Research and Development

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Nigeria

World Bank releases Nigeria economic update report

The latest Nigeria development update report, Resilience through Reforms says that Nigeria has exited from its deepest recession in four decades as COVID-19 restrictions were eased. With poverty increasing in 2020 due to the combined effects of COVID-19 and rising prices, the report recommends policy options that can help reduce inflation and protect poor households from its impacts.
Ghana SDG

Ghana: Government to bolster investment to meet SDG targets

The World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Government of Ghana, is launching the first Country Financing Roadmap (CFR) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative in Africa. The new country led approach aims to bolster investment and build public-private cooperation to meet Ghana’s SDGs.
access to energy and water

ITFC approves $250 million to support economic sectors in The Gambia

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group has signed a new five-year framework agreement that aims at boosting trade development across The Gambia’s agriculture, energy, healthcare, and private sectors.
hydrogen

IRENA and Morocco collaborating to explore hydrogen economy

IRENA and the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) have signed an agreement to actively pursue green hydrogen studies.
sustainable mobility

Michelin on redefining maritime mobility and the racetrack

Mobility company Michelin recently debuted two innovations that address some of the major challenges impacting maritime and vehicle mobility.
Open Africa Power

Enel Foundation launches 2021 edition of Open Africa Power

The Enel Foundation this week kicked off the Digital African module of Open Africa 2021, the fourth edition of their educational programme.
emobility

uYilo eMobility Kick Start Fund open for 2021 proposals

uYilo eMobility, an initiative of the Technology Innovation Agency to enable, facilitate and mobilise electric vehicle mobility in South Africa, has launched their 2021 uYilo Kick Start Fund. The fund, for eMobility and related projects, aims to assist projects in this sector reach commercialisation into the market.
minigrid Mokoloki Village Nigeria RMI

Minigrid business model shows utility & developer can collaborate

Successful deployment of Nigeria’s first rural commercial undergrid minigrid model shows power developers and utilities can work together.
energy transition

GE: Position paper on gas and renewables in SA’s energy transition

GE released a paper sharing their position on South Africa’s energy transition and the role they believe gas power and renewables will play in accelerating the country’s energy transition.
Innovation

Ed’s note: The 5Ds, according to Africa and global stakeholders

Using an engaging platform, Enlit Africa asked the audience to take a poll on which of the 5Ds they believe is the most important in achieving our energy transition.

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