the presence of more than 400 delegates excited to attend this historic moment that is taking place for the first time The proceedings focus on The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa At the opening ceremony on September 8 2022 Mrs Fatimetou Abdel Malick said in her statement Decentralization is now an irreversible movement in Africa An increasing number of African countries have established a second level of governance between the national and local levels This Forum is attended by more than 60 Presidents or Governors of regions from 21 African countries including Nigeria Congo Madagascar Ivory Coast Mali Niger Cameroon Mauritania Kenya South Africa etc The presence in this first edition of our Forum of representatives from so many African countries is the recent expression of our common belonging to the great African family It reflects our commitment to our natural geographic and political roots Ms Mbarka Bouaida told attendees and the press Mr Mohamed Faouzi completed this statement by saying that The objective of this Forum is to achieve a vision that can define a framework for African citizens a framework that meets the needs of people without compromising the needs of future generations a framework that allows regional officials to build Africa by and for Africans Mr Abdennabi Bioui President of the Eastern Region recalled that the idea of creating the Forum of African Regions was born here in our region our land This land connects the present with the past and anticipates the future in a spirit that understands that the goals of liberation from colonialism are the same as the goals of sustainable development considering that in the end in both cases the goal is to achieve Africa s development Mr Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi Secretary General of UCLG Africa underlined that he hoped that through the discussions and deliberations that will take place during these two days we can realize how much we can and must do to change the face of our continent beginning to sow the seeds that will make the Africa of the Peoples emerge beyond the Africa of the National States which is the Africa that we want The program of the day included the following sessions Panel 1 Regional Governments and Institutional Environment Panel 2 Regional Governments climate change and resilience Panel 3 Regional Governments and Territorial Competitiveness Panel 4 Regional Governments and the year of human and financial resources challenges Panel 5 Regional Governments and Open Government Panel 6 Regional Governments and African Integration During the second day on September 9 2022 the Forum will focus on the discussion of the FORAF roadmap and the election of the heads of FORAF
    First Edition of the Forum of African Regions (FORAF) -DAY 1: Advocacy for the emergence of an Africa of the peoples
      Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI the first edition of the Forum of African Regions FORAF has been launched on September 8 2022 in Sa dia Eastern Region of Morocco This meeting is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa UCLGA Africa www UCLGA org in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco ARM the Council of the Eastern Region CRO and the Directorate General of Territorial Collectivities DGCT of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco On behalf of the Moroccan Minister of the Interior el Wali the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior Mr Mohamed Faouzi the President of UCLG Africa Ms Fatimetou Abdel Malick the President of ARM Ms Mbarka Bouaida and Mr Abdennabi Bioui President of the Regional Council of the Eastern Region participated in the official ceremony in the presence of more than 400 delegates excited to attend this historic moment that is taking place for the first time The proceedings focus on The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa At the opening ceremony on September 8 2022 Mrs Fatimetou Abdel Malick said in her statement Decentralization is now an irreversible movement in Africa An increasing number of African countries have established a second level of governance between the national and local levels This Forum is attended by more than 60 Presidents or Governors of regions from 21 African countries including Nigeria Congo Madagascar Ivory Coast Mali Niger Cameroon Mauritania Kenya South Africa etc The presence in this first edition of our Forum of representatives from so many African countries is the recent expression of our common belonging to the great African family It reflects our commitment to our natural geographic and political roots Ms Mbarka Bouaida told attendees and the press Mr Mohamed Faouzi completed this statement by saying that The objective of this Forum is to achieve a vision that can define a framework for African citizens a framework that meets the needs of people without compromising the needs of future generations a framework that allows regional officials to build Africa by and for Africans Mr Abdennabi Bioui President of the Eastern Region recalled that the idea of creating the Forum of African Regions was born here in our region our land This land connects the present with the past and anticipates the future in a spirit that understands that the goals of liberation from colonialism are the same as the goals of sustainable development considering that in the end in both cases the goal is to achieve Africa s development Mr Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi Secretary General of UCLG Africa underlined that he hoped that through the discussions and deliberations that will take place during these two days we can realize how much we can and must do to change the face of our continent beginning to sow the seeds that will make the Africa of the Peoples emerge beyond the Africa of the National States which is the Africa that we want The program of the day included the following sessions Panel 1 Regional Governments and Institutional Environment Panel 2 Regional Governments climate change and resilience Panel 3 Regional Governments and Territorial Competitiveness Panel 4 Regional Governments and the year of human and financial resources challenges Panel 5 Regional Governments and Open Government Panel 6 Regional Governments and African Integration During the second day on September 9 2022 the Forum will focus on the discussion of the FORAF roadmap and the election of the heads of FORAF
    First Edition of the Forum of African Regions (FORAF) -DAY 1: Advocacy for the emergence of an Africa of the peoples
    Africa4 weeks ago

    First Edition of the Forum of African Regions (FORAF) -DAY 1: Advocacy for the emergence of an Africa of the peoples

    Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the first edition of the Forum of African Regions (FORAF) has been launched on September 8, 2022, in Saïdia, Eastern Region of Morocco.

    This meeting is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA Africa) (www.UCLGA.org), in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco (ARM), the Council of the Eastern Region (CRO) and the Directorate General of Territorial Collectivities (DGCT) of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco.

    On behalf of the Moroccan Minister of the Interior, el Wali, the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Mohamed Faouzi, the President of UCLG Africa, Ms. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, the President of ARM, Ms. Mbarka Bouaida and Mr. Abdennabi Bioui, President of the Regional Council of the Eastern Region, participated in the official ceremony in the presence of more than 400 delegates, excited to attend this historic moment that is taking place for the first time.

    The proceedings focus on "The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa."

    At the opening ceremony on September 8, 2022, Mrs. Fatimetou Abdel Malick said in her statement: “Decentralization is now an irreversible movement in Africa.

    An increasing number of African countries have established a second level of governance between the national and local levels.” This Forum is attended by more than 60 Presidents or Governors of regions from 21 African countries, including Nigeria, Congo, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Cameroon, Mauritania, Kenya, South Africa, etc.

    “The presence in this first edition of our Forum of representatives from so many African countries is the recent expression of our common belonging to the great African family.

    It reflects our commitment to our natural, geographic and political roots,” Ms. Mbarka Bouaida told attendees and the press.

    Mr. Mohamed Faouzi completed this statement by saying that: “The objective of this Forum is to achieve a vision that can define a framework for African citizens; a framework that meets the needs of people, without compromising the needs of future generations; a framework that allows regional officials to build Africa by and for Africans.” Mr. Abdennabi Bioui, President of the Eastern Region, recalled that “the idea of ​​creating the Forum of African Regions was born here, in our region, our land.

    This land connects the present with the past and anticipates the future in a spirit that understands that the goals of liberation from colonialism are the same as the goals of sustainable development, considering that in the end, in both cases, the goal is to achieve Africa's development.

    ".

    Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa, underlined that he hoped that “through the discussions and deliberations that will take place during these two days, we can realize how much we can and must do to change the face of our continent, beginning to sow the seeds that will make the Africa of the Peoples emerge beyond the Africa of the National States, which is the Africa that we want.” The program of the day included the following sessions: Panel 1: Regional Governments and Institutional Environment Panel 2: Regional Governments, climate change and resilience Panel 3: Regional Governments and Territorial Competitiveness Panel 4: Regional Governments and the year of human and financial resources challenges Panel 5: Regional Governments and Open Government Panel 6: Regional Governments and African Integration During the second day, on September 9, 2022, the Forum will focus on the discussion of the FORAF roadmap and the election of the heads of FORAF.

