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Italy-Africa Summit: Rome backs « Green Cities for Africa » initiative

At the Italy-Africa summit in Rome on January 29, 2024, the Italian government announced a 5.5 billion euro investment plan to support development in Africa. This support will include renewable energies, energy efficiency projects, water and sanitation. This will be done in line with the provisions of the joint « Green Cities for Africa » project.

SAHEL: why is Burkina Faso joining the Helsinki Water Convention?

On January 19, 2024, Burkina Faso officially confirmed its intention to join the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, more commonly known as the Water Convention. This forthcoming accession will enable the West African country to improve the management of its shared water resources, against a backdrop of increasing climate change.

CONGO: ATIBT to eliminate « prejudice » against logging

The European Union (EU) delegation in Brazzaville has asked the International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT) to draw up and implement a project to support the private sector in Congo. The aim is to promote the involvement of forestry sector companies operating in the Congo in responsible forest management, in line with the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (APV-FLEGT) signed between the Republic of Congo and the European Union in 2010.

DRC: Haut-Uele hosts new Usaid-funded resilience project

As part of its « Alliance for Biodiversity Protection and Development » project, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a partnership agreement with Sofibanque to support the development of inclusive and sustainable small and medium-sized enterprises in the Haut-Uele province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This partnership aims to improve living conditions for local communities and reduce pressure on natural resources around Garamba National Park and the Kibali gold mine.

AFRICA: climate causes the most serious humanitarian crises of 2024

The United Nations (UN) presents Africa as the epicentre of the world’s humanitarian crises in 2024. Of the 26 countries for which the United Nations is calling for the mobilisation of 46.4 billion dollars in international aid, fourteen are in Africa. The multiplication of climatic disasters and their corollaries of armed conflict have forced more than 130 million people into urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

Nassim Oulmane: « Adequate, accessible and new funding is urgently needed ».

Expected on 12 December 2023, the agreement on the Global Budget reached at COP28 was finally adopted on 13 December in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The text calls on countries to « make a transition away from fossil fuels » and to accelerate this action « in this crucial decade, in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 ». Afrik21 looks back at this declaration without Nassim Oulmane, Acting Director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).