• AfDB’s desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house

    January 3, 2019

    Nantale Abbey/ AfDB January 03, 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said a lack of energy remains as a significant impediment to Africa’s economic and social development. As a result the AfDB has embarked on a huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house titled “Desert to Power Initiative”. This solar project […]

  • Bridge on Zambezi River to link, open up markets in eight African countries

    January 3, 2019

    Agonza Innocent/AfDB January 03, 2019 Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end. In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail […]

  • ‘We see its value’: Ugandan communities benefiting from agroforestry

    January 2, 2019

    Deusdedit Ruhangariyo/ Mongabay January 2, 2019  Farming communities in the western Ugandan highlands of Butanda have for generations practiced agroforestry, intercropping fruit, grains and vegetables with medicinal plants, trees and grasses on their land. The practice allows them to harvest food throughout the year, both for sustenance and to sell, provides them with timber and […]

  • Ugandan eco-product designer welcomes new charter linking fashion with climate change

    December 31, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 31, 2018 Uganda’s renowned eco-product designer Sarah Nakisanze has welcomed the new fashion industry charter for climate action launched this month during this year’s UN climate change summit describing it as “healthy.” The fashion industry charter for climate action, aligned with the goals of Paris agreement including limiting global warming to 1.5 […]

  • Leading Landless Women: African Rural Women Leaders Tell their Stories

    December 23, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 13, 2018 Up to 10.3 million hectares of land has been acquired by investors from individuals, communities and governments in the 11 Nile basin countries since 2000. That is according to Land Matrix, a global and independent land monitoring initiative. Apart from private investors, Land Matrix data shows that several countries outside […]

  • ‘We feel more like bystanders,’ Youth at COP24 cry out as they call for active participation in negotiations

    December 23, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 22, 2018 Last week, as delegates from more than 190 governments attended UN climate talks in the Polish city of Katowice to uphold the Paris Agreement and respond to the emergency of the climate crisis, a section of youth at the summit cried out that they had been “left out” of negotiations. […]

  • Least Developed Countries Group Welcome Katowice Decision on Climate Change with Caution

    December 17, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 16, 2018 The least developed countries have welcomed the set of guidelines for the implementation of the Paris agreement that were adopted over the weekend at the UN Climate change summit in Poland but feel some parts of the agreement are weak. “While there are parts of the package that could and […]

  • Fairy Bottling Company wins first ever Zambia Water Stewardship Award

    December 17, 2018

    Newton Sibanda December 17, 2018 This year’s industry awards were of a different nature; the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) included an inaugural award recognising water stewardship by the business community. The inaugural winner of the 2018 National Water Stewardship award at a colorful gala dinner was Lusaka’s Fairy Bottling Company for continuously […]

  • UN Climate Change Conference opens in Poland

    December 3, 2018

    Water Journalists Africa Reporter December 03, 2018 The annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) has opened in the Polish city of Katowice. Some 30,000 representatives from 200 countries will be taking part in the two-week conference aimed at finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines will provide clarity on how […]

  • Stepped up Global Climate Action Can Close the Emissions Gap – UNFCCC

    November 21, 2018

    Water Journalists Africa reporter November 21, 2018 Two key UNFCCC milestone publications released today highlight that success in tackling the global climate crisis can be achieved, but only if public and private sector actions are urgently stepped up. The reports: The Talanoa Dialogue Synthesis Report and Yearbook for Global Climate Action 2018 – take the […]