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Africa's High Level Panel on Migration Holds First Meeting

The High Level Panel on Migration (HLPM), launched in June 2017, held their first meeting in Monrovia, Liberia, on January 15. The goal was to identify and articulate key issues about African migration, plus the challenges and priorities forming the basis of future work by the group.

New Financing Approaches Spur Development in Africa

The Henri Konan Bédié Bridge, a span over the Ébrié Lagoon linking the north and south of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s main city, was completed just a few years ago. It would not have been possible without a new category of financing provided by a combination of private capital and development bank funds.

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.

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