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  • From: 14/10/2014
  • To: 17/10/2014
  • Location: Rabat, Morocco

The African Development Bank and its partners will organise the second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa. The forum will convene at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco from 14-17 October 2014.

Categories: Morocco, Information & Communication Technology, Human Capital Development, Health, Gender, Private Sector, Education, Civil Society, Employment, Climate Change, Partnerships, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Food Production, Water Supply & Sanitation

07/07/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved on June 26 a 7-year, non-sovereign guarantee, USD 75 million corporate loan to the Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP), the Tunisian state-owned oil and gas exploration and production company, to finance part of the South Tunisian Gas Project (STGP)/ Nawara project.

Categories: Tunisia, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Employment

04/07/2014 - At the semi-annual Climate Investment Funds (CIF) governing body meetings held June 25-28 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, nine African nations were chosen to receive new funding and operational support from the CIF’s Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries Program (SREP).

Categories: Benin, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Energy & Power, Environment, Private Sector, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

04/07/2014 - The new Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), housed in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), is launching its first call for grant proposals.

Categories: Climate Change, Africa Climate Change Fund

03/07/2014 - Green growth is a corporate priority of the Bank that it achieves through the financing of eligible climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. AfDB Green Bonds – rated Aaa/AAA/AAA – help the Bank reach that goal.

Categories: Green Growth Initiative, Green Bond Program, Climate Change, Environment, Energy & Power

02/07/2014 - The promotion of renewable energy in Africa was the focus of a seminar entitled Opportunity Africa: Sustainable Energy Investments held on June 24 and 25 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The gathering was jointly organized by the Danish Development Agency (DANIDA), UNEP Risoe Centre and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Categories: Denmark, Energy & Power, Private Sector, Structural Transformation, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

02/07/2014 - The Government of Rwanda, spearheading an African Union-led initiative, and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have signed an agreement aimed at providing at least EUR 50 million (approx. USD 70 million) within an Africa-wide resource mobilization initiative. The initiative will finance improved access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa. The agreement was signed on the fringes of the 23rd AU Summit held from 26-27 June 2014 In Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).

Categories: Rwanda, Environment, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Fragile States Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative

01/07/2014 - African leaders have called for a greater role for Agriculture in Africa’s transformation, echoing the strategic directions set by the African Development Bank in its 2013-2022 Ten Year Strategy.

Categories: Equatorial Guinea, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Food Production, Employment, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund, Poverty Reduction, Private Sector, Structural Transformation

30/06/2014 - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on June 27th the creation and management of a pilot Africa Climate Technology Finance Center and Network (ACTFCN) for a three-year period to support the deployment and scaling-up of both climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies.

Categories: Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Private Sector, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

30/06/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), a leading multilateral development bank, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA, and Nomura, Asia’s global investment bank, have finalized the terms of secondary distribution of AfDB’s food security bonds to Japanese retail investors. The bonds are denominated in Brazilian Real and have a three-year tenor.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Poverty Reduction


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