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  •  The African Development Bank AfDB and Transnet have agreed to implement regional borderless crossings to scale up integrated regional freight transport and logistics systems in Africa This is to boost intra African trade for the benefit of the African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA agreement This is contained in a statement issued by the Communication and External Relations Department AfDB on Thursday The agreement was made at a conference organised by the AfDB and Transnet on Sept 23 to build integrated regional freight systems to boost intra African trade and Africa s global trading position According to the statement Transnet is a large South African rail port pipeline and freight logistics service provider with freight rail being the largest of its five operating divisions It aims to expand economic infrastructure create jobs and build a skilled and capable workforce The conference was attended by representatives of government utilities agencies industry players and development partners and also highlighted the benefits of the AfCFTA agreement Solomon Quaynor the bank s Vice President for Private Sector Infrastructure and Industrialisation emphasised the importance of rail infrastructure to the region s growth Quaynor described the AfCFTA as a game changer for the continent It is absolutely essential that we do not create the largest single free trade area of consumption but rather one of industrialisation where we add value to our natural resources The checklist of essentials to ensure growth includes economic corridors fully established cross border railways and ports integrated with industrialisation spaces more value addition not just commodity based he said Quaynor further urged participants to explore financing models for corridors that included Public Private Partnerships PPPs and blended financing We need to explore various financing models and we need to think of this differently For example we need to finance corridors and not just national railways networks We need to think PPP to leverage limited public capital but we have to be aware of the risks that the private sector will not bear he said The vice president also touched on the need and demand for digital solutions across regional freight transport corridors and the importance of improving operational efficiency He said issues such as customs and labour laws applicable to railways freight operations should be resolved to achieve seamless and integrated efficient freight operations along the entire cross border economic corridors Joint network lifetime planning on a regional cross border basis is urgently needed For example Southern African Development Community SADC is working with the Southern Africa Railways Association SARA to develop a regional railway masterplan he said Also Transnet Group Chief Executive Portia Derby said in spite challenges of inflation price hikes and high interest rates the southern Africa region still stood to move ahead Derby who shared experiences from Ghana Cote d Ivoire and Mozambique said Transnet had learned about the strategic ways infrastructure could be integrated into a common planning platform Members talking to each other is essential because it is about creating a platform for solving short and long term development plans she said She said the partnership of the AfDB had been crucial for both financing and advice AfDB promised that they would be with us and they have Let s be hopelessly ambitious she said Mike Salawou Acting Director for the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department AfDB said the bank s history of providing long term financing made it the first choice for those seeking financing The role of Multilateral Development Banks is to prudently take on the risk that other lenders are usually unwilling to take Salawou said Earlier in a video address Pravin Gordhan South African Minister of Public Enterprises said change for the sector would require the continent to be more assertive He also said that change for the sector would require attention to be paid to the political choices made by political players which massively influences the extent of the continent s development growth He called for a new level of cooperation and assertiveness The next challenge is both how to compete and cooperate with one another The minister also implored countries of the continent to get impatient with one another for things to move forward Kennedy Mbekeani Deputy Director for the Southern Africa Region AfDB also noted the assistance of the bank in driving development of ports roads and rail on the continent The AfDB leads in infrastructure financing on the continent We look to conferences like these to increase the opportunities for new projects and partnerships as well as interest in our services Mbekeani said According to the statement since 2010 the bank has invested a total of 500 million dollars in Transnet toward a portion of its capital expenditure programme The financing has been key to addressing operational challenges This would improve operational efficiency and position the company as a strategic regional player NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AfDB, S/African coy implement transport system to boost intra-African trade
     The African Development Bank AfDB and Transnet have agreed to implement regional borderless crossings to scale up integrated regional freight transport and logistics systems in Africa This is to boost intra African trade for the benefit of the African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA agreement This is contained in a statement issued by the Communication and External Relations Department AfDB on Thursday The agreement was made at a conference organised by the AfDB and Transnet on Sept 23 to build integrated regional freight systems to boost intra African trade and Africa s global trading position According to the statement Transnet is a large South African rail port pipeline and freight logistics service provider with freight rail being the largest of its five operating divisions It aims to expand economic infrastructure create jobs and build a skilled and capable workforce The conference was attended by representatives of government utilities agencies industry players and development partners and also highlighted the benefits of the AfCFTA agreement Solomon Quaynor the bank s Vice President for Private Sector Infrastructure and Industrialisation emphasised the importance of rail infrastructure to the region s growth Quaynor described the AfCFTA as a game changer for the continent It is absolutely essential that we do not create the largest single free trade area of consumption but rather one of industrialisation where we add value to our natural resources The checklist of essentials to ensure growth includes economic corridors fully established cross border railways and ports integrated with industrialisation spaces more value addition not just commodity based he said Quaynor further urged participants to explore financing models for corridors that included Public Private Partnerships PPPs and blended financing We need to explore various financing models and we need to think of this differently For example we need to finance corridors and not just national railways networks We need to think PPP to leverage limited public capital but we have to be aware of the risks that the private sector will not bear he said The vice president also touched on the need and demand for digital solutions across regional freight transport corridors and the importance of improving operational efficiency He said issues such as customs and labour laws applicable to railways freight operations should be resolved to achieve seamless and integrated efficient freight operations along the entire cross border economic corridors Joint network lifetime planning on a regional cross border basis is urgently needed For example Southern African Development Community SADC is working with the Southern Africa Railways Association SARA to develop a regional railway masterplan he said Also Transnet Group Chief Executive Portia Derby said in spite challenges of inflation price hikes and high interest rates the southern Africa region still stood to move ahead Derby who shared experiences from Ghana Cote d Ivoire and Mozambique said Transnet had learned about the strategic ways infrastructure could be integrated into a common planning platform Members talking to each other is essential because it is about creating a platform for solving short and long term development plans she said She said the partnership of the AfDB had been crucial for both financing and advice AfDB promised that they would be with us and they have Let s be hopelessly ambitious she said Mike Salawou Acting Director for the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department AfDB said the bank s history of providing long term financing made it the first choice for those seeking financing The role of Multilateral Development Banks is to prudently take on the risk that other lenders are usually unwilling to take Salawou said Earlier in a video address Pravin Gordhan South African Minister of Public Enterprises said change for the sector would require the continent to be more assertive He also said that change for the sector would require attention to be paid to the political choices made by political players which massively influences the extent of the continent s development growth He called for a new level of cooperation and assertiveness The next challenge is both how to compete and cooperate with one another The minister also implored countries of the continent to get impatient with one another for things to move forward Kennedy Mbekeani Deputy Director for the Southern Africa Region AfDB also noted the assistance of the bank in driving development of ports roads and rail on the continent The AfDB leads in infrastructure financing on the continent We look to conferences like these to increase the opportunities for new projects and partnerships as well as interest in our services Mbekeani said According to the statement since 2010 the bank has invested a total of 500 million dollars in Transnet toward a portion of its capital expenditure programme The financing has been key to addressing operational challenges This would improve operational efficiency and position the company as a strategic regional player NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AfDB, S/African coy implement transport system to boost intra-African trade
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    AfDB, S/African coy implement transport system to boost intra-African trade

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Transnet have agreed to implement regional borderless crossings to scale-up integrated regional freight transport and logistics systems in Africa.

    This is to boost intra-African trade for the benefit of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

    This is contained in a statement issued by the Communication and External Relations Department, AfDB on Thursday.

