German government investing $115M in renewable energy in Africa

Renewable Energy World

million) in investment to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy across Africa. However, with the recent announcements by several countries to cease funding coal, mechanisms such as SEFA are needed to support the increased rollout of renewables in Africa.

In semi-arid Africa, farmers are transforming the 'underground forest' into life-giving trees

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Africa Eats crowdfunds capital to strengthen Africa’s food supply chains

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 29 – Impact accelerator program Fledge last year launched Africa Eats to back promising startups in Africa that are strengthening the. The post Africa Eats crowdfunds capital to strengthen Africa’s food supply chains appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Development Partners International closes billion-dollar Africa-focused fund

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 5 – Development Partners International invests in growth-stage companies serving Africa’s growing consumer and middle classes. The post Development Partners International closes billion-dollar Africa-focused fund appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Solarise Africa secures $5.9 million in debt financing from Trine

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 14 — Commercial and industrial solar accounts for 75% of power demand in sub-Saharan Africa, despite its unreliability and high cost. The post Solarise Africa secures $5.9 Africa Clean Energy Climate Finance Dealflow Geographies Inclusive Economy

Africa’s eco start-ups seek to turn the tide on plastic pollution

Impact Alpha

The post Africa’s eco start-ups seek to turn the tide on plastic pollution appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa Climate and Clean Tech Impact VoicesWhen a problem is on your doorstep, it’s only natural to be compelled to find a solution. Over the past years, demand for.

Atoms for Africa

Jim Conca

The economies of Africa’s 54 countries with 1.2 billion people are hobbled by a general dearth of energy. But nuclear energy could help that more than the rest of the world realizes, as discussed in a new report by the Center for Global Development. It would also help to eradicate global poverty

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Zipline secures $250 million for drone delivery in Africa, Japan and the U.S.

Impact Alpha

The post Zipline secures $250 million for drone delivery in Africa, Japan and the U.S. Africa Dealflow Frontier & Growth Markets Health and Medtech Impact Tech United States

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Africa’s online safety is a new frontier for social innovation

Impact Alpha

The exponential increase and expected growth of internet, smartphone and mobile network usage in Africa has enabled a thriving ecosystem of tech entrepreneurs. The post Africa’s online safety is a new frontier for social innovation appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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Agricycle raises $2.4 million to repurpose food waste from smallholder farmers in Africa

Impact Alpha

million to repurpose food waste from smallholder farmers in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa Conservation Dealflow Geographies Inclusive Economy Smallholder Agriculture

Securitizing future cash flows to advance the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

Impact Alpha

The post Securitizing future cash flows to advance the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa appeared first on Impact Alpha. Africa Catalytic Capital Impact Voices

South Africa’s Quro Medical raises $1.1 million for tech-enabled home healthcare

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 14 – More than 80% of South Africa’s population, particularly the Black urban and rural poor, depend on the country’s s underfunded. The post South Africa’s Quro Medical raises $1.1 Africa Dealflow Frontier & Growth Markets Health and Medtech

Zola Electric scores $8 million partnership for solar mini-grids in Africa

Impact Alpha

Investment and spending on energy access in sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets screeched to a halt at the outset of the COVID-19. The post Zola Electric scores $8 million partnership for solar mini-grids in Africa appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Nigeria’s Moove raises $23 million to finance vehicles for Africa’s transit drivers

Impact Alpha

The post Nigeria’s Moove raises $23 million to finance vehicles for Africa’s transit drivers appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa Dealflow Financial Inclusion Frontier and Growth Markets Inclusive Economy

Medical Credit Fund blends $19.2 million to finance Africa’s frontline health clinics

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 13 – Small, privately-run clinics are often the only providers of essential health services in remote and low-income parts of Africa. million to finance Africa’s frontline health clinics appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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Medical Credit Fund’s digital finance fund secures $8.3 million to support Africa’s health clinics

Impact Alpha

million to support Africa’s health clinics appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa Dealflow Geographies Health and Medtech Return on Inclusion

Inclusive fintech is the first stop for impact venture capital in Africa

Impact Alpha

Venture investors looking for deals in Africa are stocking their pipelines with. The post Inclusive fintech is the first stop for impact venture capital in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha ImpactAlpha, July 8 – Small business loans. Digital payments. Free remittances.

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Tourists could spread COVID-19 to gorillas in East Africa

Inhabitat - Innovation

Maskless, selfie-taking tourists could become a source of disease transmission, a new study says

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Wind farm pioneers system to protect birds in South Africa

Renewable Energy World

In South Africa, BioTherm Energy’s Excelsior Wind farm is collaborating with conservation organizations to minimize the wind industry’s impact on local bird populations (avifauna). The post Wind farm pioneers system to protect birds in South Africa appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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Africa’s business and investment leaders step up to meet demands for impact and ESG investing

Impact Alpha

The post Africa’s business and investment leaders step up to meet demands for impact and ESG investing appeared first on Impact Alpha. Africa Corporate Impact ESG Frontier & Growth Markets Originals

Komaza secures $28 million to improve sustainable forestry in Africa

Impact Alpha

The post Komaza secures $28 million to improve sustainable forestry in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha. SDGs Africa Conservation Finance paywall Farmer Finance Dealflow

Goodwell targets €50 million fund for small businesses and agriculture in Africa

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The post Goodwell targets €50 million fund for small businesses and agriculture in Africa appeared first on Impact Alpha. Africa Agrifood Tech Dealflow Financial Inclusion Geographies Return on Inclusion

Better economic data can drive inclusive growth in Africa

Impact Alpha

The post Better economic data can drive inclusive growth in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha. “In God we trust, everyone else must bring data,” said the statistician W. Edwards Deming. The debilitating effect of Covid19 on the economies.

