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Africa urged to avoid being caught in the ‘capacity building syndrome’

Africa should avoid the ‘Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) trap’ by perpetually pushing capacity building and miss out on serious climate funding opportunities, Balgis Osman Elasha of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said. Dr. Osman Elasha, who is the Principal Climate Change officer at the bank’s Quality Assurance and Results Department, says “Africa could not

Project on Advanced Immunization Technologies: A success Story

Development of novel immunisation technologies, adjuvants, vectors and delivery systems, formulations and vaccination methods optimised for different age groups, 207 scientific publications, and 12 clinical trials all realised in less than six years: these are just some of the results of ADITEC, the High Impact European project on advanced immunization technologies launched in 2011, which

KWS announces reduction of Game Park entry fees

By Peter Mezda Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has reviewed her parks and reserves entry fees downwards starting November 1, 2016. Thus all entry fees to KWS managed National Parks and Reserves have been capped at USD 60 for adult non residents and Ksh.860 for adult Kenyan citizens. The move follows Kenya government’s decision to exempt

Cancer: Innovations have failed to lower costs

By Henry Opondo Corruption and poor quality unregulated care are denying people to reap from the benefits of numerous innovations in cancer medicine, Prof Richard Sullivan, Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy and Affliate staff at the Kings College, UK said at the ongoing World Cancer Congress. Speaking at a heated plenary session at

Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity celebrates two-year anniversary

This week marks the two-year anniversary of the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Adopted in 2010 and entering into force on 12 October 2014, the Nagoya Protocol aims to create

How new loan scheme is transforming Rwandan women

A new loan scheme in Rwanda is helping women farmers escape the poverty trap. The loan giving Scheme that known as Babacoop operates just like a bank and is legally registered by the Rwandan government. Mostof the loans that it has provided since its inception have been for purchasing solar equipment, mostly panels. Since its

Land clean-up awareness rising among SA firms

South African business is waking up to the challenges of soil and water contamination, creating potential for much broader corporate action to identify risks and manage contaminated land. This positive perspective comes from Jan Rasmussen, Partner within the contaminated site management practice at the African operations of ERM, the global sustainability consultancy. Rasmussen says established

Kenyans to match against cancer

By Henry Opondo All gather in Nairobi on Sunday morning as the Kenya Chapter of Globe-athon 2016 organises a match against cancer. The walk will cover between 3.5 to 10 kilometres. The event, that is happening simultaneously in 80 countries and 200 cities will seek seeks to improve awareness, early screening and detection of cancers

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