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Antão Manuel Fortes

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Cabeólica is a groundbreaking project that stemmed from Cape Verde’s aspirations to increase wind energy penetration by promoting a Public Private Partnership (PPP) which engaged foreign investment and technical and business know-how. The PPP was established between Africa Finance Corporation, Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation, InfraCo Africa Limited, the State of Cape Verde and Electra SARL., the Government-owned national utility company, and resulted in the creation of Cabeólica S.A., the first commercial-scale, privately financed, Public Private Partnership wind farm project in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company now owns and operates four wind farms in Cabo Verde with a total installed capacity of 25.5 MW, making it the first large-scale wind farm project implemented in the ECOWAS region.

Lack Of Access To Higher Education Stymieing Creativity

New Principal of the University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dr Luz Longsworth says lack of access to higher education is not only stymieing creativity and innovation, but is halting progress of brilliant entrepreneurs.

Quoting Chancellor at the University of the West Indies, Sir George Alleyne, during her induction ceremony in Belize, Dr Longsworth said there can be no economic growth without concomitant social growth. “We have to build floors for our people so that they don’t build walls of hopelessness,” she stated, borrowing from Freidman. Urging the university to capitalise on what she tagged a seminal moment, she described the current period as a time where the institution’s as a campus and as a university, with its full intellectual resources, hearts and minds, must come to the fore in forging a new day for the region, “infusing hope and vibrancy back into our societies across the region.”

World Bank Group Analyst Program

Opportunity for talented and diverse young people to contribute and grow their skills as they launch a career in international development.

The 2017 application process will open April 5th through April 19th, 2017.

The World Bank Group Analyst Program is a new and unique opportunity for exceptionally talented young people with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Tuvalu’s Prime Minister Appointed President of the SIDS DOCK Assembly

16 October 2016, United Nations Headquarters New York

SIDS DOCK, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience organisation, announced that His Excellency Mr. Enele Sosene Sopoaga, OBE, Prime Minister and Minister for Public Utilities of Tuvalu, has been appointed President of the second SIDS DOCK Assembly, on 24 September 2016, during its second session held at the United Nations (UN) headquarters on the margins of the General Debate of the 71st United Nations General Assembly.

ANNOUNCING THE POST OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE SIDS DOCK

The Secretariat of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre presents its compliments to the States Parties and Signatory States of the SIDS DOCK, and in its capacity as Interim Secretariat of the SIDS DOCK, has the honour to announce, pursuant to the Decision of the second session of the SIDS DOCK Assembly contained in document number A/2/DC/3/Rev.1, the post of Secretary-General for the SIDS DOCK.