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Uganda ready to host African Climate Week

By Henry Neondo The government of Uganda is ready to host the African Regional Climate Week from March 3-4 to build regional momentum for the annual UN Climate Change Conferences and drive forward regional implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The Regional Climate Week will provide a platform for representatives of national and subnational governments, cities,

Illegal logging soars during Covid-19 pandemic in Congo Basin

A survey of 7000 forest dependent community members in Cameroon, Congo, and the Democratic Republic of Congo by the University of Wolverhampton’s Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT), has revealed that global climate goals and livelihoods of forest communities are at risk due to increased illegal logging in the forests of the Congo Basin.

COVID-19 Vaccine roll out: Health experts urge Africa to exploits routes

By Henry Neondo   Health experts in Africa have urged African countries to exploit any of three available routes to access vaccines to protect citizens from COVID-19. According to the experts, massive advances in vaccine science over the past year offered hope, but the global community needed to learn from its mistakes with inequitable HIV

Ashden Awards calls for entries on Africa’s low carbon entrepreneurs

By Joseph Abuje   The prestigious Ashden Awards, now in their 20th year, are making their final call for applications from Africa’s low carbon innovators. The Ashden Awards highlight outstanding climate innovations, boosting bright ideas that can be scaled up or replicated around the world. Businesses, charities and public sector bodies can enter. As well

Call for Congo’s Natural Climate Solutions Applications to the Ashden Prize

By Adelyn Wangusi   A Climate charity organisation, Ashden is calling for nominations for the 2021 Ashden Prize for Natural Climate Solutions. The award will stimulate the growth and reproduction of exceptional innovations, honouring works that contribute to climate justice and defend a crucial global resource in the fight against climate change. The winner will

Partnership to promote the cultivation of improved cassava varieties and consumption of locally processed agro-products kicks off

A public-private sector initiative between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System, Phase 2 (BASICS-II) and SANO Foods Limited is seeking to promote the cultivation of improved cassava varieties as well as the consumption of locally processed products in Nigeria. Part of the deal is

Economic opportunism in response to COVID-19 erodes Indigenous land rights, generate violence and deforestation

In their quest to bolster economies battered by the pandemic, governments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and elsewhere have set aside social and environmental safeguards in favor of destructive development projects that are harming Indigenous communities and the forests they care for, according to a report released today by Forest Peoples Programme. The

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