  •   Despu s de presentaciones impresionantes en el escenario ante un panel de jueces expertos a principios de esta semana Esther Kimani fundadora de FarmerLifeLine Technologies en Kenia y Mark Musinguzi fundador de Hya Bioplastics en Uganda recibieron cada uno un gran premio de 50 000 d lares estadounidenses en el African Green Revolution Forum AGRF en Su cena de gala y la ceremonia de entrega del Premio de Alimentos de frica a la que asisti el Excmo Sr Presidente de Ruanda Paul Kagame y una gran cantidad de otros jefes de estado africanos dignatarios y estimados expertos en sistemas alimentarios de todo el mundo Con 12 finalistas de primera clase en el Concurso del Premio GoGettaz Agripreneur de este a o cuatro ganadores adicionales de los Premios Impact recibieron 2500 d lares estadounidenses Eloge Niyomwungere fundador de Best Food Solution en Burundi Nancy Iraba cofundadora de Healthy Seaweed Company en Tanzania No l N guessan cofundador de LONO en Costa de Marfil y Seynabou Dieng cofundador de Maya Sarl en Senegal Estos j venes emprendedores est n en medio de una revoluci n alimentaria Sus empresas est n teniendo un impacto positivo en sus comunidades su medio ambiente y la econom a local coment la Sra Fernanda Lopes vicepresidenta ejecutiva para Asia y frica de Yara International quien premi a los ganadores en nombre de los cofundadores de Generation Africa Al emerger victoriosa entre las mujeres agroempresarias Esther Kimani y su empresa FarmerLifeLine Technologies inventaron un dispositivo que ayuda a los agricultores de Kenia a adelantarse a las plagas y los pat genos con un dispositivo patentado de detecci n de enfermedades que aprovecha las c maras con energ a solar la inteligencia artificial el an lisis de datos y el aprendizaje autom tico Entre los hombres el ganador del gran premio Mark Musinguzi de Hya Bioplastics quiere liderar frica en el envasado sostenible de alimentos con una innovadora soluci n de producto biodegradable que proporcione una alternativa rentable a los envases de pl stico a base de petr leo El cofundador de Generation Africa Svein Tore Holsether director ejecutivo y presidente de Yara International pronunci un discurso de apertura en el concurso de lanzamiento final para agradecer a los finalistas por su trabajo visionario y coment Una vez m s estoy muy impresionado con los finalistas Todos son verdaderamente inspiradores y los veo como l deres y modelos a seguir en un mundo que necesita desesperadamente ese tipo de impulso y dedicaci n para resolver los asombrosos desaf os globales a los que nos enfrentamos El presidente em rito de AGRF Strive Masiyiwa cofundador de Generation Africa y presidente ejecutivo de Econet y Cassava Technologies se uni a Holsether a trav s de un mensaje de video para motivar a los concursantes a usar su esp ritu emprendedor para lograr un impacto positivo De entre ustedes son las mismas personas que van para salvar nuestro continente y asegurar que millones de personas no mueran de hambre asegurar que otros millones de personas puedan superar los desaf os creados por el cambio clim tico Los verdaderos ganadores no van a ser porque obtuviste un premio sino porque te inspiraste y animaste a seguir haciendo cosas m s grandes con tu aventura empresarial y llegaste donde hab a m s necesidad y menos ayuda dijo Masiyiwa en un llamado sincero Encarnando el esp ritu del mensaje de Masiyiwa Generation Africa tambi n reconoci a cuatro ganadores del Premio Impact por el potencial de cada empresa para empoderar a las comunidades y proteger el medio ambiente Para la senegalesa Seynabou Dieng la empresa que cofund Maya es mucho m s que una empresa de procesamiento de alimentos Al asociarse con agricultores locales a peque a escala en Mal esta empresa con un 80 de personal femenino obtiene los mejores ingredientes locales para fabricar sus salsas especias mezclas y frutos secos orgullosamente africanos Nancy Iraba fund Healthy Seaweed Company para impulsar los medios de subsistencia de las mujeres productoras de algas marinas en Zanz bar y llevar a casa los beneficios para la salud de las algas marinas a trav s del valor agregado local y la promoci n de las algas marinas como una fuente de alimentos sostenible y altamente nutritiva No l N guessan de LONO cofund su negocio para enfocarse en un suelo saludable Uno de sus productos KubeKo ayuda a los agricultores de C te d Ivoire a generar valor a partir de sus desechos Este sistema de compostaje de biog s f cil de usar genera 2 horas de gas para cocinar y 50 l de fertilizante l quido a partir de 5 kg de desechos org nicos por d a Eloge Niyomwungere y su negocio Best Food Solution procesa chiles en aceite polvo y chiles secos para los mercados locales y de exportaci n Fund su empresa para revitalizar la industria del chile de Burundi apoyando a los peque os agricultores con insumos de calidad y compensaci n garantizada Incluso fabrican un pesticida org nico a base de chile para proteger los rendimientos Marcando el primer Concurso del Premio GoGettaz Agripreneur en persona desde 2019 los doce finalistas estaban euf ricos por la oportunidad posterior a la pandemia de construir relaciones con un complemento global de delegados que asistieron a la cumbre AGRF de 2022 Disfrutaron de una participaci n facilitada en la Sala de negociaciones de agronegocios de AGRF donde pudieron generar confianza cara a cara con futuros socios inversionistas y clientes Corteva Agriscience uno de los cofundadores de Generation Africa patrocin a los finalistas en sus viajes al evento en vivo Al llevarlos a la cumbre agr cola m s grande de frica esperamos catalizar las relaciones entre estos j venes empresarios agr colas y los l deres mundiales de la industria El premio GoGettaz Agripreneur y las redes y conexiones que lo acompa an est n dise ados para empoderar a la generaci n joven para escalar sus negocios agroalimentarios impulsados por el impacto en la lucha por un sistema alimentario africano sostenible Es maravilloso ver esta poderosa plataforma nuevamente en acci n dijo Barbra Muzata directora de comunicaciones corporativas y marca de Corteva Agriscience El cuarto premio anual GoGettaz Agripreneur lleg a casi seis millones de personas durante la ventana de entrada del 19 de abril al 6 de junio de 2022 Las solicitudes llegaron desde 45 pa ses africanos con 10 pa ses representados entre los 12 finalistas principales GoGettaz se ha convertido en la mayor competencia de emprendimiento agr cola enfocada en los j venes en frica Nuestras entradas son cada vez m s diversas cada a o dijo Dickson Naftali director de Generation Africa El Premio Agroemprendedor GoGettaz fue concebido para difundir un mensaje de esperanza y oportunidad en el sector agroalimentario Ver m s j venes con soluciones verdaderamente innovadoras construyendo empresas que crean empleos en el sistema alimentario me enorgullece mucho Tienen el futuro de nuestro continente en sus manos Panel de jueces del Premio Gogettaz Agripreneur 2022 George Apaka L der del Sector Agr cola en la Fundaci n Mastercard Barbra Muzata Directora de Comunicaciones Corporativas y Marca en Corteva Agriscience frica y Medio Oriente Edson Mpyisi Economista Financiero Jefe y Coordinador del Programa ENABLE para J venes en la Banco Africano de Desarrollo Ellen Cathrine Rasmussen vicepresidenta ejecutiva de Scalable Enterprises en Norfund Zvichapera Katiyo directora ejecutiva de grupo de Delta Philanthropies Jane Lowicki Zucca asesora s nior de j venes de USAID Temi Adegoroye socia gerente de Sahel Consulting Jean Muthamia Mwenda l der mundial de empleo y emprendimiento juvenil en SNV Pa ses Bajos Generaci n frica Cofundadores African Development Bank Group https www AfDB org Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa https AGRA org The AGRF https AGRF org Bayer https bit ly 3RuMPpi Corteva Agriscience https www Corteva com Econet https www Econetafrica com Heifer International https www Heifer org Agencia Noruega para la Cooperaci n al Desarrollo https www NORAD no Confederaci n de Sindicatos Agr colas del Sur de frica http www SACAU org Fundaci n Syngenta para la Agricultura Sostenible https www SyngentaFoundation org EE UU Agencia para el Desarrollo Internacional https www USAID gov Yara International https www Yar a com Lista completa de las 12 mejores mujeres del Premio GoGettaz Agripreneur 2022 Lawrencia Kwansah Dent Agrisystems Ghana http DentAgrisystems com Dent Agrisystems empodera a los hogares urbanos pobres en Ghana con su Aquaponics Hub ambientalmente sostenible Su innovador sistema integrado de IoT alimentado por energ a solar facilita que cualquier persona cultive peces y cultive vegetales hidrop nicos Esther Kimani FarmerLifeLine Technologies Kenia http FarmerLifeLine co ke FarmerLifeLine invent un dispositivo que ayuda a los agricultores de Kenia a adelantarse a las plagas y los pat genos con un dispositivo patentado de detecci n de enfermedades que aprovecha las c maras con energ a solar la inteligencia artificial el an lisis de datos y aprendizaje autom tico Nancy Iraba Healthy Seaweed Company Tanzania https HealthySeaweedCafe co tz Healthy Seaweed Company est impulsando los medios de vida de las mujeres productoras de algas marinas en Zanz bar y llevando a casa los beneficios para la salud de las algas marinas a trav s del valor agregado local y la promoci n de productos de algas marinas como fuente sostenible de alimentos Seynabou Dieng Maya Sarl Senegal www Maya Mali com Maya es mucho m s que una empresa de procesamiento de alimentos Al asociarse con peque os agricultores locales en Mal esta empresa con un 80 de personal femenino obtiene los mejores ingredientes locales para fabricar salsas especias mezclas y frutos secos orgullosamente africanos Yvette Dickson Tetteh Pure and Just Food Ghana www Yvayafarm com Pure and Just Food tiene que ver con el agroprocesamiento clim ticamente inteligente que crea empleos sostenibles aumenta los ingresos y protege el medio ambiente Procesan y envasan frutos secos para los mercados de Ghana e internacionales Marie Ange Mukagahima Zima Healthy Ruanda http ZimaHealthy com Zima Healthy procesa la pulpa y las semillas de calabazas org nicas en refrigerios saludables ingredientes alimentarios aceite de cocina y cosm ticos Emplean a j venes y obtienen sus calabazas de mujeres y j venes agricultores en Ruanda Men Julio Chilela Agro Marketplace Kepya Angola http Kepya co ao Kepya es un centro de innovaci n de agronegocios con una red de tiendas rurales y una plataforma de comercio electr nico en l nea Kepya est mejorando los medios de vida rurales al brindar servicios y productos agr colas a los peque os agricultores de Angola Eloge Niyomwungere Best Food Solution Burundi http BFSolution biz Best Food Solution procesa chiles en aceite polvo y chiles secos para los mercados locales y de exportaci n Est n revitalizando la industria del chile de Burundi al apoyar a los peque os agricultores con insumos de calidad y compensaci n garantizada Denish Ogwang Fidena Agri Limited Uganda http FidenaAgri com Fidena Agri convierte c scaras de pl tano y huevo en Eggo Farm un fertilizante org nico de bajo costo que proporciona a los cultivos los nutrientes que necesitan para aumentar los rendimientos hasta en un 45 Est ayudando a los peque os agricultores de Uganda a aumentar sus ganancias Mark Musinguzi Hya Bioplastics Uganda www HyaBioplastics com Hya Bioplastics quiere liderar frica en envases de alimentos sostenibles y biodegradables Su negocio innovador recicla las fibras agr colas y el almid n de yuca desechados en contenedores y bandejas de frutas de costo competitivo para reemplazar los envases de pl stico para alimentos en Uganda No l N guessan LONO Costa de Marfil www LONOCI com LONO dise un sistema innovador que ayuda a los agricultores de Costa de Marfil a desbloquear el valor de los desechos org nicos con KubeKo Este sistema de compostaje de biog s f cil de usar genera 2 horas de gas para cocinar y 50 l de fertilizante l quido a partir de 5 kg de desechos org nicos por d a Idoko Nnaedozie Solaristique Nigeria http Solaristique com ng Solaristique es una empresa de reciclaje que est abordando el problema del desperdicio de alimentos de Nigeria con una soluci n innovadora que convierte los congeladores viejos en una gama de dispositivos solares hipereficientes y de bajo costo Unidades de almacenamiento en fr o motorizadas para uso fuera de la red
    Generation Africa otorga 100 000 dólares estadounidenses a dos jóvenes emprendedores agrícolas de Kenia y Uganda en la cuarta competencia anual del Premio Agroemprendedor GoGettaz en la Cumbre del Foro de la Revolución Verde Africana en Kigali, Ruanda