East Africa’s Tugende scores $3.6 million to expand micro-business lending

Impact Alpha

The post East Africa’s Tugende scores $3.6 Africa Dealflow Entrepreneurship Geographies Inclusive EconomyImpactAlpha, March 31 — The Kampala-based social lender, which finances the purchase of motorcycle taxis for Ugandan and Kenyan “boda boda” drivers, is expanding.

Africa’s Great Green Wall to combat desertification secures $16.8 billion in international finance

Impact Alpha

The post Africa’s Great Green Wall to combat desertification secures $16.8 Africa Climate Finance Dealflow Geographies RegenerationImpactAlpha, February 10 — The Great Green Wall initiative, launched in 2007 by the African Union, aims to restore degraded land, boost food.

DFC guarantees Cordaid to spur lending in Africa’s Sahel

Impact Alpha

The post DFC guarantees Cordaid to spur lending in Africa’s Sahel appeared first on Impact Alpha. Africa Catalytic Capital Dealflow Financial Inclusion Frontier & Growth Markets Inclusive Economy SDGsImpactAlpha, January 27 – The U.S. International Development Finance Corp.

Berkeley Energy raises €130 million for second Africa Renewable Energy Fund

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 21 – Berkeley Energy is looking to build hydro, wind and solar projects, as well as battery storage facilities, to meet Africa’s. The post Berkeley Energy raises €130 million for second Africa Renewable Energy Fund appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Breathing new hope into Africa’s fight against COVID-19

GatesNotes

In Africa, saving lives from COVID-19 one breath at a time

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Billions of dollars being used to fund coal power in Africa and Asia

Envirotec Magazine

Research published on 16 September highlights the troubling trend of pockets of funders continuing to finance additional coal-fired generation capacity in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Financing for climate adaptation can drive Africa’s economic development and its net-zero goals

Impact Alpha

Power is critical to Africa’s development. The post Financing for climate adaptation can drive Africa’s economic development and its net-zero goals appeared first on Impact Alpha. Africa Climate Finance Impact Voices

South Africa’s Khula raises $1.4 million for farmer-focused marketplace

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 9 – Johannesburg-based Khula is addressing inefficiencies in South Africa’s food chain by offering farmers access to financing, farming inputs and. The post South Africa’s Khula raises $1.4 Africa Agrifood Tech Dealflow Frontier and Growth Markets

Could Agri-PV Be Africa’s Next Big Solar Market Trend?

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Insiders predict agricultural companies could become major adopters of solar power in Africa as farmers seek to improve the cost and reliability of energy supplies. Access to finance will be likely to further increase agri-PV’s momentum in Africa.

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Pula raises $6 million to expand farmers’ insurance from Africa to Asia

Impact Alpha

The post Pula raises $6 million to expand farmers’ insurance from Africa to Asia appeared first on Impact Alpha. Africa Dealflow Financial Inclusion Frontier & Growth Markets Smallholder Agriculture

CDC Group provides $100 million to help ETG connect smallholder farmers in Africa

Impact Alpha

The post CDC Group provides $100 million to help ETG connect smallholder farmers in Africa appeared first on Impact Alpha. Africa Catalytic Capital Dealflow Geographies Inclusive Economy Smallholder Agriculture

ANDE’s Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund awards $450,000 to three organizations in Africa

Impact Alpha

The post ANDE’s Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund awards $450,000 to three organizations in Africa appeared first on Impact Alpha. Africa Dealflow Frontier & Growth Markets Gender Smart Inclusive Economy

Consider yourself a fiduciary? Then it’s time to invest in Africa

Impact Alpha

Africa was home to half of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies last year. Institutional investors must begin to seriously consider Africa as. Then it’s time to invest in Africa appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Acre Impact Capital bridges a financing gap to catalyze capital for infrastructure in Africa

Impact Alpha

The post Acre Impact Capital bridges a financing gap to catalyze capital for infrastructure in Africa appeared first on Impact Alpha. Africa Catalytic Capital Dealflow Frontier & Growth Markets

54gene closes $15 million to accelerate genomics research in Africa

Impact Alpha

The Nigerian startup is building Africa’s first biobank to serve as a database for medical companies developing new therapeutics. The post 54gene closes $15 million to accelerate genomics research in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa paywall Dealflow Impact Tech

Madagascar’s Sayna secures investment to offer digital skills-training in francophone Africa

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 28 – Nearly 95% of Africa’s youth are informally employed. The post Madagascar’s Sayna secures investment to offer digital skills-training in francophone Africa appeared first on Impact Alpha.

South Africa's first interior 6 star Green Star awarded to Formfunc

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Green Building Council recently awarded South Africa’s highest possible Interiors Green Star v1 certification to Capetown-based company Formfunc Studio’s office spaces—the first such rating to be awarded in the country for an office and distribution center

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Field Intelligence raises $3.6 million for Africa’s pharmaceutical supply chain

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, March 11 – Africa’s healthcare systems are wrought with inefficiencies. million for Africa’s pharmaceutical supply chain appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa Blockchain/AI/IoT paywall Dealflow Impact Tech

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Africa's first sustainable chocolate brand plans to sell in the US

Inhabitat - Innovation

While Africa grows 70 percent of the world’s cacao, very little chocolate is made on the continent. Instead, most of the raw material is shipped to other countries that then produce delicious chocolates. But De Villiers Chocolate is now working on becoming the first African-made, sustainably sourced chocolate brand available in the U.S.

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Recovering the Missing Millions Owed to Africa’s Minigrids

GreenTechMedia

The minigrid funding commitment from international donor organizations is “in the billions,” says Daniel Kitwa, energy access finance advisor at the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA). billion allocated to sub-Saharan Africa.

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