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21/08/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $950,000 grant for the development of the WINDIGA 20 MW Solar PV power plant in Burkina Faso. The SEFA project preparation grant will support outstanding advisory activities required for financial close, including support for the structuring of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a period of 25 years with SONABEL, the national public utility.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


21/08/2014 - The African Water Facility (AWF) offered on August 20, 2014 a €1.3 million grant to the Water Research Commission of the Republic of South Africa to improve water delivery services, an initiative that will be supported and driven by the beneficiary communities of Limpopo province. Over 20,000 people are expected to get improved access to water for domestic and agriculture purposes, among others.

Categories: South Africa, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


20/08/2014 - As part of the return of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) to Abidjan, AfDB Group President Donald Kaberuka spoke to the national and international media accredited in Côte d’Ivoire at a press conference held on August 19, 2014.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Health


19/08/2014 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Monday, August 18 in Abidjan, approved a US $60 million grant investment for immediate implementation to help strengthen West Africa’s public health systems in response to the Ebola crisis.

Categories: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Health, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction


19/08/2014 - The African Water Facility(AWF), with the support of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center, brought together more than 40 project managers from over 15 English-speaking African countries to participate in a five day project management training in Nairobi from August 4 to 8.

Categories: Kenya, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


15/08/2014 - “We share the plight of the Governments of the West Africa region in fighting the Ebola Virus Disease. The African Development Bank stands ready to support all countries in the region to stop the spread of this deadly virus and strengthen health systems capabilities,” said African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka at the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit last week in Washington, DC, at a gathering of 50 African Heads of State and Government.

Categories: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, United States of America, Health, Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure


13/08/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved on 11th of August in Tunis a US$530,000 grant to Mali as co-funding for a project to promote renewable energy in the country (PAPERM project). The overall objective of the grant is to strengthen the enabling environment for catalyzing renewable energy investments from the private sector.

Categories: Mali, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Private Sector, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


13/08/2014 - The competition for the 3rd and 4th editions of the Education Research in Africa Award (ERAA) is now open.

Categories: Education, Information & Communication Technology, Human Capital Development, Gender, Youth


07/08/2014 - After nearly a week of wheeling and dealing in Washington D.C., business leaders and policy makers from the United States and Africa are calling the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an enormous success.

Categories: United States of America, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Health, Energy & Power, Power Africa Initiative


06/08/2014 - As part of the US-African Leaders Summit, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Donald Kaberuka, reaffirmed the AfDB’s support to advance the Power Africa initiative, with a commitment of $3 billion over a 5-year period. This support was originally announced by the AfDB, as an anchor Power Africa partner on the continent, in July 2013. In 2013 only, AfDB interventions related to focus countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania) amounted to over $600 million.

Categories: United States of America, Energy & Power, Private Sector, Infrastructure, Power Africa Initiative, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa



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