East Africa

East Africa

Commission Decision on the financing of the annual action programme 2018 in favour of Uganda - Green Economy
Commission Decision on the individual measure in favour of Uganda to be financed from the 11th European Development Fund
The European Commission has adopted today seven new programmes and additional funds for two existing projects, worth €99.5 million. They will support ongoing efforts to help the most vulnerable people in the Horn of Africa. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said: "The Horn of Africa has an unprecedented opportunity to shore up peace and stability throughout the region. The nearly €100 million we have approved today will support vulnerable communities, contributing therefore directly to that peace and stability."
The eco-village approach that is used in Igunga district is a holistic approach. It integrates interventions in a range of sectors (water, energy, agriculture and livestock, gender, HIV/Aids) in order to sustainably improve climate change resilience and reduce poverty. The project is community driven: farmers and local authority staff are trained on a range of different climate change adaptation strategies, of which they can choose and implement the most appropriate ones. Learning and dissemination of lessons learned is an important aspect of this project.
The European Commission adopted five new programmes and three top-ups of current programmes worth €115.5 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to complement ongoing efforts in the Sahel and Lake Chad region.
Illegal wildlife trade is the fourth largest global criminal market after illicit drugs, counterfeit goods and human trafficking. The Cross-Regional Wildlife Conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean project is, among other, working to support anti-trafficking efforts throughout the region.
« L’Initiative de Financement Innovant pour la Culture» améliorera l’accès au financement pour les industries créatives au Burkina Faso et en Afrique orientale.
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This project represents a flexible tool to support investments in providing access to reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity and energy services in developing countries. It aims at accelerating access to modern energy services/electricity at any development stage of a project or corporate entity.
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is visiting Eritrea today, where he launches an initial €20 million project to rebuild the road connection between the Ethiopian border and Eritrean ports. During his visit, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica meets with the President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki to discuss the situation in the region and explore ways for the EU and Eritrea to step up political relations and dialogue on matters of concern to both sides.

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