Le Huawei Global Digital Power Summit 2021 ouvrira ses portes le 16 octobre à Dubaï

  • Le Huawei Global Digital Power Summit 2021 ouvrira ses portes le 16 octobre à Dubaï avec plus de 300 participants, dont des dirigeants de Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Group42, ACWA Power, du, Uptime Institute et Engie.
  • Huawei annoncera des actions conjointes dans toute la chaîne de l’industrie de l’énergie et des TIC pour libérer le potentiel d’énergie verte pour une société intelligente à faibles émissions de carbone.

DUBAÏ, EAU, 9 octobre 2021 /PRNewswire/ — En vue d’aider les organisations du monde entier à mieux se préparer à saisir les opportunités découlant d’un monde neutre en carbone, Huawei Digital Power a organisé le Global Digital Power Summit 2021. L’événement se tiendra à Dubaï, aux Émirats arabes unis, le 16 octobre. Le sommet reconnaît que la course au net zéro est lancée et que l’objectif de la neutralité carbone nécessite véritablement une coalition mondiale et des actions internationales. Le choix de Dubaï, aux Émirats arabes unis, pour accueillir le sommet reflète également l’importance de la région du Moyen-Orient pour le secteur mondial de l’énergie numérique de Huawei.

Huawei Global Digital Power Summit 2021 set to open on October 16 in Dubai

Plus tôt cette année, Huawei Digital Power Technologies a été créé pour accélérer la numérisation et la décarbonisation de l’énergie. L’entreprise vise à intégrer les technologies numériques et électroniques de puissance pour accélérer la production d’énergie propre, construire des transports, des sites et des centres de données écologiques, car elle se concentre sur la construction d’un avenir meilleur et plus vert.

Dans le monde post-COVID, la reprise de l’économie verte a retenu l’attention. Les dirigeants mondiaux sont en effet impatients de sortir les économies de la récession par une refonte visant à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et à accroître la résilience des infrastructures et des collectivités. À ce jour, 137 pays signataires de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le climat — responsables de 80 % des émissions mondiales — se sont engagés à atteindre des objectifs de zéro émission nette. La clé de la neutralité carbone est le développement d’un nouveau système énergétique.

Axé sur les innovations numériques pour un monde sobre en carbone et intelligent, le sommet réunira des décideurs politiques de l’énergie, des professionnels de l’industrie des centres de données, des secteurs des TIC et des énergies renouvelables, ainsi que des dirigeants du monde entier pour discuter des défis que posent le développement durable et la transformation numérique, et d’en aborder les opportunités.

Lors du prochain sommet, Charles Yang, le nouveau président en charge du marketing, des ventes et des services mondiaux chez à Huawei Digital Power, donnera le coup d’envoi de l’événement, soulignant l’engagement de Huawei Digital Power à construire une société intelligente à faibles émissions de carbone. Charles Yang est nommé à ce nouveau poste après avoir été président de Huawei de la région du Moyen-Orient.

Une pléiade impressionnante de conférenciers d’acteurs mondiaux de l’industrie et de partenaires de Huawei, tels que Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Group42, ACWA Power, du, Uptime Institute et Engie, partageront leurs propres bonnes pratiques, des exemples de réussite et des cas d’utilisation pour améliorer l’efficacité énergétique par la numérisation.

Il est indéniable qu’aucune entreprise ne peut réussir seule la transition énergétique. Aujourd’hui plus que jamais, la construction d’un avenir durable et sobre en carbone exige des actions conjointes et la collaboration de l’ensemble de l’écosystème énergétique, commercial et gouvernemental. Ainsi, le sommet met en lumière la déclaration de l’appel à l’action soutenue par Huawei. Cette déclaration appelle les entreprises du secteur de l’énergie du monde entier de mettre en œuvre les mesures nécessaires en vue de s’orienter vers un avenir énergétique net zéro.

Pour la première fois, Huawei croit que chaque personne peut contribuer à un changement majeur et nous permettre d’atteindre l’objectif visé. Selon Huawei, il existe une opportunité, rare, de résoudre le paradoxe entre le progrès pour tous et un avenir durable pour notre planète. L’entreprise s’engage ainsi à travailler avec ses clients et partenaires pour construire des systèmes énergétiques intelligents et sobres en carbone.

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Huawei proposera également une transmission en direct complète du sommet. Il est possible de s’inscrire à l’événement en ligne ici.

