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CARDI to host open day next week

Farmers and agriculturalists at heart will have the opportunity to observe various cultivation practices when the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) hosts its Open Day on...


Infrastructure Enterprises Key to Development

[New Era] Cairo -According to Dr Sherif Alkhoraiby, founder of Partner of Experts for Development, infrastructure enterprises such as water and electricity are key to Africa's development. (

Africa:Industrial Manifesto for Africa

[This Day] Last Monday was the Africa Industrialization Day declared by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). It provided an annual platform for Governments, businesses and organised labour linked to industrial development to examine ways and means to stimulate Africa industrialization process. Given the impact on national development, employment, climate and living standard of the citizens, industrialisation and industrial policies are too important to be left to governments and businesses alon (

Barclays Digital Academy up-skills Africa's young talent

Barclays and the Digital Academy, an initiative that aims to equip young students with software development skills showcased the Barclays Digital Academy's eighth intake of students on Wednesday, 29 November 2017. The collaboration between Barclays and the Digital Academy was launched in 2015 in a bid to turn raw software development talent into market-ready skills. [&hellip (

Tanzania:AFDB Launches Drive to Generate 25m Jobs

[Citizen] Abidjan -The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa's youth. (

Nigeria:AfDB Launches Youth Advisory Group

[This Day] The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa's youth, as outlined in the Bank's Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (JfYA). (

Africa:AfDB Seeks to Create 25 Million Jobs Through Youth Advisory Group

[New Times] The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa's youth as outlined in the bank's jobs for youth in Africa strategy. (

Top 10 African countries ranked by ICT development

As the world heads into the 4th industrial revolution it has become more important than ever that African countries focus on their ICT development in order to improve digitalisation across the continent. In Africa, although countries are faced with a plethora of issues and problems, ICT development is also high on the agenda as we [&hellip (

South Africa:Western Cape Social Development On 16 Days of Activism Against Violence On Women and Children

[Govt of SA] 16 Days of Activism: Over R683-million to support women and children to Get Help, Report Abuse! (

South Africa:Science and Technology On 2015/16 National Survey of Research and Experimental Development

[Govt of SA] The 2015/16 National Survey of Research and Experimental Development (R&D Survey) report released today shows that, despite the economic challenges, some institutional sectors have continued investing in R&D. South Africa's gross expenditure on research and development (GERD) in 2015/16 was R32,337 billion, an increase of 10,2% in nominal terms on the year before. (

Eskom Bags Silver At CSI Awards

[] Eskom's Development Foundation has bagged a silver award at the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa (Amcham) Stars of Africa awards. (

Zimbabwe:Minister for Africa Rory Stewart in Zimbabwe

[PR Newswire] London -Minister for Africa Rory Stewart arrived in Harare on 23 November. He will hold meetings with a range of political leaders from various parties, business representatives, human rights groups, NGOs and civil society. He will also see some of the important development work being carried out here by UK. (

Nigeria:High Taxes Stunting the Growth of African Airlines - Adesina

[This Day] The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina has said that high taxes imposed on airlines by government agencies was a major challenge dwarfing the growth and development of air transport in Africa. This according to him, explains why the region loses about 80 percent of its market to foreign airlines. (

Djibril Diallo appointed VP Business Development at TransferTo

TransferTo, a Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network for emerging markets, has announced the appointment of Djibril Diallo as VP Business Development to head operations across West and Central Africa. The move comes as the company looks to ramp up its activity across the African continent. TransferTo’s global payments Network interlinks money transfer operators, mobile money operators, [&hellip (

Nigeria:AfDB Rallies African Countries to Improve Air Connectivity

[Guardian] The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for bold actions to improve connectivity, market access, and cost reduction in Africa's aviation sector. (

Africa:AfDB to Invest U.S.$12bn in Power Sector in Africa in 4 Years - Adesina

[Daily Trust] Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), says the bank would invest 12 billion dollars in the power sector in Africa in four years with the goal of (

Africa:AfDB Moves to Support Aviation Sector

[New Times] The African Development Bank (AfDB) is primed to launch a new framework to support the revitalisation of the continent's aviation sector. (

Helping hand from Down Under

The region’s cricket development is getting a helping hand from Down Under. Needy kids throughout the Caribbean will now have the chance to own their own gear, as the Australian-based Caribbean Children’s...


