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Zimbabwe: Govt Secures U.S.$98 Million for Irrigation Equipment: Government has secured a $98 million facility for irrigation equipment and machinery under the More Food for Africa Brazil programme, which will benefit 28 irrigation projects in Manicaland Province. Nyanyadzi and Nenhowe irrigation schemes in Chimanimani District are set to be the first beneficiaries of the loan facility. Read more

Nigeria: Youth group partners INEC on engagement strategy: A youth group, Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) has announced a partnership with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in developing a strategic framework for engaging Nigerian youths in the electoral cycle. Read more

Nigeria: World Bank to Provide Over U.S.$4 Bn Funding for Impacts of Climate Change: THE World Bank has collaborated with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to provide technical assistance and $4.5 billion in funding to help cities around the world better prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change, under the World Bank’s City Resilience Program (CRP). Read more

The University of Birmingham wins sustainability award: The University of Birmingham was recognised for its green initiatives across its campuses and the carbon emissions targets it achieved 3 years early than initially planned. Read more

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