EU Call for Proposals: Bioclimatic approaches for improving energy performance in buildings in Africa and Europe

Proposals should study the performance of a selection of European and African local bioclimatic building designs, local construction materials and techniques to determine how they could be utilized to increase the energy performance, living quality and sustainability of buildings in targeted geographical zones in Africa and their climatic and socio-economic conditions. Proposals should promote innovations, including bioclimatic approaches, to enable adaptation of local materials and techniques to current building design and construction practices and lifestyles. They should include maximizing passive cooling, passive ventilation, natural light gains and suitability for specific local climate conditions (e.g. stark rains). They should investigate how sustainable supply chains of local materials could be established or improved to cope with fast paces of construction, contributing to the support of local businesses. They should foster exchange and mutual learning between European and African stakeholders (policy-makers, architects, auditors, building sector private companies) for better regulation and implementation of locally adapted bioclimatic construction approaches.
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Call for applications: African App Launchpad initiative 2019 for young African startups

AAL targets building capacity of ten thousand learners and establishing one hundred startups. AAL works by availing a high-quality, technology-learning online platform through crowd-sourcing top online content developed by prestigious universities and leading companies, and delivered through three leading MOOCs; Coursera, edX, and Udacity.
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Call for Applications: Grants to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is currently accepting applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
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Call for Applications: Orange Social Venture Prize Africa & Middle East 2019

The contest aims to reward the best innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East. This 9th edition unfolds in two phases: first the candidates participate to a national competition, then an international jury gives a grand prize to the best national winners. At both the national and international step, the viewers of this site can vote to add a name to the jury shortlist.
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Call for Applications: Injini EdTech Incubator Program for EdTech Entrepreneurs in Africa

The Injini Cohort 3 programme will launch in May 2019. For this, 8 start-ups from across Africa will join the programme for 4 months during which we will deliver workshops, mentoring and networking as well as technology, research and dedicated support from the Injini team.
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Call for Applications: DFID's Invest Africa Programme

The Invest Africa programme aims to generate £1.2 billion of additional FDI by 2025, 13,750 direct jobs and 90,000 direct and indirect jobs. To support the programme, DFID seeks a Service Provider who will be responsible to design and undertake rigorous monitoring and evaluation activities. The Monitoring activities will require monitoring results across the whole Invest Africa programme to enable its cumulative progress to be tracked and reported, to assess the main contractor’s performance, to support learning by assessing the overall approach, its effectiveness and to use this analysis to provide strategic advice to the governance bodies and DFID to support the oversight and direction of the programme.
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Call for Proposals: Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation in Africa

In the framework of the implementation of the Member state funds to “Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation”, AU-IBAR will undertake to utilize these funds to empower African youth and women to effectively participate in the animal resources sector. The beneficiaries of this call of proposals will be members of the newly formed African Union networks; African Youth in Livestock Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubation Network (AYL-FAIN) and the African Women in Animal Resources Farming and Agribusiness Network (AWARFA-N) and other African youth and women engaged in the animal resources value chain in Africa.
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Call for Proposals: Promoting leadership and economic opportunities for women across the clean energy sector in Southern and East Africa

This call is focused on promoting leadership and economic opportunities for women across the clean energy sector. We are seeking applications that propose innovative approaches to gender inclusion while also supporting core business objectives and growth. Projects will be evaluated based on concept innovation, development impact, business model and financial sustainability. Applications from women entrepreneurs and women-led organisations are strongly encouraged.
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Advancing Renewables in Developing Countries: Progress of projects supported through the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility

Between 2014 and 2018, projects selected in five annual cycles were awarded concessional loans worth USD 214 million, with 16 projects subsequently advancing through various stages of implementation. Seven projects from early cycles reached the construction or installation stage, with renewable power generation set to start in 2019.

