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climate philanthropy

Extensive opportunities for climate philanthropy are available in Africa

New research unpacking the opportunity for climate philanthropy in Africa has been conducted at a country-level, the results of which show the opportunities for green philanthropy in Africa are extensive.
infrastructure framework

Trine and Solarise Africa sign €5m infrastructure framework agreement

A partnership sets out to advance investment needs across multiple industries in food security, renewable energy, urban development, and manufacturing and production in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda. 

Off-grid solar access solutions for Africa identified in report

A new European Investment Bank and International Solar Alliance study outlines key affordability and investment issues holding back off-grid solar investment. The analysis identifies solutions to transform clean energy and how these could potentially unlock energy access for 120 million households.
waste management

Waste management approaches to mitigate burgeoning population risks

As the global population continues to increase with the global population expected to significantly exceed nine billion people by 2050. Waste generation is threatening biodiversity and the planet as a whole. Interwaste believes this demands a new approach to waste management.
smart sustainable cities

Commentary: Smart cities play integral role in urban sustainability

Smart cities are much more than a city that is digitally enabled and teeming with technology. Smart cities are cities that centre innovation in all its forms in fulfilling their purpose and promote best practices in urban sustainability.
low carbon service delivery

How to achieve low carbon service delivery

By Anton Cartwright, Economist, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa The number of people living in African cities is expected to triple between 2010 and 2050, totalling more than the number...

Financial scheme launched in response to urbanisation in Africa

The AfDB launched the Urban and Municipal Development Fund to scale up interventions towards urbanisation and drive sustainable growth in African cities.