      Despu s de presentaciones impresionantes en el escenario ante un panel de jueces expertos a principios de esta semana Esther Kimani fundadora de FarmerLifeLine Technologies en Kenia y Mark Musinguzi fundador de Hya Bioplastics en Uganda recibieron cada uno un gran premio de 50 000 d lares estadounidenses en el African Green Revolution Forum AGRF en Su cena de gala y la ceremonia de entrega del Premio de Alimentos de frica a la que asisti el Excmo Sr Presidente de Ruanda Paul Kagame y una gran cantidad de otros jefes de estado africanos dignatarios y estimados expertos en sistemas alimentarios de todo el mundo Con 12 finalistas de primera clase en el Concurso del Premio GoGettaz Agripreneur de este a o cuatro ganadores adicionales de los Premios Impact recibieron 2500 d lares estadounidenses Eloge Niyomwungere fundador de Best Food Solution en Burundi Nancy Iraba cofundadora de Healthy Seaweed Company en Tanzania No l N guessan cofundador de LONO en Costa de Marfil y Seynabou Dieng cofundador de Maya Sarl en Senegal Estos j venes emprendedores est n en medio de una revoluci n alimentaria Sus empresas est n teniendo un impacto positivo en sus comunidades su medio ambiente y la econom a local coment la Sra Fernanda Lopes vicepresidenta ejecutiva para Asia y frica de Yara International quien premi a los ganadores en nombre de los cofundadores de Generation Africa Al emerger victoriosa entre las mujeres agroempresarias Esther Kimani y su empresa FarmerLifeLine Technologies inventaron un dispositivo que ayuda a los agricultores de Kenia a adelantarse a las plagas y los pat genos con un dispositivo patentado de detecci n de enfermedades que aprovecha las c maras con energ a solar la inteligencia artificial el an lisis de datos y el aprendizaje autom tico Entre los hombres el ganador del gran premio Mark Musinguzi de Hya Bioplastics quiere liderar frica en el envasado sostenible de alimentos con una innovadora soluci n de producto biodegradable que proporcione una alternativa rentable a los envases de pl stico a base de petr leo El cofundador de Generation Africa Svein Tore Holsether director ejecutivo y presidente de Yara International pronunci un discurso de apertura en el concurso de lanzamiento final para agradecer a los finalistas por su trabajo visionario y coment Una vez m s estoy muy impresionado con los finalistas Todos son verdaderamente inspiradores y los veo como l deres y modelos a seguir en un mundo que necesita desesperadamente ese tipo de impulso y dedicaci n para resolver los asombrosos desaf os globales a los que nos enfrentamos El presidente em rito de AGRF Strive Masiyiwa cofundador de Generation Africa y presidente ejecutivo de Econet y Cassava Technologies se uni a Holsether a trav s de un mensaje de video para motivar a los concursantes a usar su esp ritu emprendedor para lograr un impacto positivo De entre ustedes son las mismas personas que van para salvar nuestro continente y asegurar que millones de personas no mueran de hambre asegurar que otros millones de personas puedan superar los desaf os creados por el cambio clim tico Los verdaderos ganadores no van a ser porque obtuviste un premio sino porque te inspiraste y animaste a seguir haciendo cosas m s grandes con tu aventura empresarial y llegaste donde hab a m s necesidad y menos ayuda dijo Masiyiwa en un llamado sincero Encarnando el esp ritu del mensaje de Masiyiwa Generation Africa tambi n reconoci a cuatro ganadores del Premio Impact por el potencial de cada empresa para empoderar a las comunidades y proteger el medio ambiente Para la senegalesa Seynabou Dieng la empresa que cofund Maya es mucho m s que una empresa de procesamiento de alimentos Al asociarse con agricultores locales a peque a escala en Mal esta empresa con un 80 de personal femenino obtiene los mejores ingredientes locales para fabricar sus salsas especias mezclas y frutos secos orgullosamente africanos Nancy Iraba fund Healthy Seaweed Company para impulsar los medios de subsistencia de las mujeres productoras de algas marinas en Zanz bar y llevar a casa los beneficios para la salud de las algas marinas a trav s del valor agregado local y la promoci n de las algas marinas como una fuente de alimentos sostenible y altamente nutritiva No l N guessan de LONO cofund su negocio para enfocarse en un suelo saludable Uno de sus productos KubeKo ayuda a los agricultores de C te d Ivoire a generar valor a partir de sus desechos Este sistema de compostaje de biog s f cil de usar genera 2 horas de gas para cocinar y 50 l de fertilizante l quido a partir de 5 kg de desechos org nicos por d a Eloge Niyomwungere y su negocio Best Food Solution procesa chiles en aceite polvo y chiles secos para los mercados locales y de exportaci n Fund su empresa para revitalizar la industria del chile de Burundi apoyando a los peque os agricultores con insumos de calidad y compensaci n garantizada Incluso fabrican un pesticida org nico a base de chile para proteger los rendimientos Marcando el primer Concurso del Premio GoGettaz Agripreneur en persona desde 2019 los doce finalistas estaban euf ricos por la oportunidad posterior a la pandemia de construir relaciones con un complemento global de delegados que asistieron a la cumbre AGRF de 2022 Disfrutaron de una participaci n facilitada en la Sala de negociaciones de agronegocios de AGRF donde pudieron generar confianza cara a cara con futuros socios inversionistas y clientes Corteva Agriscience uno de los cofundadores de Generation Africa patrocin a los finalistas en sus viajes al evento en vivo Al llevarlos a la cumbre agr cola m s grande de frica esperamos catalizar las relaciones entre estos j venes empresarios agr colas y los l deres mundiales de la industria El premio GoGettaz Agripreneur y las redes y conexiones que lo acompa an est n dise ados para empoderar a la generaci n joven para escalar sus negocios agroalimentarios impulsados por el impacto en la lucha por un sistema alimentario africano sostenible Es maravilloso ver esta poderosa plataforma nuevamente en acci n dijo Barbra Muzata directora de comunicaciones corporativas y marca de Corteva Agriscience El cuarto premio anual GoGettaz Agripreneur lleg a casi seis millones de personas durante la ventana de entrada del 19 de abril al 6 de junio de 2022 Las solicitudes llegaron desde 45 pa ses africanos con 10 pa ses representados entre los 12 finalistas principales GoGettaz se ha convertido en la mayor competencia de emprendimiento agr cola enfocada en los j venes en frica Nuestras entradas son cada vez m s diversas cada a o dijo Dickson Naftali director de Generation Africa El Premio Agroemprendedor GoGettaz fue concebido para difundir un mensaje de esperanza y oportunidad en el sector agroalimentario Ver m s j venes con soluciones verdaderamente innovadoras construyendo empresas que crean empleos en el sistema alimentario me enorgullece mucho Tienen el futuro de nuestro continente en sus manos Panel de jueces del Premio Gogettaz Agripreneur 2022 George Apaka L der del Sector Agr cola en la Fundaci n Mastercard Barbra Muzata Directora de Comunicaciones Corporativas y Marca en Corteva Agriscience frica y Medio Oriente Edson Mpyisi Economista Financiero Jefe y Coordinador del Programa ENABLE para J venes en la Banco Africano de Desarrollo Ellen Cathrine Rasmussen vicepresidenta ejecutiva de Scalable Enterprises en Norfund Zvichapera Katiyo directora ejecutiva de grupo de Delta Philanthropies Jane Lowicki Zucca asesora s nior de j venes de USAID Temi Adegoroye socia gerente de Sahel Consulting Jean Muthamia Mwenda l der mundial de empleo y emprendimiento juvenil en SNV Pa ses Bajos Generaci n frica Cofundadores African Development Bank Group https www AfDB org Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa https AGRA org The AGRF https AGRF org Bayer https bit ly 3RuMPpi Corteva Agriscience https www Corteva com Econet https www Econetafrica com Heifer International https www Heifer org Agencia Noruega para la Cooperaci n al Desarrollo https www NORAD no Confederaci n de Sindicatos Agr colas del Sur de frica http www SACAU org Fundaci n Syngenta para la Agricultura Sostenible https www SyngentaFoundation org EE UU Agencia para el Desarrollo Internacional https www USAID gov Yara International https www Yar a com Lista completa de las 12 mejores mujeres del Premio GoGettaz Agripreneur 2022 Lawrencia Kwansah Dent Agrisystems Ghana http DentAgrisystems com Dent Agrisystems empodera a los hogares urbanos pobres en Ghana con su Aquaponics Hub ambientalmente sostenible Su innovador sistema integrado de IoT alimentado por energ a solar facilita que cualquier persona cultive peces y cultive vegetales hidrop nicos Esther Kimani FarmerLifeLine Technologies Kenia http FarmerLifeLine co ke FarmerLifeLine invent un dispositivo que ayuda a los agricultores de Kenia a adelantarse a las plagas y los pat genos con un dispositivo patentado de detecci n de enfermedades que aprovecha las c maras con energ a solar la inteligencia artificial el an lisis de datos y aprendizaje autom tico Nancy Iraba Healthy Seaweed Company Tanzania https HealthySeaweedCafe co tz Healthy Seaweed Company est impulsando los medios de vida de las mujeres productoras de algas marinas en Zanz bar y llevando a casa los beneficios para la salud de las algas marinas a trav s del valor agregado local y la promoci n de productos de algas marinas como fuente sostenible de alimentos Seynabou Dieng Maya Sarl Senegal www Maya Mali com Maya es mucho m s que una empresa de procesamiento de alimentos Al asociarse con peque os agricultores locales en Mal esta empresa con un 80 de personal femenino obtiene los mejores ingredientes locales para fabricar salsas especias mezclas y frutos secos orgullosamente africanos Yvette Dickson Tetteh Pure and Just Food Ghana www Yvayafarm com Pure and Just Food tiene que ver con el agroprocesamiento clim ticamente inteligente que crea empleos sostenibles aumenta los ingresos y protege el medio ambiente Procesan y envasan frutos secos para los mercados de Ghana e internacionales Marie Ange Mukagahima Zima Healthy Ruanda http ZimaHealthy com Zima Healthy procesa la pulpa y las semillas de calabazas org nicas en refrigerios saludables ingredientes alimentarios aceite de cocina y cosm ticos Emplean a j venes y obtienen sus calabazas de mujeres y j venes agricultores en Ruanda Men Julio Chilela Agro Marketplace Kepya Angola http Kepya co ao Kepya es un centro de innovaci n de agronegocios con una red de tiendas rurales y una plataforma de comercio electr nico en l nea Kepya est mejorando los medios de vida rurales al brindar servicios y productos agr colas a los peque os agricultores de Angola Eloge Niyomwungere Best Food Solution Burundi http BFSolution biz Best Food Solution procesa chiles en aceite polvo y chiles secos para los mercados locales y de exportaci n Est n revitalizando la industria del chile de Burundi al apoyar a los peque os agricultores con insumos de calidad y compensaci n garantizada Denish Ogwang Fidena Agri Limited Uganda http FidenaAgri com Fidena Agri convierte c scaras de pl tano y huevo en Eggo Farm un fertilizante org nico de bajo costo que proporciona a los cultivos los nutrientes que necesitan para aumentar los rendimientos hasta en un 45 Est ayudando a los peque os agricultores de Uganda a aumentar sus ganancias Mark Musinguzi Hya Bioplastics Uganda www HyaBioplastics com Hya Bioplastics quiere liderar frica en envases de alimentos sostenibles y biodegradables Su negocio innovador recicla las fibras agr colas y el almid n de yuca desechados en contenedores y bandejas de frutas de costo competitivo para reemplazar los envases de pl stico para alimentos en Uganda No l N guessan LONO Costa de Marfil www LONOCI com LONO dise un sistema innovador que ayuda a los agricultores de Costa de Marfil a desbloquear el valor de los desechos org nicos con KubeKo Este sistema de compostaje de biog s f cil de usar genera 2 horas de gas para cocinar y 50 l de fertilizante l quido a partir de 5 kg de desechos org nicos por d a Idoko Nnaedozie Solaristique Nigeria http Solaristique com ng Solaristique es una empresa de reciclaje que est abordando el problema del desperdicio de alimentos de Nigeria con una soluci n innovadora que convierte los congeladores viejos en una gama de dispositivos solares hipereficientes y de bajo costo Unidades de almacenamiento en fr o motorizadas para uso fuera de la red
    Generation Africa otorga 100 000 dólares estadounidenses a dos jóvenes emprendedores agrícolas de Kenia y Uganda en la cuarta competencia anual del Premio Agroemprendedor GoGettaz en la Cumbre del Foro de la Revolución Verde Africana en Kigali, Ruanda
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    Generation Africa otorga 100 000 dólares estadounidenses a dos jóvenes emprendedores agrícolas de Kenia y Uganda en la cuarta competencia anual del Premio Agroemprendedor GoGettaz en la Cumbre del Foro de la Revolución Verde Africana en Kigali, Ruanda

