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Equity and inclusion in disaster risk reduction: building resilience for all

This paper, by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) builds on the recently produced ‘The future framework for disaster risk reduction: a guide for decision-makers’. This new module brings together evidence on opportunities raised by adopting an inclusive approach to ensure effective DRR. The paper makes the case for increased attention to wider issues of vulnerability, inclusion and empowerment, which are needed to assist policy-makers and international agencies to negotiate the successor agreement to the HFA.

Another AFRICEF project reaches financial close

REEEP recently financed a project that enabled the expansion of PFAN (Private Financing Advisory Network), a coaching and investor matchmaking service to Mozambique and Uganda. The project quickly bore fruit: four of the finalists at the 2010 Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF) came from one of these two countries. And in the end, the two winners of the CTI PFAN Clean Energy Financing Award 2010 were a mini-hydro project in Uganda that had benefited from REEEP-funded PFAN coaching, and a micro-solar distribution project by Barefoot Power Pty. Ltd.

REEEP-funded expansion of CTI PFAN to Mozambique and Uganda shows results in AFRICEF business plan competition

Nine clean energy projects that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Africa by ca. 500,000 metric tons a year, the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off the road annually, were presented to investors in Johannesburg at the CTI-PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF) on 15 September 2010.

E-MDG-F launches to transform subsistence livelihoods

In a bid to improve the lives of the estimated 3.6 billion persons who live on farms of less than two hectares, and of the one billion people who lack access to modern forms of energy, the Fiorello H. LaGuardia Foundation - LGF (www.laguardiafoundation.org) of New York City and Consorzio Etimos (www.etimos.it) of Padua, Italy have established the Energy Millennium Development Goal Financing Facility (E-MDG-F).

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