    The agreement was made at a conference organised by the AfDB and Transnet on Sept. 23, to build integrated regional freight systems to boost intra-African trade and Africa’s global trading position.  

    According to the statement, Transnet is a large South African rail, port, pipeline and freight logistics service provider, with freight rail being the largest of its five operating divisions.

    It aims to expand economic infrastructure, create jobs and build a skilled and capable workforce.

    The conference was attended by representatives of government utilities, agencies, industry players and development partners, and also highlighted the benefits of the AfCFTA agreement.

    Solomon Quaynor, the bank’s Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation emphasised the importance of rail infrastructure to the region’s growth.

    Quaynor described the AfCFTA as a game changer for the continent.

    “It is absolutely essential that we do not create the largest single free trade area of consumption, but rather one of industrialisation where we add value to our natural resources.

    “The checklist of essentials to ensure growth includes economic corridors, fully established cross-border railways and ports, integrated with industrialisation spaces, more value addition, not just commodity based,” he said.

    Quaynor further urged participants to explore financing models for corridors that included Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and blended financing.

    “We need to explore various financing models, and we need to think of this differently.

    For example, we need to finance corridors and not just national railways networks. 

    “We need to think PPP to leverage limited public capital, but we have to be aware of the risks that the private sector will not bear,” he said.

    The vice president also touched on the need and demand for digital solutions across regional freight transport corridors and the importance of improving operational efficiency. 

    He said issues such as customs and labour laws, applicable to railways freight operations, should be resolved to achieve seamless and integrated efficient freight operations along the entire cross border economic corridors.

    “Joint network lifetime planning on a regional cross border basis is urgently needed. 

    “For example, Southern African Development Community (SADC) is working with the Southern Africa Railways Association (SARA) to develop a regional railway masterplan,” he said.

    Also, Transnet Group Chief Executive, Portia Derby said in spite challenges of inflation, price hikes, and high interest rates, the southern Africa region still stood to move ahead. 

    Derby who shared experiences from Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Mozambique, said Transnet had learned about the strategic ways infrastructure could be integrated into a common planning platform.

    “Members talking to each other is essential because it is about creating a platform for solving short and long-term development plans,” she said.

    She said the partnership of the AfDB had been crucial for both financing and advice.

    “AfDB promised that they would be with us and they have.

    Let’s be hopelessly ambitious,” she said.

    Mike Salawou, Acting Director for the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department, AfDB said the bank’s history of providing long-term financing made it the first choice for those seeking financing.

    “The role of Multilateral Development Banks is to prudently take on the risk that other lenders are usually unwilling to take,” Salawou said.

    Earlier in a video address, Pravin Gordhan, South African Minister of Public Enterprises, said change for the sector would require the continent to be more assertive.

    He also said that change for the sector would require attention to be paid to the political choices made by political players which “massively influences the extent of the continent’s development growth”.

    He called for “a new level of cooperation and assertiveness”.

    “The next challenge is both how to compete and cooperate with one another.

    ” The minister also implored countries of the continent “to get impatient with one another for things to move forward.

    ” Kennedy Mbekeani, Deputy Director for the Southern Africa Region, AfDB also noted the assistance of the bank in driving development of ports, roads and rail on the continent.

    “The AfDB leads in infrastructure financing on the continent.

    We look to conferences like these to increase the opportunities for new projects and partnerships as well as interest in our services,” Mbekeani said.

    According to the statement, since 2010, the bank has invested a total of  500 million dollars in Transnet toward a portion of its capital expenditure programme.

    The financing has been key to addressing operational challenges.

    This would improve operational efficiency and position the company as a strategic regional player.  


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   While the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell visits Mozambique thousands of people flee attacks in the north of the country as the conflict between armed groups and the Mozambican government spreads On Thursday the Islamic State ISIS linked armed group often called Al Shabab or Mashababos locally claimed responsibility for attacks on several villages including two in Nampula province Several witnesses told Human Rights Watch that this week armed men burned houses a school and a church in the Comboni Catholic Mission in the town of Chipene in Nampula Many civilians were killed including an Italian nun Nampula is south of where the armed group has historically been active in the northernmost Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces of Mozambique a sign that the conflict which began in Cabo Delgado in October 2017 is spreading Mozambique has been receiving international assistance including regional military support from Rwanda and the Southern African Development Community SADC It is also receiving financial support and training for counterterrorism operations from the US and the EU During Borrell s visit on 8 9 September the EU announced that it was providing additional support to the SADC Military Mission in Mozambique SAMIM a regional peacekeeping mission for peacebuilding and community dialogue As part of its aid package the EU should also prioritize humanitarian assistance to almost a million internally displaced people who have fled their homes in northern Mozambique over the past five years The displaced remain in camps and informal settlements with limited access to basic needs such as food health care and education The EU must also ensure that women and children who have been made exceptionally vulnerable by the conflict play a central role in any dialogue and peacebuilding efforts it supports In his statements to the press Borrell stressed that the fight against terrorism should not only have a military component and that economic growth job creation people s well being public services education health are the basis of peace and a good society which he called the only remedy against terror But the EU s foreign policy chief failed to mention a key component of this response accountability The EU must ensure that any military training provided is also focused on the prevention of abuses by the Mozambican armed forces The Mozambican authorities must investigate human rights abuses committed by state security forces as well as by the ISIS linked group and prosecute those involved in fair trials to ensure justice for the victims of this conflict
    European Union (EU) leader must prioritize rights during visit to Mozambique
      While the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell visits Mozambique thousands of people flee attacks in the north of the country as the conflict between armed groups and the Mozambican government spreads On Thursday the Islamic State ISIS linked armed group often called Al Shabab or Mashababos locally claimed responsibility for attacks on several villages including two in Nampula province Several witnesses told Human Rights Watch that this week armed men burned houses a school and a church in the Comboni Catholic Mission in the town of Chipene in Nampula Many civilians were killed including an Italian nun Nampula is south of where the armed group has historically been active in the northernmost Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces of Mozambique a sign that the conflict which began in Cabo Delgado in October 2017 is spreading Mozambique has been receiving international assistance including regional military support from Rwanda and the Southern African Development Community SADC It is also receiving financial support and training for counterterrorism operations from the US and the EU During Borrell s visit on 8 9 September the EU announced that it was providing additional support to the SADC Military Mission in Mozambique SAMIM a regional peacekeeping mission for peacebuilding and community dialogue As part of its aid package the EU should also prioritize humanitarian assistance to almost a million internally displaced people who have fled their homes in northern Mozambique over the past five years The displaced remain in camps and informal settlements with limited access to basic needs such as food health care and education The EU must also ensure that women and children who have been made exceptionally vulnerable by the conflict play a central role in any dialogue and peacebuilding efforts it supports In his statements to the press Borrell stressed that the fight against terrorism should not only have a military component and that economic growth job creation people s well being public services education health are the basis of peace and a good society which he called the only remedy against terror But the EU s foreign policy chief failed to mention a key component of this response accountability The EU must ensure that any military training provided is also focused on the prevention of abuses by the Mozambican armed forces The Mozambican authorities must investigate human rights abuses committed by state security forces as well as by the ISIS linked group and prosecute those involved in fair trials to ensure justice for the victims of this conflict
    European Union (EU) leader must prioritize rights during visit to Mozambique
    Africa3 weeks ago

    European Union (EU) leader must prioritize rights during visit to Mozambique

    While the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, visits Mozambique, thousands of people flee attacks in the north of the country as the conflict between armed groups and the Mozambican government spreads .