    Después de presentaciones impresionantes en el escenario ante un panel de jueces expertos a principios de esta semana, Esther Kimani, fundadora de FarmerLifeLine Technologies en Kenia, y Mark Musinguzi, fundador de Hya Bioplastics en Uganda, recibieron cada uno un gran premio de 50 000 dólares estadounidenses en el African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) en Su cena de gala y la ceremonia de entrega del Premio de Alimentos de África a la que asistió el Excmo.

    Sr. Presidente de Ruanda, Paul Kagame, y una gran cantidad de otros jefes de estado africanos, dignatarios y estimados expertos en sistemas alimentarios de todo el mundo.

    Con 12 finalistas de primera clase en el Concurso del Premio GoGettaz Agripreneur de este año, cuatro ganadores adicionales de los Premios Impact recibieron 2500 dólares estadounidenses: Eloge Niyomwungere, fundador de Best Food Solution en Burundi, Nancy Iraba, cofundadora de Healthy Seaweed Company en Tanzania, Noël N'guessan, cofundador de LONO en Costa de Marfil, y Seynabou Dieng, cofundador de Maya Sarl en Senegal.

    “Estos jóvenes emprendedores están en medio de una revolución alimentaria.

    Sus empresas están teniendo un impacto positivo en sus comunidades, su medio ambiente y la economía local”, comentó la Sra. Fernanda Lopes, vicepresidenta ejecutiva para Asia y África de Yara International, quien premió a los ganadores en nombre de los cofundadores de Generation Africa.

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    Al emerger victoriosa entre las mujeres agroempresarias, Esther Kimani y su empresa FarmerLifeLine Technologies inventaron un dispositivo que ayuda a los agricultores de Kenia a adelantarse a las plagas y los patógenos con un dispositivo patentado de detección de enfermedades que aprovecha las cámaras con energía solar, la inteligencia artificial, el análisis de datos y el aprendizaje automático.

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    Entre los hombres, el ganador del gran premio, Mark Musinguzi de Hya Bioplastics, quiere liderar África en el envasado sostenible de alimentos con una innovadora solución de producto biodegradable que proporcione una alternativa rentable a los envases de plástico a base de petróleo.

    El cofundador de Generation Africa, Svein Tore Holsether, director ejecutivo y presidente de Yara International, pronunció un discurso de apertura en el concurso de lanzamiento final para agradecer a los finalistas por su trabajo visionario y comentó: “Una vez más, estoy muy impresionado con los finalistas.

    Todos son verdaderamente inspiradores y los veo como líderes y modelos a seguir en un mundo que necesita desesperadamente ese tipo de impulso y dedicación para resolver los asombrosos desafíos globales a los que nos enfrentamos”.

    El presidente emérito de AGRF, Strive Masiyiwa, cofundador de Generation Africa y presidente ejecutivo de Econet y Cassava Technologies, se unió a Holsether a través de un mensaje de video para motivar a los concursantes a usar su espíritu emprendedor para lograr un impacto positivo: “De entre ustedes, son las mismas personas que van para salvar nuestro continente y asegurar que millones de personas no mueran de hambre, asegurar que otros millones de personas puedan superar los desafíos creados por el cambio climático.

    […] Los verdaderos ganadores no van a ser porque obtuviste un premio, sino porque te inspiraste y animaste a seguir haciendo cosas más grandes con tu aventura empresarial, y llegaste donde había más necesidad y menos ayuda.

    ”, dijo Masiyiwa en un llamado sincero.

    Encarnando el espíritu del mensaje de Masiyiwa, Generation Africa también reconoció a cuatro ganadores del Premio Impact por el potencial de cada empresa para empoderar a las comunidades y proteger el medio ambiente.

    Para la senegalesa Seynabou Dieng, la empresa que cofundó, Maya, es mucho más que una empresa de procesamiento de alimentos.

    Al asociarse con agricultores locales a pequeña escala en Malí, esta empresa con un 80 % de personal femenino obtiene los mejores ingredientes locales para fabricar sus salsas, especias, mezclas y frutos secos orgullosamente africanos.

    Nancy Iraba fundó Healthy Seaweed Company para impulsar los medios de subsistencia de las mujeres productoras de algas marinas en Zanzíbar y llevar a casa los beneficios para la salud de las algas marinas a través del valor agregado local y la promoción de las algas marinas como una fuente de alimentos sostenible y altamente nutritiva.

    Noël N'guessan de LONO cofundó su negocio para enfocarse en un suelo saludable.

    Uno de sus productos, KubeKo, ayuda a los agricultores de Côte d'Ivoire a generar valor a partir de sus desechos.

    Este sistema de compostaje de biogás fácil de usar genera 2 horas de gas para cocinar y 50 l de fertilizante líquido a partir de 5 kg de desechos orgánicos por día.

    Eloge Niyomwungere y su negocio Best Food Solution procesa chiles en aceite, polvo y chiles secos para los mercados locales y de exportación.

    Fundó su empresa para revitalizar la industria del chile de Burundi apoyando a los pequeños agricultores con insumos de calidad y compensación garantizada.

    Incluso fabrican un pesticida orgánico a base de chile para proteger los rendimientos.

    Marcando el primer Concurso del Premio GoGettaz Agripreneur en persona desde 2019, los doce finalistas estaban eufóricos por la oportunidad posterior a la pandemia de construir relaciones con un complemento global de delegados que asistieron a la cumbre AGRF de 2022.

    Disfrutaron de una participación facilitada en la Sala de negociaciones de agronegocios de AGRF, donde pudieron generar confianza cara a cara con futuros socios, inversionistas y clientes.

    Corteva Agriscience, uno de los cofundadores de Generation Africa, patrocinó a los finalistas en sus viajes al evento en vivo.

    “Al llevarlos a la cumbre agrícola más grande de África, esperamos catalizar las relaciones entre estos jóvenes empresarios agrícolas y los líderes mundiales de la industria.

    El premio GoGettaz Agripreneur, y las redes y conexiones que lo acompañan, están diseñados para empoderar a la generación joven para escalar sus negocios agroalimentarios impulsados ​​por el impacto en la lucha por un sistema alimentario africano sostenible.

    Es maravilloso ver esta poderosa plataforma nuevamente en acción”, dijo Barbra Muzata, directora de comunicaciones corporativas y marca de Corteva Agriscience.

    El cuarto premio anual GoGettaz Agripreneur llegó a casi seis millones de personas durante la ventana de entrada del 19 de abril al 6 de junio de 2022.

    Las solicitudes llegaron desde 45 países africanos con 10 países representados entre los 12 finalistas principales.

    “GoGettaz se ha convertido en la mayor competencia de emprendimiento agrícola enfocada en los jóvenes en África.

    Nuestras entradas son cada vez más diversas cada año”, dijo Dickson Naftali, director de Generation Africa.

    “El Premio Agroemprendedor GoGettaz fue concebido para difundir un mensaje de esperanza y oportunidad en el sector agroalimentario.

    Ver más jóvenes con soluciones verdaderamente innovadoras, construyendo empresas que crean empleos en el sistema alimentario, me enorgullece mucho.

    Tienen el futuro de nuestro continente en sus manos”.

    Panel de jueces del Premio Gogettaz Agripreneur 2022 George Apaka, Líder del Sector Agrícola en la Fundación Mastercard Barbra Muzata, Directora de Comunicaciones Corporativas y Marca en Corteva Agriscience, África y Medio Oriente Edson Mpyisi, Economista Financiero Jefe y Coordinador del Programa ENABLE para Jóvenes en la Banco Africano de Desarrollo.

    Ellen Cathrine Rasmussen, vicepresidenta ejecutiva de Scalable Enterprises en Norfund Zvichapera Katiyo, directora ejecutiva de grupo de Delta Philanthropies Jane Lowicki-Zucca, asesora sénior de jóvenes de USAID Temi Adegoroye, socia gerente de Sahel Consulting Jean Muthamia-Mwenda, líder mundial de empleo y emprendimiento juvenil en SNV Países Bajos Generación África Cofundadores: African Development Bank Group: https://www.AfDB.org/ Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa: https://AGRA.org/ The AGRF: https://AGRF.org / Bayer: https://bit.ly/3RuMPpi Corteva Agriscience: https://www.Corteva.com/ Econet: https://www.Econetafrica.com/ Heifer International: https://www.Heifer.org/ Agencia Noruega para la Cooperación al Desarrollo: https://www.NORAD.no/ Confederación de Sindicatos Agrícolas del Sur de África: http://www.SACAU.org/ Fundación Syngenta para la Agricultura Sostenible: https://www.SyngentaFoundation.org/ EE.

    UU.

    Agencia para el Desarrollo Internacional: https://www.USAID.gov/ Yara International: https://www.Yar a.com/ Lista completa de las 12 mejores mujeres del Premio GoGettaz Agripreneur 2022 Lawrencia Kwansah, Dent Agrisystems, Ghana: http://DentAgrisystems.com Dent Agrisystems empodera a los hogares urbanos pobres en Ghana con su Aquaponics Hub ambientalmente sostenible.

    Su innovador sistema integrado de IoT alimentado por energía solar facilita que cualquier persona cultive peces y cultive vegetales hidropónicos.

    Esther Kimani, FarmerLifeLine Technologies, Kenia: http://FarmerLifeLine.co.ke FarmerLifeLine inventó un dispositivo que ayuda a los agricultores de Kenia a adelantarse a las plagas y los patógenos con un dispositivo patentado de detección de enfermedades que aprovecha las cámaras con energía solar, la inteligencia artificial, el análisis de datos, y aprendizaje automático.

    Nancy Iraba, Healthy Seaweed Company, Tanzania: https://HealthySeaweedCafe.co.tz Healthy Seaweed Company está impulsando los medios de vida de las mujeres productoras de algas marinas en Zanzíbar y llevando a casa los beneficios para la salud de las algas marinas a través del valor agregado local y la promoción de productos de algas marinas como fuente sostenible de alimentos.

    Seynabou Dieng, Maya Sarl, Senegal: www.Maya-Mali.com Maya es mucho más que una empresa de procesamiento de alimentos.

    Al asociarse con pequeños agricultores locales en Malí, esta empresa con un 80 % de personal femenino obtiene los mejores ingredientes locales para fabricar salsas, especias, mezclas y frutos secos orgullosamente africanos.

    Yvette Dickson-Tetteh, Pure and Just Food, Ghana: www.Yvayafarm.com Pure and Just Food tiene que ver con el agroprocesamiento climáticamente inteligente que crea empleos sostenibles, aumenta los ingresos y protege el medio ambiente.

    Procesan y envasan frutos secos para los mercados de Ghana e internacionales.

    Marie Ange Mukagahima, Zima Healthy, Ruanda: http://ZimaHealthy.com Zima Healthy procesa la pulpa y las semillas de calabazas orgánicas en refrigerios saludables, ingredientes alimentarios, aceite de cocina y cosméticos.

    Emplean a jóvenes y obtienen sus calabazas de mujeres y jóvenes agricultores en Ruanda.

    Men Julio Chilela, Agro Marketplace Kepya, Angola: http://Kepya.co.ao Kepya es un centro de innovación de agronegocios con una red de tiendas rurales y una plataforma de comercio electrónico en línea.

    Kepya está mejorando los medios de vida rurales al brindar servicios y productos agrícolas a los pequeños agricultores de Angola.

    Eloge Niyomwungere, Best Food Solution, Burundi: http://BFSolution.biz/ Best Food Solution procesa chiles en aceite, polvo y chiles secos para los mercados locales y de exportación.

    Están revitalizando la industria del chile de Burundi al apoyar a los pequeños agricultores con insumos de calidad y compensación garantizada.

    Denish Ogwang, Fidena Agri Limited, Uganda: http://FidenaAgri.com Fidena Agri convierte cáscaras de plátano y huevo en Eggo Farm, un fertilizante orgánico de bajo costo que proporciona a los cultivos los nutrientes que necesitan para aumentar los rendimientos hasta en un 45 %.

    Está ayudando a los pequeños agricultores de Uganda a aumentar sus ganancias.

    Mark Musinguzi, Hya Bioplastics, Uganda: www.HyaBioplastics.com Hya Bioplastics quiere liderar África en envases de alimentos sostenibles y biodegradables.

