ACET in the News

25th January 2017

Fenix International’s Pay-To-Own Solar…

…Doubles Ugandan Off-Grid Customer Base January 24th, 2017 By Joshua S Hill Fenix International’s pay-to-own ReadyPay Power solar energy system has reached 100,000 customers in Uganda, doubling its customer base in 12 months. California-based Fenix...
19th December 2016

Building an efficient road network

As far back as the 1960s, architects of African integration agreed that building infrastructure was vital to lubricate the wheels of intra-African trade and distribute its benefits regionally. The continent’s leaders embarked on ambitious projects...
16th December 2016

Global development research consortium launched in Beijing

China’s leading university Wednesday set up a consortium to promote research and practice on economic structural change to achieve better global development. The Global Research Consortium on Economic Structural Transformation (GReCEST) is initiated by the...
25th November 2016

AfDB Approves $10M Equity Investment In TIDE Africa Fund

African development Bank (AfDB) approved a $10 million equity funding to boost Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-driven production and growth in six sub-Saharan Africa countries. The Technology and Innovation in Developing Economies (TIDE) Fund 1...
9th November 2016

Experts call for the development

of human capital in Ghana’s mining sector Senior experts in local content and value addition in the mining industry met last week to discuss mining sector skills and human capital development in Ghana. The focus...
28th October 2016

TMP Ends Labour Training

The Talent Mobility Partnership (TMP) on Friday 21st October, 2016, concluded a four (4) day training session on Labour Market Information System at the Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown.
17th October 2016

Perspectives and emerging issues

In most developing countries, there are observed changes in EDF by source, nature, and mechanisms. Traditional overseas development assistance is reducing and making room for new important state players such as China, India, Brazil, the Gulf Countries and South Korea. In addition, philanthropies and private organizations are emerging as major players for EDF in their own right. For developing countries like Uganda, this emerging landscape brings new opportunities as well as challenges and risks in meeting their development priorities.
3rd October 2016

What Doha means for Africa

Against a backdrop of war and global recession, trade ministers at the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Doha, Qatar, concluded what Director-General Mike Moore termed an "extraordinarily successful" conference. They agreed to a new round of negotiations aimed at opening vast new areas of the global economy to international competition.
3rd October 2016

Parties agree on policies to address youth unemployment

Nine political parties have identified increased investment in agriculture, robust technical and vocational education and training (TVET), and prudent government policies as the best policies to deal with the rising spate of youth unemployment in the country. The parties observed that youth unemployment posed the greatest threat to national security and sustainable development for which reason it needed to be addressed.