    On Thursday, the Islamic State (ISIS)-linked armed group, often called Al-Shabab or Mashababos locally, claimed responsibility for attacks on several villages, including two in Nampula province.

    Several witnesses told Human Rights Watch that this week, armed men burned houses, a school, and a church in the Comboni Catholic Mission in the town of Chipene in Nampula.

    Many civilians were killed, including an Italian nun.

    Nampula is south of where the armed group has historically been active, in the northernmost Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces of Mozambique, a sign that the conflict, which began in Cabo Delgado in October 2017, is spreading.

    Mozambique has been receiving international assistance, including regional military support, from Rwanda and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

    It is also receiving financial support and training for counterterrorism operations from the US and the EU.

    During Borrell's visit on 8-9 September, the EU announced that it was providing additional support to the SADC Military Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), a regional peacekeeping mission, for peacebuilding and community dialogue.

    As part of its aid package, the EU should also prioritize humanitarian assistance to almost a million internally displaced people who have fled their homes in northern Mozambique over the past five years.

    The displaced remain in camps and informal settlements with limited access to basic needs such as food, health care and education.

    The EU must also ensure that women and children, who have been made exceptionally vulnerable by the conflict, play a central role in any dialogue and peacebuilding efforts it supports.

    In his statements to the press, Borrell stressed that the fight against terrorism should not only have a military component, and that "economic growth, job creation, people's well-being, public services, education, health ” are the basis of peace and a “good society”, which he called “the only remedy against terror”.

    But the EU's foreign policy chief failed to mention a key component of this response: accountability.

    The EU must ensure that any military training provided is also focused on the prevention of abuses by the Mozambican armed forces.

    The Mozambican authorities must investigate human rights abuses committed by state security forces, as well as by the ISIS-linked group, and prosecute those involved in fair trials to ensure justice for the victims of this conflict.

  •   President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his warmest and most sincere congratulations to President Jo o Louren o and the people of the Republic of Angola on his re election as President of the Republic of Angola President Ramaphosa said that the election results reflect the confidence that the Angolan people have in him I look forward to working with President Jo o Louren o to strengthen the strong and cordial bilateral relations between our two countries as well as on matters of mutual interest on the African continent and our region the Southern African Development Community SADC said Mr President Ramaphosa added President Ramaphosa said that he is also very pleased that the elections took place in a calm atmosphere in which the people of Angola exercised their democratic right to elect a government of their own choosing
    President Ramaphosa congratulates President João Lourenço on his election as President of Angola
      President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his warmest and most sincere congratulations to President Jo o Louren o and the people of the Republic of Angola on his re election as President of the Republic of Angola President Ramaphosa said that the election results reflect the confidence that the Angolan people have in him I look forward to working with President Jo o Louren o to strengthen the strong and cordial bilateral relations between our two countries as well as on matters of mutual interest on the African continent and our region the Southern African Development Community SADC said Mr President Ramaphosa added President Ramaphosa said that he is also very pleased that the elections took place in a calm atmosphere in which the people of Angola exercised their democratic right to elect a government of their own choosing
    President Ramaphosa congratulates President João Lourenço on his election as President of Angola
    Africa1 month ago

    President Ramaphosa congratulates President João Lourenço on his election as President of Angola

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his warmest and most sincere congratulations to President João Lourenço and the people of the Republic of Angola on his re-election as President of the Republic of Angola.

    President Ramaphosa said that the election results reflect the confidence that the Angolan people have in him.

    "I look forward to working with President João Lourenço to strengthen the strong and cordial bilateral relations between our two countries, as well as on matters of mutual interest on the African continent and our region, the Southern African Development Community (SADC)," said Mr. President.

    Ramaphosa added.

    President Ramaphosa said that he is also very pleased that the elections took place in a calm atmosphere, in which the people of Angola exercised their democratic right to elect a government of their own choosing.

  •   If Africa wants to make energy poverty history in Africa by 2030 the continent needs to maximize and monetize all these available natural gas resources As such Mozambique s resources estimated at more than 100 trillion cubic feet have the potential to dramatically change the continent s energy landscape with large scale projects currently underway to bring critical new supplies online In this regard and seeking to promote Mozambique s transformative energy landscape the African Energy Chamber AEC is proud to announce that HE Filipe Nyusi President of the Republic of Mozambique will address delegates during the largest continent s energy event African Energy Week AEW www AECWeek com 2022 October 18 21 in Cape Town As the head of one of the fastest growing natural gas markets in the world President Nyusi will address delegates at AEW 2022 highlighting the role that gas from Mozambique will play in driving energy security in national regional and regional markets and international With more than 600 million people in Africa living in energy poverty and 900 million without access to clean cooking solutions Mozambique s gas reserves present an opportunity for Africa to address growing energy poverty and accelerate industrialization while addresses the looming climate emergency Since taking office as the fourth president of the Republic of Mozambique in 2015 HE President Nyusi has positioned the southern African country as one of the world s rapidly expanding hydrocarbon markets through a series of investor friendly policies and fiscal conditions massive exploration campaigns and partnerships with leading global energy companies such as TotalEnergies ExxonMobil bp Shell and Eni As a result Mozambique has become an exploration hub for large and independents and has consequently been home to some of the largest natural gas discoveries in Africa With the development of projects such as TotalEnergies Area 1 Liquefied Natural Gas LNG Trains 1 and 2 ExxonMobil Area 4 LNG Trains 1 and 2 and Eni s Coral Floating LNG underway with Coral Sul set to start production from 2022 Mozambique s energy future is bright For Africa the country s gas resources will be key to alleviating energy poverty boosting industrialization and driving a just energy transition Meanwhile for global markets the start up of Mozambican projects will be key to bringing new supplies to market at a time when international markets seek alternative supplies in light of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine While security concerns have delayed project development in the country HE President Nyusi in his capacity as President of both Mozambique and the Southern African Development Community SADC has spearheaded multiple initiatives and partnerships with partners to boost safety and ensure the resumption of the project As a result the European Union recently announced a plan to increase financial support to Mozambique while energy majors TotalEnergies ExxonMobil and Eni focus on getting projects back on track In this regard under the theme Exploring and Investing in Africa s Energy Future While Driving an Enabling Environment AEW 2022 serves as the best platform for HE President Nyusi to promote Mozambique s gas investment and cooperation With Mozambique seeking to attract more foreign direct investment as well as greater participation from international energy companies to expand its hydrocarbon reserves boost and accelerate project development and optimize operations and infrastructure development throughout the oil and gas value chain gas AEW 2022 presents the best platform for HE President Nyusi to promote investment and partnership opportunities across the country s burgeoning hydrocarbon landscape We are excited that HE President Nyusi will address delegates at AEW 2022 highlighting the opportunities in Mozambique s hydrocarbon rich basins and making the case for the resumption of the Mozambican project in 2022 and beyond Representing one of the largest gas markets in Africa the resources of Mozambique will be key to making energy poverty history in Africa and as such it is imperative that the African continent comes together to help unlock the country s resources says NJ Ayuk Executive Chairman of the ACS
    Mozambican President HE Nyusi to address delegates at African Energy Week 2022
      If Africa wants to make energy poverty history in Africa by 2030 the continent needs to maximize and monetize all these available natural gas resources As such Mozambique s resources estimated at more than 100 trillion cubic feet have the potential to dramatically change the continent s energy landscape with large scale projects currently underway to bring critical new supplies online In this regard and seeking to promote Mozambique s transformative energy landscape the African Energy Chamber AEC is proud to announce that HE Filipe Nyusi President of the Republic of Mozambique will address delegates during the largest continent s energy event African Energy Week AEW www AECWeek com 2022 October 18 21 in Cape Town As the head of one of the fastest growing natural gas markets in the world President Nyusi will address delegates at AEW 2022 highlighting the role that gas from Mozambique will play in driving energy security in national regional and regional markets and international With more than 600 million people in Africa living in energy poverty and 900 million without access to clean cooking solutions Mozambique s gas reserves present an opportunity for Africa to address growing energy poverty and accelerate industrialization while addresses the looming climate emergency Since taking office as the fourth president of the Republic of Mozambique in 2015 HE President Nyusi has positioned the southern African country as one of the world s rapidly expanding hydrocarbon markets through a series of investor friendly policies and fiscal conditions massive exploration campaigns and partnerships with leading global energy companies such as TotalEnergies ExxonMobil bp Shell and Eni As a result Mozambique has become an exploration hub for large and independents and has consequently been home to some of the largest natural gas discoveries in Africa With the development of projects such as TotalEnergies Area 1 Liquefied Natural Gas LNG Trains 1 and 2 ExxonMobil Area 4 LNG Trains 1 and 2 and Eni s Coral Floating LNG underway with Coral Sul set to start production from 2022 Mozambique s energy future is bright For Africa the country s gas resources will be key to alleviating energy poverty boosting industrialization and driving a just energy transition Meanwhile for global markets the start up of Mozambican projects will be key to bringing new supplies to market at a time when international markets seek alternative supplies in light of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine While security concerns have delayed project development in the country HE President Nyusi in his capacity as President of both Mozambique and the Southern African Development Community SADC has spearheaded multiple initiatives and partnerships with partners to boost safety and ensure the resumption of the project As a result the European Union recently announced a plan to increase financial support to Mozambique while energy majors TotalEnergies ExxonMobil and Eni focus on getting projects back on track In this regard under the theme Exploring and Investing in Africa s Energy Future While Driving an Enabling Environment AEW 2022 serves as the best platform for HE President Nyusi to promote Mozambique s gas investment and cooperation With Mozambique seeking to attract more foreign direct investment as well as greater participation from international energy companies to expand its hydrocarbon reserves boost and accelerate project development and optimize operations and infrastructure development throughout the oil and gas value chain gas AEW 2022 presents the best platform for HE President Nyusi to promote investment and partnership opportunities across the country s burgeoning hydrocarbon landscape We are excited that HE President Nyusi will address delegates at AEW 2022 highlighting the opportunities in Mozambique s hydrocarbon rich basins and making the case for the resumption of the Mozambican project in 2022 and beyond Representing one of the largest gas markets in Africa the resources of Mozambique will be key to making energy poverty history in Africa and as such it is imperative that the African continent comes together to help unlock the country s resources says NJ Ayuk Executive Chairman of the ACS
    Mozambican President HE Nyusi to address delegates at African Energy Week 2022
    Africa1 month ago

