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COVID-19 FUTURE CITIES

COVID-19 lessons for the future: Data and cooperation are key

"Rather than the vanity projects that some development banks and private financiers have encouraged we need to focus on universal access to basic services."
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Global nuclear energy operations responding to COVID-19

Building on an already strong safety culture, nuclear energy operations worldwide have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for social distancing.
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AfDB launches record breaking $3bn ‘Fight COVID-19’ Social Bond

The AfDB has raised an exceptional $3bn in a three-year bond to help alleviate the impact that Covid-19 pandemic will have on Africa’s economies and society,
green finance

China develops green finance for the agriculture sector

The World Bank Directors have approved a loan of $300 million to support China in developing green finance for the agriculture sector.
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S.Africa: Amendment to S2 gives effect to 2020 SONA commitments

Mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted an amendment to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) in South Africa.
Corruption

Corruption Watch: The ‘writing is on the wall’ for its 2019...

Non-profit organisation Corruption Watch will issue a report on the effects of corruption, particularly in key sectors such as health, policing, and mining.
gender bond

IFC invests $200m in a gender bond to empower women-owned SMEs

IFC announced an investment of up to $200 million in a gender bond that will be managed by an Indonesian Bank, OCBC NISP, to empower women-owned SMEs.
Kaptis hydropower

Kenya’s Kaptis hydropower project to see financial close in 2020

Project developer and equity fund manager sign JDA to bring the Kaptis hydropower project in Kenya through to financial close and construction in 2020.
generation

A powerful generation conversation goes virtual

An online audience and two industry experts addressed the opportunities in Africa's power generation market and the reality that we face.
gas industry

Nigeria: $50m pledge to support oil and gas industry local content

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board will establish a $50 million intervention fund to support local content in the oil and gas industry.

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