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World Bank to inject $5 billion into Power Africa Initiative

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HARRY MISIKO
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The Word Bank has announced a $5 billion (Sh435 billion) support package for the US-led Power Africa Initiative in six countries, including Kenya.

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim on Tuesday told US-Africa Business Forum of the ongoing US-Africa Leaders Summit that the support would be in the form of direct financing, investment guarantees and advisory services for project preparation. ... Read more about World Bank to inject $5 billion into Power Africa Initiative

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It's time to act to secure sustainable water and sanitation for all

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There's no silver bullet to sustainable development, but to avoid conflicts, disasters and damage to ecosystems, water agenda must advance on political arena

Every year on 22 March we celebrate World Water Day. But this year is different. It will go to history as the year when we set the course for the future. ... Read more about It's time to act to secure sustainable water and sanitation for all

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Business Green: Branson and Zeitz launch 'Plan B for Business' - The B Team

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James Murray
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Sir Richard Branson and Puma chairman Jochen Zeitz have today launched a major non-profit group, dubbed The B Team, with the view to promoting a new set of progressive business values that “prioritise people and planet alongside profit”. ... Read more about Business Green: Branson and Zeitz launch 'Plan B for Business' - The B Team

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Green Scene - Rebuilding San Diego Infrastructure with Mark Kersey

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San Diego has a multi-billion dollar backlog of infrastructure projects: sewers, sidewalks, parks, potholes and fire and police stations. We may live in "America's Finest City" -- but much of it is beginning to crumble under our feet due to lack of attention and funding.
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Existing poverty index ‘ideal for assessing the SDGs’

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Pablo Correa
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[CARTAGENA] The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, which is a tool for measuring acute poverty, should be used to monitor compliance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a conference has heard.
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Jan Eliasson: There is no peace without development

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Georgi Gotev
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UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who just returned from a number of missions to Iraq, Iran and Lebanon, said Tuesday (3 February) that the international community and the EU should be more active after the end of a conflict, to make sure that it does not happen again.

Eliasson, a Swedish national who covers most of the world’s conflict areas and development in his UN capacity, spoke to the Brussels press after meeting several EU officials, including foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini. ... Read more about Jan Eliasson: There is no peace without development

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UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate poverty

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Edith M. Lederer
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world's biggest problems, from eradicating poverty to preserving the planet to reducing inequality. Now comes the tough part: Drumming up support and money to achieve the goals and transform the world. ... Read more about UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate poverty

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'Revolution needed' for world to meet sustainable development goals

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Heather Stewart
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World leaders gathering at the UN in New York next weekend must pledge to make a revolutionary effort if they are serious about meeting the 17 ambitious anti-poverty targets for 2030 that they are due to sign, according to Britain’s leading development thinktank. ... Read more about 'Revolution needed' for world to meet sustainable development goals

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Linking Renewables Between Nations Fosters Trade, Cooperation and Peace

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Linking Renewables Between Nations Fosters Trade, Cooperation and Peace

Peter Meisen speaking about GENI at 2016 Rotary International Peace Conference in Ontario, California, USA ... Read more about Linking Renewables Between Nations Fosters Trade, Cooperation and Peace

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