Regional News


2014 SEED Awards Applications – Grassroots Green Entrepreneurs Can Win Business Support Package
Nairobi, 11 February 2014 -Start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs who have developed innovative products or services and are working with local communities can win a tailor-made business support package through the 2014 SEED Awards, which open for nominations today. 

Africa Union to adopt a Common African Position on the post-2015 agenda
Addis Ababa, 31 January 2014 - The African Union Assembly adopted the African Common Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, whose High-Level Committee was chaired by President Sirleaf of Liberia. The purpose of the High-Level Committee is to build regional and intercontinental alliances on the African Common Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and to coordinate African-led Post-2015 activities. 

Environment Ministers Adopt Far-reaching Decisions to Advance Climate Negotiations and Secure Sustainable Development for Africa
Gaborone, 18 October 2013 - Gaborone Declaration Calls for Scaled-up Support for Adaptation, and R eq uests UNEP to Strengthen Regional Presence.

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility – Announcement of Pre-application Information Workshop for the Second Application Round
Nairobi, 18 September 2013 - The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) would kindly invite interested project developers and project financiers to a pre-application information workshop considering financial support for geothermal projects in Eastern Africa.

UNEP Proclaims African Laureate for its 22th International Children Painting Competition Today on World Environment Day
Nairobi, 5 June 2013 - The United Nations Environment Programme’s Regional Office for Africa (UNEP-ROA) announced the regional winners of the twenty second Global Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment to mark this year’s World Environment Day, 5 June 2013.