Wednesday 02 May 2012
AfDB hosts Multilateral Finance Institutions Working Group on Environment in TunisiaAfrican Development Bank | 02 May 2012
The Multilateral Finance Institutions Working Group on the Environment (MFI-WGE) convened in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia, from 25 to 27 April to review policy developments at the various member institutions.The MFI-WGE is composed of the heads and key senior representatives of environment departments of the various MFIs, multi-lateral agencies (UNEP-FI, WHO, UNDP) and bilateral agencies (JICA, AFD) and export credit agencies.
Sénégal: annulation des licences des chalutiers étrangersfr.allafrica.com | 02 May 2012
Le gouvernement sénégalais a annoncé le lundi 30 avril 2012 l'annulation des autorisations de pêche accordées jusqu'à maintenant à 29 chalutiers étrangers.Ces deux dernières années, le précédent gouvernement avait conclu des accords permettant à des bateaux européens de pêcher moyennant 15...
Development focus for Côte-d'Ivoire research fundSCIDEV.NET | 02 May 2012
[ABIDIJAN] A new wave of research grants for young researchers in Côte-d'Ivoire will be handed out in June, in response to a call for projects from the Programme of Strategic Support to Scientific Research (PASRES).The grants are intended to support young researchers, who often struggle to...
Successful innovation depends on engaging the grassrootsSCIDEV.NET | 02 May 2012
Technological innovation can't be imposed on poor people — they must be engaged to select ideas that suit their lives, writes Lawrence Gudza.Technological innovation is generally viewed as a panacea for the problems of developing nations. The result is that in countries such as Zimbabwe, institutions from well-off nations have tended to 'push' technologies according to their own agendas — and not ones that suit local communities.
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