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GE’s Steam Power Systems Wins Global IPMA Project Excellence Gold Award for work done on Medupi

Once completed in 2020, Medupi Power Plant will generate enough power to the grid to meet the electricity needs of 3.5 million households in South Africa

Award recognizes strong project execution on Eskom’s Medupi Medupi is a 6x794 MW power plant under construction that will cover the energy needs of approximately 3.5 million households Unit 6 achieved commercial operation on 23 August 2015 and Unit 5 was synchronized to the grid ahead of schedule in September…

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GE Launches ‘Garages’ Advanced Manufacturing Program in Lagos, Nigeria

Co-located with the GE Lagos offices in Victoria Island, the Lagos Garage will offer a year-round series of skills training programs focused on building the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurs

GE launches its first ever permanent ‘garages’ installation in Lagos, Nigeria The GE Lagos garage supports Government’s localization, skills development and job creation efforts in Nigeria The Lagos Garages space features advanced manufacturing innovations like 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC mills, encouraging entrepreneurial growth and building a skilled workforce…

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Acumen and GE Support Social Enterprises across East and West Africa to Build Inclusive Businesses that Tackle the Problems of Poverty

Since 2001, Acumen has invested more than $35 million in 31 companies in East and West Africa working in agriculture, energy, health care, clean water and sanitation to better serve each region’s poor

Acumen (http://Acumen.org), in partnership with GE (www.GESustainability.com), kicked off its fourth annual Collaboration Summit today in Nairobi. Acumen, a nonprofit impact investor, created the summit to bring social enterprises and international corporations together to catalyze inclusive business models that address Africa’s biggest social challenges. Since 2001, Acumen has invested more…

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South African Jay Caboz wins GE Energy & Infrastructure Award at CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2016

Caboz, a writer for Forbes Africa, in South Africa, won for his piece ‘40 Years of Mozambique - The Dead Port that Rose Again’ which was chosen from entries spanning 38 nations across the African continent

Jay Caboz, from South Africa, has been awarded the GE Energy & Infrastructure Award, presented by Thomas Konditi, President and CEO GE Transportation Africa & GE South Africa, at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards ceremony.   Caboz, a writer for Forbes Africa, in South Africa, won for his piece ‘40 Years…

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GE reinforces Commitment to Africa at 2016 U.S.-Africa Business Forum

GE, which has operated in Africa for over 100 years, committed at the 2014 event to invest $2 billion in facility development, skills training, and sustainability initiatives across Africa by 2018

The African growth story is still real (http://APO.af/XuTtrc). Two years ago, the first U.S.-Africa Business Forum drew the attention of the world to the promise of Africa. Governments and organizations discussed and debated opportunities in infrastructure, innovation, and workforce development, and together committed more than $33 billion (http://APO.af/6JXb6F) in deals,…

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GE Africa President/CEO, Jay Ireland Appointed as Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Business Priorities for Africa

The appointments are announced in conjunction with the second U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Jay Ireland, President & CEO of GE Africa (www.GE.com) was named as chair of the second President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. PAC-DBIA members – representing small, medium, and large companies from a variety of industry sectors – advise the President, through…

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Healthymagination Mother and Child Programme Welcomes its First Group of Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

The programme has selected 17 African social entrepreneurs who will benefit from training and mentorship aimed at improving maternal and/or child health outcomes

GE ( www.GE.com) and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship (www.SCU.edu/MillerCenter) launched the healthymagination Mother and Child Programme to accelerate health innovations in nine African countries The programme has selected 17 African social entrepreneurs who will benefit from training and mentorship aimed at improving maternal and/or child health outcomes The…

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GE Invests R500 Million to Innovate in Africa for Africa

Today GE, one of the world’s biggest digital industrial companies, officially opened its R500 million 2,700m2 facility, the GE Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg South Africa

GE (www.GE.com) opens state of the art Africa Innovation Centre The centre will leverage GE’s global expertise and will be GE’s innovation and technology transfer centre of excellence in Africa The centre will  enable skills and SME development in Africa and collaboration between  GE, it’s customers and stakeholders across Africa Today…

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GE opens new healthcare training and skills institute committed to training 10,000 health professionals by 2020

As part of GE’s commitment to supporting sustainable healthcare development in Kenya, the $13 million investment provides localized human capital development capabilities

As part of GE’s commitment to supporting sustainable healthcare development in Kenya, the $13 million investment provides localized human capital development capabilities The institute builds on the Ministry’s ongoing $420 million health modernization program, which has new impact data demonstrating improved access to radiology services for patients and increased operational…

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General Electric leads the creation of a joint venture with Mara Group and Atlas Merchant Capital to benefit African infrastructure

The joint venture will seek to invest in infrastructure equity projects in selected countries throughout Africa

General Electric (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com) together with the Mara Group and Atlas Merchant Capital are leading an initiative to create a joint venture dedicated to investing in the highly underdeveloped African infrastructure sector. The joint venture will seek to invest in infrastructure equity projects in selected countries throughout Africa. With…