    Mozambican President HE Nyusi to address delegates at African Energy Week 2022

    If Africa wants to make energy poverty history in Africa by 2030, the continent needs to maximize and monetize all these available natural gas resources.

    As such, Mozambique's resources, estimated at more than 100 trillion cubic feet, have the potential to dramatically change the continent's energy landscape, with large-scale projects currently underway to bring critical new supplies online.

    In this regard, and seeking to promote Mozambique's transformative energy landscape, the African Energy Chamber (AEC) is proud to announce that HE Filipe Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, will address delegates during the largest continent's energy event, African Energy Week (AEW) (www.AECWeek.com) 2022: October 18-21 in Cape Town. As the head of one of the fastest growing natural gas markets in the world, President Nyusi will address delegates at AEW 2022, highlighting the role that gas from Mozambique will play in driving energy security in national, regional and regional markets.

    and international.

    With more than 600 million people in Africa living in energy poverty and 900 million without access to clean cooking solutions, Mozambique's gas reserves present an opportunity for Africa to address growing energy poverty and accelerate industrialization while addresses the looming climate emergency.

    Since taking office as the fourth president of the Republic of Mozambique in 2015, HE President Nyusi has positioned the southern African country as one of the world's rapidly expanding hydrocarbon markets through a series of investor-friendly policies.

    and fiscal conditions, massive exploration campaigns and partnerships with leading global energy companies such as TotalEnergies, ExxonMobil, bp, Shell and Eni. As a result, Mozambique has become an exploration hub for large and independents and has consequently been home to some of the largest natural gas discoveries in Africa.

    With the development of projects such as TotalEnergies Area 1 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Trains 1 and 2; ExxonMobil Area 4 LNG Trains 1 and 2; and Eni's Coral Floating LNG underway, with Coral Sul set to start production from 2022: Mozambique's energy future is bright.

    For Africa, the country's gas resources will be key to alleviating energy poverty, boosting industrialization and driving a just energy transition.

    Meanwhile, for global markets, the start-up of Mozambican projects will be key to bringing new supplies to market at a time when international markets seek alternative supplies in light of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

    While security concerns have delayed project development in the country, HE President Nyusi, in his capacity as President of both Mozambique and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has spearheaded multiple initiatives and partnerships with partners to boost safety and ensure the resumption of the project.

    As a result, the European Union recently announced a plan to increase financial support to Mozambique, while energy majors TotalEnergies, ExxonMobil and Eni focus on getting projects back on track.

    In this regard, under the theme "Exploring and Investing in Africa's Energy Future While Driving an Enabling Environment", AEW 2022 serves as the best platform for HE President Nyusi to promote Mozambique's gas, investment and cooperation.

    With Mozambique seeking to attract more foreign direct investment, as well as greater participation from international energy companies to expand its hydrocarbon reserves, boost and accelerate project development, and optimize operations and infrastructure development throughout the oil and gas value chain gas, AEW 2022 presents the best platform for HE President Nyusi to promote investment and partnership opportunities across the country's burgeoning hydrocarbon landscape.

    “We are excited that HE President Nyusi will address delegates at AEW 2022, highlighting the opportunities in Mozambique's hydrocarbon-rich basins and making the case for the resumption of the Mozambican project in 2022 and beyond.

    Representing one of the largest gas markets in Africa, the resources of Mozambique will be key to making energy poverty history in Africa and as such it is imperative that the African continent comes together to help unlock the country's resources."

    , says NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the ACS

  •   The investment opportunities and prospects for economic growth in the southern African region are encouraging despite recent headwinds from a global pandemic and food crisis said Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank www AfDB org Swazi Tshabalala Tshabalala attended the 42nd Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community SADC which concluded last week in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa She was accompanied by bank officials Solomane Kone deputy director general of the Central Africa Region Jean Guy Afrika interim director of the bank s Regional Integration Coordination Office and Dr Lufeyo Banda director of regional operations Tshabalala said The African Development Bank Group is very optimistic about the future of the SADC region Although the pandemic and food crisis challenged the region in ways no one expected regional cooperation on investment security infrastructure health climate agriculture and trade is accelerating at an impressive rate These trends are creating new opportunities to strengthen the productive systems of the region and improve urban and regional infrastructure The Senior Vice President had fruitful discussions with various ministers and heads of state including President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia and President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Both presidents expressed their gratitude for the support provided by the banking group over the years They emphasized the critical role of the African Development Fund the bank s concessional lending window in supporting their countries development efforts Presidents Hichilema and Chakwera spoke of the urgent need to mobilize additional concessional resources They called on the African Development Bank Group to speed up the implementation of its flagship financial initiatives especially the charter amendment of the African Development Fund to enable it to access the financial market The delegation discussed and received feedback on some of the African Development Bank Group s flagship financial initiatives including the recently launched African Emergency Food Production Facility the 16th replenishment of the African Development Fund and related market access efforts the proposed reallocation of International Monetary Fund IMF Special Drawing Rights through the African Development Bank Group and the Equity Indexed Investment Bonds initiative Bank officials also met with DRC finance minister Nicolas Kazadi and Mozambican deputy finance minister Amilcar Paia Tivane Discussions focused on the bank s active portfolio in both countries and the potential for mobilizing additional resources to close infrastructure gaps support agricultural transformation promote industrialization and trade and help the two countries address pressing related concerns with safety and climate The SADC Heads of State Summit is organized annually and represents the highest political and decision making body of the organization All 16 SADC member states attend the summit The regional leaders also reviewed the status of implementation of SADC initiatives and flagship programs and discussed pressing climate and security concerns
    The African Development Bank is optimistic about the economic prospects of the Southern African region
      The investment opportunities and prospects for economic growth in the southern African region are encouraging despite recent headwinds from a global pandemic and food crisis said Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank www AfDB org Swazi Tshabalala Tshabalala attended the 42nd Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community SADC which concluded last week in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa She was accompanied by bank officials Solomane Kone deputy director general of the Central Africa Region Jean Guy Afrika interim director of the bank s Regional Integration Coordination Office and Dr Lufeyo Banda director of regional operations Tshabalala said The African Development Bank Group is very optimistic about the future of the SADC region Although the pandemic and food crisis challenged the region in ways no one expected regional cooperation on investment security infrastructure health climate agriculture and trade is accelerating at an impressive rate These trends are creating new opportunities to strengthen the productive systems of the region and improve urban and regional infrastructure The Senior Vice President had fruitful discussions with various ministers and heads of state including President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia and President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Both presidents expressed their gratitude for the support provided by the banking group over the years They emphasized the critical role of the African Development Fund the bank s concessional lending window in supporting their countries development efforts Presidents Hichilema and Chakwera spoke of the urgent need to mobilize additional concessional resources They called on the African Development Bank Group to speed up the implementation of its flagship financial initiatives especially the charter amendment of the African Development Fund to enable it to access the financial market The delegation discussed and received feedback on some of the African Development Bank Group s flagship financial initiatives including the recently launched African Emergency Food Production Facility the 16th replenishment of the African Development Fund and related market access efforts the proposed reallocation of International Monetary Fund IMF Special Drawing Rights through the African Development Bank Group and the Equity Indexed Investment Bonds initiative Bank officials also met with DRC finance minister Nicolas Kazadi and Mozambican deputy finance minister Amilcar Paia Tivane Discussions focused on the bank s active portfolio in both countries and the potential for mobilizing additional resources to close infrastructure gaps support agricultural transformation promote industrialization and trade and help the two countries address pressing related concerns with safety and climate The SADC Heads of State Summit is organized annually and represents the highest political and decision making body of the organization All 16 SADC member states attend the summit The regional leaders also reviewed the status of implementation of SADC initiatives and flagship programs and discussed pressing climate and security concerns
    The African Development Bank is optimistic about the economic prospects of the Southern African region
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    The African Development Bank is optimistic about the economic prospects of the Southern African region

    The investment opportunities and prospects for economic growth in the southern African region are encouraging despite recent headwinds from a global pandemic and food crisis, said Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.

    org), Swazi Tshabalala.

    Tshabalala attended the 42nd Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which concluded last week in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa.

    She was accompanied by bank officials Solomane Kone, deputy director general of the Central Africa Region; Jean-Guy Afrika, interim director of the bank's Regional Integration Coordination Office; and Dr. Lufeyo Banda, director of regional operations.

    Tshabalala said: “The African Development Bank Group is very optimistic about the future of the SADC region.

    Although the pandemic and food crisis challenged the region in ways no one expected, regional cooperation on investment, security, infrastructure, health, climate, agriculture and trade is accelerating at an impressive rate.

    These trends are creating new opportunities to strengthen the productive systems of the region and improve urban and regional infrastructure.” The Senior Vice President had fruitful discussions with various ministers and heads of state, including President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia and President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi.

    Both presidents expressed their gratitude for the support provided by the banking group over the years.

    They emphasized the critical role of the African Development Fund, the bank's concessional lending window, in supporting their countries' development efforts.

    Presidents Hichilema and Chakwera spoke of the urgent need to mobilize additional concessional resources.

    They called on the African Development Bank Group to speed up the implementation of its flagship financial initiatives, especially the charter amendment of the African Development Fund, to enable it to access the financial market.

    The delegation discussed and received feedback on some of the African Development Bank Group's flagship financial initiatives, including the recently launched African Emergency Food Production Facility, the 16th replenishment of the African Development Fund and related market access efforts.

    the proposed reallocation of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Special Drawing Rights through the African Development Bank Group, and the Equity-Indexed Investment Bonds initiative.

    Bank officials also met with DRC finance minister Nicolas Kazadi and Mozambican deputy finance minister Amilcar Paia Tivane.

    Discussions focused on the bank's active portfolio in both countries and the potential for mobilizing additional resources to close infrastructure gaps, support agricultural transformation, promote industrialization and trade, and help the two countries address pressing related concerns.

    with safety and climate.

    The SADC Heads of State Summit is organized annually and represents the highest political and decision-making body of the organization.

    All 16 SADC member states attend the summit.

    The regional leaders also reviewed the status of implementation of SADC initiatives and flagship programs and discussed pressing climate and security concerns.

