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.
Gambia Tender and Business News
The Gambian Supreme Court issued a decision on May 10 to declare the crime of criminal defamation unconstitutional. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) applauds that, but raised concerns about other segments of the country's criminal code on sedition and false news being upheld.
The British Council and Ynaija.com, a Nigerian news website and blog, announced the launching of the West Africa Arts Exchange (WAArtsExchange), a community of the talented artists from West Africa and arts lovers across the world.
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.
The servicing arm of the Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI), LCI Services, has expanded its Debt Collection Services to cover 11 new African markets to support clients in their regional growth and protect their trade receivables.
UN Women has announced the appointment of the first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, Jaha Dukureh, a renowned activist in Gambia.
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.
The Gamiba just signed off on a Framework Agreement to receive US $210 million from the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, for financing over a three year period.
The Regional Energy Co-Operation Summit 2018 coming up January 24-25 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, is finalizing its agenda.
The United States has allocated a $50,000 (GMD 2.3M) grant to help victims of the August 2017 flooding in The Gambia.
The government of The Gambia just received a US $45 million Murabaha Financing Agreement from The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Gambia has just been granted emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) of the Washington, D.C.-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a total amount of SDR 11,662,500, or about US $16.1 million. The financing will be used to address urgent balance of payments needs in the country.
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 new competition was just launched to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa.
The Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network (GOGIN), a project of the European Union aimed at fighting crime at sea in conjunction with nineteen coastal countries on the African continent, just launched.
The Arab-Gambian Islamic Bank, Agib Bank Ltd. (AGIB.gm), and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD-PS.org), headquartered in Saudi Arabia, just announced they will be funding private sector companies in The Gambia, thanks to a new Joint Strategic Collaboration agreement between the parties.
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.
A group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.
The Economic Commission for Africa ECA recently released its second set of ECA Country Profiles, including 21 different country report. Highlights from the West African group were analyses on Cabo Verde, Ghana, Nigeria and the Gambia.
The Republic of the Gambia just received a $995,000 grant from the Sustainble Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to support private investments in Green Mini-Grids (GMG) across the country.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
The Government of Japan just provided a grant of US $1.2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The grant is targeted to provide school meals in the North Bank and Central River regions of the Gambia, and will be delivered over a two-year period.
Mr. Erasmus Philip Ahorlu, an entrepreneur from Ghana, provided targeted training recently on the Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) and Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) and their environmental benefits. Master craftsmen and organizational leaders of Small to Medium Forest Enterprises from Gambia, Mali, and Senegal were in attendance.
Effective food security planning cannot just allow agricultural expansion to run rampant across the world's forests and continue to drive massive deforestation on a global scale. A balance must be struck between the needs of the forest and its industries and the needs of agro-business as it works to feed a growing world.