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29/11/2016 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a donné son feu vert, ce 25 novembre 2016 à Abidjan, au financement du Programme d’appui à la réforme du secteur de l’énergie (PARSE) à Madagascar. Ce programme, financé à hauteur de 19 millions de dollars EU sur le Fonds africain de développement (FAD), vise à améliorer les performances du secteur de l’énergie.

Categories: Madagascar, Energy & Power

29/11/2016 - The African Water Facility (AWF) approved a grant of about €2 million to support a multinational transboundary project to prepare a Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, serving the population of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. The main goal of this project is to promote sustainable socio-economic growth in the basin riparian countries through climate resilient water resources development in the framework of basin wide cooperation led by the Orange Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM). The project will foster enhanced sustainable water resources management of the basin, increased investments based on better planning allowing more multipurpose projects to address the livelihood needs of the communities living in rural and urban areas.

Categories: Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, African Water Facility

29/11/2016 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) launched its Feed Africa Strategy in the West Africa sub-region during a workshop held on November 24, 2016 at the Dakar Terrou-Bi Hotel. The objective of that workshop was to sensitise and enhance the mobilization of all stakeholders for the implementation of the “Feed Africa: Strategy for the Agricultural Transformation in Africa 2016 – 2025," approved by the Board of Directors of the AfDB in June 2016.

Categories: Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries

29/11/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will organize from December 7 to 9, 2016 a regional consultation meeting with East African civil society organizations (CSOs) in Nairobi, Kenya, at Best Western Premier Nairobi. The meeting will be the fourth of a series of five regional consultations with African civil society organizations after the ones organized for West Africa in Dakar from 31 August to 2 September 2016, for Central Africa in Yaoundé from 28-30 September 2016 and for Southern Africa in Johannesburg from 28-30 November.

Categories: Kenya, Civil Society

29/11/2016 - At a regional consultation meeting the African Development Bank (AfDB) is organizing with Southern African civil society organizations (CSOs) from November 28 to 30 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Bank and CSOs outlined their expectations so as to provide a better understanding of their respective roles and strengthen cooperation.

Categories: South Africa, Civil Society

29/11/2016 - On Thursday, 24th November 2016, the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a new SEK Green Bond transaction. The transaction is AfDB’s first Green Bond issuance since the USD 500 million 3-year Green Bond issued in December 2015 and marks AfDB’s third appearance in the SEK Green Bond market after having issued two Green Bond transactions in early 2014.

29/11/2016 - During a consultation meeting that opened on November 28 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Southern African civil society organizations (CSOs) commended the African Development Bank (AfDB) for seeking their input for better delivery of its operational priorities.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships, Civil Society

28/11/2016 - On November 28 and 29, 2016, the third and final replenishment meeting for the 14th replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-14) is taking place in Luxembourg, following two previous meetings held in Abidjan in March and June 2016. This is the opportunity for donors to the Fund to mobilize the resources that will support development projects financed by the ADF from 2017 to 2019, as part of the African Development Bank Group’s Ten Year Strategy. Several of the Fund’s recipient countries will also be present along with observers from peer institutions.

Categories: ADF, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction

25/11/2016 - Following the successful implementation of the first phase of the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI), which the promoters described as “a landmark scheme”, the second phase was launched on Thursday, November 16 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. It was during a plenary session on the AAI, which formed part of the Africa Day at the UN climate change talks (COP22).

Categories: Morocco

25/11/2016 - Following the successful implementation of the first phase of the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI), its promoters, amid a warm reception that greeted the landmark scheme in Marrakech on Thursday, November 16, 2016, are preparing to kick-off the next phase.

Categories: Morocco

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