This is the first post in a series of roundups on social change news from Africa. This is a look at how Africa is struggling with climate change challenges as well as Africans’ continued efforts toward self-reliance even as international donors continue their support.
Africa Should Build Capacity to Use Green Climate Funds, Says African Development Bank Vice-President
All Africa December 2012
At a high-level panel discussion on "Financing Climate Change: Africa's Access to Convention Funds, the African Development Bank (AfDB) AfDB Vice-President Aly Abou-Sabaa said that African countries should build or reinforce their capacities to use efficiently green climate funds when they become available. He believes that with adequate resources and continued support from the international community, Africa can do much more to address its climate change threats as it strives to build a resilient African economy.
African Leaders Criticize Climate Proposals by Developed World Voice of Africa December 2012
ICTs Delivering Home-Grown Development Solutions in Africa
In a joint report by the World Bank and African Development Bank, with support from the African Union, evidence suggests that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovations are delivering home-grown solutions in Africa, transforming businesses and driving entrepreneurship and economic growth.
Ivory Coast Donors Pledge $8.6 Billion to Spur Development Plans Bloomberg Dec 5, 2012
The government of Ivory Cost said that Foreign donors have pledged about $8.6 billion to help finance a development plan meant to create jobs and improve infrastructure which is more than double the amount initially sought at a World Bank-backed donor meeting in Paris.
Africa: USAID to Support African Diaspora Development Fund
Tiffany Echavez Pintor was born in Cebu, Philippines but grew up in South California. After studying International Relations and Finance at Stanford and Oxford Universities, she worked in various writing and analytical roles in politics, venture capital and nonprofits.