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Chad Tender and Business News

Pollinators Vital To Our Food Supply Under Threat

A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators.

Gemalto and Bridge Alliance Demo GSMA Solution For Multi-Country IoT Deployment

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, and Bridge Alliance (of 35 providers in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa) are demonstrating a solution for multi-country deployment of IoT devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, using Gemalto's LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution.

2 Billion Couples and 10 Relationship Challenges

The relationship challenges that the world’s 2 billion couples confront vary considerably by circumstances, including age, sex, education, income, marital status, family size, length of relationship, urban-rural residence, customs, religion and region of the world. Nevertheless, 10 major challenges among married and cohabiting couples may be identified across countries.

BIA and Cummins Extend Their Partnership in Africa

Cummins (Cummins.com), the world's leading industrial engine manufacturer and a historic partner of BIA in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is giving BIA a fresh vote of confidence by entrusting it with the official distribution of its engine, generator, and filter system product lines in several African countries.

Telecom Micro-Surcharges: LSL World Initiative's Unique Financing Model

The United Nations is callingon developed and developing countries alike to implement innovative financing mechanisms with a view to raising much-needed funds to assist with the development of the neediest countries. The institution of surcharges on globalized activities is one of the four broad categories of innovative finance mechanisms that have been identified.

Profitability Concerns Spark a Rethink Among Global Telcos in Africa

Africa may well be the next frontier for growth and expansion for global telecom operators, but a number of major players have encountered serious challenges around the profitability of their investments in trying to establish a sustainable and economically viable footprint on the continent.

Food Prices Fall Amid Robust Global Inventories

Major food commodity prices fell in November, reversing about half their rise in the previous month, as the cost of internationally-traded staples except for sugar fell across the board. Climate change impacts that will reverse that trend are on the rise.

Skills Development Critical for Successful Public Private Partnerships

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Expertise France conducted a five-day training on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to provide African governments with capacity for structuring win-win PPP projects in an effort to efficiently bridge Africa’s infrastructure financing needs.

Satellite Operators Sign Crisis Connectivity Charter

In the face of rapid climate change and related increased presence of natural disasters, the major satellite operators throughout the world have signed a charter to provide guaranteed pre-positioned satellites with priority allocated bandwidth as part of a space-based "first responder" team.

Mental Health Another Casualty of Changing Climate

Some of the more serious impacts of climate change affect the mental as well as the physical conditions of people in the most severely affected regions. It is already visible in places as diverse as Peru and the Philippines and is getting worse.

FedEx Corp Commits $1M in Cash & Transport for Refugees

FedEx Corp. has committed approximately $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver emergency supplies and critical medical aid to the thousands of migrants and refugees escaping conflicts, and provide on-going assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis.