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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.
Green Outcomes Fund

Ascent announces first rolling close of ARVF II at more than...

Ascent has announced the first rolling close of its Ascent Rift Valley Fund III (ARVF III) at more than $100 million.
green business

Open source green business support services directory launches in SA

GreenCape, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), launched an open source Green Business Support Services Directory this month.
private public partnership

Kenyan bank to disburse IFC loan to SMEs affected by COVID-19

Diamond Trust Bank Kenya has secured a $50 million loan to support SMEs, who have been affected by the economic challenges of COVID-19.
Used oil lubricants

Used oil can change lives through real empowerment strategy

A used oil company, Olegra Oil, has made a real difference in the lives of the previously disadvantaged while building a profitable business model.
renewable energy sector

Meet the Woman Power Boss at #AUW2019

Divaine Growth Solution is rolling out a continental Female Enterprise Development Programme themed – The Woman Power Boss for female engineers.
energy efficiency

Mauritius: Ways for SMEs to improve energy efficiency

The minister of energy and public utilities in Mauritius, urges SMEs to develop energy efficiency systems to better manage their energy use.
solar PV mini-grids

Off-grid energy challenge winners secure blended financing

The All On-USADF collaboration has announced the 2018 Off-Grid Energy Challenge winners, who will be eligible to receive innovative blended financing over a period of three years.
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Uganda: SME’s to benefit from $20m African Development Bank loan

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $20 million loan to the Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL), comprising of a 10-year $15 million...
solar PV hybrid systems

Nigeria: Solar initiative launches online PV-Calculator

As the use of solar energy has become cheaper than running diesel generators, in Nigeria energy users are not yet fully aware of the...

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