The Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, operated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), just announced 18 new grantees. These grantees come from Brazil, India, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Uganda Tender and Business News
Uganda has just been notified it will be receiving a grant worth RMB 200,000,000 (US $30 million) from the Government of the People's Republic of China, for a customs modernization project.
ENGIE, a France-based global energy company, has agreed to acquire Uganda's Fenix International, a next generation energy company offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.
Last week, the first energy and infrastructure conference held in South Sudan took place. It was a major draw, oversubscribed by 30 percent and providing the framework for a new level of energy collaboration between South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for the Republic of Uganda just signed two production sharing agreements (PSA) with Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum.
The U.S. Department of State announced it will be expanding office and parking space facilities at its Nairobi and Kampala embassies in the near future.
Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a nonprofit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, will be conducting the Fourth edition of their annual 'Merck Africa Asia Luminary' event on the 24th and 25th of October 2018.
Patrice Laporte, VP of Siemens North American Oil and Gas Division, recently spoke on the very positive future outlook for Uganda's petroleum industry.
With sanctions tightening around North Korea as it continues testing more missiles and nuclear weapons, the United Nations has launched investigations into charges Uganda and Tanzania may have violated UN sanctions against the country.
Josephine Victo Namyalo, the Manager of the Lubaga North Savings and Credit Co-operative Society, located in Mengo Town in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, is visiting Servus Credit Union's Morinville, Alberta, branch to learn about credit union operations in Canada.
In a meeting with American investors, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda urged President Donald Trump to prioritize economic infrastructure development to help lower the cost of doing business in developing countries
Although planting trees in Africa has been championed as a winning environmental strategy to help absorb carbon dioxide, a new study by researchers from Sweden's Lund University, who investigated a Ugandan tree-planting project, suggest the practice deserves some tough questioning.
Vancouver, British Columbia, based Routific is helping a rural school bus in Uganda get hundreds of students to school on time.
Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a non-profit organization, recently reinforced their commitment to support the Government of Uganda, to help improve access to healthcare solutions in the country.
Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO), based in Chongqing, China, has been debarred by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) for fraud in bidding practices connected with an AfDB-financed road project in Uganda.
The winners of the 2017 Women in Energy Challenge in Uganda were just announced by The U.S. African Development Foundation, in collaboration with partners Power Africa and GE.
Just 24 kilometers away from Nairobi's city center, Tatu City, Kenya, one of the most ambitious real estate projects anywhere in the world, is very quietly exceeding expectations and beating schedules.
Heifer International, a nonprofit organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas, is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation to help 25,000 of Africa's youth start small businesses or find jobs in East Africa's agricultural industry.
Over a year after Uganda and Tanzania signed the formal agreements to make it happen, the first foundation stone for the almost 1500 kilometer Uganada-Tanzania oil pipeline was finally laid in place on August 5 in Tanga, on the coast of Tanzania along the Indian Ocean.
Uganda has joined the three-month long Astana Expo, an international trade expo for the Asian market. It has chose the Expo as a showcase, with the goal of penetrating the Kazakhstan market and Eastern European markets
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.
The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.
Drought conditions in East Africa are worsening rapidly, leaving crops scorched, pastures dying with water, and thousands of livestock dead. So says an urgent alert warning issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization on July 14.
The award winners for 2017's SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards, honoring innovation in sustainable development in Africa on behalf of SEED, have just been announced.