  •   President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is pleased with the progress made by the Southern African Development Community SADC on a number of issues of regional importance it is dealing with including the reform process in the Kingdom of Lesotho the conflict in Mozambique the establishment of the SADC Logistics Center and the Counter Terrorism Center President Ramaphosa said this at the conclusion of his working visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC where he led a South African delegation to the 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community SADC on August 16 17 2022 On the reform process in the Kingdom of Lesotho President Ramaphosa said he was pleased with the positive report presented by Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro which serves as a true milestone in Basotho life SADC and South Africa played a very important role in bringing peace and normalcy to the Kingdom of Lesotho President Ramaphosa said that SADC was also satisfied with the progress made in pushing back insurgents in the Cabo Delgado area of the Republic of Mozambique and that SADC reaffirmed its full commitment to supporting the people of Mozambique What was nice was that people who had fled from the various areas of Cabo Delgado are now returning home with greater confidence that SADC has been helping them bring peace said President Ramaphosa President Ramaphosa said that he too was pleased with the progress made by SADC in establishing its Logistics Center in the Republic of Botswana that will help countries in the region deal with emergency situations He said that he too was pleased with the progress made in the already operational anti terrorism center in the Republic of Tanzania Regarding the logistics center President Ramaphosa said We will be able to implement the various assistance measures when there are situations where our armed forces need to intervene so there must be a good logistics depot or where there are other forms of emergency The President is also pleased with the progress made by SADC on issues in the Kingdom of Eswatini and on the challenges in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo He said he was happy that SADC set up a fact finding mission in Eswatini and their decision to send a panel of elders to go and find effective ways to deal with the situation
    President Ramaphosa concludes his visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) satisfied with the progress made by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on various issues it is addressing
      President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is pleased with the progress made by the Southern African Development Community SADC on a number of issues of regional importance it is dealing with including the reform process in the Kingdom of Lesotho the conflict in Mozambique the establishment of the SADC Logistics Center and the Counter Terrorism Center President Ramaphosa said this at the conclusion of his working visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC where he led a South African delegation to the 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community SADC on August 16 17 2022 On the reform process in the Kingdom of Lesotho President Ramaphosa said he was pleased with the positive report presented by Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro which serves as a true milestone in Basotho life SADC and South Africa played a very important role in bringing peace and normalcy to the Kingdom of Lesotho President Ramaphosa said that SADC was also satisfied with the progress made in pushing back insurgents in the Cabo Delgado area of the Republic of Mozambique and that SADC reaffirmed its full commitment to supporting the people of Mozambique What was nice was that people who had fled from the various areas of Cabo Delgado are now returning home with greater confidence that SADC has been helping them bring peace said President Ramaphosa President Ramaphosa said that he too was pleased with the progress made by SADC in establishing its Logistics Center in the Republic of Botswana that will help countries in the region deal with emergency situations He said that he too was pleased with the progress made in the already operational anti terrorism center in the Republic of Tanzania Regarding the logistics center President Ramaphosa said We will be able to implement the various assistance measures when there are situations where our armed forces need to intervene so there must be a good logistics depot or where there are other forms of emergency The President is also pleased with the progress made by SADC on issues in the Kingdom of Eswatini and on the challenges in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo He said he was happy that SADC set up a fact finding mission in Eswatini and their decision to send a panel of elders to go and find effective ways to deal with the situation
    President Ramaphosa concludes his visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) satisfied with the progress made by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on various issues it is addressing
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    President Ramaphosa concludes his visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) satisfied with the progress made by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on various issues it is addressing

    President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is pleased with the progress made by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on a number of issues of regional importance it is dealing with, including the reform process in the Kingdom of Lesotho, the conflict in Mozambique , the establishment of the SADC Logistics Center and the Counter-Terrorism Center.

    President Ramaphosa said this at the conclusion of his working visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he led a South African delegation to the 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on August 16-17.

    2022.

    On the reform process in the Kingdom of Lesotho, President Ramaphosa said he was pleased with the positive report presented by Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro which serves as a true milestone in Basotho life.

    SADC and South Africa played a very important role in bringing peace and normalcy to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

    President Ramaphosa said that SADC was also satisfied with the progress made in pushing back insurgents in the Cabo Delgado area of ​​the Republic of Mozambique and that SADC reaffirmed its "full commitment to supporting the people of Mozambique".

    “What was nice was that people who had fled from the various areas of Cabo Delgado are now returning home, with greater confidence that SADC has been helping them bring peace,” said President Ramaphosa.

    President Ramaphosa said that he too was pleased with the progress made by SADC in establishing its Logistics Center in the Republic of Botswana that will help countries in the region deal with emergency situations.

    He said that he too was pleased with the progress made in the already operational anti-terrorism center in the Republic of Tanzania.

    Regarding the logistics center, President Ramaphosa said, "We will be able to implement the various assistance measures when there are situations where our armed forces need to intervene, so there must be a good logistics depot or where there are other forms of emergency."

    The President is also pleased with the progress made by SADC on issues in the Kingdom of Eswatini and on the challenges in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    He said he was happy that SADC set up a fact-finding mission in Eswatini and their decision to send a panel of elders "to go and find effective ways to deal with the situation."

  •   The third regional data collection workshop on the development of Africa s 2nd Biennial Report on Disaster Risk Reduction DRR was held from August 9 10 in Dakar Senegal The event focused solely on the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS region Opening the event Mr Abdoulaye Noba Director General of Civil Protection of the Republic of Senegal expressed his country s gratitude to the AUC for choosing Senegal to host the event He highlighted the 2004 AU Strategy for DRR as an important basis for monitoring progress in Disaster Risk Reduction Management in the Continent Representing the AU Commission Mr Harsen Nyambe Director of Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy SEBE pointed out that data is essential in DRR and further emphasized that data is very important to achieve the implementation of DRR programs projects and activities in the Commission The African Multi Hazard Early Warning and Action System AMHEWAS program demonstrates the need for accurate and timely data The Director also noted that the urban resilience program currently being developed by the Commission is highly dependent on the availability of data Speaking at the opening of the event ECOWAS DRR and Humanitarian Division Chief Mr Mohammed Ibrahim praised the AU Program of Action PoA on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR as an agenda key for the continent in disaster reduction risk He encouraged participants to draw on their technical expertise in the process of reporting and compiling accurate data He cited data collection as a major challenge in DRR and emphasized the need to disaggregate data Member States also presented their best practices ranging from formulating and implementing DRR policy instruments upgrading equipment to establishing a multi hazard early warning operations center among others One of the key needs identified to strengthen data collection and harmonization in Member States was capacity building for experts as well as the incorporation and analysis of geospatial information for DRR Member States represented at the event were Niger Liberia Guinea Bissau Ghana Gambia Ivory Coast Benin Togo Sierra Leone Nigeria and Senegal Other entities represented included the Africa Science and Technology Advisory Group on DRR AfSTAG and the Africa Youth Advisory Board on DRR The workshop followed two earlier workshops on data collection targeting member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD and the East African Community EAC in June 2022 and member states of the Unione Mugreb Arab UMA and the Economic Community of Central African States ECCAS in July 2022 The final data collection workshop will focus on member states of the Southern African Development Community SADC The workshop is scheduled for September 2022 The development of the biennial report is supported by the European Union through the Intra ACP 11th EDF Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Programme and the Kingdom of Sweden through UNDP in the framework of the Sahel Resilience Project
    Leveraging Member States’ technical expertise is critical in disaster risk reduction documentation
      The third regional data collection workshop on the development of Africa s 2nd Biennial Report on Disaster Risk Reduction DRR was held from August 9 10 in Dakar Senegal The event focused solely on the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS region Opening the event Mr Abdoulaye Noba Director General of Civil Protection of the Republic of Senegal expressed his country s gratitude to the AUC for choosing Senegal to host the event He highlighted the 2004 AU Strategy for DRR as an important basis for monitoring progress in Disaster Risk Reduction Management in the Continent Representing the AU Commission Mr Harsen Nyambe Director of Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy SEBE pointed out that data is essential in DRR and further emphasized that data is very important to achieve the implementation of DRR programs projects and activities in the Commission The African Multi Hazard Early Warning and Action System AMHEWAS program demonstrates the need for accurate and timely data The Director also noted that the urban resilience program currently being developed by the Commission is highly dependent on the availability of data Speaking at the opening of the event ECOWAS DRR and Humanitarian Division Chief Mr Mohammed Ibrahim praised the AU Program of Action PoA on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR as an agenda key for the continent in disaster reduction risk He encouraged participants to draw on their technical expertise in the process of reporting and compiling accurate data He cited data collection as a major challenge in DRR and emphasized the need to disaggregate data Member States also presented their best practices ranging from formulating and implementing DRR policy instruments upgrading equipment to establishing a multi hazard early warning operations center among others One of the key needs identified to strengthen data collection and harmonization in Member States was capacity building for experts as well as the incorporation and analysis of geospatial information for DRR Member States represented at the event were Niger Liberia Guinea Bissau Ghana Gambia Ivory Coast Benin Togo Sierra Leone Nigeria and Senegal Other entities represented included the Africa Science and Technology Advisory Group on DRR AfSTAG and the Africa Youth Advisory Board on DRR The workshop followed two earlier workshops on data collection targeting member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD and the East African Community EAC in June 2022 and member states of the Unione Mugreb Arab UMA and the Economic Community of Central African States ECCAS in July 2022 The final data collection workshop will focus on member states of the Southern African Development Community SADC The workshop is scheduled for September 2022 The development of the biennial report is supported by the European Union through the Intra ACP 11th EDF Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Programme and the Kingdom of Sweden through UNDP in the framework of the Sahel Resilience Project
    Leveraging Member States’ technical expertise is critical in disaster risk reduction documentation
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    Leveraging Member States’ technical expertise is critical in disaster risk reduction documentation

