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ENABLE Youth Program Kicks Off in Sudan

The ENABLE Youth Program, an initiative intended to create business opportunities and decent employment for young women and men along priority agricultural value chains,, was launched in Sudan on March 2.

Port Sudan Priority Water and Sanitation Project Gets Closer to Launch

The UK Department of International Development (DfID) and the African Development Bank just completed a "project identification mission" to Sudan. The mission was to determine whether or not the AfDB would finance the Port Sudan Priority Water and Sanitation (PSPWS) project. While the discussions are not concluded, it appears the deal will go through.

Africa's Rx Healthcare Fund Receives $20M in Seed Funding from AfDB

A new African investment facility, the Rx Healthcare Fund(RxHF), was recently founded to help improve healthcare delivery across the continent. The final capitalization is planned at $200 million, a number which just received a big boost from the African Development Bank (AfDB), which recently put in $20 million as an initial seed.

FAO and FFEM Partner for Sustainable Migratory Water Bird Management

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and FFEM, the French Facility for Global Environment, have launched a new alliance to improve natural resources in wetlands within Africa's Sahel region. The ultimate goal is the sustainable management of migratory water birds which are crucial for food security for the local populations.

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.

Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Workshop Held in Addis Ababa

South Sudanese Women have in the past been instrumental in resolving past regional conflicts, and their abilities in peace-building related to healing and reconciliation are well-known. Because of this, ACCORD recently held a capacity building workshop on this very topic recently, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

More Help Needed to Deal with Food Insecurity in the Wake of El Niño

United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.

Nobel Peace Laureates to Help Achieve Food Security

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) believes that ongoing military conflicts, which have also devastated agricultural crops and livestock, are one of the primary causes of food shortages in war zones in Africa and the Middle East.

RMB Reaches Nearly 40% Adoption Across Financial Institutions Worldwide

SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.

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.