International Finance Corporation

Rwanda and UK governments join IFC to further Africa cold chain progress

At COP27, the governments of Rwanda and the UK have joined forces to help speed the delivery of innovative cooling technologies in Africa. Representatives from Rwanda and the UK joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to sign a Statement of Cooperation at COP27 to help accelerate scaling up of innovative cooling technologies in Africa through the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-Chain (ACES).

ACES had already announced at COP 27 that it will work with global cold chain provider Carrier to help advance cooling development and training in Africa. Turning food loss into nutritionally available food is essential for Africa’s sustainable development, as well as building the food systems that are used to feed people in times of uncertainty. Global leaders have recently agreed that the only way to overcome food insecurity is by working together to create innovative partnerships within the global community.”


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