African governments asked to upgrade HIV funding for better impact
African countries have been called on to upscale funding for HIV prevention and keep it steady to save lives and ensure national advancement.
This was the call from a three-day regional HIV prevention meeting organised by the South-South Learning Network (SSLN), which facilitates country-to-country learning and knowledge exchange and provides technical assistance to countries within the network.
Airbnb SA provides jobs, aids economic growth
Online accommodation booking platform Airbnb supported almost 50 000 jobs and contributed more than R23.5 billion to the South African gross domestic product in 2022. This is according to the new Airbnb Economic Impact report conducted by independent consultancy Genesis Analytics − commissioned by Airbnb – released on 19 October 2023.
Congratulations to the winners
Our annual Value Unlocked competition showcases the best work done in the firm over the past year that highlights our purpose of Unlocking Value for our clients and communities. The standard this year was as exceptional as always and the firm had a hard time voting for the winners.
100 African health experts discuss HIV prevention in Accra
A Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Collaborative Regional Conference which comprises of more than 100 health experts from 20 African countries opened yesterday in Accra.PrEP is a critical HIV prevention tool that involves the use of antiretroviral medications by individuals, who are HIV negative, but are at increased risk of acquiring the virus. Read more here and here
From funding to financing: Call to increase national budgets for sexual and reproductive health
Access and availability of sexual and reproductive health services is not only a basic human right, but also one of the most powerful opportunities for long-term socio-economic development. Each dollar invested in ending preventable maternal deaths and meeting the unmet need of family planning by 2030 will bring economic benefits of USD 8.4 by 2050, and these returns are even greater for investments in ending harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage.
Urgent call for adaptation investment plans to catalyse adaptation finance
Adaptation investment planning spur investments in prioritised projects and support the the implementation of adaptation and resilience measures in Africa. In this analysis, Sarah Wewege and Chipo Rusere of our Climate Finance and Economics practice discuss the advantages of this approach and how it can present a compelling case for investment. Read more here
Red lights flash on funding for HIV, TB and STIs
Within four years South Africa will be short of R7.2bn in overall funding needed to contain HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to a leading health economist.
That’s the projection by Steve Cohen, of Genesis Analytics, who heads the costing & financing task team at the South African National Aids Council (Sanac).
25m adult women in Nigeria have no formal bank accounts
A study jointly undertaken by Genesis Analytics and Commissioned by the Gender Centre of Excellence in close collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has revealed that 25 million adult Nigerian women are unbanked and over 16 million rural women rely exclusively on informal financial services.
Can AI inclusively advance Agri-Food Systems?
Three months ago, #ChatGPT made it clear that AI is revolutionizing the world. What does this revolution mean for agriculture in low and middle income countries?
Genesis Analytics, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID hosted an online webinar on the impact of AI and automation in agri-food systems. The webinar presented the findings of a study into the transformative impacts of #AI and #automation in #agriculture across low and middle income countries.
First cohort of 9 innovative low-carbon projects launched in Egypt
The Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) Egypt, funded by the UK Government, has chosen nine innovative low-carbon climate projects from across Egypt to make up its first cohort to receive technical and financial support to help them attract the investment they need.
Genesis Analytics, in partnership with Acumen Consulting Egypt, has been working with PwC to develop a sustainable pipeline of bankable, low-carbon projects in Egypt and identify suitable financing for them.