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Liberia Provides Training to Young Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

Last week 129 young entrepreneurs in Liberia went through formal entrepreneurship training provided courtesy of the African Development Bank. The event was focused on training on the agriculture value chain, and was held from August 28-31, 2017.

African Innovation Foundation Award Winners Announced

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF, www.AfricanInnovation.org) just announced the prize winners for the 6th edition of the coveted Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA, http://InnovationPrizeForAfrica.org). Innovators from Egypt, Uganda and Liberia won the top three awards.

African Women Leaders Network Formed

The formation of the African Women Leaders Network, a major new initiative with the goal of enhancing the leadership of women in the transformation of Africa, was just announced by co-founders UN Women, the African Union Commission and the Permanent Mission of Germany.

Israel Pledges $1B for Green Energy Projects in West Africa

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the State of Israel just signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance green energy projects across ECOWAS's 15 member states. It includes a commitment to invest $1 billion for those projects via Energiya Global, Israel's largest solar developer.

EU Provides Liberia with EUR 35M Grant for Agricultural and Administrative Support

Liberia is receiving an important grant in support of agricultural development and the General Auditing Commission (GAC). The European Union (EU) is donating EUR 35 million, with a focus on coca, fisheries, food, and nutrition security in the face of climate change and drought, and also to help implement the Country's own Agriculture Transformation Agenda.

Canadian Overseas Petroleum's Mesurado-1 Well Off Liberia At Final Depth

Calgary-based Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited, an international oil and gas exploration and development company with West Africa as a focus, just announced that its Mesurado-1 well located about 50 miles offshore Liberia had reached its final total expected drilling depth on December 17.

Liberia's Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant Now Operational

Thanks to funding from the U.S. Government through its $257 million Millenium Challenge Corporation's compact with Libera, as well as from other partners supporting, the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant is now rehabilitated and is providing an additional 22 megawatts of power. The first turbine just switched on as part of a startup ceremony.

Partnerships for Forests Calls for Proposals on Sustainable Supply Chains in Africa

Partnerships for Forests (PartnershipsforForests.com), a technical assistance and grant-making program funded by the government of the UK, has just issued its first call for concepts. The first call is focussed on building sustainable supply chains for cocoa, palm oil, rubber and fuelwood/timber in West and Central Africa (focussing on Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana and Liberia).

Dire Warnings But Also Hope as IUCN Environmental Congress Opens

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.

Liberia Releases Rural Energy Strategy and Master Plan

Liberia just publicly released its Rural Energy Strategy and Master Plan, prepared by the country's Rural and Renewable Energy Agency (RREA). It has immediately received praise for the level of planning involved in preparing it, as well as the clarity of the steps needed to accomplish its goals.

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