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Getting Off-Grid Energy to Work for Agriculture

Examining the transformational power of energy-ag off-grid solutions for small farmers in Africa
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Jeannelle Blanchard, clean energy project director, was part of a Tetra Tech delegation that attended the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) in Copenhagen, Denmark. As part of a panel discussion on Powering Africa Off-the-Grid, Jeannelle discussed her experiences working with early stage companies selling energy-agriculture (energy-ag) off-grid solutions. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Denver Donation Brings Benefits to Ghana Women’s Group

Newmont's Business Resource Group gives to a Great Cause
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At Newmont’s Ahafo mine in Ghana, the Women’s Consultative Committee (WCC) provides financial assistance to local female entrepreneurs through a revolving fund established to provide micro loans and credit to women with small-scale business ventures.

The "Make5Happen" Operation is Launched - A Solidarity Chain to Train Midwives in Africa

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For International Day of the Midwife 2017 on May 5, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation is supporting the "Make5Happen" operation organized by its partner the AMREF.

The aim of this operation

By March 2018, create a 5km chain of birth identification bracelets, about 66,000 in all, to support midwives in Africa and reduce the distance separating them from their patients.

World Malaria Day

“Eddy the Ambassador”, Preventing Malaria Through an Awareness Cartoon
Summary: 
  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)
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  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)

How Smart Partnerships Can Help Us Fight Chronic Diseases in Africa

As WEF Africa gets underway, Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business, emphasizes how novel solutions between the public and the private sector are needed to effectively fight the rising epidemic of chronic diseases in Africa
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We all agree we need partnerships between the public and the private sector to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) require a better understanding between partners and innovation around institutional structures to ensure accountability, risk and benefit sharing, and value for money. These are fine words but, as the representative of a large, research-based multinational, I have found that things are not always that simple... 

Pediatric Oncology in Africa: A Sanofi Espoir Foundation Partnership

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From April 5-8, Sanofi will participate in the 12th Continental Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP), organized this year on the African continent, in Morocco.

This meeting represents an important opportunity for health professionals and companies to meet and exchange on the issue of access to care in Africa.

Inspiring Learning and Discovery

Part III: SAP Social Sabbatical Partners to Shape Cape Town’s Future
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This is part three in a series highlighting the SAP Social Sabbatical for global engagement in Cape Town, South Africa, which focused on bridging the digital divide in the city’s most underserved communities. Stay tuned for part IV, out next week. Read part one and two here.

SERVIR West Africa | Assisting Governments to Take Advantage of Publicly Available Data

Assisting governments and other decision-makers to take advantage of publicly available satellite imagery, geospatial data, and maps to inform decision making
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Changing climate and strained ecological systems in West Africa intensify pressure from population growth, urbanization, and conflict over resources, all of which pose a substantial threat to economic growth and people in the region. Communities face recurring droughts, floods, food insecurity and famine, and population displacement. The effect of precipitation and long-term shifts in temperatures on hydrogeology, crop pests, and land use are more difficult to model and predict.

West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change Project | Combatting Wildlife Trafficking, Increasing Coastal Resilience, and Reducing Biodiversity Loss

Combatting wildlife trafficking, increasing coastal resilience and reducing deforestation, forest degradation, and biodiversity loss
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Many of West Africa’s 340 million residents are facing serious risks due to a rapidly changing climate. A series of interconnected direct and indirect drivers of resource degradation—illegal and unsustainable logging, wildlife poaching and trafficking, poverty, population growth, and weak governance—threaten the sustainability of key transboundary resources; undermine the ability of the region’s human and natural systems to respond and adapt to anthropogenic shocks and stressors; and in turn, compromise sustained and broad-based economic growth.

Building a Township Tech Hub

Part II: SAP Social Sabbatical Partners to Shape Cape Town’s Future
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This is part two in a series highlighting the SAP Social Sabbatical for global engagement in Cape Town, South Africa, which focused on bridging the digital divide in the city’s most underserved communities. Stay tuned for part III, out next week. Read part one here.

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