    The third regional data collection workshop on the development of Africa's 2nd Biennial Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was held from August 9-10 in Dakar, Senegal.

    The event focused solely on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region.

    Opening the event, Mr. Abdoulaye Noba, Director General of Civil Protection of the Republic of Senegal, expressed his country's gratitude to the AUC for choosing Senegal to host the event.

    He highlighted the 2004 AU Strategy for DRR as an important basis for monitoring progress in Disaster Risk Reduction/Management in the Continent.

    Representing the AU Commission, Mr. Harsen Nyambe, Director of Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy (SEBE) pointed out that data is essential in DRR and further emphasized that "data is very important to achieve the implementation of DRR programs, projects and activities.

    in the Commission.

    The African Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Action System (AMHEWAS) program demonstrates the need for accurate and timely data.” The Director also noted that the urban resilience program currently being developed by the Commission is highly dependent on the availability of data.

    Speaking at the opening of the event, ECOWAS DRR and Humanitarian Division Chief, Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim, praised the AU Program of Action (PoA) on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR as an agenda key for the continent in disaster reduction.

    risk.

    He encouraged participants to draw on their technical expertise in the process of reporting and compiling accurate data.

    He cited data collection as a major challenge in DRR and emphasized the need to disaggregate data.

    Member States also presented their best practices, ranging from formulating and implementing DRR policy instruments, upgrading equipment to establishing a multi-hazard early warning operations center, among others.

    One of the key needs identified to strengthen data collection and harmonization in Member States was capacity building for experts, as well as the incorporation and analysis of geospatial information for DRR.

    Member States represented at the event were Niger, Liberia, Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Benin, Togo, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.

    Other entities represented included the Africa Science and Technology Advisory Group on DRR (AfSTAG) and the Africa Youth Advisory Board on DRR.

    The workshop followed two earlier workshops on data collection, targeting member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the East African Community (EAC) in June 2022, and member states of the Unione Mugreb Arab (UMA) and the Economic Community.

    of Central African States (ECCAS) in July 2022.

    The final data collection workshop will focus on member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

    The workshop is scheduled for September 2022.

    The development of the biennial report is supported by the European Union through the Intra-ACP 11th EDF Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Programme, and the Kingdom of Sweden through UNDP in the framework of the Sahel Resilience Project.

  •   President Wavel Ramkalawan was among the Heads of State and Government who gathered this morning in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo for the official opening ceremony of the 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community SADC This year s summit is held under the theme Promoting Industrialization through Agricultural Processing Mineral Beneficiation and Regional Value Chains for Inclusive and Resilient Economic Growth The highlights of the ceremony included the presentation of the panel of Heads of State and designated government representatives in attendance followed by the Presentation of Medals of Honor for the Founding Fathers of SADC Marking the beginning of a new era of SADC leadership the opening ceremony also saw the official handover of the SADC Presidency from the Republic of Malawi to the Democratic Republic of the Congo This was followed by the declaration of acceptance of the new SADC Chairman H E Mr Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilomb President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and host of the 42nd Ordinary SADC Summit President Ramkalawan was accompanied at the 42nd Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government by the Ambassador of Seychelles to the African Union Conrad Mederic the Director of Regional Affairs Mr Christian Faure and the Third Secretary of the SADC Mr Jean Philippe Bannane After the opening ceremony the Seychelles delegation attended the working session of the SADC body where President Ramkalawan also spoke
    President Ramkalawan attends the 42nd Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
      President Wavel Ramkalawan was among the Heads of State and Government who gathered this morning in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo for the official opening ceremony of the 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community SADC This year s summit is held under the theme Promoting Industrialization through Agricultural Processing Mineral Beneficiation and Regional Value Chains for Inclusive and Resilient Economic Growth The highlights of the ceremony included the presentation of the panel of Heads of State and designated government representatives in attendance followed by the Presentation of Medals of Honor for the Founding Fathers of SADC Marking the beginning of a new era of SADC leadership the opening ceremony also saw the official handover of the SADC Presidency from the Republic of Malawi to the Democratic Republic of the Congo This was followed by the declaration of acceptance of the new SADC Chairman H E Mr Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilomb President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and host of the 42nd Ordinary SADC Summit President Ramkalawan was accompanied at the 42nd Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government by the Ambassador of Seychelles to the African Union Conrad Mederic the Director of Regional Affairs Mr Christian Faure and the Third Secretary of the SADC Mr Jean Philippe Bannane After the opening ceremony the Seychelles delegation attended the working session of the SADC body where President Ramkalawan also spoke
    President Ramkalawan attends the 42nd Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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    President Ramkalawan attends the 42nd Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

    President Wavel Ramkalawan was among the Heads of State and Government who gathered this morning in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the official opening ceremony of the 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

    This year's summit is held under the theme: "Promoting Industrialization through Agricultural Processing, Mineral Beneficiation and Regional Value Chains for Inclusive and Resilient Economic Growth."

    The highlights of the ceremony included the presentation of the panel of Heads of State and designated government representatives in attendance, followed by the Presentation of Medals of Honor for the Founding Fathers of SADC.

    Marking the beginning of a new era of SADC leadership, the opening ceremony also saw the official handover of the SADC Presidency from the Republic of Malawi to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    This was followed by the declaration of acceptance of the new SADC Chairman, H.E. Mr. Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilomb, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and host of the 42nd Ordinary SADC Summit.

    President Ramkalawan was accompanied at the 42nd Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government by the Ambassador of Seychelles to the African Union, Conrad Mederic, the Director of Regional Affairs, Mr. Christian Faure, and the Third Secretary of the SADC, Mr. Jean-Philippe Bannane.

    After the opening ceremony, the Seychelles delegation attended the working session of the SADC body, where President Ramkalawan also spoke.