    Su negocio innovador recicla las fibras agrícolas y el almidón de yuca desechados en contenedores y bandejas de frutas de costo competitivo para reemplazar los envases de plástico para alimentos en Uganda.

    Noël N'guessan, LONO, Costa de Marfil: www.LONOCI.com LONO diseñó un sistema innovador que ayuda a los agricultores de Costa de Marfil a desbloquear el valor de los desechos orgánicos con KubeKo. Este sistema de compostaje de biogás fácil de usar genera 2 horas de gas para cocinar y 50 l de fertilizante líquido a partir de 5 kg de desechos orgánicos por día.

    Idoko Nnaedozie, Solaristique, Nigeria: http://Solaristique.com.ng Solaristique es una empresa de reciclaje que está abordando el problema del desperdicio de alimentos de Nigeria con una solución innovadora que convierte los congeladores viejos en una gama de dispositivos solares hipereficientes y de bajo costo.

    Unidades de almacenamiento en frío motorizadas para uso fuera de la red.

  •  The National Inland Water Ways NIWA has laid the foundation of a modern boat station tagged Passenger Lounge at Yauri Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ceremony also featured thd inauguration of two passenger boats Speaking during the foundation laying ceremony on Thursday in Yauri the Managing Director NIWA Dr George Moghalu said I recall I have promised His Royal Highness that I will come back to Yauri so that promise I have fulfilled today I have assured him that I will justify the confidence reposed in me I assured him also whatever I will do to make sure that the Yauri Emirate route that lead us even outside this country will be made commecially viable I want to commend publicly our brother Sen Bala Ibn Na Allah for his commitment to his people his desire to see that the route between Yauri to outside the country Burkinafaso Mali and even leading to hinterland in our country is made viable So I commend you for your efforts and I appreciate what you do for your people and your desire and determination to do more I will encourage you Moghalu also appreciated the Emir of Yauri Dr Muhammad Zayyanu Abdullahi for his total support cooperation and encouragement toward the success of the programme in particular and the agency in general He added that The Government of President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to make an impact on the people that is essentially what we are doing today Because we appreciate the potentials that make our inland water ways all year round applicable open them up for our people to use The economic potentials are quite enormous and we can tap into it to support and encourage the maritime ecosystem Sen Bala Ibn Na Allah APC Kebbi South observed that the importance of the station as well as the newly launched boats were enormous He said it would open Yauri to international markets through the use of inland water and it would also help to ensure quick response in terms of emergency rather than relying on canoe and boats If you have these boats you can address emergencies issues regarding to health and the rest We also have a boat ambulance there that can go across the river and convey sick people within the shortage possible time This is how to open the inland water ways to ensure that people living by the river benefit from the invention of government The boat station will be a processing zone for those who want to engage in international travel within the comfort so that Immigration Customs can do their jobs they can boat and then depart for Burkinafaso or Mali he said According to him it is a durable project and if the Federal Government decides to give them 10 per cent of what it is giving to the Railway the place will be opened to many businesses Na Allah added that with such support the normal business that used to happen during trans Sahara trade would be boosted and relationship with other ECOWAS countries would be further enhanced NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NIWA lays foundation for modern boat station in Yauri  
     The National Inland Water Ways NIWA has laid the foundation of a modern boat station tagged Passenger Lounge at Yauri Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ceremony also featured thd inauguration of two passenger boats Speaking during the foundation laying ceremony on Thursday in Yauri the Managing Director NIWA Dr George Moghalu said I recall I have promised His Royal Highness that I will come back to Yauri so that promise I have fulfilled today I have assured him that I will justify the confidence reposed in me I assured him also whatever I will do to make sure that the Yauri Emirate route that lead us even outside this country will be made commecially viable I want to commend publicly our brother Sen Bala Ibn Na Allah for his commitment to his people his desire to see that the route between Yauri to outside the country Burkinafaso Mali and even leading to hinterland in our country is made viable So I commend you for your efforts and I appreciate what you do for your people and your desire and determination to do more I will encourage you Moghalu also appreciated the Emir of Yauri Dr Muhammad Zayyanu Abdullahi for his total support cooperation and encouragement toward the success of the programme in particular and the agency in general He added that The Government of President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to make an impact on the people that is essentially what we are doing today Because we appreciate the potentials that make our inland water ways all year round applicable open them up for our people to use The economic potentials are quite enormous and we can tap into it to support and encourage the maritime ecosystem Sen Bala Ibn Na Allah APC Kebbi South observed that the importance of the station as well as the newly launched boats were enormous He said it would open Yauri to international markets through the use of inland water and it would also help to ensure quick response in terms of emergency rather than relying on canoe and boats If you have these boats you can address emergencies issues regarding to health and the rest We also have a boat ambulance there that can go across the river and convey sick people within the shortage possible time This is how to open the inland water ways to ensure that people living by the river benefit from the invention of government The boat station will be a processing zone for those who want to engage in international travel within the comfort so that Immigration Customs can do their jobs they can boat and then depart for Burkinafaso or Mali he said According to him it is a durable project and if the Federal Government decides to give them 10 per cent of what it is giving to the Railway the place will be opened to many businesses Na Allah added that with such support the normal business that used to happen during trans Sahara trade would be boosted and relationship with other ECOWAS countries would be further enhanced NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NIWA lays foundation for modern boat station in Yauri  
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    NIWA lays foundation for modern boat station in Yauri  

    The National Inland Water Ways (NIWA) has laid the foundation of a modern boat station, tagged “Passenger Lounge”, at Yauri, Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ceremony also featured thd inauguration of two passenger boats.

    Speaking during the foundation laying ceremony on Thursday in Yauri, the Managing Director, NIWA, Dr George Moghalu, said: “I recall, I have promised His Royal Highness that I will come back to Yauri, so that promise I have fulfilled today.

    “I have assured him that I will justify the confidence reposed in me.

    I assured him also whatever I will do to make sure that the Yauri Emirate route that lead us even outside this country will be made commecially viable.

    “I want to commend publicly our brother Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah for his commitment to his people, his desire to see that the route between Yauri to outside the country, Burkinafaso, Mali and even leading to hinterland in our country is made viable.

    “So, I commend you for your efforts and I appreciate what you do for your people and your desire and determination to do more I will encourage you.

    ” Moghalu also appreciated the Emir of Yauri, Dr Muhammad Zayyanu-Abdullahi, for his total support, cooperation and encouragement toward the success of the programme in particular and the agency in general.

    He added that: “The Government of President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to make an impact on the people, that is essentially what we are doing today.

    “Because we appreciate the potentials that make our inland water ways all year round applicable, open them up for our people to use.

    “The economic potentials are quite enormous and we can tap into it to support and encourage the maritime ecosystem.

    ” Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah (APC-Kebbi South) observed that the importance of the station as well as the newly launched boats were enormous.

    He said it would open Yauri to international markets through the use of inland water and it would also help to ensure quick response in terms of emergency rather than relying on canoe and boats.

    “If you have these boats, you can address emergencies, issues regarding to health and the rest.

    We also have a boat ambulance there that can go across the river and convey sick people within the shortage possible time.

    “This is how to open the inland water ways to ensure that people living by the river benefit from the invention of government.

    “The boat station will be a processing zone for those who want to engage in international travel within the comfort, so that Immigration, Customs can do their jobs, they can boat and then depart for Burkinafaso or Mali,” he said.

    According to him, it is a durable project and if the Federal Government decides to give them 10 per cent of what it is giving to the Railway, the place will be opened to many businesses.

    Na’Allah added that with such support the normal business that used to happen during trans- Sahara trade would be boosted and relationship with other ECOWAS countries would be further enhanced.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Alhaji Muhammad Zayyanu Abdullahi the Emir of Yauri in Kebbi State on Thursday lauded the efforts of President Muhammadu Bihari led administration for extending infrustructure development to his emirate He made the commendation while receiving the Managing Director National Inland Water Ways NIWA on a courtesy visit in his palace in Yauri Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State He identified some of the projects executed by President Buhari s administration to include road construction from Koko to Yauri and connecting Yauri alongside nine other local government areas with national grid 33 KV line Others according to him are establishment of HYPADEC and appointment of an indegene of Yauri emirate as pioneer boss establishment of Ngaski Tomatoes Factory and the Federal College of Education Technical Yauri I don t think if there is any place in Kebbi State where the Federal Government showed its presence more than Yauri therefore on behalf of myself our Senator the Emirate and the entire people of Yauri I want to extend our profound gratitude to God Almighty and then to the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Bihari We had experienced serries of banditry but today we thank God a troop of Nigerian Army is now stationed here and our people can now go to farm and cultivate their crops peacefully he said Earlier the Managing Director NIWA Dr George Moghalu told the emir that they were in his palace to seek royal blessings support and cooperation towards the success of the agency He said the visit to Yauri was the second to the emirate and hoped that the relationship between the agency and the emirate would be sustained for the good of all While appreciating the reception accorded to him by the emirate Moghalu extended a hand of friendship and invitation to the emir to be in Abuja or Lokoja The MD said his visit was in fulfilment of the promise that he was coming back to Yauri for an important activity foundation laying of boat station in Yauri Emirate The Senator representing Kebbi South Bala Ibn Na Allah assured the emir of support and cooperation to bring anything that would propell rapid growth and development of Yauri Emirate He said it was part of their promises to open up Yauri to get access to Mali up to Bokinafaso through water transportation Na Allah also said that they once pledged to construct a modern boat station assuring that today we are going to lay the foundation here in Yauri Emirate This is a modern boat station where all the passengers travelling by water will comfortably seat relax and formally register in case of anything God forbid number and names of people onboard will be available The lawmaker promised to continue to do everything possible to bring positive development to Yauri Emirate The President Yauri Development Association YDA Alhaji Abubakar Umar said one of the objectives of setting up NIWA was to develop infrustructural facilities and ensure effective inter modern transport system in line with global best practice He described Kebbi State as a gateway of River Niger into Nigeria saying it covered the point of entry NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Emir lauds Buhari’s infrustructure development in Yauri
     Alhaji Muhammad Zayyanu Abdullahi the Emir of Yauri in Kebbi State on Thursday lauded the efforts of President Muhammadu Bihari led administration for extending infrustructure development to his emirate He made the commendation while receiving the Managing Director National Inland Water Ways NIWA on a courtesy visit in his palace in Yauri Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State He identified some of the projects executed by President Buhari s administration to include road construction from Koko to Yauri and connecting Yauri alongside nine other local government areas with national grid 33 KV line Others according to him are establishment of HYPADEC and appointment of an indegene of Yauri emirate as pioneer boss establishment of Ngaski Tomatoes Factory and the Federal College of Education Technical Yauri I don t think if there is any place in Kebbi State where the Federal Government showed its presence more than Yauri therefore on behalf of myself our Senator the Emirate and the entire people of Yauri I want to extend our profound gratitude to God Almighty and then to the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Bihari We had experienced serries of banditry but today we thank God a troop of Nigerian Army is now stationed here and our people can now go to farm and cultivate their crops peacefully he said Earlier the Managing Director NIWA Dr George Moghalu told the emir that they were in his palace to seek royal blessings support and cooperation towards the success of the agency He said the visit to Yauri was the second to the emirate and hoped that the relationship between the agency and the emirate would be sustained for the good of all While appreciating the reception accorded to him by the emirate Moghalu extended a hand of friendship and invitation to the emir to be in Abuja or Lokoja The MD said his visit was in fulfilment of the promise that he was coming back to Yauri for an important activity foundation laying of boat station in Yauri Emirate The Senator representing Kebbi South Bala Ibn Na Allah assured the emir of support and cooperation to bring anything that would propell rapid growth and development of Yauri Emirate He said it was part of their promises to open up Yauri to get access to Mali up to Bokinafaso through water transportation Na Allah also said that they once pledged to construct a modern boat station assuring that today we are going to lay the foundation here in Yauri Emirate This is a modern boat station where all the passengers travelling by water will comfortably seat relax and formally register in case of anything God forbid number and names of people onboard will be available The lawmaker promised to continue to do everything possible to bring positive development to Yauri Emirate The President Yauri Development Association YDA Alhaji Abubakar Umar said one of the objectives of setting up NIWA was to develop infrustructural facilities and ensure effective inter modern transport system in line with global best practice He described Kebbi State as a gateway of River Niger into Nigeria saying it covered the point of entry NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Emir lauds Buhari’s infrustructure development in Yauri
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    Emir lauds Buhari’s infrustructure development in Yauri

    Alhaji Muhammad Zayyanu-Abdullahi, the Emir of Yauri in Kebbi State, on Thursday lauded the efforts of President Muhammadu Bihari-led administration for extending infrustructure development to his emirate.

