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Mercy Corps Research Report on Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa
20 February 2017

Mercy Corps Research Report on Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mercy Corps research report “Financing the Frontier: Inclusive Financial Sector Development in Fragility-Affected Africa” commissioned by Financial Sector Deepening Africa and supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The research examines the impact of inclusive financial sector development on poverty, fragility, and stability across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Rivulis Irrigation - Water: Vital to sustaining life
16 February 2017

Rivulis Irrigation - Water: Vital to sustaining life

Water is a limited natural resource that impacts not only the existence but also the quality of life. Water supplies are increasingly stressed given increasing demand due to population growth, competitive demand for food, fiber and fuel crops, and a disparity between the location of the water supplies and the demand.

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The Role of Reliable Solar-powered Lighting in Modern Day Disaster Relief Efforts
15 February 2017

The Role of Reliable Solar-powered Lighting in Modern Day Disaster Relief Efforts

What would you call basic human needs? Food, water and shelter? At least, that’s what Maslow tells us. But what if we changed the context, would these three still be the only basic needs? That is precisely what happens when disaster strikes. Be it through the brute force of nature like earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis or through man-made acts like wars, many families are displaced or separated. What is considered a basic need quickly changes.

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Interview with Danny Labin, Vice President and International Projects at Sesame Workshop
08 February 2017

Interview with Danny Labin, Vice President and International Projects at Sesame Workshop

How is your organisation involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector? Sesame Street is the longest-running children's television series in the world. Sesame Street delivers educational content through a carefully crafted blend of humor, entertainment and learning that engages children.

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Humanitarian Leaders to Discuss Sustainable Development Goals in sub-Saharan Africa
07 February 2017

Humanitarian Leaders to Discuss Sustainable Development Goals in sub-Saharan Africa

More than 300 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government and UN organisations are set to convene at the Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi this February exchanging innovative and sustainable solutions for improving aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa.

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Supporting Peace-Keeping Operation in Africa
01 February 2017

Supporting Peace-Keeping Operation in Africa

Driven by their vision to become the premier technology and acquisition service provider for the South African Government and their allies on the African continent and the world, Armscor is proud to have acquired state of the art defence materiel for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), thus equipping their Armed Forces to safeguard the sovereignty of the country and its citizens.

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How NGOs and Aid Agencies Can Protect Themselves from Infrastructure Failure
31 January 2017

How NGOs and Aid Agencies Can Protect Themselves from Infrastructure Failure

Innovative Hybrid Solutions by Talia Hybrid solutions are nothing new in the telecommunications industry. The need for redundancy and backup solutions to ensure business continuity have existed since the early days. Normally done by duplicating capacity and infrastructure from additional providers, these solutions were often limited to governments and companies with the cash flow to afford them and the infrastructure to support it.

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Vaccination in DRC: solar fridges that save lives by B Medical Systems
30 January 2017

Vaccination in DRC: solar fridges that save lives by B Medical Systems

In the remote south-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo illness stricken areas suffer on a regular basis from health epidemics. For many, few resources are available to contain the illnesses that pass through and therefore leave vaccinations as the only option. The introduction of a solar fridge has allowed the people of south-east DRC the convenience and reassurance of available and timely vaccinations.

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Air Partner and Envirotainer respond to the Ebola crisis
30 January 2017

Air Partner and Envirotainer respond to the Ebola crisis

Air Partner and Envirotainer worked closely to implement a process to organize charter aircraft shipments on a regular basis. The first shipment with Envirotainer’s RAP e2 container transported temperature sensitive medical supplies to Freetown, Sierra Leone. Richard Smith, Director for Freight at Air Partner comments: “The humanitarian response is facing a massive task trying to tackle Ebola in West Africa. Air Partner has been working with a number of agencies to provide air charters in very challenging circumstances.

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Boosting the smallholder economy: Netafim Advancing UN SDGs
30 January 2017

Boosting the smallholder economy: Netafim Advancing UN SDGs

The recently published UNDP Human Development Report for 2015 identifies “sustainable work, which promotes human development while reducing and eliminating negative side effects and unintended consequences, as a major building block of sustainable development.” This is what UN SDG Number 8* is all about: economic growth underpinned by the availability of meaningful work in a positive labor environment. That brings us back to drip irrigation solutions.

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Lifting Standards of the Cold Chain: Sure Chill Technology
30 January 2017

Lifting Standards of the Cold Chain: Sure Chill Technology

An effective cold chain is essential to the safe delivery of vaccines. However many developing countries have inadequate cold chains; effective temperature-control mechanisms for the transport, storage and handling of vaccines are not in place. Approximately $750 million worth of vaccines are lost annually due to improper refrigeration in these countries, that’s around 151 million doses of vaccine.

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Technological Innovations Improving Livelihoods
30 January 2017

Technological Innovations Improving Livelihoods

This year’s Aid and Development Africa Summit is fast approaching! The Summit, which is due to be held between 28th February and 1st March in Nairobi, Kenya will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to engage in debate and knowledge exchange about topical development matters. The 2nd Aid & Development Africa Summit will focus on improving aid delivery and development strategy, with an emphasis on technological innovations and their impacts on aid and development in East Africa.

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