Thursday, February 29, 2024

Africa

Johannesburg’s Green Jobs Expo sparks hope for a sustainable future

Johannesburg has  recently played host to a remarkable event that not only captured the imagination of its youth but also laid the foundation for a greener, more prosperous tomorrow....

Ghana unveils new green initiatives, leading the way in clean transition in West Africa

Ghana's recent unveiling of new green initiatives marks a significant milestone in the nation's journey towards a cleaner, more sustainable future, positioning it as a frontrunner in the clean energy transition within West Africa.

How ASM is redesigning the future through communication

Effective communication stands as a powerful force for change in the realm of sustainability. Africa Sustainability Matters (ASM) recognizes this truth and is committed to harnessing the transformative potential of communication to reshape the future of the continent.

Africa’s complex relationship with foreign aid amid balancing development with sustainability

The debate surrounding the imposition of sustainability efforts as conditions for aid disbursement is complex and multifaceted.

The impact of sustainable supply chains on African economies

The impact of sustainable supply chains on African economies cannot be overstated. As outsourcing companies pivot towards integrating sustainable practices, there will be a noticeable trend towards sourcing raw materials and moving production closer to their target markets. While this shift may lead to factory shutdowns in Africa, potentially resulting in job losses and economic hardships, it also presents an opportunity for Western companies to foster economic diversification and catalyze growth for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the African continent. 

The Dutch government invests $63 million into TradeMark Africa.

the Dutch government has announced a substantial investment of Sh10.1 billion ($63 million) into TradeMark Africa.

Navigating Africa’s oil and gas discoveries with sustainability in mind

Africa's recent surge in oil and gas discoveries has sparked a lot of global interest, holding the promise of economic growth and development for nations fortunate enough to tap into these resources. However, beneath this veneer of prosperity lies intricate challenges that demand a thorough examination through the lens of sustainability.

Nairobi hosts summit on advancing smart cities across Africa

This week, Nairobi positioned itself at the epicenter of technological innovation in Africa by hosting a summit dedicated to the advancement of smart cities across the continent. The "Data-Driven Cities" conference saw the gathering of an illustrious assembly of over 100 participants.

The imperative for enhanced ESG audits, training in preventing industrial disasters

In the aftermath of a catastrophic gas truck explosion in Nairobi, the conversation around Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices has taken on a new urgency.

How EU’s deforestation laws might affect smallholder farmers in Africa

Advancing tha cause of environmental conservation, the European Parliament has given the green light to a law that is set to ban imports into...

Load shedding in South Africa: Unintended consequences and the path to sustainability

While the primary goal may be grid stability, some argue that the side effects could inadvertently contribute to broader environmental sustainability efforts. However, a closer look reveals a complex web of consequences that raises questions on whether this is a sustainable path for South Africa.