    He made the commendation while receiving the Managing Director, National Inland Water Ways (NIWA) on a courtesy visit in his palace in Yauri, Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

    He identified some of the projects executed by President Buhari’s administration to include road construction from Koko to Yauri and connecting Yauri alongside nine other local government areas with national grid, 33 KV line.

    Others according to him, are establishment of HYPADEC and appointment of an indegene of Yauri emirate as pioneer boss, establishment of Ngaski Tomatoes Factory and the Federal College of Education Technical, Yauri.

    “I don’t think if there is any place in Kebbi State where the Federal Government showed its presence more than Yauri; therefore, on behalf of myself, our Senator, the Emirate and the entire people of Yauri, I want to extend our profound gratitude to God Almighty and then to the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Bihari.

    “We had experienced serries of banditry, but today, we thank God, a troop of Nigerian Army is now stationed here and our people can now go to farm and cultivate their crops peacefully,” he said.

    Earlier, the Managing Director, NIWA, Dr George Moghalu, told the emir that they were in his palace to seek royal blessings, support and cooperation towards the success of the agency.

    He said the visit to Yauri was the second to the emirate and hoped that the relationship between the agency and the emirate would be sustained for the good of all.

    While appreciating the reception accorded to him by the emirate, Moghalu extended a hand of friendship and invitation to the emir to be in Abuja or Lokoja.

    The MD said his visit was in fulfilment of the promise that he was coming back to Yauri for an important activity – foundation laying of boat station in Yauri Emirate.

    The Senator representing Kebbi South, Bala Ibn Na’Allah, assured the emir of support and cooperation to bring anything that would propell rapid growth and development of Yauri Emirate.

    He said it was part of their promises to open up Yauri to get access to Mali up to Bokinafaso, through water transportation.

    Na’Allah also said that they once pledged to construct a modern boat station, assuring that “today, we are going to lay the foundation here in Yauri Emirate.

    “This is a modern boat station where all the passengers travelling by water will comfortably seat, relax and formally register; in case of anything God forbid, number and names of people onboard will be available.

    ” The lawmaker promised to continue to do everything possible to bring positive development to Yauri Emirate.

    The President, Yauri Development Association (YDA) Alhaji Abubakar Umar, said one of the objectives of setting up NIWA was to develop infrustructural facilities and ensure effective inter modern transport system in line with global best practice.

    He described Kebbi State as a gateway of River Niger into Nigeria, saying it covered the point of entry.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The third meeting of the Follow up and Support Group for the Transition in Mali GST Mali was held this Tuesday in Lom Togo with the participation of Morocco The Kingdom is represented at this meeting by a delegation made up of the Ambassador Director General of Bilateral Relations and Regional Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad Fouad Yazourh the Ambassador Director General of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation AMCI Mohamed Methqal the Director of African Union AU Greater Maghreb and Arab Maghreb Affairs at the Ministry Hassane Boukili and the Charg d Affaires of the Moroccan Embassy in Togo Hamid Mechino Speaking on this occasion Fouad Yazourh said that this new mobilization of states and partners to participate in the 3rd meeting of the GST Mali is in line with the spirit of pan African solidarity adding that it also reflects a common desire to consolidate the progress made recently for Mali These advances are the result of concerted efforts between different actors in Mali ECOWAS the AU and more broadly within the international community he added noting that the positive momentum recorded in recent months is a source of optimism for Morocco in view of the great progress made by Mali including the adoption of a new electoral law and the establishment of a Commission for the drafting of a new Constitution the definition of an electoral calendar for a period of 24 months and the programming in February 2024 presidential elections While the horizon of stability reopens in Mali and in the entire subregion these real advances cannot be sustained without regional and international mobilization he stressed Yazourh stressed in this regard that the Kingdom of Morocco under the vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI remains faithful to the ancestral and historical ties that bind it to Mali and to the brother Malian people It is in this spirit that Morocco has contributed since 2019 to defuse the situation in Mali he said recalling that the Kingdom had taken in consultation with the transitional authorities concrete steps to bring together the various Malian actors including Sufi families in around the basics He also said that under the leadership of His Majesty the King Morocco is working for a better future in Mali The official said that Mali is the fourth recipient of Moroccan foreign direct investment FDI on a continental scale and the second recipient of Moroccan scholarships for training with a quota of 200 scholarships granted for the year 2020 2021 Morocco has trained more than 500 Malian imams at the Mohammed VI Institute of Imams Morchidines and Morchidates he said noting that His Majesty King Mohammed VI has appointed 8 Malians to the High Council of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema He stressed that the new sequence that is opening up in Mali s transition process is also an opportunity to question any initiative or process that struggles to demonstrate its contribution to Mali s stabilization efforts
    Lomé: Morocco participates in the 3rd Meeting of the Follow-up and Support Group for the Transition in Mali
      The third meeting of the Follow up and Support Group for the Transition in Mali GST Mali was held this Tuesday in Lom Togo with the participation of Morocco The Kingdom is represented at this meeting by a delegation made up of the Ambassador Director General of Bilateral Relations and Regional Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad Fouad Yazourh the Ambassador Director General of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation AMCI Mohamed Methqal the Director of African Union AU Greater Maghreb and Arab Maghreb Affairs at the Ministry Hassane Boukili and the Charg d Affaires of the Moroccan Embassy in Togo Hamid Mechino Speaking on this occasion Fouad Yazourh said that this new mobilization of states and partners to participate in the 3rd meeting of the GST Mali is in line with the spirit of pan African solidarity adding that it also reflects a common desire to consolidate the progress made recently for Mali These advances are the result of concerted efforts between different actors in Mali ECOWAS the AU and more broadly within the international community he added noting that the positive momentum recorded in recent months is a source of optimism for Morocco in view of the great progress made by Mali including the adoption of a new electoral law and the establishment of a Commission for the drafting of a new Constitution the definition of an electoral calendar for a period of 24 months and the programming in February 2024 presidential elections While the horizon of stability reopens in Mali and in the entire subregion these real advances cannot be sustained without regional and international mobilization he stressed Yazourh stressed in this regard that the Kingdom of Morocco under the vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI remains faithful to the ancestral and historical ties that bind it to Mali and to the brother Malian people It is in this spirit that Morocco has contributed since 2019 to defuse the situation in Mali he said recalling that the Kingdom had taken in consultation with the transitional authorities concrete steps to bring together the various Malian actors including Sufi families in around the basics He also said that under the leadership of His Majesty the King Morocco is working for a better future in Mali The official said that Mali is the fourth recipient of Moroccan foreign direct investment FDI on a continental scale and the second recipient of Moroccan scholarships for training with a quota of 200 scholarships granted for the year 2020 2021 Morocco has trained more than 500 Malian imams at the Mohammed VI Institute of Imams Morchidines and Morchidates he said noting that His Majesty King Mohammed VI has appointed 8 Malians to the High Council of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema He stressed that the new sequence that is opening up in Mali s transition process is also an opportunity to question any initiative or process that struggles to demonstrate its contribution to Mali s stabilization efforts
    Lomé: Morocco participates in the 3rd Meeting of the Follow-up and Support Group for the Transition in Mali
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    Lomé: Morocco participates in the 3rd Meeting of the Follow-up and Support Group for the Transition in Mali

    The third meeting of the Follow-up and Support Group for the Transition in Mali (GST-Mali) was held this Tuesday in Lomé, Togo, with the participation of Morocco.

    The Kingdom is represented at this meeting by a delegation made up of the Ambassador, Director General of Bilateral Relations and Regional Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Fouad Yazourh, the Ambassador, Director General of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation (AMCI), Mohamed Methqal, the Director of African Union (AU), Greater Maghreb and Arab Maghreb Affairs at the Ministry, Hassane Boukili, and the Chargé d'Affaires of the Moroccan Embassy in Togo, Hamid Mechino.

    Speaking on this occasion, Fouad Yazourh said that this new mobilization of states and partners to participate in the 3rd meeting of the GST-Mali is in line with the spirit of pan-African solidarity, adding that it also reflects a common desire to consolidate the progress made recently.

    for Mali. These advances are the result of concerted efforts between different actors in Mali, ECOWAS, the AU and, more broadly, within the international community, he added, noting that the positive momentum recorded in recent months is a source of optimism for Morocco.

    , in view of the great progress made by Mali, including the adoption of a new electoral law and the establishment of a Commission for the drafting of a new Constitution, the definition of an electoral calendar for a period of 24 months and the programming, in February 2024 presidential elections.

    While the horizon of stability reopens in Mali and in the entire subregion, these real advances cannot be sustained without regional and international mobilization, he stressed.

    Yazourh stressed, in this regard, that the Kingdom of Morocco, under the vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, remains faithful to the ancestral and historical ties that bind it to Mali and to the brother Malian people.

    It is in this spirit that Morocco has contributed, since 2019, to defuse the situation in Mali, he said, recalling that the Kingdom had taken, in consultation with the transitional authorities, concrete steps to bring together the various Malian actors, including Sufi families in around the basics.

    He also said that under the leadership of His Majesty the King, Morocco is working for a better future in Mali. The official said that Mali is the fourth recipient of Moroccan foreign direct investment (FDI) on a continental scale, and the second recipient of Moroccan scholarships for training with a quota of 200 scholarships granted for the year 2020-2021.

    Morocco has trained more than 500 Malian imams at the Mohammed VI Institute of Imams, Morchidines and Morchidates, he said, noting that His Majesty King Mohammed VI has appointed 8 Malians to the High Council of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema.

    He stressed that the new sequence that is opening up in Mali's transition process is also an opportunity to question any initiative or process that struggles to demonstrate its contribution to Mali's stabilization efforts.

