Africa

Africa

The focus of this Fourth Progress Report is on the effectiveness of nutrition related interventions and on the progress towards the Commission’s commitments on nutrition: to support partner countries to reduce the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 million by 2025; and to allocate EUR 3.5 billion to nutrition between 2014 and 2020.
In the margins of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) today, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica signed a new €50 million package to enhance efforts in North East Nigeria. 
Commission Decision adopting an individual measure in favour of Eritrea to be financed from the 11th European Development Fund
Un important accord permettant d’avancer dans le projet de la centrale hydroélectrique de Ruzizi III dans la région des Grands Lacs a été signé à Kinshasa avec les trois pays africains participants, le Rwanda, le Burundi et la République démocratique du Congo. Cet accord va lancer la phase des études géologiques et géotechniques complémentaires, la révision des études d’impact environnemental et social, et permettra de procéder aux études d’avant-projet détaillé et de préparer son bouclage financier.
Tree planting in Ethiopia
The Africa-Europe Alliance Transport and Connectivity Task Force will today bring together leading experts from the public and private sectors of both continents from the world of mobility and connectivity. They will conclude their joint work with a series of recommendations to promote sustainable development and jobs, especially in Africa.
This EU contribution will help Ethiopia "grow greener" by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said "Environmental sustainability and climate action are critical to achieving Ethiopia’s ambitious growth and development objectives. The EU’s €36 million contribution will help two key sectors – forestry and industry – to become more sustainable and mitigate the consequences of climate change".
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, today announced the signing of an agreement through which the EU commits a further €800 million to support the African Union in its efforts to promote peace, security and stability in Africa within the context of the continued implementation of the African Peace and Security Architecture. 
Commission Decision on the financing of the annual action programme 2019 in favour of the Republic of Botswana
The European Commission recently adopted a set of projects in support of African economic integration. The initiatives, worth €101.5 million, focus on infrastructure, intellectual property rights and improving the investment climate in Africa.

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