Africa turns to off-grid solar

Millions of off-grid homes across Kenya are set to benefit from an increased availability of pay-as-you-go solar systems. Thanks to a deal to 'expand their reach', between Azuri Technologies, a provider of t...

Deserts offer energy solutions

Africa's new collaborative Desert to Power initiative could provide electricity to around 250 million people. Supported by the African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investme...

Africa sets Paris goals

(NIGERIA) Leaders from nine African megacities met in Lagos this week and pledged to take effective climate action and meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement. It will see Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape To...

Impact innovations transform society

By Saidah Nash Carter, Head of Innovation - Africa - Thomson Reuters Total societal impact (TSI) refers to the positive and negative economic, social, and environmental effects an organisation has in the com...

Social investors back off-grid solar

An off-grid solar developer has agreed a new crowdfunding deal to help finance the supply of clean power systems to Sub-Saharan Africa nations. BBOXX, which recently raised €1 million via the Trine platform,...

Africa harnesses off-grid solar

ENGIE has made an acquisition which will facilitate access to electricity for millions of households across Africa. The multi-national utility will keep the Fenix team in place and help scale up its pioneeri...

Good day for African circular economy

(GERMANY) Africa's circular economy took centre stage at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn today. Leaders from Rwanda, Nigeria, South Africa, and their partners: the World Economic Forum (W...

Support for Africa’s food pioneers

Leading food companies are lending their knowledge and expertise to an initiative which harnesses intellectual philanthropy to tackle food insecurity in Africa. The Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) platform ...

For the startups who love to share…

African and Asian startups developing products that can support the sharing economy can apply to join an exciting innovation accelerator. The Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund (round 2), from GSMA, wants...

Vital system monitors food security

An investment of US$6 million is being made in a system used to monitor food security among refugees in Africa. The money donated to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) - from South Korea - will be...