BLOC Smart Africa launches its fund with US$12m boost from Luxembourg and Cote d’Ivoire

COTE D’IVOIRE – BLOC Smart Africa, a Flagship program of the Smart Africa Alliance, a pan-African initiative to accelerate sustainable socioeconomic development, has announced its incorporation and sponsorship from the Governments of Luxembourg and Cote d’Ivoire. The Governments of Luxembourg and Côte d’Ivoire will invest a total of €10 million (US$12.13m) into the BLOC Smart Africa Fund. This announcement follows the Cote d’Ivoire’s previous intention to commit €5 million (US$6.06m), announced at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in July 2020. BLOC Smart Africa is a blended finance technology impact…

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Government inaugurates new drinking water facilities in Zorofla

COTE D’IVOIRE – Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Hydraulics, Laurent Tchagba has inaugurated a new drinking water supply system (AEP) in Zorofla, a village located in the sub-division of Kanzra. Speaking during the project’s commissioning, Laurent Tchagba, said that the system will improve access to drinking water in the Village which had for a long time got it water supply from ponds, well, or from outdated human powered pumps. The newly commissioned water supply system comprises of a groundwater pumping system that that delivers waters to a 50 m3 water tower.…

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Ivory Coast launches new hydro-agricultural dam to boost water supply for agriculture

Kandadji water and electricity management scheme

COTE D’IVOIRE – The Ivorian government has launched the construction of a dam in the council of Koro in the northwest region of Ivory Coast to boost water supply for agricultural activities in the region. The foundation stone for the dam was laid by the Ivorian Minister of Budget and State Portfolio, Moussa Sanogo, and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani marking the start of construction work on the dam on the Yirima River. According to a report by Afrki21 the water reservoir located on the…

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Côte d’Ivoire’s General Confederation of Enterprises partners GIZ to promote energy efficiency in companies

COTE D’IVOIRE – The General Confederation of Enterprises of Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI) has partnered with German development agency, GIZ to launch an energy awareness initiative that aims to boost the competitiveness of Ivorian companies, while reducing their carbon footprint. The CGECI/GIZ second awareness and information campaign for businesses and industries in Bouaké on energy efficiency and renewable energy is being launched at a time when low-energy and low-carbon industrial development is being popularized in Ivory Coast. Energy efficiency is especially becoming popular as it reduces running costs for businesses, lowers…

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Nestlé invests US$2.6m to conserve and rehabilitate Cavally forest reserve in Côte d’Ivoire

CÔTE D’IVOIRE – The Nestlé group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Water and Forests of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire for the implementation of the CHF 3.34 million (US$3.5m) project aimed to conserve and rehabilitate the Classified Forest of Cavally, of which Nestlé is contributing CHF 2.5 million (US$2.6m). The agreement was signed by Mr. Alain-Richard DONWAHI, Minister of Water and Forests and Mr. Thomas CASO, Managing Director of Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire, in the presence via video-conference of Mr. Magdi BATATO, Executive Vice-President, Director of Nestlé…

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