Fertilizer and Sustainable Agriculture in Africa: A Controversial Balance

The agricultural sector in Africa has long needed a transformative solution. The continent faces a dual challenge: the urgent necessity to increase food production to combat hunger and ensure food security, and the imperative to adopt sustainable agricultural practices that preserve the environment for future generations. Fertilizers have traditionally been seen as a quick and … Read more

Kenya’s Plan to Implement Car Tax: The sustainability perspective

Kenya, like many nations worldwide, faces the dual challenge of economic growth and environmental sustainability. With an ambitious plan to raise revenue to fund its budget, the Kenyan government is exploring various tax initiatives, including those targeting vehicle owners. While these proposals hold promise for revenue generation and environmental conservation, they also pose challenges and … Read more

Top sustainability conferences in May 2024

As nations across the continent strive to balance economic growth with environmental stewardship and social equity, the importance of collaborative efforts and knowledge sharing cannot be overstated. In May 2024, Africa plays host to a series of sustainability conferences, each offering a platform for dialogue, innovation, and actionable solutions.  The key question: Which events should … Read more

The plight of small island nations in the face of climate change

Small island nations, dispersed across oceans and seas, face an unmatched existential threat today: climate change. These nations grapple with the relentless onslaught of rising sea levels, extreme weather events like cyclones, and even ocean acidification. To compound their challenges, many of these nations are poverty-stricken, leaving them with limited resources and infrastructure. Consequently, they … Read more


Academy seeks to impart knowledge to sustainability leaders, practitioners, and enthusiasts. It will offer free and paid-up courses at different levels of one’s career, including assisting individuals to transition and thrive in a sustainability career. Corporates set to benefit from training and advisory support. TUESDAY 14th MAY 2024: Sustainability advisory firm Impact Africa Consulting Limited … Read more

Rising demand for transition metals in Africa could expand green job opportunities

The transition to a net-zero carbon economy is one of the defining challenges of our time, demanding a departure from the status quo towards sustainable alternatives, including the embracing of green technology.  This presents an opportunity for Africa, giving it a chance to leverage its abundant resources of transition metals. These metals—cobalt, lithium, nickel, and … Read more

Sink or swim; How flooding may affect your business

The recent heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in East Africa have unleashed widespread havoc, profoundly impacting both businesses and individuals alike. From tragic loss of life and property devastation to the disruption of essential operations and the compromising of business viability, the aftermath of these floods has cast a pervasive shadow across the entire region. … Read more

East African Securities Regulators forge path to green finance leadership

In a historic move toward fostering sustainable finance practices, the East African Securities Regulatory Authorities (EASRA) announced a landmark agreement on Monday, May 6th, 2024, to develop a pioneering regional framework promoting green finance.  Josephine Okui Ossiya, Chair of EASRA and Chief Executive Officer of Uganda’s Capital Markets Authority, unveiled the innovative framework during a … Read more

Green economy empowerment with a green jobs and skills workshop at KICC

Stakeholders from across Kenya converged at Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) to strategize the acceleration of employment opportunities for youth within the burgeoning green economy sector. The National Green Jobs and Skills Workshop, themed #TwendeGreenKe, drew participation from Principal Secretaries of key government ministries, youth organizations, private sector entities, academic institutions, and enterprise support organizations.  … Read more

Tanzania pioneers sustainable water management with inaugural green bond

In a groundbreaking move towards sustainable finance, Tanzania has launched its first green bond, aimed at bolstering water supply infrastructure and environmental conservation efforts in Tanga and adjacent areas. This milestone financial endeavor is poised to yield manifold advantages, including augmented water production for wider accessibility, bolstered environmental initiatives, fiscal alleviation for the government, and potentially … Read more