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09 Feb 2018 description

09 February 2018, Harare – The UK Department of International Development (DFID) announced today a £21.5 million grant to the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF), which seeks to contribute to increased capacities of vulnerable rural communities to withstand shocks and stresses, ultimately leading to a reduced need for humanitarian responses and an improvement in their well-being.

26 Jan 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

300 000 beneficiaries for the entire region from the period of 2016 to 2017

Total disaster risk reduction (DRR) funding in the South Caucasus: €2.8 million from 2016 to 2018

Total EU humanitarian funding: €188 million from 1993 to 2016

Introduction

24 Jan 2018 description

El Programa EUROCLIMA+ integra el cambio climático en un marco de políticas que, al mismo tiempo, promueven el crecimiento económico, mejoran la equidad social y la protección climática y medioambiental en la región.

Jolita Butkeviciene, Directora para América Latina y el Caribe de la Comisión Europea, presidió el acto de firma del nuevo acuerdo para Euroclima+ junto al Director de Agencia Española de Cooperación (AECID), Luis Tejada.

19 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Fact Sheet

Brussels, 13 December 2017

Niger is a priority country for the EU and one which it cooperates closely with under the Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel and the New Migration Partnership Framework.

Complex situation

19 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse

Bruxelles, le 13 décembre 2017

Le montant total de l'aide au développement de l'UE en faveur du Niger s'élèvera à 1 milliard d'euros pour la période 2017-2020. C'est ce qu'a annoncé le commissaire européen en charge de la coopération internationale et du développement, Neven Mimica, lors de la table ronde des donateurs pour le Niger qui s'est tenue à Paris.

15 Dec 2017 description

11 December 2017 Cotonou, Benin – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed today with the Government of Benin, through the Ministry of Planning and Development, a project document for the total sum of U$ 34.95 million (including a contribution of US$4.45 million from the Global Environment Facility Least Developed Countries Fund and UNDP) to help the country strengthen rural populations’ resilience to climate risks. 

13 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

Commission européenne - Fiche d'information

Bruxelles, le 13 décembre 2017

Le Niger est un pays prioritaire pour l'Union Européenne qui travaille en étroite collaboration avec le pays dans le cadre de la stratégie de sécurité et de développement au Sahel ainsi que dans le nouveau cadre pour les partenariats de migration.

Un contexte complexe

13 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 13 December 2017

Overall EU development assistance to Niger will amount to €1 billion for the period 2017-2020. This was announced by Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica at the Donors' Round Table for Niger in Paris.

13 Dec 2017 description

Climate change hits people in poverty hard through extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and changed conditions for agriculture and other livelihoods. It threatens much of the development that has been made in low- and middle-income countries in recent decades. Combating climate change is a high priority for the Swedish Government, and Sida is committed to support its partners in taking climate action. In 2016, Sida provided 2.8 billion SEK in grants for climate action across sectors, making up 15% of Sida’s total disbursements.

13 Dec 2017 description

Gates Foundation funding complements investments from the European Commission ($318M/€270M) also announced today, bringing total agriculture R&D commitments to over $600M (around €525M)

08 Dec 2017 description

Los fondos provienen de una donación del Fondo Mundial del Medio Ambiente y serán aplicados en ciudades que participan en el programa de Ciudades Emergentes y Sostenibles

22 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

22 de noviembre, 2017 — La conferencia de alto nivel para apoyar la reconstrucción de los países del Caribe afectados por los huracanes Irma y María, celebrada ayer en la sede de la ONU en Nueva York, consiguió recaudar más de 2.000 millones de dólares.

22 Nov 2017 description

Nueva York, 21 de noviembre de 2017 – Tomando en consideración las necesidades urgentes que tienen los países afectados por los huracanes Irma y María, la Conferencia de Alto Nivel CARICOM-ONU: creación de una comunidad más resiliente al clima" movilizó una amplia alianza para apoyar los esfuerzos de reconstrucción, incluso por medio de más de 1.3 mil millones de dólares en promesas y más de 1 mil millón de dólares en préstamos y alivios de la deuda.

22 Nov 2017 description

Bonn, 17 November 2017/ ACP: Seventy-nine African, Caribbean and Pacific countries stand to benefit from a €70 million ACP-EU initiative launched in the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, to help with implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The new Intra-ACP Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA+) Programme aims to strengthen cooperation and dialogue on climate change, while providing ACP member states with demand-driven technical assistance in various areas including:

17 Nov 2017 description

Le vice-Premier et ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo a décidé de libérer une contribution supplémentaire de 7 millions d’euros en faveur du Fonds pour les pays les moins avancés. Il prend cette décision en marge de la COP23, la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le Climat qui se déroule actuellement à Bonn. Avec ces moyens supplémentaires, la Belgique veut aider les pays les plus vulnérables à améliorer leur résilience face au changement climatique.

16 Nov 2017 description

Joint media release

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP

  • Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

This week during Fiji's COP23 Presidency, Australia will provide additional support to key climate initiatives to help Pacific countries mitigate and adapt to climate change and meet their climate goals.

15 Nov 2017 description

OBJECTIVE

As Colombia implements a peace agreement between the FARC and the Government of Colombia, protecting the country’s diverse ecosystems is critical to the peace accord’s long-term success. The Magdalena River Basin is Colombia’s principal watershed, covering 24 percent of the national territory (including 19 departments and 724 municipalities), and home to 77 percent of Colombia’s population. The watershed produces 80 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, 75 percent of its hydraulic energy, and 70 percent of the nation’s agriculture.

14 Nov 2017 description

ANNOUNCEMENT / 14 NOV, 2017

‘InsuResilience’ Initiative for Vulnerable People Moves into New Higher Ambition Phase

Bonn/Berlin, Nov 14 - An international initiative aimed at providing insurance to 400 more million poor and vulnerable people by 2020 moved into a higher gear with the announcement of additional funding and many more partners.