Call for Applications: The AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program 2019 Spring Admissions

The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank is implementing the next African Global IT Leaders Programme under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP). The objective of the programme is to create across the African continent a critical mass of global IT experts: highly trained professionals in ICT.
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South Korea is ready to step up technology transfers to Africa

Speaking at a meeting on potential technology partnerships between Korea and Africa, representatives of Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Techno Park, and Korea’s Green Technology Center said there was huge potential for cooperation and immense opportunities for job-creating bankable projects.

Job Vacancy: Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Deko Industries is an international group in the agro-food industry. We promote and use open source technologies in our operations. We have operations in Cambodia, Singapore, Mali and Nigeria. For our projects in Africa, we are looking to hire an Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
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Least developed countries are finding out from Viet Nam how fisheries sector opportunities can transform their economies

The opportunity to use fisheries and aquaculture for export diversification is very real and important for LDCs, says UNCTAD’s Africa, LDCs and special programmes director, Paul Akiwumi.

Call for Nominees for the 2019 Maize Youth Innovators Awards – Africa

The MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards aim to identify young innovators who can serve to inspire other young people to get involved in maize-based agri-food systems. Part of the vision is to create a global network of young innovators in maize based systems from around the world.
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African Development Bank Group approves $25 million Equity Investment in Fund for Renewable Energy Projects in Africa

ARPF projects will focus on mature technologies including wind, solar PV, small to medium hydro, geothermal and biomass. These would include grid-connected independent power producers (“IPPs”), and decentralized energy projects (commercial & industrial solar, mini-grids and solar home systems companies). The Fund’s strategy is to prioritize projects with a clear timeline to financial close, with emphasis on de-risking early stage greenfield projects.

The African Union Ten Years Aquaculture Action Plan for Africa 2016 - 2025

The prospects for Africa’s aquaculture are enormous. They are defned by the continent’s vast aquatic resources, land mass and climate that are suitable for the production of an array fsh species and essential inputs such as ingredients for feed. Of added advantage, is the fact that most of the world’s important tropical and sub-tropical aquaculture species are native to Africa.
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Call for Nominations: 2019 Africa Food Prize

The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.
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Call for Expression of Interest for Productive Energy Use action research projects in sub-Saharan Africa

The Powering Opportunities Partnerships (POP) is one of the constituent projects of TEA’s Supporting Clean Energy Partnerships programme. POP aims to demonstrate how the off-grid energy sector can stimulate local jobs and create local economic value in Sub-Saharan Africa, via a challenge fund supporting proposals that demonstrate innovation, partnerships and the potential for scalability and impact.
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Call for Applications: Making More Health Accelerator 2019 for Start-ups in Kenya, Ghana,Nigeria

Applicants are invited to apply for the Making More Health Accelerator 2019 that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation.
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Call for Applications: 2019 ACCEL Awards for Early-Stage African Start-Ups

The ACCEL Awards is an annual business start-up contest organised by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate Partners including FTSE 100 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship incubators and media companies.
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Intel AI Protects Animals with National Geographic Society, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

TrailGuard AI uses deep neural network algorithms that allow the device to recognize humans and vehicles with a high degree of accuracy. TrailGuard AI builds upon the success of RESOLVE’s first-generation TrailGuard camera deployed in protected reserves that alerts rangers any time it detects motion. With the first-generation camera, rangers receive many photos that they had to manually review to determine if there is a poaching threat or a false-positive triggered by other motion.

Call for applications: 5th Cycle of $100m Entrepreneurship Programme to empowering African entrepreneurs

The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Programme’s objective is to generate at least 1,000,000 new jobs and create at least $10 billion in new business revenue across Africa. Now in its 5th year, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme has empowered 4,470 entrepreneurs, using a bespoke and robust selection, training and implementation process to create visible and sustainable impact across all 54 African countries.
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Call for applications: Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa 2019

Launchpad regional accelerators are tailored specifically to their local markets, and provide access to the best of Google - its people, network, and advanced technologies - helping startups build great products. In addition to our accelerators, Launchpad regional initiatives include exclusive events, mentorship opportunities, and trainings.
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Call for projects: Promoting Local Resources of the African Soils

SEED Foundation wants to support projects to maintain diversity of resources terroirs while offering opportunities for transformation and innovation of the agricultural system. This theme meets the challenges of standardization and homogenisation of practices and the loss of diversity of agri-food chains.
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Let get inspired by innovation and win together in 2019

With the convergence of artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, blockchain and additive manufacturing technologies, we are at the dawn of disruptive innovation that will impact businesses and enterprises worldwide.

