The sustainability imperative
Leveraging digital platforms to promote food security and sustainable agriculture in Africa
In a session during Adaptation and Agriculture Day at COP27 in Egypt, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Microsoft through its Africa Transformation Office (ATO) showcased their partnership to support digital transformation in Africa’s agriculture sector.
Nedbank and Microsoft South Africa collaborate to drive pan-African sustainability capabilities
Microsoft South Africa and Nedbank, one of the largest financial services groups in Africa, have joined forces to build a financial-sector-led sustainability capability for Africa.
Microsoft and Tomorrow.io announce climate adaptation and early warning technology solution in Africa
Microsoft, in partnership with Tomorrow.io, the world leader in Weather and Climate Security, today announced a partnership to support governments, businesses, and farmers in Africa to adapt to the growing impact of climate change.
Closing the Climate Data Divide in the Global South
World and business leaders are facing pressing climate issues as they gather in Egypt for COP27. At Microsoft, we see these days ahead as an opportunity to engage in important discussions and take steps toward solutions.
Closing the Sustainability Skills Gap: Helping businesses move from pledges to progress
Thousands of companies around the world have issued climate pledges – but globally, we don’t currently have the workforce with the necessary skills to move from pledges to progress
Innovating our way out of the climate crisis – the Middle East and Africa has a key role to play
When you combine the untapped potential of a rapidly evolving renewable energy landscape, a growing youth population and thriving entrepreneurial scene, it’s clear MEA has an important role to play in innovating a way out of the climate crisis.
EcoMatcher Brings Tree Planting to Microsoft Teams
Teams users can now plant trees, track them through satellite mapping, view pictures of the trees and farmers looking after them, and even chat with their chatbot powered trees, to improve their overall wellbeing, all without leaving Teams.
Microsoft announces participation as a Strategic Principal Sponsor of COP27
14 September 2022; Cairo, Egypt: Today, Microsoft, together with Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced its role as Strategic Technology Partner and Principal Sponsor of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27).
‘Tech for Sustainability Alliance’ to advance sustainability transformation in Qatar
Doha, 17 October 2022 – Microsoft, Qatar Foundation’s Earthna Center for a Sustainable Future, and DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world, launched the ‘Technology for Sustainability Alliance’ during Qatar Sustainability Week.
Technology helps farmers weather the storm (or drought) via crop insurance
Farmers around the globe may cultivate different crops and apply distinct growing techniques, but they all have a keen knowledge of weather and how it can lead to a boom or bust harvest.
Conservationists turn to data and AI to protect Africa’s wildlife
It wasn’t long ago conservationists made the grim prediction that the mountain gorillas living in Central and East Africa would be extinct by the end of the 20th century. Against the odds, studies now show their numbers are on the rise.
From fog-catching to satellite data – the Middle East and Africa is mobilising to tackle the water crisis head on
Hidden in the mountains of southwest Morocco, where the dry, hot desert meets the sea, a group of Berber women have mastered the art of capturing the fog that rolls in off the ocean and ‘turning’ it into water.