À propos de Huawei

Fondé en 1987, Huawei est l’un des principaux fournisseurs mondiaux d’infrastructures de technologies de l’information et des communications (TIC) et d’appareils intelligents. Nous comptons plus de 197 000 employés et nous opérons dans plus de 170 pays et régions au service de plus de trois milliards de personnes dans le monde.

Notre vision et notre mission sont d’apporter le numérique à chaque personne, foyer et entreprise pour un monde entièrement connecté et intelligent. À cette fin, nous favoriserons une connectivité omniprésente et l’égalité d’accès aux réseaux ; nous apporterons l’intelligence artificielle et le Cloud aux quatre coins du monde pour fournir une puissance de calcul supérieure là où vous en avez besoin, quand vous en avez besoin ; nous créerons des plateformes numériques pour aider tous les secteurs et toutes les entreprises à devenir plus agiles, efficaces et dynamiques ; nous redéfinirons l’expérience utilisateur avec l’IA, en la rendant plus personnalisée pour les individus dans tous les aspects de leur vie, qu’ils soient à la maison, au bureau ou en déplacement. Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur le site Web de Huawei à l’adresse suivante : www.huawei.com. Vous pouvez également nous suivre sur les réseaux sociaux :

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Cameroon Nurses Seek Extra Care for the Terminally Ill

BAMENDA, CAMEROON —

Nurses in Cameroon are marking this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (October 9) with visits to terminally ill patients in the country’s restive North-West and South-West regions. The regions’ ongoing separatist conflict has left hundreds of patients unable to receive regular in-home hospice care. Cameroon’s nurses are calling for that to change.

Mundih Noelar Njohjam a doctor treating patients with terminal diseases at Cameroon Baptist Conventions Health Services in Bamenda, capital of the English-speaking North-West region, says the separatist crisis is depriving many patients of palliative care.

“The high level of insecurity caused by the ongoing crisis has negatively affected access to palliative care for many patients, especially those living with cancers. Patients with terminal diseases are unable to get to health facilities where they can receive adequate palliative care. Consequently, they have to settle for suboptimal palliative care,” Njohjam said.

The Cameroon Association of Terminally Ill Patients reports that more than 900 patients are denied access to palliative care in the English-speaking western regions.

The association says hundreds of patients in need of help to relieve them of pain and suffering are dying in towns and villages. They say several hundred caregivers have fled hospitals in Cameroon’s troubled English-speaking regions since the separatist crisis escalated in 2017.

Hundreds of patients who have the means relocate to safer French-speaking towns to receive medical care for their terminal illnesses. The patients say they prefer to relocate to Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, and Douala, a coastal city where many of their family members have rushed to for safety.

Among others, the nurses visited the Yaounde residence of Christophe Esselebo, a 67-year-old retired teacher who has been living with HIV and liver disease for three years. He says he faces a great deal of stigma from family members and friends.

He says to prevent developing a mental health crisis, he avoids feelings of emotional attachments with family members who have abandoned him because of his condition. He says he avoids mental trauma during his remaining days by being positive about life and making friends on social media with people who think positively.

Esselebo says he regularly follows up treatment recommended by his doctor.

The visit to homes of people living with terminal diseases this year was organized by the Cameroon Association of Terminally Ill Patients and Santo Domingo Cameroon, a center that cares for people with terminal diseases.

Fulbert Kenfack Jiofack, coordinator of Santo Domingo Cameroon, says poverty pushes 70% of sick Cameroonians to seek assistance from African traditional healers. He says because of either illiteracy or lack of financial means, families abandon their members diagnosed with terminal diseases at home until they die.

Jiofack said fighters in the English-speaking western regions and government troops should avoid inflicting more pain on patients who are already suffering from diseases that cannot be cured. He said medical staff members should be allowed to give health care to people in need.

The nurses ask civilians to stop prejudging the terminally ill in Cameroon.

Cameron’s health ministry says the greatest prejudice is shown toward those suffering from infectious terminal diseases such as HIV.

The health ministry says stigma is driven by the thought that those receiving palliative care will die soon and that terminal illnesses are divine punishment for wrongdoing. Some families prohibit palliative caregivers from visiting their sick patients at home, the government reports.

Nurses said the role of palliative caregivers is to ease patients’ physical pain with medicines and provide psychological, emotional and spiritual counseling to people who have life-threatening and terminal illnesses.

