An $8 billion project to transform the landscape of Africa and restore drought-stricken areas has started and yet most of the world does not know of it. It is the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative, and involves the planting of a wall of trees over 7,600 kilometers long.
Chad Tender and Business News
The Mukjar refugee camp in Central Darfur, Sudan, is closing after 10 years of hosting Chadian refugees there.
The African Finance Corporation, a Nigeria-based multilateral institution focusing on African infrastructure investments, just announced that the Republic of Malawi has joined AFC as only the second Southern African member country.
Millicom, an international telecommunications and media company, announced its Tigo mobile operations' commitment to reduce the gender gap in mobile Internet and mobile money across low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and Africa.
Norway has intensified its efforts in countries and regions affected by conflict and fragility with an increased support for the Sahel region by a further NOK 15 million to around NOK 455 million.
As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.
Sweden has announced its investment of over SEK 800 million to the 'Strategy for Sweden'’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nigeria-based MainOne won a 15-year contract to provide high-speed bandwidth services with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) (www.WACREN.net).
Canada just announced an additional $19.8 million in funding to deal with food shortages in Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda.
Recently the Central African country of Chad has been mentioned in mainstream media because of Donald Trump's ban on Chadians traveling to the US. Although the country has a dubious election history, the ban is seen as nonsensical due to Chad's role as a stabilizing force in the sub-Saharan region.
The practice of breast-flattening in order to minimize the risk of violence affects some 3.8 million women worldwide, including in 9 African countries. A massive educational campaign is underway to bring a stop to the extremely dangerous practice.
The United States just pledged up to $60 million dollars to support the counterterrorism efforts for the G5 Sahel Joint Force.
The government of the Republic of Chad has signed an agreement with African Parks, a South Africa-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that seeks to address environmental conservation issues in Africa, especially the decline of many of Africa’s national parks.
Chad's new National Development Plan just received a major vote of support -- with money to go with it -- in the form of US $540M of financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group.
The U.S. Army has awarded a new multi-year contract to Vizocom, a U.S. technology company based in the UAE, to provide satellite communications services to support the U.S. Army in the African nation of Chad.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have begun a new major collaboration initiative to help transform precarious situations in the desert part of Africa into developmental opportunities. It is called the 'Desert to Power program', and will be deployed to 11 countries including Sudan.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a major pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer focuses on infrastructure, just added Kenya as its 15th member nation.
A special course was recently held on Industrial Policy in Africa, for civil servants from 20 African countries. Its goal was to strengthen the group's capacity in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating appropriate strategies to facilitate the structural transformation of the continent’s economies.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, has completed an extensive study of the drought situation in Africa. In a report published on May 29 on the analysis, the information shows significant reserves of good quality water are in fact still available in Africa's drought-prone Sahel region.
Netherlands-based Wetlands International just published a new report showing the relationship between the health of wetland ecosystems and involuntary human migration in Africa's Sahel region. It is aimed a policymakers and hopes to drive new decisions to save the wetlands of Africa.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
Natural disasters are the driver behind around half of all emergency multilateral food assistance to Africa, with advancing droughts significantly threatening both livelihoods and economic growth.
The Central African Economic Community (ECCAS) member states have produced model and common laws covering telecommunications, cyber security and a regulatory framework that will help govern cross-border telecom interconnections. The agreement was completed with the support of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and FFEM, the French Facility for Global Environment, have launched a new alliance to improve natural resources in wetlands within Africa's Sahel region. The ultimate goal is the sustainable management of migratory water birds which are crucial for food security for the local populations.
A special regional workshop for Africa will be held from September 19-21 in Kigali, Rwanda, with the title of "Towards productive, sustainable and inclusive agriculture, forestry and fisheries in support to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". The objective of the workshop is to discuss how the principles for Sustainable Food and Agriculture can promote joint action to strengthen the contribution of agriculture, forestry and fisheries to sustainable development.