Monthly Archives: December 2015

  • Water, Sanitation Groundbreaking Initiatives Win Top UN Climate Change Prize

    December 11, 2015

    Fredrick Mugira Paris. Dec. 11, 2015. At least four out of the 16 innovative initiatives honored as winners of the prestigious United Nations climate change award at this year’s climate talks in Paris focus on water and sanitation. They are part of the 16 game-changing initiatives from around the world that were honored at a […]

  • AfDB Approves 22 Proposals for Climate Finance

    December 11, 2015

    Friday Phiri Paris. Dec. 11, 2015. The African Development Bank approved 22 proposals under its Africa Climate Change Fund in 2014. Kurt Lonsway, AfDB Manager for Environment and Climate Change, Kurt Lonsway made the disclosure on the eleventh day of the COP 21 in Paris when he featured on a high level discussion panel dubbed: […]

  • COP 21 / CMP 11: ‘Those Who Pollute More Should Do More To Save Our Planet’ – AfDB Chief

    December 7, 2015

    Friday Phiri Paris, Dec. 7, 2015. A famous quote goes: “From those to whom much is given, much is expected.” This is the message that the African Development Bank (AfDB) is delivering on behalf of Africa at the global conference on climate change, COP21, which opened last week in Paris. “All fingers are not equal. […]

  • COP 21 / CMP 11: Meeting of Ministers Calls for Effective Climate Change Agreement

    December 7, 2015

    Fredrick Mugira Paris, Dec. 7, 2015. The High-Level, ministerial segment of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris kicked off today with calls to action to conclude an effective climate change agreement at the end of the week and a sense of confidence that this can be done. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reminded Ministers of […]

  • COP 21 / CMP 11: World Bank Announces a Multi-Million Dollar Funding Boost for Water Programs In Africa And India

    December 4, 2015

    Diana Omondi Makimario PARIS, Dec.  4, 2015 – The World Bank Group has announced a significant boost in funding for water programs Kenya, the Niger River Basin, Morocco and India to help tackle water challenges. The move came as World Bank Group Vice President for Sustainable Development, Laura Tuck, warned that in just 35 years, 40 percent […]

  • African Countries Urged to Reduce Dependency on External Funding for Health

    December 4, 2015

    George Mhango Addis Ababa. Dec. 04, 2015.  A three-day 4th African Medicines Regulators Conference organised by Nepad, African Union and World Health Organisation has today cone to an end in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The meeting sought to discuss ways of ensuring that there is support for countries to accelerate the pace of establishing […]

  • COP 21 / CMP 11: A Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to Combat Climate Change Launched

    December 3, 2015

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter PARIS, Dec. 03, 2015 – 18 countries (Austria, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America), and over 60 organizations today  launched an unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to speed up and scale up the sector’s huge potential to […]

  • Nepad, AU and WHO Want Stiff Regulation of Medicines

    December 3, 2015

    George Mhango Addis Ababa, Dec. 03, 2015. The 2nd Biennial Scientific Conference on Medicines Regulation in Africa, which ended on Tuesday this week saw various delegates asking African governments to ensure that they regulate production of medicines and its policies to improve health service delivery, which is so crucial in treating dozens of WASH related […]

  • COP 21 / CMP 11: World Leaders Pledge Up To USD 4 Billion for Restoration of Degraded Lands across Sahel Region

    December 3, 2015

    Aaron Yancho Kaah PARIS, Dec. 03, 2015 –World leaders and heads of major international agencies have pledged USD 4 billion over the next 5 years to step up implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI). The Great Green Wall is African-led project with an epic ambition: to restore the […]