What We’ve Been Reading: The Latest In Clean Cooking And Renewable Energy Innovation, Clean Water And Sanitation, Sustainable Development And Much More. 


Africa is Running Out of Oxygen
Hospital wards across Uganda are filling with COVID-19 patients as the country faces an aggressive surge in cases. One of the biggest issues have: a serious shortage of oxygen.
Read more via NPR


Uganda Imposes 42-Day COVID-19 Lockdown as Cases Surge
On June 19, Uganda reimposed a 42-day lockdown as coronavirus infections surge in the East African country. Private vehicles, other than those operated by essential workers, will only be allowed to travel if they have permission from their local village chairman or health worker to transport a patient to hospital.
Read more via VOA

Foundations Announce $1 Billion Fund for Renewables in Emerging Economies
The IKEA Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation have announced plans to launch a $1 billion fund to boost access to renewable energy in developing countries – one of the key commitments made during a series of virtual UN ministerial forums.
Read More via UN News

How collaborations with social entrepreneurs are helping to make the SDGs a reality 
Social innovators are tackling some of the world’s greatest threats – and by working more collaboratively, are shifting the entire landscape of the social change sector.
Read more via World Economic Forum

EU to Support COVID-19 Fight in Uganda Refugee Settlements
The EU mission in Uganda has reaffirmed its commitment to support Uganda in addressing COVID-19 pandemic in refugee settlements.
Read more via Chimp Reports

Clean Cookstoves are a Low-Cost Way to Fight Climate Change – if People Use Them
Duke’s Global Health Institute outlines how replacing traditional wood-burning stoves in sub-Saharan Africa with cleaner technology could offset the carbon emissions of a mid-sized country, and asks why it isn’t happening faster.
Read more via Duke

Africa May not Meet SDG7 Targets: UN Study
The unveiling of a study called “Energy Prices in Africa: Transition Towards Clean Energy for Africa’s Industrialization” details that 600 million people in Africa are without electricity, and 900 million lack access to clean cooking fuel.
Read more via New Business Ethiopia

USAID Provides more than 97 Million in Additional Urgently Needed Humanitarian Assistance to Countries Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
USAID assistant to the administrator Sarah Charles announced more than 97 million in funding towards assistance in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa.
Read more via Relief Web