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Innovation, people key to creating a sustainable bioeconomy

A sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people who take care of and produce biomass." This means family farmers, forest people and fishers, who are also "holders of important knowledge on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way."

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Social needs to up its game to keep receiving financial support

Today's philanthropists, grantmakers, social and impact investors want more control over their giving and they want evidence of the scale and sustainability of the impact they make...

Issued by Next Generation 18 Apr 2018

Building knowledge-based economies in Africa

Plans necessary to nurture the creative, skilled populations that will form the bedrock of knowledge-led economies in Africa, was discussed at the Next Einstein Forum in Rwanda this week...

29 Mar 2018

Recycling programme launched in rapidly growing Victoria Falls town

In an effort to protect the environment around Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the town has launched a recycling project...

19 Mar 2018

A new life for olive oil waste

Scientists have devised a process of converting olive mill wastewater into biofuel, fertiliser and clean water...

By Ben Coxworth 5 Mar 2018

Africa called on to support circular economy

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says South Africa is committed to its long-term vision of transitioning to an environmentally sustainable, climate change resilient, low-carbon economy and just society...

20 Nov 2017

Pearl Recycling is turning Nigeria's discarded waste into stunning furniture and home décor

The waste upcycling company is creatively solving one of Nigeria's most pressing issues - waste management...

By Lindsay Samson 26 Sep 2017

Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash

While studying in Europe, Egyptian entrepreneurs Rana Rafie and Yara Yassin were inspired by the recycling and upcycling boom taking place around them...

By Jamie Matroos 13 Sep 2017

What Kenya's government can do to protect, and benefit from, ocean resources

Declining health in Kenya's marine resources is evident in traditional small-scale fisheries, the growth in commercial fisheries, conflicts among fisher groups and in the increased use of gear such as...

By David Obura 28 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017