About Africa Supply Chain in Action 2020 (#ASCA2020)

Africa Supply Chain in Action 2020 (#ASCA2020) is Africa’s collaborative response to Supply Chain Management and Procurement of the future.
Africa Renewable energy

AREF II raises $180 million for sub-Saharan Africa

The Africa Renewable Energy Fund II (AREF II) has raised $180 million from seven investors. The fund, managed by Berkeley Energy, will finance renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Madagascar: Ambatolampy solar plant to be expanded

Madagascar’s state utility Jirama has announced plans to extend the capacity of Ambatolampy solar PV power plant as well as add battery storage.
nuclear

Kenya progressing steadily on nuclear infrastructure plans

The International Atomic Energy Agency says Kenya has made progress in implementing their recommendations from an earlier IAEA nuclear infrastructure review mission.
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Côte d’Ivoire to get Africa’s first grid tied biomass power plant

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and Proparco will finance a biomass power plant with grid injection in Africa in Côte d’Ivoire in a first for the continent.
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West Africa: $465 million approved for regional electricity access

Countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will expand access to grid electricity to over one million people, enhance power system stability for another 3.5 million people, and increase renewable energy integration in the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP).
green funding

Winch Energy seeks $2.1 million to fund renewable energy technology

Winch Energy, an off-grid utilities provider, is looking to raise up to $2.1 million through a crowdfunding campaign to accelerate the installation of renewable energy technology in Sierra Leone and Uganda.
climate finance

Ecobank raises first sub-Saharan tier two sustainability notes

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the Lomé based parent company of the Ecobank Group, announced that it has successfully raised $350 million tier two sustainability notes. This represents the first ever tier two sustainability notes by a financial institution in sub-Saharan Africa.
G7

Latest G7 dialogue pegs reliable energy to inclusive economic growth

“It is important that the right of developing economies to policy space and sufficient time to achieve a just transition be respected,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said at the G7 Leaders' Summit.
hydropower capacity

Latest growth figures on global hydropower capacity, not clean-cut

The IHA's 2021 status report shows that installed global hydropower capacity rose by 1.6% to 1,330GW over the past year but is falling short.

President Ramaphosa’s self-generation announcement “bold but necessary”

“The country is in the throes of an energy crisis and the importance of the discussions at Enlit Africa this week have been punctuated by loadshedding.”

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