Monthly Archives: October 2015

  • Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

    October 15, 2015

    By Ama Kudom-Agyemang, Accra, Ghana October 15, 2015 Today Thursday October 15th, 2015, is Global Hand Washing Day and Belinda Kotoka of the Konsuaso community in the Kejebi District of Ghana’s Volta region, is demonstrating that it is possible to wash one’s hands under running water no matter where. It is an issue of simple […]

  • Ethiopia: AU Proposes a Fund to Support Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment Related Initiatives

    October 9, 2015

    Nancy Imali October 09, 2015 The African Union together with its partners have put forward a proposal to introduce a new financing option – Malabo Facility, dedicated to funding the functions of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment. The proposal was announced at the on-going meeting of Specialized Technical […]

  • Media’s Role Crucial In Food Security and Sustainable Water Management Awareness

    October 9, 2015

    George Mhango October 09, 2015 Communication breakdown between Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) officials and farmers could remain a challenge towards the achievement of food security and sustainable water management in farming production if nothing is done. CAADP coordinator Komla Bissi said this in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the adoption of […]

  • Nepad, AU Want STC to Focus on COP21

    October 6, 2015

    George Mhango October 06, 2015 A meeting of experts convened by the African Union and Nepad aimed at establishing specialized technical committee (STC) has agreed to present agriculture, water, rural development and environment as major issues during the Cop21 in Paris, France. The Conference of Parties (COP) 21 is expected to be held in December […]

  • Ethiopia: CADDP Boss Urges Youth To Embrace Agriculture For Improved Livelihood

    October 6, 2015

    Nancy Imali October 6, 2015 African youths living in rural areas have been challenged to embrace agriculture as a way of improving livelihoods and eradicating poverty across the continent. The Head of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CADDP), Dr. Augustin Wambo Yamdjue made straight this statement at the on-going five-day Inaugural meeting of Specialized […]

  • Wise Up To Climate Partnership Discusses Planned Pwalugu Dam

    October 6, 2015

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang October 06, 2015 All things being normal, in about 15 months from now construction works will start on the Pwalugu Multi-purpose Dam (PMD) on the White Volta River, a tributary of the Volta that passes through Pwalugu along the Tamale – Bolgatanga highway in the Upper East Region. The Volta River Authority (VRA) […]

  • Ghana: ECOWAS Water Resources Coordination Centre Establishes New Trans-boundary Basin Authority

    October 6, 2015

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang October 06, 2015 The Water Resources Coordination Centre (WRCC) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has concluded consultations to establish a new governance body for the trans-boundary river basins of Comoe, Bia and Tano, in the West Africa Sub-Region. At the end of their meeting in Accra, representatives of the […]

  • Inaugural STC Conference Kicks Off In Addis Ababa

    October 6, 2015

    Nancy Imali October 06, 2015 Ministers, senior government officials and development partners have convened at the African Union Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Inaugural Conference of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment in a bid to concert action for improved livelihoods in Africa. The five-day conference […]

  • Ethiopia: AU, Nepad Establish Bureau Ahead of STC Adoption

    October 6, 2015

    George Mhango October 06, 2015 The African Union (AU) and Nepad through experts from agriculture, water, rural development and environment have established a temporary bureau to facilitate sessions towards the adoption of terms of reference (ToRs) for the pending Specialized Technical committee (STC). A representative from Zimbabwe was elected chairperson of the bureau during a […]