Makhtar Diop

Type: Person
Name: Makhtar Diop
Title: Country Director (Kenya Somalia Eritrea) World Bank (Kenya)
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

STEM education needed to help ‘nourish a people’

Each October, I look forward to reading about the uncanny accomplishments of Nobel Prize winners, particularly those in medicine, science and economics. Their stories are parables about persistence and the capacity of the human mind to do amazing thi ... [Published Wave Newspapers - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Africa needs more STEM research to meet its potential

Report from the World Bank and Elsevier looks at “A Decade of Development: Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research in Sub-Sahara Africa”Sub-Saharan Africa’s striking economic growth in recent years is reflected in its growing capacity ... [Published Information World Review - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 2 reports

Sub-Saharan Africa's share of global research rises

Research output in Sub-Saharan Africa has soared over the last 10 years – but it is still not adequate to fuel the region’s fast-growing economies – according to a report published last Tuesday by the World Bank and Elsevier, the global provider of science ... [Published University World News - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

The World Bank's big party — and the 'noise' that could spoil it

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, during a high-level meeting at the 2014 U.N. General Assembly in New York. Photo by: Rick Bajornas / UN PhotoThe dust has barely settled, the red carpets have hardly been rolled up and the traffic only ... [Published Devex - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

World Bank says much remains to be done though Africa progresses in technology research

World Bank said in a report Tuesday that Africa's research in key areas remains insufficient to meet the needs of the rapidly modernizing continent, though it has achieved striking economic growth in the Sub-Saharan African region in recent years, which ... [Published Individual.com - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Seychelles: World Bank funding to help improve emergency and economic resilience

Source: World BankCountry: Seychelles WASHINGTON, September 26, 2014 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$7 million in financing to Seychelles to help the country better cope with extreme natural events such as floods, mud ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Seychelles: World Bank funding to help improve emergency and economic resilience

- The ’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$7 million in financing to Seychelles to help the country better cope with extreme natural events such as floods, mud slides, or tsunamis, which have wreaked havoc on the island nation in the past. ... [Published PressReleasePoint - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Mrisho Kikwete converses with Mr Makhtar Diop

PRESIDENT Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete converses with the Vice President of the World Bank Africa Region, Mr Makhtar Diop in New York on Friday. (Photo by Freddy Maro) ... [Published Daily News TSN - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Somali president meets with senior World Bank officials in New York

Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with senior World Bank officials including the institution’s vice president for Africa Makhtar Diop in New York. The president outlined his government’s plans to rebuild the country’s financial institutions to ... [Published Mareeg News Online - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Uganda: Listen More to Africa's Voice On Climate Change

By Makhtar DiopAs more than 120 world leaders converge in New York this week for an unprecedented UN climate summit, one highly- significant voice needs to be heard - Africa's.In all global discussions about rising sea levels, shrinking rain forests, ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

UN Climate Summit must hear the voice of Africa

The World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region, Makhtar Diop wants the African voice to be heard, as more than 120 world leaders converge on New York this week for an unprecedented UN Climate Summit.In all the global discussions around rising sea ... [Published Modern Ghana - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 5 reports

World Bank to help Ebola-stricken families cope with economic burden

The World Bank Group (WBG) has approved a 105 million US dollars to grant finance to Ebola-containment efforts.World Bank’s US $105mln to help families cope Ebola economic impact. PHOTOS: Africa Green Media/The bank said the assistance will go towards ... [Published CNBC Africa - Sep 17 2014]

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...improved in quality, but is still not sufficient to fuel its fast-growing economies,' said Makhtar Diop, World Bank vice president for Africa. "we need to increase cutting-edge, industry-driven research capacity so that african economies become more competitive, but also to foster greater collaboration across countries as they seek common, evidence-based solutions to today’s most pressing development challenges."

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Where are the Black Science Laureates? [Published Black Press USA - Oct 21 2014]
STEM education needed to help ‘nourish a people’ [Published Wave Newspapers - Oct 16 2014]
Africa needs more STEM research to meet its pot... [Published Information World Review - Oct 06 2014]
Sub-Saharan Africa's share of global research r... [Published University World News - Oct 03 2014]
The World Bank's big party — and the 'noise' th... [Published Devex - Oct 02 2014]
Research in sub-Saharan Africa must improve, sa... [Published Research Information - Oct 02 2014]
World Bank says much remains to be done though ... [Published Individual.com - Oct 01 2014]
Seychelles: World Bank funding to help improve ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 29 2014]
Seychelles: World Bank funding to help improve ... [Published PressReleasePoint - Sep 27 2014]
Mrisho Kikwete converses with Mr Makhtar Diop [Published Daily News TSN - Sep 26 2014]
Africa Rising and skills needs [Published MBA.co.za - Sep 26 2014]
Somali president meets with senior World Bank o... [Published Mareeg News Online - Sep 24 2014]
Uganda: Listen More to Africa's Voice On Climat... [Published AllAfrica.com - Sep 24 2014]
UN Climate Summit must hear the voice of Africa [Published Modern Ghana - Sep 22 2014]
Empowering girls key to Africa's success, leade... [Published UNFPA - Sep 22 2014]
High-level Event on Realizing the Demographic D... [Published UNFPA - Sep 22 2014]
World Bank to help Ebola-stricken families cope... [Published CNBC Africa - Sep 17 2014]
World Bank, US step up Ebola response [Published Devex - Sep 17 2014]
WBG earmarks US$52M for Liberia [Published The NewDawn - Sep 17 2014]
Liberia: Ebola: World Bank Group Approves US$10... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 16 2014]
Ebola-stricken countries to receive $105 mln wo... [Published Citifmonline - Sep 16 2014]
Science, development and the rebuilding of Rwanda [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 05 2014]
World Bank and Sweden boost funds to step up in... [Published Out-Law.com - Aug 06 2014]
Ebola sucks life from West African states weake... [Published H5N1 - Aug 06 2014]
Guinea: Ebola: World Bank Group Mobilizes Emerg... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 05 2014]
World Business Quick Take [Published Taipei Times Online - Jul 28 2014]
World Bank Vice President Visits Cameroon [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 21 2014]
Ethiopia: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 14 2014]
World: Forty Years Later: The Extraordinary Riv... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 06 2014]
Democratic Republic of the Congo: New World Ban... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 27 2014]
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Seychelles: World Bank funding to help improve ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 29 2014]
Source: World BankCountry: Seychelles WASHINGTON, September 26, 2014 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$7 million in financing to Seychelles to help the country better cope with extreme natural events such as floods, mud ...
Liberia: Ebola: World Bank Group Approves US$10... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 16 2014]
Source: World BankCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone WASHINGTON, September 16, 2014 - The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$105 million grant to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway in Guinea, Liberia, ...
Ebola sucks life from West African states weake... [Published H5N1 - Aug 06 2014]
Via Reuters: Ebola sucks life from W. African states weakened by war, poverty. Excerpt:Poverty, then war, and now, a deadly plague. Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had shown ...
Guinea: Ebola: World Bank Group Mobilizes Emerg... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 05 2014]
Source: World BankCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014 – With the latest death toll from the West Africa Ebola epidemic now at 887, the World Bank Group today pledged as much as US $200 million in emergency funding to help ...
Ethiopia: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 14 2014]
Source: World BankCountry: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania STORY HIGHLIGHTS Across Sub-Saharan Africa, the agriculture sector is under-performing Four east African countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are collaborating ...
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