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Japan donates US$3 million to support UNICEF’s continuing emergency response to the prolonged drought in Somalia

The funding will benefit 175,000 people over six months in Somalia and will allow UNICEF to sustain and upscale its emergency sanitation and hygiene work in settlements The Government of Japan has provided generous funding in an Emergency Grant Aid, to support UNICEF’s ongoing lifesaving work for women and children …

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Launch of the First-Ever National Child Participation Strategy

The Strategy aims to provide an enabling environment for children to voice their views on issues affecting their lives, for children to be recognized as key stakeholders, and for children’s issues to be addressed in Uganda’s plans, programmes and services WHAT: The Government of Uganda will launch its first-ever National …

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Tanzanian rural areas ready for electricity

Through the Rural Electrification Densification Programme 303 villages close to an existing line will be connected Norway supports Tanzania in achieving it’s Sustainable Development Goal on energy. Through the Rural Electrification Densification Programme 303 villages close to an existing line will be connected. Some of these villages have been under …

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Oranto Petroleum Signs Exploration Agreements for Two Licenses in Uganda’s Lake Albert

The production sharing agreements (PSA) comprises a first exploration period of two years followed by a second exploration period for a maximum of two years for both licenses Oranto Petroleum has signed two production sharing agreements (PSA) in the Ngassa Shallow and Deepwater Play of Lake Albert in Uganda. Oranto …

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His Excellency, Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda to Open Major Oil and Gas Summit

Building on the success of its 2nd edition in 2016 which saw over 350 attendees, UIOGS 2017 will again demonstrate the importance of Uganda’s exciting oil and gas industry His Excellency, President Yoweri K. Museveni has been confirmed to again give the keynote and welcoming address at the 3rd Uganda …

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Power Africa Partners U.S. African Development Foundation and GE Announce Women in Energy Challenge Winners in Uganda

Joint Energy and Environments Projects (JEEP) and Conservation and Development Uganda Limited (CODE) will each be awarded a grant of $100,000 to expand their renewable energy enterprises to reach women beneficiaries The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), in collaboration with partners Power Africa and GE (www.GE.com), is proud to announce …

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Handover of buildings: Living and working for the protection of the Serengeti

Joint Press Release by the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania National Parks, the German Embassy Dar es Salaam, KfW, and Frankfurt Zoological Society On Tuesday August 22, 2017, the German Ambassador in Tanzania, H.E. Dr. Detlef Wächter, presented newly constructed office and staff buildings in Fort Ikoma …

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Total and CNOOC Lead as Knowledge Partners and Principal Sponsors at Uganda’s International Oil & Gas Summit

UIOGS 2017 Continues to Build Momentum as International Support Grows Total and CNOOC Limited have confirmed their support for the 3rd Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) 2017 (www.UIOGS.com), partnering as lead sponsors and co-hosts to the event when it returns 27-28th September at the Hotel Serena, Kampala. Hosted …

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UNITAR Leadership and Entrepreneurship Programme for 25 South Sudanese Professional Begins in Juba

The UNITAR South Sudan Fellowship Programme: Entrepreneurship and Leadership Youth Training 2017 Cycle begins with an Workshop I: Orientation on 7 August at UNITAR’s Juba office, located in the UNDP compound, Juba, South Sudan. The Orientation Workshop will be followed by Workshop I, to be held from 16 – 20 …

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