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UN says dubious credit ratings from Big 3 cost Africa $75bn a year

During the margins of the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings ,Africatalyst, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...
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Financing methane Action in Africa webinar.

The panel discussion explored the intricacies of advancing methane finance in Africa, addressing the critical...
A webinar with five participants discussing the financing of methane action in africa, dated 23rd november 2023.

African experts call for new paradigm to unlock methane action financing

As global methane emissions continue to rise, African policymakers, ahead of COP28, are calling for...
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Sneak Peek of Building Strategic Partnerships for epidemic preparedness and Response in Africa event

Key highlights of the Health Alliance of African Risk Capacity Group, West African Health Organization...
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Our CEO Daouda Sembene’s contribution during the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) panel at #ECONFEST2023

Watch our CEO Daouda Sembene's contribution on Africa's Agenda for Global Financial architecture reform during...
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Our CEO Daouda Sembene’s contribution on the Financing for development panel: What next at #ECONFEST2023 in Marrakesh

Daouda Sembene participated in a panel, discussing development finance at the Marrakesh Economic Festival hosted...
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Why is Africa’s seat at the G20 important?

Our CEO spoke to BBC on the significance of AU joining the G20. Hes poke...
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Will the AU’s admission to the G20 bring real change? Our CEO Daouda Sembene speaks to Aljazeera

Our CEO Daouda Sembene discusses the significance of African Union's G20 membership with Aljazeera. He...
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[Focus] Comprendre la crise de la dette en Afrique : À l’origine, une conjonction de chocs

Le fardeau de la dette devient de plus en plus insupportable pour l’Afrique. Selon le...
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Daouda Sembène, économiste, céo d’Africatalyst : « L’architecture financière internationale actuelle contribue à perpétuer le cercle vicieux de la dette 

Dans ce deuxième et dernier volet de notre entretien, Daouda Sembène, Ceo d’AfriCatalyst, aborde la...
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Africa Matters: Tracking AfCFTA progress interview with TRT World

Our CEO Daouda Sembene discusses Africa Continental Free Trade Area implementation progress and how the...
A man speaking at a conference on "unlocking climate finance in africa," with a banner indicating that afreximbank has set up a $500 million fund for climate projects.

Pivotal roles of innovation, governance and partnerships in unlocking climate finance

How can innovation, governance and partnerships in Unlocking climate finance; as presented by Frontiers Africa...
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Africatalyst at the African Conference On Debt and Development

Africatalyst co-organized the 3rd edition of the African Conference on Debt and Development. Speaking at...
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Africatalyst at Africa Food Systems Forum (AGRF) 2023

Insightful discussions at Africa Food Systems Forum (AGRF) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.Our CEO Daouda Sembene...
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Will the AU’s admission to the G20 bring real change? Our CEO Daouda Sembene speaks to Aljazeera

African Union's inclusion in the G20 is far more than symbolic; it's a strategic step...
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Press Release

ARC, IPD, and WAHO’s Alliance mark significant progress in African epidemic preparedness Dakar, 9th October...
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Press Release: GGGI and UNDP Spark Momentum for Green Investments and Sustainable Future at the 78th United Nations General Assembly

New York, 18 September - Global leaders and influential figures converged on the margins of...
Panelists participate in a climate financing event in nairobi, kenya, on september 5th, 2021.

Press Release: Scaling debt-for-climate swaps to finance Climate Action

At the event, top African experts call for more innovation, partnerships and government reforms to...


UNDP and AfriCatalyst host capacity building workshop in Tanzania to support ongoing efforts to secure fairer credit ratings

Making IDA21 Work for Africa

A fairer credit rating system for African countries could save billions

Making Africa’s credit ratings more objective

Sécurité Alimentaire I La Révolution Verte, Une Urgence Pour l’Afrique I Regards Croisés : Abdoul Salam Bello & Daouda Sembène

Protecting Africa’s biodiversity: Africa Conservation Forum calls for stronger conservation efforts

Developing credit rating solutions for Africa’s financial needs- In conversation with Raymond Gilpin

IDA’s capital crucial Role in Climate Financing: In coversation with CGTN Africa