  •   From September 8 to 10 2022 the first edition of the Forum of African Regions FORAF will take place in Sa dia Morocco in the Oriental region Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI this Forum is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa UCLGA Africa www UCLGA org in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco ARM the Council of the Eastern Region CRO and the General Directorate of Territorial Collectivities DGCT of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco This meeting whose theme is The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa is a concrete implementation of the decisions taken by the General Assembly of UCLG Africa during the 8th edition of the Africities Summit held in Marrakech in November 2018 according to Mrs Fatimetou Abdel Malick President of UCLG Africa This Forum will bring together for the first time the presidents of regions counties and federal states of more than 20 African countries that have a second level of decentralized territorial government including Nigeria South Africa Burkina Faso Cameroon Ivory Coast Kenya Madagascar Mali Niger etc More than 400 participants are expected to attend this event This first edition will be an opportunity to discuss the role of regional governments in the definition and implementation of development and integration strategies It will highlight various issues that are at the heart of the missions of regional governments including the economic social and cultural development of the territories equipment attractiveness and competitiveness of the territories adaptation to climate change sustainability and resilience of the territories the contribution of the territories to the achievement of the sustainable development goals the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the implementation of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union the cooperation between African regions to strengthen the integration dynamics of Africa FORAF will be the platform for the organization and constitution of the elective General Assembly as the governing body within UCLG Africa Therefore it is expected that the members of this entity will be proposed at the Forum and the president will be elected on September 9 2022 The latter will represent the African continent in the World Forum of Regions of United Cities and Local Governments UCLG whose governing bodies will be renewed at the UCLG World Congress to be held in Daejon South Korea from October 10 to 14 2022 According to Ms Abdel Malick President of UCLG Africa the launch of FORAF is an important step in the process of integrating Africa a great step towards the emergence of the Africa of the Peoples
    First edition of the African Regions Forum to be held in Saïdia (FORAF)
      From September 8 to 10 2022 the first edition of the Forum of African Regions FORAF will take place in Sa dia Morocco in the Oriental region Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI this Forum is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa UCLGA Africa www UCLGA org in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco ARM the Council of the Eastern Region CRO and the General Directorate of Territorial Collectivities DGCT of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco This meeting whose theme is The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa is a concrete implementation of the decisions taken by the General Assembly of UCLG Africa during the 8th edition of the Africities Summit held in Marrakech in November 2018 according to Mrs Fatimetou Abdel Malick President of UCLG Africa This Forum will bring together for the first time the presidents of regions counties and federal states of more than 20 African countries that have a second level of decentralized territorial government including Nigeria South Africa Burkina Faso Cameroon Ivory Coast Kenya Madagascar Mali Niger etc More than 400 participants are expected to attend this event This first edition will be an opportunity to discuss the role of regional governments in the definition and implementation of development and integration strategies It will highlight various issues that are at the heart of the missions of regional governments including the economic social and cultural development of the territories equipment attractiveness and competitiveness of the territories adaptation to climate change sustainability and resilience of the territories the contribution of the territories to the achievement of the sustainable development goals the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the implementation of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union the cooperation between African regions to strengthen the integration dynamics of Africa FORAF will be the platform for the organization and constitution of the elective General Assembly as the governing body within UCLG Africa Therefore it is expected that the members of this entity will be proposed at the Forum and the president will be elected on September 9 2022 The latter will represent the African continent in the World Forum of Regions of United Cities and Local Governments UCLG whose governing bodies will be renewed at the UCLG World Congress to be held in Daejon South Korea from October 10 to 14 2022 According to Ms Abdel Malick President of UCLG Africa the launch of FORAF is an important step in the process of integrating Africa a great step towards the emergence of the Africa of the Peoples
    First edition of the African Regions Forum to be held in Saïdia (FORAF)
    Africa1 month ago

    First edition of the African Regions Forum to be held in Saïdia (FORAF)

    From September 8 to 10, 2022, the first edition of the Forum of African Regions (FORAF) will take place in Saïdia (Morocco), in the Oriental region.

    Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, this Forum is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA Africa) (www.UCLGA.org), in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco (ARM), the Council of the Eastern Region (CRO) and the General Directorate of Territorial Collectivities (DGCT) of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco.

    This meeting, whose theme is "The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa", is a concrete implementation of the decisions taken by the General Assembly of UCLG Africa during the 8th edition of the Africities Summit, held in Marrakech in November 2018, according to Mrs. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President of UCLG Africa.

    This Forum will bring together for the first time the presidents of regions, counties and federal states of more than 20 African countries that have a second level of decentralized territorial government, including Nigeria, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar , Mali, Niger, etc More than 400 participants are expected to attend this event.

    This first edition will be an opportunity to discuss the role of regional governments in the definition and implementation of development and integration strategies.

    It will highlight various issues that are at the heart of the missions of regional governments, including the economic, social and cultural development of the territories; equipment, attractiveness and competitiveness of the territories; adaptation to climate change, sustainability and resilience of the territories; the contribution of the territories to the achievement of the sustainable development goals, the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the implementation of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, the cooperation between African regions to strengthen the integration dynamics of Africa.

    FORAF will be the platform for the organization and constitution of the elective General Assembly as the governing body within UCLG Africa.

    Therefore, it is expected that the members of this entity will be proposed at the Forum and the president will be elected on September 9, 2022.

    The latter will represent the African continent in the World Forum of Regions of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) , whose governing bodies will be renewed at the UCLG World Congress to be held in Daejon, South Korea, from October 10 to 14, 2022.

    According to Ms. Abdel Malick, President of UCLG Africa, "the launch of FORAF is an important step in the process of integrating Africa, a great step towards the emergence of the Africa of the Peoples".

  •  The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs says it will partner with the UN Women on its digital agricultural platform to harness the benefits for rural women in Nigeria Mrs Pauline Tallen Minister of Women Affairs disclosed this in a statement by Mr Olujimi Oyetomi Director Press and Public Relations of the ministry on Wednesday in Abuja She stated this when she received Ms Beatrice Eyong the new UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS Tallen said the digital platform of the UN Women aligns with the Ministry s World Bank assisted project on women economic empowerment Nigeria for Women Project NFWP She noted that the main challenge affecting women was poverty hence the need for the government and other stakeholders to prioritise and channel resources toward addressing it If government could focus more on empowering women it will not only change the lives of women alone but jump start the economy More resources should be devoted to women empowerment projects Once a woman is empowered the home and lifestyle of her family will change and the nation will be healthier and better off she said The minister stressed the need for more support and advocacies for the empowerment of many more Nigerian women especially those in the rural areas Earlier Eyong said the digital agriculture platform would enhance economic and financial capacities of rural communities introduce them to digital economy and prepare them for climate change She said that the platform had been applied in Mali Senegal and other parts of Africa and had been embraced and met with many successes to the benefit of rural women farmers and even men Eyong revealed that the UN Women in Nigeria are developing a new strategy note which is the organisation s plan for the next five years on the needs of women girls and the vulnerable in the country The country s Representative said they had incorporated field data from six geo political zones covering 36 States of Nigeria into the document NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG, UN Women collaborate on digital farming 
     The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs says it will partner with the UN Women on its digital agricultural platform to harness the benefits for rural women in Nigeria Mrs Pauline Tallen Minister of Women Affairs disclosed this in a statement by Mr Olujimi Oyetomi Director Press and Public Relations of the ministry on Wednesday in Abuja She stated this when she received Ms Beatrice Eyong the new UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS Tallen said the digital platform of the UN Women aligns with the Ministry s World Bank assisted project on women economic empowerment Nigeria for Women Project NFWP She noted that the main challenge affecting women was poverty hence the need for the government and other stakeholders to prioritise and channel resources toward addressing it If government could focus more on empowering women it will not only change the lives of women alone but jump start the economy More resources should be devoted to women empowerment projects Once a woman is empowered the home and lifestyle of her family will change and the nation will be healthier and better off she said The minister stressed the need for more support and advocacies for the empowerment of many more Nigerian women especially those in the rural areas Earlier Eyong said the digital agriculture platform would enhance economic and financial capacities of rural communities introduce them to digital economy and prepare them for climate change She said that the platform had been applied in Mali Senegal and other parts of Africa and had been embraced and met with many successes to the benefit of rural women farmers and even men Eyong revealed that the UN Women in Nigeria are developing a new strategy note which is the organisation s plan for the next five years on the needs of women girls and the vulnerable in the country The country s Representative said they had incorporated field data from six geo political zones covering 36 States of Nigeria into the document NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG, UN Women collaborate on digital farming 
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    FG, UN Women collaborate on digital farming 

    The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs says it will partner with the UN Women on its digital agricultural platform to harness the benefits for rural women in Nigeria.

    Mrs Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs, disclosed this in a statement by Mr Olujimi Oyetomi, Director, Press and Public Relations, of the ministry on Wednesday in Abuja.

    She stated this when she received Ms Beatrice Eyong, the new UN-Women Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS.

    Tallen said the digital platform of the UN-Women aligns with the Ministry’s World Bank assisted project on women economic empowerment, “Nigeria for Women Project (NFWP)”.

    She noted that the main challenge affecting women was poverty, hence the need for the government and other stakeholders to prioritise and channel resources toward addressing it.

    “If government could focus more on empowering women, it will not only change the lives of women alone, but jump-start the economy.

    “More resources should be devoted to women empowerment projects.

    Once a woman is empowered, the home and lifestyle of her family will change and the nation will be healthier and better-off,” she said.

    The minister stressed the need for more support and advocacies for the empowerment of many more Nigerian women, especially those in the rural areas.

    Earlier, Eyong said the digital agriculture platform would enhance economic and financial capacities of rural communities, introduce them to digital economy and prepare them for climate change.

    She said that the platform had been applied in Mali, Senegal and other parts of Africa and had been embraced and met with many successes to the benefit of rural women farmers and even men.

    Eyong revealed that the UN-Women in Nigeria are developing a “new strategy note” which is the organisation’s plan for the next five years on the needs of women, girls and the vulnerable in the country.

