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Caribbean and Central American countries to improve insurance coverage against earthquakes and climate risks


KATOWICE, Poland — KfW and the World Bank have signed an agreement for a €15 million contribution from Germany to be executed under the Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program (CACCRIP). This is the biggest contribution to the CACCRIP from a single donor. The engagement is part of the efforts from donors and the international community to address increasing disaster risks by supporting insurance mechanisms that provide rapid payouts to countries in the aftermath of a disaster.

“With climate change, we can expect more frequent and intensive weather events and hurricanes. This calls for countries to build resilience from a 360 degree perspective from disaster preparedness to physical and financial resilience,” said Jorge Familiar, regional vice…

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CCJ President urges Caribbean countries to stop procrastinating and join regional court


The President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, says while some regional countries that do not need a referendum to join the Trinidad-based court procrastinate, the people of Barbados, Guyana, Belize and Dominica enjoy greater access to justice at the highest level than for example, Jamaicans currently do.

Delivering a lecture in Kingston on the topic “The Role of the Caribbean Court of Justice as an Instrument of Peace and Justice – Seeing from Near, Judging from Far,” Justice Saunders said that the CCJ which was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court, has had a significant impact on the populations of those countries that are full members.

While most of the Caribbean countries are…

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Africa: Study Shows How African Countries Are Preparing for Green Development


Katowice, Poland — In order for African countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), they will require further human capacity building, and there must be involvement of the private sector from the start of the planning process.

This is according to preliminary findings of a study on green growth trends and readiness across the continent jointly conducted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The NDCs spell out the actions countries intend to take to address climate change, both in terms of adaptation and mitigation, and the SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and…

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Study Shows How African Countries are Preparing for Green Development


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A wind energy generation plant located in Loiyangalani in northwestern Kenya. The plant is set to be the biggest in Africa, generating 300 MW. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11 2018 (IPS) – In order for African countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), they will require further human capacity building, and there must be involvement of the private sector from the start of the planning process.

This is according to preliminary…

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4 African countries make it to the cool list for 2019 – Lifestyle


The National Geographic Traveller has released its Cool List for 2019.

According to the site, this list features 19 must-see destinations that are ‘set to hit the headlines’ next year.

It covers everything from architecture and wildlife to countries, including four from our very own continent.

 

Here are the four African nations on the 2019 cool list:

Zimbabwe

First in Africa and ninth on the list is Zimbabwe. National Geographic explains that this country’s presence on the list is due to the absence of the old president, Robert Mugabe and the efforts on the current administration.

“With Mugabe gone, Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, seems keen to invest in tourism. And while there’s been economic and political turbulence, the safety of tourists hasn’t come into question,” the site…

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Study reveals how aid communication is perceived in African countries



Participants from six Sub-Saharan African countries spoke about their perceptions of aid communication and campaigns from international NGOs …
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