News & Events
22/09/2015 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, met with Sidi Ould Tah, Director General of the Banque Arabe pour le Développement Economique en Afrique (BADEA), on Wednesday, September 16 in Abidjan to discuss cooperation between the organisations.
18/09/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has placed energy squarely on the front burner of its development agenda, for a continent on which some 645 million, more than half of the population, do not have access to reliable electricity. Africa’s “energy poverty” is a paradox, given that the continent is blessed with vast raw energy resources. A two-day debate on the subject ended in Abidjan on Friday.
18/09/2015 - Speaking in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 17 September, where he Joined a stakeholders meeting on lighting Africa packaged by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou of Benin shared his country’s ambitious energy for all programme with participants.
18/09/2015 - Etty Ekolan Alain is the winner of the top prize at the second West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF2). Alain’s project, Ivoire Hydro Energy, is a start-up in Côte d’Ivoire. It seeks to design, construct and operate a 44 megawatt hydro power plant on the country’s Bandama River under a concession agreement signed with the government in December 2013.
18/09/2015 - The Lake Turkana wind power project involves the development and construction of a 300 MW wind farm. The project is located at a remote location, approximately 12 kilometres east of Lake Turkana in northwestern Kenya. The project area falls within a valley between two mountains that produce a tunnel effect in which wind streams are accelerated to high speeds. The wind farm will comprise 365 wind turbines of a capacity of 850 KW each. In addition to the Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) and their foundations, a 33 kV electrical collector network will be constructed.
17/09/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) unveiled its landmark initiative to solve Africa's huge energy deficit by 2025 at a High Level Stakeholder Consultative Meeting attended by business and political leaders at its headquarters in Abidjan on 17 September 2015.
17/09/2015 - The Second West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF2) awards, in which entrepreneurs showcase their projects in the area of clean and renewable energy, opened Thursday, September 17 at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan. The Forum provides finalists with an opportunity to present their projects to financiers and investors.
17/09/2015 - The Azito Power Expansion Project involves the expansion of an existing 288 megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant located in Côte d’Ivoire, into a combined cycle plant, with the addition of a 140 MW heat-recovery steam turbine. The project is the third phase in the construction of the Azito power generation facility, with two earlier phases completed in 1999 and 2000.
17/09/2015 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le 16 septembre à Abidjan un prêt de 112,86 millions d’Euros au Royaume du Maroc pour contribuer au financement du Projet de construction du complexe portuaire Nador West Med. Ce prêt, accordé à la Société Nador West Med (SNWM), avec garantie de l’Etat, servira plus précisément à financer la construction des infrastructures portuaires de la première phase dudit complexe.
17/09/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of US $211-million to help address the urgent need for improved water and sanitation in the city of Arusha in Tanzania. The sum represents 90% of the cost of the Tanzanian Government program to alleviate the threat of major environmental and health issues and improve the quality of life for Arusha inhabitants.