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Africa’s solarized digitalization agenda

artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality

The seventh session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development convened on the theme of “Building forward better towards a resilient and green Africa to achieve the 2030 & 2063 Agenda” and promote the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the …

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Virtual trade deal room launched for West Africa Trade Hub

Private sector growth support organisation the West Africa Trade & Investment Hub has launched a Virtual DealRoom to provide investors worldwide with information about and access to its pipeline of impact business opportunities in agriculture, financial services, healthcare, water and sanitation, biodiversity, ecotourism, energy, apparel and logistics. The Virtual DealRoom was …

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IFC steps up African investments

The World Bank’s private sector development investor has backed multiple projects in the SME sector across Africa. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, has made investments in a range of organisations across Africa, aiming to stimulate progress in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) and start-up sectors. IFC …

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Canada World Youth and Africa Skills Hub partner to introduce Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Initiative (WELI)

Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Initiative (WELI)

The Africa Skills Hub (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com), a youth employment organisation and business incubator in Ghana will partner with Canada World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde (CWY–JCM) with support from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to implement the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Initiative (WELI) (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com/weli). The project addresses challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Nigeria: AFDB Group provides $400,000 grant for SEC

The African Development Bank Group signed a $400,000 grant agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria to strengthen securities market regulation and broaden market instruments. The funds will go towards strengthening the risk-based supervision framework, regulation of derivatives and green bonds, and build capacity for green finance. The …

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