News & Events
18/06/2013 - The African Development Bank joined the international community in celebrating the World Day to Combat Desertification on Monday, June 17. This year’s theme is drought and water scarcity. African drylands are particularly vulnerable to water scarcity. While each person needs at least 2,000 cubic metres of water for human well-being and sustainable development every year, on average, people in the drylands have access to only 1,300 cubic metres.
- From: 11/06/2013
- To: 11/06/2013
- Location: Cairo, Egypt
As part of its ongoing activities under the South-South Cooperation Trust Fund (funded by the Government of Brazil), the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank hosted a high-level workshop in Cairo, Egypt, on June 11, 2013 to showcase the results and recommendations of an analytical study, “Clean Technology Transfer Mechanisms in Egypt Based on Best Practices from Southern Countries.”
12/06/2013 - The African Development Bank organized at its Annual Meetings in Marrakesh, Morocco, a high-level side event, “Innovative Financing for a Green Economy,” on May 30 discussing how African stakeholders can attract private sector finance, particularly from pension and sovereign wealth funds, to finance a low carbon and climate resilient economy in Africa. The newly designed Africa50Fund designed by the AfDB to unlock private financing and accelerate the speed of infrastructure delivery in Africa was announced.
11/06/2013 - Converting Africa’s impressive economic performance over the past decade into greater gains on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a primary challenge for Africa, according to a new report.
Categories: Benin, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance, Food Production, Health, Climate Change, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Regional Integration, Education, Poverty Reduction, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries
29/05/2013 - A side event entitled Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA): Reaching out to Project Financiers in Africa was held during the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) 2013 Annual Meetings in Marrakesh, Morocco.
29/05/2013 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) undertook on May 28, 2013, to provide financing for the harnessing of drainage basins and improved climate resilience in Burundi. The operation was made official by the signing of two grant agreements with the Government of Burundi. The signing took place in the margins of the Bank’s 48th Annual Meetings in Marrakech.
23/05/2013 - Africa needs accelerated growth and “structural transformation” in order to take the bulk of its population out of poverty.
23/05/2013 - For the African Development Bank’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department, transforming Africa means powering a climate-smart and greener continent. It entails supporting transformative infrastructure projects to increase energy access backed by both large-scale and off-grid solutions, promoting sustainable use of natural resources, supporting climate-resilience with concessional climate and environmental finance, and ensuring that all projects comply with international and social best practices.
13/05/2013 - Le lancement officiel de la première phase des travaux de la centrale solaire de Ouarzazate a eu lieu vendredi 10 mai 2013, dans la commune rurale de Ghessate (province de Ouarzazate). La cérémonie s’est déroulée en présence du roi Mohamed VI, et des représentants de la direction de l'Agence créée par le Maroc pour le développement de l'énergie solaire (dite MASEN, pour “Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy” en anglais), ainsi que du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD).
13/05/2013 - The African Development Bank, renewed its support for climate change resilience in Madagascar, Benin and Angola in accessing US $17.8 million of adaptation finance in the form of grants from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) during the second quarter of 2013. It follows the approval last March of US $18.6 million for three water and sanitation projects.