Tag: Côte d’Ivoire

Merck Foundation starts its first Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

Merck Foundation starts its first Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA, RWANDA, TANZANIA
WINDHOEK, Namibia Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany starts its first Merck Health Media Training on 10th of July 2018 from 10:00 to 17:30 at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. The training program is part of ‘Merck more than a Mother’ community awareness initiative. It is being organized to emphasize the important role that media plays to influence our society to create a cultural shift with the aim to break the stigma around infertility in general and Infertile women in particular. During the training program, Merck Foundation will announce the start of new hashtags #MenToo and #NotoInfertilityStigma to invite media from all over Africa to share its opinions and stories on social media about the topic. “I am very happy to initiate this important
ADB Launches Coding for Employment Program

ADB Launches Coding for Employment Program

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, RWANDA
KIGALI, RwandaThe African Development Bank, together with partners The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook have launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, by training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers. This new Program will prepare Africa’s youth for tomorrow’s jobs and unleashes the next generation of young digital innovators from the continent. Coding for Employment will create over 9 million jobs and reach 32 million youth and women across Africa. The Coding for Employment Program is at the center of the African Development Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Initiative, which aims to put Africa’s youth on a path to
Ecobank Wins Best Digital Strategy Award

Ecobank Wins Best Digital Strategy Award

AFRICA, BUSINESS
LOME, TogoEcobank has won the Best Digital Strategy Award at the Retail Banker International’s prestigious awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London last week. Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is the key plank in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise in Africa and to achieve its target of serving 100 million customers. As a pan-African bank we’re absolutely committed to meeting the rapidly changing demands for convenience and functionality that Africans need and demand The Ecobank Mobile App, which has already been downloaded by over 5 million people, is a unified banking app serving 33 African countries, enabling 24/7 banking services and transactions in 18 different currencies and in
ICD and Sub Saharan African Banks sign Line of financing agreements

ICD and Sub Saharan African Banks sign Line of financing agreements

AFRICA, BUSINESS
TUNIS, Tunisia The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private sector (ICD)  and Afriland First Group, Banque Islamique du Senegal, EBID, BSIC Mali and Coris Bank Mali have signed a Line of financing agreements for a Euro 45 million, Euro 50 Million, Euro 25 Million, Euro 9 Million and Euro 6 Million respectively. The small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have a crucial role to play in a country’s growth and development, and ICD has big plans for them The Euro 135 Million Line of financing facility will be extended by the above Banks to the SMEs covering various sectors such as industrial, communication, technology, health, manufacturing, and agricultural sectors, in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and other ICD member countries in Africa. In thi
IMF Staff Team Completes Visit to Côte d’Ivoire

IMF Staff Team Completes Visit to Côte d’Ivoire

AFRICA, BUSINESS, REST OF THE WORLD
WASHINGTON D.C An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Dhaneshwar Ghura visited Abidjan from March 22 to April 5, 2018, to hold discussions on the 2018 Article IV Consultation and the third review of the three-year economic and financial program supported by the IMF through arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The authorities and the IMF team reached a staff-level agreement on the third review of the ECF and EFF arrangements, subject to approval by IMF management and the Executive Board. Consideration by the IMF’s Executive Board is expected in June 2018. The budget deficit was 4.2 percent of GDP in 2017, somewhat lower than programmed “Based on preliminary estimations, GDP grew by 7.8 percent last y
Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health Join Forces to Boost Child Immunisation

Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health Join Forces to Boost Child Immunisation

HEALTH
DAVOS, Switzerland: Orange  and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will enter into a partnership with the Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of Health  to increase immunisation rates in the regions and districts with the lowest vaccine coverage, it was announced at the World Economic Forum today. The "M-Vaccin Côte d' Ivoire" project uses Orange mobile technology to inform parents about the importance of vaccination by sending text and voice messages in the local language. Targeted messages will also help ensure parents don’t miss immunisation sessions by reminding them of their children's schedule and dates. "This new partnership is truly innovative and important for the children of Côte d'Ivoire," explained Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. "Parents often do not