SEFA doubled its grant portfolio to small- to medium- sized clean energy projects in 2014: report

SEFA doubled its grant portfolio to small- to medium- sized clean energy projects in 2014: report

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) announced on June 11 that it more than doubled its project portfolio last year, with commitments of USD 6.5 million, for 10 new projects all over the continent during the launch of its 2014 Annual Report. SEFA 2014 highlights include: USD 3.6 million in preparation grant approvals for projects in Burkina More...

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UNESCO organized training of security forces on safety of journalists in Somalia
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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UNESCO organizes training of security forces on safety of journalists in Somalia

The three-day training workshop organized by UNESCO, in cooperation with Relief International and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), provided an opportunity for security forces and the media More...

Médecins Sans Frontières head criticises G7 for lack of urgency over Ebola
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Médecins Sans Frontières head criticises G7 for lack of urgency over Ebola

Aid donors missed a golden opportunity at the G7 summit in Germany to lay out measures for a far more vigorous response to epidemics such as the Ebola outbreak, according to Joanne Liu, the head of Médecins Sans More...

Why are we failing humanity?
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
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Why are we failing humanity?

Displaced by one war, only to die in another Syrian refugees who sought security in Yemen find themselves in danger once again. CARE’s Project Manager, Dr. Hala Mejanni, in Yemen explains. Imagine that one day More...

Understanding HIV through phylogenetic research
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
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UNAIDS: Understanding HIV through phylogenetic research

Phylogenetic research—the analysis of molecular sequencing data to study evolutionary relationships among groups and organisms—needs to be scaled up to end the AIDS epidemic, according to the participants at More...

Ghana Declares Mourning After Gas Station Disaster
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Ghana Declares Mourning After Gas Station Disaster

Ghana’s president, John Mahama, has called for three days of mourning after scores of people were killed in an explosion at a gas station in the capital, Accra. Around 90 people who sought shelter from floods More...

“A brilliant idea” - UNRWA employs female guards in its Health Centres
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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“A brilliant idea” – UNRWA employs female guards in its Health Centres

Since the beginning of May 2015, UNRWA has started to employ 21 female guards in its Health Centres across the Gaza Strip as part of the Agency’s efforts to ensure a protective environment for service delivery More...

E-Learning open solutions for inclusive knowledge societies
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
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E-Learning open solutions for inclusive knowledge societies

The discussions concentrated on how Open Solutions – that is software, content and knowledge resources available on an open license such as Creative Commons – can contribute to achieving the Post-2015 Development More...

German Foreign Minister visits Gaza; inaugurates new UNRWA school in Beach refugee camp
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
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German Foreign Minister visits Gaza; inaugurates new UNRWA school in Beach refugee camp

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Gaza on 1 June to meet with refugee families and get a first-hand impression of the current situation in the Gaza Strip. Foreign Minister Steinmeier also More...

1,488 more refugee families receive reintegration grant
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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1,488 more refugee families receive reintegration grant

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to More...


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