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UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure
UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure

Almost half of Kenya's population is predicted to be living in cities by 2030, requiring sustainable, resilient, affordable housing...

3 days ago

Kenyan students look to Uber(ise) solar energy
Kenyan students look to Uber(ise) solar energy

A team of students from Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya walked off as the inaugural winners of the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition's first Initiate! Impact Challenge...

By Alicestine October 20 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene
#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

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How marketing with CSR at its heart can change the world

Fitting in perfectly with the rise of purpose-led marketing across the globe is Jeanne du Plessis, corporate affairs and citizenship leader at Procter and Gamble (P&G) South Africa. Du Plessis is a passionate believer that business can and should be a force for good in the world...

By Leigh Andrews 14 May 2019

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda
Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda

Rwandan PaaS (platform as a service) startup Ared has marked its first international expansion by setting up 10 women-run 'smart business in a box' solar-powered kiosks in Uganda...

13 May 2019

Online marketplace Thola Africa shines a light on local artisans
Online marketplace Thola Africa shines a light on local artisans

New online marketplace Tholaafrica.com is making it easier to shop African artisanal wares, with its selection of bespoke fashion and d├ęcor crafted by local creatives and designers...

26 Apr 2019

Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?
Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?

Whenever I visit the Sahara I am struck by how sunny and hot it is and how clear the sky can be...

By Amin Al-Habaibeh 26 Apr 2019

Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa
Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa

Hundreds of millions more Africans are predicted to live in cities over the next three decades as the continent rapidly urbanises...

18 Apr 2019

2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs
2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs

The recently concluded 10th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum emphasised the importance of the WSIS Action Lines as a key United Nations framework for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals...

17 Apr 2019

Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change
Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change

Every year, the world's most "liveable" cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine...

By Jenny McArthur and Tim Moonen 12 Apr 2019

Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools
Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools

Sun Exchange has announced plans to solar power several Western Cape schools via its global funding platform...

11 Apr 2019

Sweden-funded clean energy programme benefits 500,000 Zambians
Sweden-funded clean energy programme benefits 500,000 Zambians

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) has resulted in 100,000 Zambian households having gained access to clean energy...

10 Apr 2019

Why more retailers are going green
Why more retailers are going green

Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades...

By Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

Winners of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship revealed
Winners of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship revealed

The Skoll Foundation has announced the five winners of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship...

2 Apr 2019

New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015
New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015

A new study published in the Nature International Journal of Science has revealed that improved housing had doubled in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2015...

1 Apr 2019

Mark Eddo, Yonov Agah, Paul Holthus and David Luke at ABEF2018.
Tunis to host 2019 Africa Blue Economy Forum

Capital city of Tunisia, Tunis, will host the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) set for 25-26 June this year...

1 Apr 2019

Port Louis remains Africa's top city in Mercer's 2019 Quality of Living Ranking
Port Louis remains Africa's top city in Mercer's 2019 Quality of Living Ranking

According to the Mercer 2019 Quality of Living ranking, in Africa, Port Louis in Mauritius was the city with the best quality of living and also its safest.

14 Mar 2019

Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures
Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures

The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities - using 3D printers...

By Sylvie Albert, Jeremy Millard, Tomas Diez 11 Mar 2019

Jumeme breaks ground on first phase of Lake Victoria hybrid solar mini-grid project
Jumeme breaks ground on first phase of Lake Victoria hybrid solar mini-grid project

RP Global's Jumeme Rural Power Supply has begun construction of the first phase of its solar-hybrid mini-grid project in Tanzania which will see 11 new mini-grids constructed...

7 Mar 2019

Architect, Tshepo Mokholo.
#DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years

Design can and should have a positive impact on communities, says architect and African Design Centre fellow, Tshepo Mokholo...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity
#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity

Bizcommunity.Africa interviews Niger architect Mariam Kamara on how architects have an important role to play in designing "thinking spaces"...

By Louise Marsland 2 Mar 2019

Annual Africa Shared Value Summit to be held in Nairobi
Annual Africa Shared Value Summit to be held in Nairobi

This year's Africa Shared Value Summit will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, 23-24 May 2019, at the Radisson Blu Hotel...

25 Feb 2019

New water supply, waste management project launched in Welenchiti, Ethiopia
New water supply, waste management project launched in Welenchiti, Ethiopia

A new model water supply, sanitation and waste management system was recently added to Ethiopia's water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in the town of Welenchiti, Oromia Region...

25 Feb 2019

Renewable energy programme attracts R209.4bn to SA economy
Renewable energy programme attracts R209.4bn to SA economy

The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme is making a significant impact on the economy, job creation, community upliftment...

25 Feb 2019

Caio Verde, Angola's new sustainable city takes shape in Cabinda
Caio Verde, Angola's new sustainable city takes shape in Cabinda

Caio Verde is a new sustainable city currently under development in the Angolan province of Cabinda...

22 Feb 2019

New report: 4.5% of GDP the price tag for sustainable infrastructure in developing countries
New report: 4.5% of GDP the price tag for sustainable infrastructure in developing countries

According to a new World Bank report, investments of 4.5% of GDP will allow developing countries to achieve their infrastructure-related Sustainable Development Goals...

20 Feb 2019

Technology is useful, but drones alone won't save Africa's elephants
Technology is useful, but drones alone won't save Africa's elephants

Technology has made a tremendous difference in the world, in areas as diverse as health and education, and pretty much everything in between...

By Ross Harvey 19 Feb 2019

Zayed Sustainability Prize 2019 finalists (Source: Zayed Sustainability Prize)
2020 Zayed Sustainability Prize open for entries

Applicants from across Africa are invited to enter the 2020 edition of the Zayed Sustainability Prize which rewards innovation, impact and inspiration in the sustainable development space...

14 Feb 2019

Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency
Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency

After more than three decades of talk about the potential of building green, we've still failed to change the way we design and construct buildings...

By Meg Holden and Rebecca Holt 6 Feb 2019

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