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How African cities’ residents are creating climate change solutions


Science alone can’t provide all the answers or solutions for cities grappling with changing climates and extreme weather. Cities’ social, cultural, economic and historical differences should be considered when planning any climate-related response. And it’s residents, citizens and local authorities who have that context.

That’s where knowledge co-production can be useful. It’s an evolving research process that recognises the importance of multiple knowledge types and perspectives to build a holistic understanding of complex problems.

The Future Resilience of African CiTies and Lands project uses knowledge co-production by gathering together a number of different people from different areas of expertise and ordinary citizens. This was done…

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Africa Innovation Summit Kicks Off in Kigali Showcasing Ground-breaking African Solutions – BusinessGhana News


The summit will continue until 8 June 2018

The Prime Minister of Rwanda, the Honourable Edouard Ngirente, this morning officially declared the Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) 2018 (www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com) open in Kigali, Rwanda. AIS II will focus on innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance.  As a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and actions, AIS II is Africa’s only summit on innovation that seeks to foster action-driven dialogue between African innovators and stakeholders in Government, private sector, civil society and academia to ensure African solutions are concretely given the opportunity to scale in a measurable way. The summit will…

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Leroy Mwasaru on renewable energy and creating solutions for African people


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“I’ve always gotten into trouble for trying to do good,” Leroy Mwasaru said, speaking at the 2018 Design Indaba Conference. “At least when you compare my age to the size of my ambitions.”

The youngest speaker to take the 2018 Design Indaba stage, the 20-year old Mwasaru admits to having always felt a sense of responsibility when it came to the issues troubling his community. Hailing from Kisumu County, Kenya, he has been using this intuitive drive to develop alternative sources of renewable energy for his local community and surrounding areas.

It’s vital work that has seen the young social…

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UN calls on all nations to support Africa-led solutions to African problems


The United Nations has joined in the celebration of Africa Day on May 25, 2018, which marks the 55th anniversary of the founding of the African Union.

Secretary-General António Guterres called on all countries of the world to support Africa-led solutions to African problems for a peaceful and prosperous Africa.

“Africa is increasingly driving its own future. I believe in Africa-led solutions to African problems. The United Nations is fully committed to supporting Africa’s efforts for social and economic progress on the continent,” he tweeted on Friday.

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Beware of saviours in red, warns Solutions candidate


Voters in the upcoming election are asked to keep in mind the way in which the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) ran the country’s economy for the 14 years they held office. 

Words of caution came from Kemar Stuart, Solutions Barbados candidate during a spot meeting in Bush Hall over the weekend. The youngest candidate in the upcoming General Election said he was well aware the electorate was tired of living under the leadership of the “yellow sunshine posse” who have brought “suffering” on Barbadians.  

However, he warned voting the BLP into power does not mean the country will be set on a path of economic prosperity.  

“People are falling into the trap of thinking that the red team is a saviour for Barbadians. That is a gaff at your own intelligence and you know better. If…

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Showcasing top energy solutions at African Utility Week 2018


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Cape Town, South Africa will welcome energy professionals from around the globe, who will meet next week to source solutions, generate business and connect with new and existing energy markets.

Key highlights

Dr Marcus Cornaro, EU Ambassador to South Africa, will inaugurate the first ever European pavilion at African Utility Week and welcome a delegation of 14 handpicked European SMEs showcasing EU-supported technologies.

At the opening of the Indian Pavillion 45 organisations exploring the African trade landscape will be hosted.

Conlog will launch its next generation meters at an exclusive product launch, ushering in a new era of metering solutions for Africa.

The new Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa) is hosted and managed by…

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