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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the announcement by the French Development Agency of €1 billion in equity and €1 billion in loans being made available to African entrepreneurs through the programme Choose Africa, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the UK adopting a similar scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
unstar this property uin 278487 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting entrepreneurship in Africa to grow local economies, create jobs, reduce poverty and support sustainable development. Last summer, the PM announced that CDC Group, the UK’s Development Finance Institution, would invest up to £3.5 billion in businesses in Africa over four years (2018 to 2021). CDC has already committed £1.9bn in Africa over the last 3 years (2016-2018). CDC is invested in 698 different companies in Africa, directly supporting 370,000 jobs.</p><p>Through CDC and other country specific initiatives, we will mobilise a further £4 billion of private investment for Africa. This investment will allow businesses to grow, produce goods and services for local people, generate income and tax revenues, and help address the financing gap for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p>In January next year, the UK will convene an Africa Investment Summit to further promote investment in Africa and to strengthen the partnership with UK investors and companies.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:10:45.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:10:45.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Renewable Energy more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Prime Minister's support for solar technology in African countries in his speech to the UN General Assembly on 24 September 2019, what steps the Government is taking to support (a) solar projects in Africa and (b) the sharing of renewable technology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
unstar this property uin 291013 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s support to clean energy in Africa is delivered through a range of programmes. We provide funding to support the installation of more off-grid solar power such as through mini-grid projects (e.g. in Kenya and Rwanda). We are helping to establish markets in a number of African countries for household solar power so poor people have access to affordable clean energy. We are also supporting private sector solar projects through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and development finance interventions such as CDC, the Private Infrastructure Development Group, and the Multilateral Development Banks.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last seven years the UK has provided 26 million people with improved access to clean energy and installed 1,600 MW of clean energy capacity.</p><p> </p><p>At the G7, the Prime Minister announced the UK would double its support to the GCF, the principal climate multilateral, to £1.44bn over the next four years, to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy such as solar power. A range of existing GCF projects are supporting solar power in Africa. For example a GCF project is helping 50 poor, rural communities in Mali to switch from fossil fuel-powered diesel generators and kerosene lamps to green energy by installing solar mini-grids.</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister announced at the UN Climate Action Summit funding of up to £1 billion for research, development and demonstration of new technologies and business models to unlock opportunities in developing countries for cleaner growth and better access to clean energy. Emerging technology areas to be supported include for example, energy storage, new cooling technologies, next generation solar, and technologies for industrial decarbonisation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T17:11:02.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T17:11:02.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this