International Day of Forests
Celebrating Africa's Forests
In the green heart of the African continent, the CongoBasin forests are a haven for indigenous peoples, elephants, gorillas, and a bewildering array of other amazing wildlife.. . Read more about WWF's work in the Green Heart of Africa here (WWF. ). Also read about WWF's East Africa Sustainable Forest Programme here and the Coastal Forest Program here -( WWF).
WWF Tanzania joins rest of the world in mourning the former President
John Magufuli, 61, died on Wednesday, prompting outpourings of grief and condolence messages from African capitals. DW.Com
With Debt-for-Climate Swaps in Africa, Timing is Crucial.
Though debt-for-climate swaps are viewed as a positive step toward sustainable growth, economists warn that the right timing and the inclusion of all creditors will be necessary to ensure that such agreements are beneficial. Devex
Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund to invest in West African hydro and solar
Talks on the hydropower investment in an unnamed country in Francophone West Africa, which will be worth at least $100m, are “very well advanced” and may be concluded in the next couple of weeks, says Paromita Chatterjee, investment director at Ninety One, the asset manager that runs the EAIF. The Africa Report
Food Securities Fund starts operations, makes investment to 4,000 farmers
Its first investment, disbursed on 08 March 2021, supports coffee production in East Africa, reaching almost 4’000 smallholder farmers operating in agroforestry systems, utilizing organic and regenerative practices. Clarmondial.com.
The self-reliant Epicenters improving Food Security in Africa
The Hunger Project
has declared more than 50 of its epicenters — clusters of villages that were established in Africa — as self-reliant, meaning they’re driving their own development. Devex
AfDB calls for 'one last debt relief for Africa'
“The time for one last debt relief for Africa is now,” Akinwumi Adesina, president at the African Development Bank, was quoted as saying in the lender’s latest “African Economic Outlook” report. Devex.
6 Lions Found Dead In Ugandan National Park
In a statement, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said the big cats were found Friday evening with "most of their bodies parts missing" in Queen Elizabeth National Park, their carcasses surrounded by the lifeless scavengers, "which points to possible poisoning of the lions."NPR
Economics of Nature: Mapping Liberia's Ecosystems to understand their value
Conservation scientist Trond Larsen and his team trekked through a remote forest in Liberia, recording the plants, animals, and insects that they saw. They noted whether the forest was intact or degraded. Far above their heads, NASA's Earth-observing satellites collected data about the terrain as the satellites continued their well-traveled orbits over Africa. Phys-org
Green Bonds: Sustainable Investments in Zambia becoming a reality.
BIOFIN Zambia and high-level partners have published guidelines and listing rules for green bonds to attract investments in projects that will help protect and even restore biodiversity. Biodiversityfinance.net
Ecological Island’: As Maasai herding lands shrink, so does space for Kenya’s Elephants
Increased and unregulated grazing in the Amboseli national park is destroying plant and animal diversity, aggravating conflicts between humans and wildlife and intensifying the negative effects of climate crisis with flooding and drought‘. Theguardian-com.
African Development Bank named the World's Best Multilateral Financial Institution
The award is a global recognition for the path-breaking efforts of the African Development Bank as it transforms itself into a solutions bank for Africa, through a combination of its operations, knowledge services and investment positioning, which continue to help accelerate Africa’s development. AfDB.