African Development Bank to raise over US$7 billion from capital markets for investment in African economies in 2019

The African Development Bank continues to build its profile in the capital markets for cost-effective resources to finance projects and programs in Regional Member Countries.

Call for applications: Social innovation and global healthcare to improve health-care access for people, animals and their communities in Kenya, Ghana or Nigeria

The MMH Accelerator is a structured, 11-month business accelerator program offered under the MMH Initiative that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation. Through the MMH Accelerator, participants are provided with tailored access to expertise and capacity building to unlock their next phase of growth.
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Promoting a sustainable blue economy to support livelihoods in Kenya

The skin of the fish is more and more recognized for its leather. It has several advantages: it offers a unique natural pattern, it absorbs colors well and finally, it is lighter and more durable than cowhide. Fish-derived products increase the value of catches, offering higher prices to fishers and creating alternative local jobs for the community, especially for women and young people.

Ethiopia launches online investment guide to stimulate FDI

The iGuide provides investors with all they need to know to invest in the country. It also highlights areas for reform in the country’s investment environment and helps the government to understand investor needs.

Desert to Power Initiative for Africa to develop 10 GW of solar energy by 2025

The Initiative aims to develop and provide 10 GW of solar energy by 2025 and supply 250 million people with green electricity including in some of the world’s poorest countries. At least 90 million people will be connected to electricity for the first time, lifting them out of energy poverty.

Call for Nominations: AIDF Africa Innovator Of The Year Award

The aim is to recognise individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward-thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programmes that have helped drive African progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.
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Mobile money holds key to financial inclusion in Africa, experts say

More than 10% of adults in sub-Saharan Africa have a mobile money account, the highest in the world, and it is spreading to West Africa and beyond.

The AFRO: First Pan-African Cryptocurrency dedicated to Growth and Development in Africa

Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, safe and secure solution suited to Africa’s development challenges.

Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

High-level session at UNCTAD's Africa eCommerce Week shows that the continent has the potential to scale e-commerce enterprises - but its new free trade area will be key.

New Initiative to Mitigate Risk for Global Solar Scale-up

The World Bank and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) are developing a joint Global Solar Risk Mitigation Initiative (SRMI), an integrated approach to tackle policy, technical and financial issues associated with scaling up solar energy deployment, especially in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Call for Proposals: Boosting Collective Action for Improved Water Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa

The main objective of the projects should be to improve the overall health and environment of the target populations through sustainable management and monitoring of water-related pollution by industrial activities.
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Call for applications: L’Afrique Excelle to support technology start-ups operating in Francophone Africa

The program highlights include two one-week residencies – one in Bamako, Mali and another in Paris, France - giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their business network and learn from mentors, peers, and local partners.
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Feasibility Assessment of Converting Sugar Mills to Bioenergy Production in Africa

In this work, we use simulations to explore the impact of ethanol and electricity production in an existing sugar mill in Mozambique. In spite of the large amounts of energy obtained from ambitious scenarios, such as Ethanol-2 and Ethanol/EE, molasses-based ethanol (Ethanol-1 scenario) seems more attractive in economical and infrastructural terms.
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A Review of Commercial Biogas Systems and Lessons for Africa

The review identified the critical barriers to commercial biogas development to be high initial capital costs, weak environmental policies, poor institutional framework, poor infrastructure and a general lack of willpower to implement renewable energy policies and set challenging targets.

Call for projects: The Digital Lab Africa - Innovative project in multimedia production : web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music

The call targets developing projects, in need of partners and financial support, innovative projects from the perspective of form, narration, content and technologies used, in one of the 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, digital music and animation.
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