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.
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Healthymagination's Mother and Child Programme just unveiled the 14 social enterprises selected as its second cohort in Africa. Each emerging enterprise is focused in one way or another on improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
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.
Warriors in Recovery, a nonprofit in Colorado that helps wounded warriors and veterans, has partnered with Utah-based Africa Heartwood Project to sponsor the very first hand pump water well in Liberia, West Africa.
Liberia was just awarded a US $23.25 million grant by the U.S.-based Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to help develop a 9.8 MW hydropower plant at Gbedin Falls on the Mano River in Nimba County.
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.
On June 15, the 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa were announced by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (www.AfricanInnovation.org). The top prize will be awarded on July 18 in Accra, Ghana.
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 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.
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.
The French telecommunications giant Orange has now formally introduced its brand in Liberia, by renaming its Orange Côte d’Ivoire April 2016 acquisition, Cellcom Liberia, under the new name Orange Liberia.
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.
The Government of Canada just officially repealed all sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia under the United Nations Act.
24 new development projects were just launched under the 2016-17 round of Australia's Direct Aid Program to Africa (DAP).
Johnson & Johnson (www.JNJ.com) just announced the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge, a competition seeking the best ideas for new, sustainable health solutions to benefit African communities.
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.
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.
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.
On December 5, BMCE Bank of Africa (www.BMCEBank.ma) announced the awarding of $1 million total in awards for the 11 winners of the 2nd Edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award (https:/AfricanEntrepreneurshipAward.com).
A two-day training event will be held by European Union experts this week to train Liberian fisheries inspectors and monitoring personnel. The training will be held from December 8 through 9 in Monrovia.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) programme Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P), in connection with the Central Bank of Liberia(CLB), just launched a national Working Group on Digital Financial Services.
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).
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 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.