The partners committed to jointly developing a bankable multi-Megawatt photovoltaic project at the TPCC operational site (Wazo hill in Dar es Salaam) in order to promote the use of renewable energies in Tanzania.
Inefficient pumping systems in Uganda’s water supply network causes high power demand. As energy costs make up about 40 per cent of the overall operational costs, water tariffs are high and drinking water is not affordable for parts of the population.
The first national stakeholder workshop, kick-starting the process towards the formulation of a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy for the Republic of Ghana, took place on 30th May 2013 in Accra.
On February 26 – 28th 2013 the Association of Private Health Facilities Tanzania (APHFTA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Tanzania and in partnership with GIZ Tanzania hosted the first East Africa Healthcare Federation Conference in the East African Community (EAC/Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) in Dar es Salaam.
The European Commission intends to issue a Communication on the role of the private sector in and for development. In January, the Directorate General of Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid and the GIZ programme for “Cooperation with the private sector in Africa" met for a Brown Bag Lunch.
German development cooperation actors met with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and France's Justice Coopération Internationale (JCI) at the World Bank to discuss aspects of effective delivery in programmes aimed at promoting the rule of law.
Generating Value for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Ecosystems: The German Experience. Side Event at the 11. Conference of the Parties (COP 11) of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India.
South Africa generates nearly half of the gross domestic product (GDP) of sub-Saharan Africa. As an economic centre, the country is a leader in industry and mining and the largest producer of energy on the entire continent.
Since 2004, the monthly newsletter "CDM Highlights" provided brief, clearly structured information on the latest developments in the international negotiations relating to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
The newsletter informs regularly about news, current and new development partnerships, business journeys and conferences, as well as about new documents on the subject of cooperation with the private sector in Africa.
"We won the Guardian Award because the Water Futures Partnership is recognized to be pioneering new and exciting approaches to address water problems shared between public sector, private sector and communities."
Development partnerships under the Africa Facility are implemented by GIZ together with Africa-based companies, the associations that represent them and other institutions in society. Such partnerships combine the respective strengths of public and private partners.