Africa

Africa’s largest solar farm is now fully operational!

The Jasper solar farm, located near Kimberley in South Africa, is now the continent's largest solar power project.

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What girls’ education brings to the world

Ann Cotton, founder and president of Camfed and winner of the 2014 WISE Prize for Education, has been fighting for twenty years to secure education for the girls of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Local African Bikes To Help Africans Move More Freely

Getting to health care and other services can be incredibly difficult in Africa. CA Bikes makes those trips a little faster with fleets of village-shared bikes--and creates jobs by building the cycles…

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Eco-friendly stove drive aims to save Mt Kenya forests

An initiative aimed at conserving Mount Kenya forests has launched a drive to promote the use of environmentally friendly cooking technologies among residents of Embu County.

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“Together, let’s plant one million trees”: Danone and Group…

Since 2011, international NGO SOS SAHEL leads a reforestation program in several countries of Africa, thanks to a partnership with Danone and Group Casino in France. Between August & December 20131,…

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Destination Changemakers: a world tour of social business

Two French students travelled the world to learn more about social business and work with social entrepreneurs in the Philippines, India and Senegal. They are back now, bringing a number of ideas with…

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The call of the land in Ethiopia

The Livelihoods Fund, which was created by Danone in partnership with other companies, is supporting large scale agro-forestry projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Coming back from a trip in Ethiopia,…

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Can ‘Climate-Smart’ Agriculture Help Both Africa and the Planet?

One idea promoted at the Durban 2011 talks was “climate-smart agriculture,” which could make crops less vulnerable to heat and drought and turn depleted soils into carbon sinks. The World Bank and…

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Healthy wetlands, healthy people: a review of wetlands and human…

The Ramsar Convention one of the major Livelihoods…

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Is CSR in Africa the next sustainable business frontier?

No longer overlooked by the world’s most powerful companies and countries, Africa has become a power in its own right. This continent of over one billion people now reaps more success and progress, but…

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