IHRDA Denounces Sale of Humans As Slaves in Libya

[Foroyaa] The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), has decried the sale of migrants as slaves in Libya, a statement issued on Tuesday evening said. (

Latin America, Caribbean is world's most violent region for women, says United Nations

In a report presented in Panama, UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) found assaults on women persisted in the region despite severe laws aimed at curbing the phenomenon. (

South Africa:Minister Jeff Radebe - Responsible Business Forum On Sustainable Development

[Govt of SA] Speech by Jeff Radebe South African Minister in The Presidency: Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation at the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development in Singapore (

Africa:Geospatial Information Said Imperative for Rising Africa

[Ethiopian Herald] The National Planning Commission accentuated that Geospatial and Statistical Information are imperative for Africa to realize its development agendas. AfricaGis 2017 20th conference kicked off yesterday under a theme: "Geospatial and Statistical Information Imperatives for the 'Africa We Want.' "Opening the Conference organized jointly by the Ethiopian Mapping Agency and Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), National Planning Deputy Commissioner, with the rank of State Minister Getachew Adem said that the (

Nigeria:Africa Prudential Pledges Support for Cooperative Devt Sector

[This Day] Abuja -Africa Prudential Plc has expressed its readiness to support the cooperative development project in Nigeria with a view to benefiting the sector. (

EIB banking on new business in East Africa

Offering credit to East African banks might not be many people’s idea of traditional development aid. Yet promoting private small and medium enterprise, alongside funding for infrastructure projects that will help develop local businesses, lies at the heart of the new strategy for Africa. (

Africa:China's Achievements Important to Rwanda and Africa, Experts Say

[Focac] Kigali -China has made great achievements under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and its experience is important to the development of Rwanda and Africa, experts said here in recent interviews with Xinhua. (

EU-Africa strategy: An incentive for development?

After “years of indifference” and one of the biggest waves of migration to ever hit Europe, Africa now tops the political agenda. That means a new strategy has to be found, according to the European Parliament. EURACTIV Germany reports. (

Caribbean tourism icons to be honoured at massive industry conference

Three icons of the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry will be awarded and celebrated for their respective roles in the development of the sector at a Gala Dinner and Awards Extravaganza next Tuesday.The black-tie event will be held on the... (

Africa:Viamo Mobile's IVR Services Offer a Two-Way Communications Channel Across Africa At Scale

[Balancing Act] London -There are a large number of push SMS services in Africa that play in the development space. Most of them are pilot projects and few seem to survive beyond the original grant funding. Viamo is interesting because it seems to have gone to scale in Africa and is one of a very few number of organisations that seems to be using IVR systems effectively. Russell Southwood spoke to Kellen Eilerts, Regional Director, East & Southern Africa, Viamo in Cape Town about what they are doing. (

Africa:4th Industrial Revolution - Whither Africa?

[Daily Trust] Mni -Today, Monday November 20th is Africa industrialization Day (AID). It is a significant day declared by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) as an annual platform for Governments, businesses and organized labour linked to industrial development to examine ways and means to stimulate Africa industrialization process. The officials of UNIDO in Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, manufacturers, relevant stakeholders, members of African affiliates of Industriall global union (

Africa:Economic Development Vs. Climate Action - Rebutting Deniers and Wafflers

[IPS] San Francisco -As negotiators meet in Bonn to put together a deal to implement the Paris Agreement, John Holdren, a professor of environmental policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, stressed that economic development and climate change mitigation and adaptation are not 'either-or' but must be pursued together. (

Zambia Becomes AFC Member Country

[This Day] Zambia has become the first Southern African member country of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a leading development finance institution for infrastructure in Africa. (