15 Oct 2020 | Vienna, Austria, 15 October 2020--The 45th Meeting of the Joint Technical Committee (JTC) was held via videoconference, in preparation for the 23rd Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Meeting (JMMC) planned for 19 October 2020.

The first and second runner up spots were taken by Ukheshe Payment and Solutions Growth Factor Technologies respectively.

It is also very encouraging to note that a major bank like Ecobank places such a premium on inclusion and is willing to back and promote innovative and cutting-edge technologies towards that purpose. In third place, Growth Factor is a fintech company that provides trade financing solutions designed for Micro-Small/Medium Entities (MSMEs) in order to encourage financial inclusion and growth. 01 May 2020 | Vienna, Austria, 1 May 2020--HE Mohamed Arkab, Algeria’s Minister of Energy and President of the OPEC Conference, has called on OPEC Members and non-OPEC oil producing countries participating in the Declaration of Cooperation to fully implement the agreements reached at the 9th and 10th (Extraordinary) OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meetings held on 9 and 12 April respectively via videoconference. 13 Oct 2020 | Vienna, Austria, 13 October 2020--The OPEC Secretariat held the Second annual OPEC legal workshop, in cooperation with the Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS) and the OPEC Fund for International Development, under the theme “The Law of the Energy Transition,” via videoconference. Nokwary, from Ghana, is a fintech that uses AI to promote financial inclusion.

Kindly note that the OPEC Fund is currently restructuring its scholarship program and will not be accepting applications in 2020.

The organization was established by the member countries of OPEC in 1976 with a distinct mandate: to drive development, strengthen communities and empower people. 09 Jul 2020 | Vienna, Austria, 9 July 2020--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, was interviewed by Carlos Pascual, Senior Vice President at IHS Markit, to discuss the conditions and recent developments in the global oil market. Nokwary Technologies, edged out the rest of the finalists to emerge winner of the competition. 22 Jun 2020 | Vienna, Austria, 22 June 2020--OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today met with Bento Albuquerque, Minister of Energy of Brazil, via videoconference to discuss recent oil market developments and the landmark decisions reached at the recent OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meetings, as well as the outcome of the Emergency Meeting of the G20 Energy Ministers. The organization has provided public sector financing totaling more than US$243 million (including the present loan) to help support the country’s agriculture, education, health, industry, transportation, and water and sanitation sectors. 02 Nov 2020 | Vienna, Austria, 2 November 2020--Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, and Joseph McMonigle, IEF Secretary General, today discussed a range of energy-related issues in the IEF’s inaugural podcast. OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2020/2021.