News & Events
16/01/2013 - During the 2012 Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 6 and 7, Mafalda Duarte, CIF Coordinator for the African Development Bank, represented the Bank and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) on a panel discussing Civil Society Participation in the Climate Investment Funds.
16/01/2013 - The African Development Bank showcased its work in the domain of climate change in Africa through an array of printed and audiovisual materials at the CIF Partnership Forum on November 8-9, 2012 in Istanbul. The CIF in Action semi-annual report, published recently by the Bank’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department (ONEC), highlights the AfDB’s work in expanding access to international climate change financing and was prominently displayed at the entrance to the CIF Partnership Forum’s Knowledge Bazaar.
10/12/2012 - An estimated 150,000 people from pastoral communities, including students and teachers from six schools based in Kenya’s Baringo, Kiambu West and Laikipia districts, are to benefit from a €690,000 grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) signed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday, December 7, after being approved on July 6, 2012.
07/12/2012 - The African Development Bank led a team of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to develop a new joint approach to track climate financing including Adaptation and Mitigation Financing. The reports were launched during a side event panel at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Doha on December 5.
07/12/2012 - A group of high-level experts led by the African Development Bank (AfDB) gathered for a panel discussion during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) on December 5 in Doha to take stock of the existing challenges being faced by transboundary natural resources management within the context of climate change.
06/12/2012 - On the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18), underway from November 26 to December 7, 2012 in Doha, Qatar, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said that African countries should build or reinforce their capacities to use efficiently green climate funds when they become available. The statement was made by AfDB Vice-President Aly Abou-Sabaa at a high-level panel discussion on “Financing Climate Change: Africa’s Access to Convention Funds”. The meeting brought together African government officials, representatives of development institutions and key players in the global climate finance community to discuss the prospects and challenges to Africa’s access to climate finances.
06/12/2012 - A new report by the African Development Bank, in collaboration with Vivid Economics, makes concrete proposals that will facilitate access by African countries to the Green Climate Fund.
30/11/2012 - Efforts from the international community and African countries to improve access to climate finance in Africa have yielded significant results in recent year; however the current flows remain insufficient to meet Africa’s actual needs.
22/11/2012 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et l'Agence marocaine de l'énergie solaire (MASEN) ont procédé, sous la présence effective du Roi Mohamed VI, le 19 novembre à Rabat, à la signature des accords de prêts et de garanties relatifs au projet de la première phase de la centrale solaire de Ouarzazate. Les accords sont d’un montant de 238,12 millions d’euros, soit un total de 2.7 milliards de dirhams. Ce financement est constitué de 168 millions d’euros provenant des ressources propres de la BAD et d’un prêt concessionnel de 100 millions de dollars du Fonds pour les technologies propres (FTP), dont la BAD est l’agence d’exécution.
19/11/2012 - At meetings of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) in Istanbul, Burkina Faso and Ghana received endorsement of their far-reaching plans for sustainably managing their forest sectors as part of their goals for climate-resilient economic development. The endorsements came from the Forest Investment Program (FIP), one of the four programs of the US $7.2 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF), with support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other partners including the World Bank Group.