    The country’s Representative said they had incorporated field-data from six geo-political zones covering 36 States of Nigeria into the document.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A team of Malaysian and Indonesian tourists on Tuesday visited tourism sites within Lagos to further market the destinations to intending tourists in their countries and attract investors The tourists who had visited several African countries plan to also visit Ghana and Liberia for same purposes soon Some of the destinations visited in Lagos are Terra Kulture Nike Art Gallery Lekki Conservation Centre Freedom Park National Museum and Makoko Seafood Market The tourists are Gan Hong Lee Sei Loong Wong Chong Wah from Malaysia as well as Ong Bie Lian and Tjung Tjeng Tjin from Indonesia The head of the team Lee Loong from Malaysia said Nigeria was chosen as a place to visit because it was known as the most famous African country Loong described Nigeria as a beautiful country rich in culture and history He said his visit to the country had partially changed his negative impression about the country as a destination without security overcrowded and with the problem of traffic congestion He said that comparing Nigeria with countries across the world it should not be seen as overcrowded and insecure Nigeria is truly a place to be but the country must work on rebranding its tourism sites Adequate information needs to be provided at each tourism destination to further educate visiting tourists he said Some of the tourists beside late General Muritala Mohammed s car at the National Museum Onikan Loong shared his challenges visiting Nigeria citing cumbersome process in acquiring Nigerian Visa and at a high cost According to him Nigerian visa was the most expensive to acquire compared to other countries he had visited It was such a difficult task for us to get our visas to come here Nigeria needs to be more organised good infrastructure should be put in place at tourism destinations I look forward to coming back soon to witness the Eyo festival he said He said the team s visit was taking it to nine African countries Mauritania Mali Niger Burkina Faso Chad Liberia Ghana Sierra Leone and Nigeria Loong said that at the end of the visits they would have been knowledgeable enough to sell any destination in those countries to intending tourists across the globe Mr Olugbenga Adebayo Managing Director Gadeshire Travels and Tours who packaged the tour revealed the challenges encountered Adebayo said he experienced problems with visa procurement for the tourists and avoidable protocols at various tourist destinations He advised that there should be more friendly policies to encourage tour operators in marketing Nigeria as a tourism destination Adebiyi said there was also a need for the people at the local level to be educated on the essence of showing hospitality to tourists NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Malaysian, Indonesian tourists visit Lagos historical destinations 
     A team of Malaysian and Indonesian tourists on Tuesday visited tourism sites within Lagos to further market the destinations to intending tourists in their countries and attract investors The tourists who had visited several African countries plan to also visit Ghana and Liberia for same purposes soon Some of the destinations visited in Lagos are Terra Kulture Nike Art Gallery Lekki Conservation Centre Freedom Park National Museum and Makoko Seafood Market The tourists are Gan Hong Lee Sei Loong Wong Chong Wah from Malaysia as well as Ong Bie Lian and Tjung Tjeng Tjin from Indonesia The head of the team Lee Loong from Malaysia said Nigeria was chosen as a place to visit because it was known as the most famous African country Loong described Nigeria as a beautiful country rich in culture and history He said his visit to the country had partially changed his negative impression about the country as a destination without security overcrowded and with the problem of traffic congestion He said that comparing Nigeria with countries across the world it should not be seen as overcrowded and insecure Nigeria is truly a place to be but the country must work on rebranding its tourism sites Adequate information needs to be provided at each tourism destination to further educate visiting tourists he said Some of the tourists beside late General Muritala Mohammed s car at the National Museum Onikan Loong shared his challenges visiting Nigeria citing cumbersome process in acquiring Nigerian Visa and at a high cost According to him Nigerian visa was the most expensive to acquire compared to other countries he had visited It was such a difficult task for us to get our visas to come here Nigeria needs to be more organised good infrastructure should be put in place at tourism destinations I look forward to coming back soon to witness the Eyo festival he said He said the team s visit was taking it to nine African countries Mauritania Mali Niger Burkina Faso Chad Liberia Ghana Sierra Leone and Nigeria Loong said that at the end of the visits they would have been knowledgeable enough to sell any destination in those countries to intending tourists across the globe Mr Olugbenga Adebayo Managing Director Gadeshire Travels and Tours who packaged the tour revealed the challenges encountered Adebayo said he experienced problems with visa procurement for the tourists and avoidable protocols at various tourist destinations He advised that there should be more friendly policies to encourage tour operators in marketing Nigeria as a tourism destination Adebiyi said there was also a need for the people at the local level to be educated on the essence of showing hospitality to tourists NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Malaysian, Indonesian tourists visit Lagos historical destinations 
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    Malaysian, Indonesian tourists visit Lagos historical destinations 

    A team of Malaysian and Indonesian tourists on Tuesday visited tourism sites within Lagos to further market the destinations to intending tourists in their countries and attract investors.

    The tourists, who had visited several African countries, plan to also visit Ghana and Liberia for same purposes soon.

    Some of the destinations visited in Lagos are Terra Kulture, Nike Art Gallery, Lekki Conservation Centre, Freedom Park, National Museum and Makoko Seafood Market.

    The tourists are Gan Hong, Lee Sei Loong, Wong Chong Wah from Malaysia; as well as Ong Bie Lian and Tjung Tjeng Tjin from Indonesia.

    The head of the team, Lee Loong from Malaysia, said Nigeria was chosen as a place to visit because it was known as the most famous African country.

    Loong described Nigeria as a beautiful country, rich in culture and history.

    He said his visit to the country had partially changed his negative impression about the country as a destination without security, overcrowded and with the problem of traffic congestion.

    He said that comparing Nigeria with countries across the world, it should not be seen as overcrowded and insecure.

    ” Nigeria is truly a place to be, but the country must work on rebranding its tourism sites.

    “Adequate information needs to be provided at each tourism destination to further educate visiting tourists,” he said.

    Some of the tourists beside late General Muritala Mohammed’s car at the National Museum, Onikan Loong shared his challenges visiting Nigeria, citing cumbersome process in acquiring Nigerian Visa, and at a high cost.

    According to him, Nigerian visa was the most expensive to acquire, compared to other countries he had visited.

    “It was such a difficult task for us to get our visas to come here; Nigeria needs to be more organised, good infrastructure should be put in place at tourism destinations.

    ” I look forward to coming back soon to witness the Eyo festival,” he said.

    He said the team’s visit was taking it to nine African countries — Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad, Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

    Loong said that at the end of the visits, they would have been knowledgeable enough to sell any destination in those countries to intending tourists across the globe.

    Mr Olugbenga Adebayo, Managing Director, Gadeshire Travels and Tours, who packaged the tour, revealed the challenges encountered.

    Adebayo said he experienced problems with visa procurement for the tourists and avoidable protocols at various tourist destinations.

    He advised that there should be more friendly policies, to encourage tour operators in marketing Nigeria as a tourism destination.

    Adebiyi said there was also a need for the people at the local level to be educated on the essence of showing hospitality to tourists.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Following the announcement of an additional 5 billion for the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance EPSA program https bit ly 3QoLwa2 of the African Development Bank https www AfDB org of the Government of Japan the Bank s Central Africa Regional Development and Business Implementation Office is seeking to engage private sector organizations in the region with economically viable investment projects Serge N Guessan Director General of the African Development Bank for the region said The Bank is very interested in supporting investments by private developers in Central Africa as they are essential for economic growth and job creation in this region important region of the continent The financing of the EPSA Program will contribute enormously to achieving this noble development goal The announcement made in Tunis during the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development TICAD8 comprises 4 billion under EPSA 5 2023 2025 and is complemented by 1 billion for a new special window to support African countries undertaking reforms to promote transparency and debt sustainability EPSA 5 aims to address four key priorities energy connectivity health and agriculture and nutrition EPSA s non sovereign operations component helps finance the Bank s private sector operations through a credit line from the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA to the Bank on concessional terms To date seven non sovereign loans have been signed with JICA for a total of 1 5 billion Examples of financed private investment include infrastructure Bujagali Hydroelectric Power Station Uganda RASCOM the first pan African communication satellite the East African Submarine Cable System the Lekki Toll Road Nigeria and the Water Supply to Bulk from Kigali Rwanda etc Credit lines for regional development finance institutions went to the West African Development Bank the African Commercial Insurance Agency the Africa Finance Corporation the East African Development Bank and various commercial banks EPSA loans also financed programs to assist small and medium sized enterprises in Tanzania and Zambia as well as sector specific equity funds such as the Africa Agriculture Fund the Emerging Market Fund and equity investments in the creation of the foreign exchange hedging facility TCX Industries also benefited from funding as evidenced by Lake Harvest Zimbabwe aquaculture project OLAM major agricultural company investing in Africa and Moulin Moderne du Mali foodstuffs Interested private developers within the Central Africa region should contact Bappa Se Marc Ghislain email m bappase afdb org
    Enhanced private sector assistance from the African Development Bank to the Central Africa region to strengthen engagement with the private sector
      Following the announcement of an additional 5 billion for the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance EPSA program https bit ly 3QoLwa2 of the African Development Bank https www AfDB org of the Government of Japan the Bank s Central Africa Regional Development and Business Implementation Office is seeking to engage private sector organizations in the region with economically viable investment projects Serge N Guessan Director General of the African Development Bank for the region said The Bank is very interested in supporting investments by private developers in Central Africa as they are essential for economic growth and job creation in this region important region of the continent The financing of the EPSA Program will contribute enormously to achieving this noble development goal The announcement made in Tunis during the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development TICAD8 comprises 4 billion under EPSA 5 2023 2025 and is complemented by 1 billion for a new special window to support African countries undertaking reforms to promote transparency and debt sustainability EPSA 5 aims to address four key priorities energy connectivity health and agriculture and nutrition EPSA s non sovereign operations component helps finance the Bank s private sector operations through a credit line from the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA to the Bank on concessional terms To date seven non sovereign loans have been signed with JICA for a total of 1 5 billion Examples of financed private investment include infrastructure Bujagali Hydroelectric Power Station Uganda RASCOM the first pan African communication satellite the East African Submarine Cable System the Lekki Toll Road Nigeria and the Water Supply to Bulk from Kigali Rwanda etc Credit lines for regional development finance institutions went to the West African Development Bank the African Commercial Insurance Agency the Africa Finance Corporation the East African Development Bank and various commercial banks EPSA loans also financed programs to assist small and medium sized enterprises in Tanzania and Zambia as well as sector specific equity funds such as the Africa Agriculture Fund the Emerging Market Fund and equity investments in the creation of the foreign exchange hedging facility TCX Industries also benefited from funding as evidenced by Lake Harvest Zimbabwe aquaculture project OLAM major agricultural company investing in Africa and Moulin Moderne du Mali foodstuffs Interested private developers within the Central Africa region should contact Bappa Se Marc Ghislain email m bappase afdb org
    Enhanced private sector assistance from the African Development Bank to the Central Africa region to strengthen engagement with the private sector
    Africa1 month ago

    Enhanced private sector assistance from the African Development Bank to the Central Africa region to strengthen engagement with the private sector

    Following the announcement of an additional $5 billion for the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) program (https://bit.ly/3QoLwa2) of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) of the Government of Japan, the Bank's Central Africa Regional Development and Business Implementation Office is seeking to engage private sector organizations in the region with economically viable investment projects.

    Serge N'Guessan, Director General of the African Development Bank for the region, said: “The Bank is very interested in supporting investments by private developers in Central Africa, as they are essential for economic growth and job creation in this region.

    important region of the continent.

    The financing of the EPSA Program will contribute enormously to achieving this noble development goal.” The announcement, made in Tunis during the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8), comprises $4 billion under EPSA 5 (2023-2025), and is complemented by $1 billion for a new special window to support African countries undertaking reforms to promote transparency and debt sustainability.

    EPSA 5 aims to address four key priorities: energy, connectivity, health and agriculture, and nutrition.

    EPSA's non-sovereign operations component helps finance the Bank's private sector operations through a credit line from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Bank on concessional terms.

    To date, seven non-sovereign loans have been signed with JICA for a total of $1.5 billion.

    Examples of financed private investment include infrastructure: Bujagali Hydroelectric Power Station (Uganda), RASCOM (the first pan-African communication satellite), the East African Submarine Cable System, the Lekki Toll Road (Nigeria) and the Water Supply to Bulk from Kigali (Rwanda), etc.

    Credit lines for regional development finance institutions went to the West African Development Bank, the African Commercial Insurance Agency, the Africa Finance Corporation, the East African Development Bank and various commercial banks.

    EPSA loans also financed programs to assist small and medium-sized enterprises in Tanzania and Zambia, as well as sector-specific equity funds such as the Africa Agriculture Fund, the Emerging Market Fund, and equity investments in the creation of the foreign exchange hedging facility.

    TCX.

    Industries also benefited from funding, as evidenced by Lake Harvest (Zimbabwe aquaculture project), OLAM (major agricultural company investing in Africa) and Moulin Moderne du Mali (foodstuffs).

    Interested private developers within the Central Africa region should contact: Bappa Se Marc Ghislain, email: m.bappase@afdb.org