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The Pan African University Graduates its first Batch of Water and Energy Scientists

26 graduates from 12 African countries were awarded Masters degrees at Thursday’s graduation ceremony. The Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, H.E Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga, was among many dignitaries who converged on the Algerian city of Tlemcen for the graduation of the first batch of students of the Pan African University (PAU) Institute for Water and Energy Sciences …

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Water, sanitation and hygiene project with the Ministry of Water Resources, funded by UK Aid, to benefit more than 150,000 people in Sierra Leone

As part of the project, children in 180 primary schools in the priority areas will be provided with child friendly WASH facilities as per the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology minimum standards. Large inequalities exist between urban and rural communities when it comes to current access to safe water sources and sanitation. More than 150,000 people in Sierra Leone …

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Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces Fourth Call for Innovations

SWFF Announces Fourth Call for Innovations $7.5 million competition seeks innovations to improve water and food security, gender equality, and reduce poverty to receive up to $2 million in funding and acceleration support. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands …

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SA: Government to support drought hit areas

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has committed all spheres of government to provide extra support to areas hard-hit by drought. The President was responding to a series of concerns raised by the members of the community of the uThungulu District Municipality and surrounding areas, in KwaZulu-Natal, during a Presidential Imbizo, on Sunday. The community informed him that …

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Water is critical to achieving Agenda 2063 Development Goals and Aspirations – AUC Chairperson

“Water is the source by which Africa’s development can be driven,” says the African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, in her remarks at the closing session of Ministers of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene meeting that held on 15 and16 March 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Commenting on the African Union’s theme of “Human Rights with a particular focus …

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Tanzania: Water is life

“Hospitals are few and far between, so these dispensaries offer a strategic value for the local villagers and citizens around the area as a means by which to get healthcare and learn about healthcare,” said Palik. “This dispensary and the schools did not have any water catchments on site, so we are bringing them this capability so they can serve …

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Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water visits Sweden

On 14-16 May, Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water João Baptista Borges is visiting Sweden with a delegation. The main focus of the visit is to promote a business exchange between Sweden and Angola. The visit is also a follow-up of of the visits to Angola by Minister for Trade Ewa Björling in May 2013 and Minister for Enterprise Annie …

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Teabag for World’s Thirsty

“[There is] water, water everywhere, not any drop to drink” – Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Neither when the floods hit Pakistan, nor when an earthquake devastated Japan in 2011 or tsunami overwhelmed Haiti earlier this year, drinkable water supplies survived to cater the residents. With dirty water flooding cities, filtration plants have been damaged and …

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AfDB to Cooperate with South Sudan in Water Sector

The USD 5.4 million grant will benefit some 170,000 people living in those 11 towns The African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org) has approved a grant for an assessment study of a water supply and sanitation program for 11 small and medium-sized towns in South Sudan. The USD 5.4 million grant, extended from the Fragile States Facility, will benefit some 170,000 …

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Mali to Receive US $75.5 Million Soft Loan to Finance a Drinking Water Supply Project in Bamako

The African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org) approved on Wednesday, October 9 a US $75.5 million (UA 50 million) soft loan for Mali to help the country finance a drinking water supply project in Bamako. The project aims to produce an additional 144, 000 cubic metres of drinking water per day from Kabala locality to be supplied to the capital, Bamako. …

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