Source: Voice of America

France’s Macron Vows Return of African Art, Admitting ‘Colonial Pillage’

PARIS —

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that his country will return 26 African artworks — royal thrones, ceremonial altars, revered statues — to Benin later this month, part of France’s long-promised plans to give back artwork taken from Africa during the colonial era.

Discussions have been under way for years on returning the artworks from the 19th century Dahomey Kingdom. Called the “Abomey Treasures,” they currently are held in the Quai Branly Museum in Paris. The museum, near the Eiffel Tower, holds thousands of works from former French colonies.

Macron said the 26 pieces will be given back at the end of October, “because to restitute these works to Africa is to give African young people access to their culture.” It remains unclear when exactly they will arrive in Benin.

“We need to be honest with ourselves. There was colonial pillage, it’s absolutely true,” Macron told a group of African cultural figures at an Africa-France gathering in the southern city of Montpellier. He noted other works already were returned to Senegal and Benin, and the restitution of art to Ivory Coast is planned.

Cameroon-born art curator Koyo Kouoh pressed Macron for more efforts to right past wrongs.

“Our imagination was violated,” she said.

“Africa has been married to France in a forced marriage for at least 500 years,” Kouoh said. “The work (on mending relations) that should have been done for decades wasn’t done…It’s not possible that we find ourselves here in 2021.”

A sweeping 2018 report commissioned by Macron recommended that French museums give back works that were taken without consent, estimating that up to 90% of African art is located outside the continent. Some other European countries are making similar efforts.

Three years later, few artworks have been returned. To facilitate the repatriation of the Abomey Treasures, France’s parliament passed a law in December 2020 allowing the state to hand the works over and giving it up to one year to do so.

The Africa-France meeting Friday was frank and occasionally heated. Macron, who is trying to craft a new French strategy for Africa. met with hundreds of African entrepreneurs, cultural leaders and young people.

Speakers from Nigeria, Chad, Guinea and beyond had a long list of demands for France: reparations for colonial crimes, withdrawal of French troops, investment that bypasses corrupt governments and a tougher stance toward African dictatorships.

Macron defended France’s military presence in Mali and other countries in the Sahel region as necessary to keep terrorists at bay, and he refused to apologize for the past.

But he acknowledged that France has a “responsibility and duty” to Africa because of its role in the slave trade and other colonial-era wrongs. Noting that more than 7 million French people have a family link to Africa, Macron said France cannot build its future unless it “assumes its Africanness.”

Source: Voice of America

Lack of Funds Will Force Aid Cuts to DRC, UN Official Says

GENEVA —

A U.N. official says a funding shortage means humanitarian aid will have to be cut for many of the nearly 10 million people in Democratic Republic of Congo facing multiple crises because of lack of money.

Conflict in the eastern DRC has forced 5.3 million people to flee their homes, Africa’s largest number of internally displaced people. Additionally, conflict in neighboring countries has prompted more than half a million refugees to flee to the DRC.

The U.N. resident and humanitarian coordinator in the DRC, David McLachlan-Karr, says millions of people in the eastern provinces are victims of long-simmering inter-ethnic conflicts and conflicts over natural resources.

He says the situation is particularly concerning in Ituri, North Kivu, and South Kivu provinces, as well as territories in northern Tanganyika. These protracted conflicts, he says, have left millions of people destitute and in urgent need of assistance.

He says it will be difficult to provide that aid because only 27% of the U.N.’s nearly $2 billion appeal for this year has been funded.

”[It is] impacting our ability to reach the most vulnerable. And those populations, of course, leave us with a very stark choice. Who do we assist when we have such a reduced amount of assistance, forcing us to prioritize … in the DRC, which is a vast country with multiple crises,” McLachlan-Karr said.

For example, he said, the country is prone to repeated epidemics of many diseases, including Ebola, cholera, measles, and malaria. Currently, he says, the DRC is facing a lethal meningitis outbreak.

McLachlan-Karr said a recent World Food Program and UNICEF survey found 26.7 million people suffering from acute hunger in the DRC.

“They are literally living day to day in a precarious situation with an inadequate nutritional intake, leading to, essentially, a weakened condition, which, of course, makes them more prone and vulnerable to diseases across the country,” he said.

McLachlan-Karr said priority needs include food, shelter, health care, water and sanitation, education, as well as psychosocial counseling for victims of gender and sexual abuse.

Source: Voice of America