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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>More than 1,700 people attended the UK-Africa Investment Summit on 20 January 2020. This included Leaders and Ministers from African Governments, CEOs and senior representatives from African and British businesses, institutional investors, international organisations, financial institutions and civil society. Businesses from a wide range of sectors were invited, including the oil and gas sector.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In 2016 CDC made a $144 million equity investment into ARM Cement, a publicly listed cement business with operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. ARM Cement was an investment with high development impact potential. The aim was to support the growth of a regional manufacturer and by so doing reduce the cost and increase the availability of cement across the East African region, creating jobs and spurring infrastructure development.</p><p>Due to a number of factors, CDC’s investment in ARM was ultimately not successful and the CDC investment has been written off. Write-downs were accounted for in 2016 (December); 2017 (March, June, September, December) and 2018 (June).</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Financial creditors of ARM Cement Limited who were partially or wholly repaid following CDC Group’s investment were: Citibank N.A.; I&amp;M Bank Ltd; Bank of Africa Kenya Ltd; Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank; Development Bank of South Africa; Guaranty Trust Bank Kenya Ltd; Aureos Capital; Chase Bank Ltd; Barclays Bank of Kenya; CfC Stanbic Bank Ltd; Victoria Commercial Bank; Africa Finance Corporation.</p><p>Information on CDC’s current investment relationships with the above investees, where applicable, are available on its website <a href="https://www.cdcgroup.com/en/our-investments/" target="_blank">https://www.cdcgroup.com/en/our-investments/</a></p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development is working with other government departments to define the objectives for the UK’s G7 Presidency in 2021. These objectives will be shared in due course. Investing in strengthening health systems is a priority for the Department’s work on global health and at the core of our existing global health programmes, our response to COVID-19, and our focus on ending the preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is proud to have raised $8.8 billion for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance at the Global Vaccine Summit on 4 June. This funding, which includes the UK’s world-leading £1.65 billion pledge, will support Gavi’s strategy to leave no one behind with immunisation over the next five years.</p><p>The UK’s central priority for Gavi is equity. Gavi immunises nearly half of the world’s children, and since 2000, has increased basic immunisation coverage levels in Gavi-supported countries from 59% to 80%. Despite increases in overall immunisation coverage levels, health systems in the poorest countries are still not reaching almost one in five children with a full course of basic vaccines.</p><p>These remaining pockets of under-immunised children are often the hardest to reach. The UK is working closely with Gavi to ensure that we remove barriers to immunisation for the most marginalised children. Gavi is working closely with its Alliance Partners, WHO and UNICEF, to adopt new strategies in-country to address gender, poverty, fragility and intra-country barriers to immunisation.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains committed to preventing and treating malnutrition as part of our pledge to end the preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children. Addressing malnutrition is also important as developing countries experience the impacts of COVID-19. We will provide an update on our nutrition commitments after 2020 in due course.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 will affect countries’ health systems and threaten past progress in tackling the common diseases that contribute to the preventable deaths of children. In October 2019, the UK Government committed to work with others to end preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children by 2030. This will help countries mitigate the indirect impacts of COVID-19 and support their recovery and future preparedness. This includes maintaining essential health services through our bilateral country programmes and multilateral investments and working to strengthen health systems in the poorest countries.</p><p>The UK hosted the Global Vaccine Summit on 4 June and raised $8.8 billion for GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance’s, next five years (2021-2025) of work, which includes the UK’s pledge of £1.65 billion. Using these vital funds, GAVI will immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 8 million lives against vaccine preventable diseases.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The CECA SL energy project in Sierra Leone was not progressed past the preparatory stage. As a result, CDC made no investment and has not incurred any investment losses on the project. Globeleq did incur project development costs, which were written off in 2018.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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unstar this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government is discussing short-term options to improve port infrastructure, including mobile cranes, with Gulf countries, the US and the UN. The conflict makes any long-term investment in infrastructure difficult so we are also calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilian infrastructure, including Hodeidah port, from further damage; and to restart political talks in order to end the conflict.</p><p><strong><br> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains deeply concerned by the situation in Gaza. In 2019/20 DFID will provide £16 million in humanitarian assistance to Gaza, which will help support the health system, including improved trauma care, and contribute to emergency food aid for around 1.2 million vulnerable people.</p><p>To help address the underlying causes of the humanitarian situation we are investing to build the capacity of Gaza’s water and energy services and to address barriers to trade. Ultimately, Gaza’s immense challenges can only be resolved with a political solution that delivers peace, stability and the easing of movement and access restrictions.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this