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The Youth Have a Say in COP 28

The Youth Have a Say in COP 28

By Imali Ngusale The youth have made it clear that their voices go beyond being tokens at climate debates. They have taken action by lauding their views, proposals and recommendations for climate action at COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Speaking during a key session organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Tasnia Ahmed a youth development

A Meeting of Medical Minds: SA’s Oldest Medical Association Gears up for First In-person Conference Post-Covid

For the first time since the Covid-19 Pandemic the South African Medical Association (SAMA) will gather in person, for their annual conference in Johannesburg in February 2024. “The country’s oldest and most prestigious association of doctors and medical professionals returns, under the theme, “Towards Strengthening Health Systems”; an urgent society-wide rallying cry – especially in

IZA Africa forges ahead to promote hot dip galvanizing in 2024

The International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa is committed to continue to promote and educate the public about zinc applications in Africa next year, says Executive Director Simon Norton. “We will launch a new publication in early 2024 dedicated to providing technical support to engineers and designers around galvanizing steel. We will also focus on final-year

£40 million awarded to innovators paving the way for clean energy access in Africa, Asia, and the Indo-Pacific

Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst programme has awarded over £40 million in grant funding to a range of innovative projects with plans to harness clean energy and enable a just and inclusive energy transition. The funding award was announced today by the UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as part of a £316m package of announcements in support of an

Kenya’s move towards a greener economy – why it makes financial sense

By Carol Koech, Country President Schneider Electric, East Africa   A recent report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) states that the Kenyan economy is facing multiple near-term financial challenges, including limited fiscal and external buffers, an elevated cost of living, exchange rate pressures, and tight financial conditions. To address these challenges, the country

COP28 must deliver – UNEP

By Checky Abuje Ahead of on-going COP 28, and at the end of a record-breaking year of heat, UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report and Adaptation Gap Report has shown dangerously slow progress on emissions reduction, adaptation planning and finance. The UN Climate Conference (COP28) taking place in Dubai for the next 12days however offers a chance for Member States to build greater ambition for