  •   The Foreign Ministers of the Southern African Development Community SADC met in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo from 13 to 14 August 2022 for the Council of Ministers meeting The meeting reflected on critical issues related to advancing the integration agenda and the region s aspirations in the face of current global uncertainties The Presidency of the Council was officially transferred from the Republic of Malawi to the Democratic Republic of the Congo During the deliberations the Seychelles delegation called on SADC to accelerate the SADC Blue Economy Strategy which will facilitate the harnessing of fisheries and aquaculture resources to address food and nutrition insecurity in the region The meeting of the Council of Ministers precedes the Summit of Heads of State and Government which will take place on August 17 and 18 2022 under the theme Promoting industrialization through agricultural processing mineral processing and regional value chains for inclusive and resilient economic growth Ambassador Conrad Mederic led the Seychelles delegation and was accompanied by the Director of Regional Affairs Mr Christian Faure and the Third Secretary Mr Jean Phillip Banane
    Seychelles participates in the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the SADC in Kinshasa
      The Foreign Ministers of the Southern African Development Community SADC met in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo from 13 to 14 August 2022 for the Council of Ministers meeting The meeting reflected on critical issues related to advancing the integration agenda and the region s aspirations in the face of current global uncertainties The Presidency of the Council was officially transferred from the Republic of Malawi to the Democratic Republic of the Congo During the deliberations the Seychelles delegation called on SADC to accelerate the SADC Blue Economy Strategy which will facilitate the harnessing of fisheries and aquaculture resources to address food and nutrition insecurity in the region The meeting of the Council of Ministers precedes the Summit of Heads of State and Government which will take place on August 17 and 18 2022 under the theme Promoting industrialization through agricultural processing mineral processing and regional value chains for inclusive and resilient economic growth Ambassador Conrad Mederic led the Seychelles delegation and was accompanied by the Director of Regional Affairs Mr Christian Faure and the Third Secretary Mr Jean Phillip Banane
    Seychelles participates in the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the SADC in Kinshasa
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    Seychelles participates in the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the SADC in Kinshasa

    The Foreign Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, from 13 to 14 August 2022 for the Council of Ministers meeting.

    The meeting reflected on critical issues related to advancing the integration agenda and the region's aspirations in the face of current global uncertainties.

    The Presidency of the Council was officially transferred from the Republic of Malawi to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    During the deliberations, the Seychelles delegation called on SADC to accelerate the SADC Blue Economy Strategy, which will facilitate the harnessing of fisheries and aquaculture resources to address food and nutrition insecurity in the region.

    The meeting of the Council of Ministers precedes the Summit of Heads of State and Government, which will take place on August 17 and 18, 2022 under the theme "Promoting industrialization through agricultural processing, mineral processing and regional value chains for inclusive and resilient economic growth".

    .” Ambassador Conrad Mederic led the Seychelles delegation and was accompanied by the Director of Regional Affairs, Mr. Christian Faure, and the Third Secretary, Mr. Jean-Phillip Banane.

  •   The Standing Committee of Senior Officials of the Southern African Development Community SADC kicked off a series of meetings ahead of the 42nd Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government on 9 August 2022 in Kinshasa Republic of Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC The SADC Senior Officials Standing Committee is a technical advisory committee to the Council of Ministers and is composed of the Principal Permanent Secretary or an official of equivalent rank from each member state of a ministry responsible for economic planning or finance The SADC Standing Committee meeting precedes the SADC Council of Ministers meeting scheduled for 13 14 August 2022 in preparation for the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government Ambassador Bernard Sande Foreign Secretary of the Republic of Malawi and Outgoing Chairman of the SADC Standing Committee of Senior Officials handed over the Chairmanship to Mr Zacharie Tsibinda Bilolo Secretary General of the Ministry of Regional Integration and Francophonie of the Democratic Republic from Congo Ambassador Sande said that he was grateful for the opportunity to lead the committee in advancing economic integration and regional development In his acceptance speech Mr Zacharie Bilolo expressed the DRC s commitment to continue promoting the SADC agenda in the coming year This year s SADC Summit will be held on August 17 18 2022 in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo under the theme Promote industrialization through agricultural processing mineral beneficiation and regional value chains for inclusive and resilient economic growth that drives the implementation of the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015 2063 to assist economies from SADC to diversify away from reliance on commodities towards a high value manufactured product For information on the SADC Summit please visit the following link https www sadc int latest news sadc hold 42nd summit kinshasa democratic republic congo 17 18 august 2022
    Southern African Development Community (SADC) Senior Officials Standing Committee Meeting Begins Ahead of 42nd Regular Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
      The Standing Committee of Senior Officials of the Southern African Development Community SADC kicked off a series of meetings ahead of the 42nd Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government on 9 August 2022 in Kinshasa Republic of Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC The SADC Senior Officials Standing Committee is a technical advisory committee to the Council of Ministers and is composed of the Principal Permanent Secretary or an official of equivalent rank from each member state of a ministry responsible for economic planning or finance The SADC Standing Committee meeting precedes the SADC Council of Ministers meeting scheduled for 13 14 August 2022 in preparation for the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government Ambassador Bernard Sande Foreign Secretary of the Republic of Malawi and Outgoing Chairman of the SADC Standing Committee of Senior Officials handed over the Chairmanship to Mr Zacharie Tsibinda Bilolo Secretary General of the Ministry of Regional Integration and Francophonie of the Democratic Republic from Congo Ambassador Sande said that he was grateful for the opportunity to lead the committee in advancing economic integration and regional development In his acceptance speech Mr Zacharie Bilolo expressed the DRC s commitment to continue promoting the SADC agenda in the coming year This year s SADC Summit will be held on August 17 18 2022 in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo under the theme Promote industrialization through agricultural processing mineral beneficiation and regional value chains for inclusive and resilient economic growth that drives the implementation of the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015 2063 to assist economies from SADC to diversify away from reliance on commodities towards a high value manufactured product For information on the SADC Summit please visit the following link https www sadc int latest news sadc hold 42nd summit kinshasa democratic republic congo 17 18 august 2022
    Southern African Development Community (SADC) Senior Officials Standing Committee Meeting Begins Ahead of 42nd Regular Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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    Southern African Development Community (SADC) Senior Officials Standing Committee Meeting Begins Ahead of 42nd Regular Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

    The Standing Committee of Senior Officials of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) kicked off a series of meetings ahead of the 42nd Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government on 9 August 2022 in Kinshasa, Republic of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

    The SADC Senior Officials Standing Committee is a technical advisory committee to the Council of Ministers and is composed of the Principal/Permanent Secretary, or an official of equivalent rank from each member state, of a ministry responsible for economic planning or finance.

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    The SADC Standing Committee meeting precedes the SADC Council of Ministers meeting scheduled for 13-14 August 2022 in preparation for the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government.

    Ambassador Bernard Sande, Foreign Secretary of the Republic of Malawi and Outgoing Chairman of the SADC Standing Committee of Senior Officials, handed over the Chairmanship to Mr. Zacharie Tsibinda Bilolo, Secretary General of the Ministry of Regional Integration and Francophonie of the Democratic Republic from Congo.

    Ambassador Sande said that he was grateful for the opportunity to lead the committee in advancing economic integration and regional development.

    In his acceptance speech, Mr. Zacharie Bilolo expressed the DRC's commitment to continue promoting the SADC agenda in the coming year.

    This year's SADC Summit will be held on August 17-18, 2022 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, under the theme; Promote industrialization through agricultural processing, mineral beneficiation and regional value chains for inclusive and resilient economic growth that drives the implementation of the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2063 to assist economies from SADC to diversify away from reliance on commodities towards a high-value manufactured product.

    For information on the SADC Summit, please visit the following link https://www.sadc.int/latest-news/sadc-hold-42nd-summit-kinshasa-democratic-republic-congo-17-18-august- 2022