News & Events
02/10/2013 - In response to a request for technical support from the Government of Sierra Leone, the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a comprehensive report outlining the key challenges and major opportunities for mainstreaming inclusive green growth into Sierra Leone’s 2013-2018 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, known as the Agenda for Prosperity.
01/10/2013 - With African Development Bank (AfDB) support, Ghana has received $9.75 million approval from the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP) to undertake the Engaging Local Communities in REDD+/Enhancement of Carbon Stocks (ELCIR+) project. The ELCIR+ project will help reduce deforestation and forest degradation, increase carbon stocks and reduce poverty by engaging communities in land management approaches that generate financial and environmental benefits for them.
27/09/2013 - With African Development Bank (AfDB) support, Zambia has received approval for a $38 million infusion of support from the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) to undertake the Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-Basin project. The project will have two components: strengthening the capacity of 800,000 rural communities who depend on rain-fed agriculture and natural resources to better respond to the consequences of climate change including floods and droughts; and strengthening the climate resilience of rural roads that link farmers to markets and to the Kafue National Park.
27/09/2013 - Participants in the African Development Fund have reaffirmed their commitment to supporting Africa’s continuing process of economic transformation, with a total replenishment amount of $7.3 billion for 2014 to 2016. Millions of Africans stand to benefit from improved energy supply, transport networks, water and sanitation, education and agricultural productivity.
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26/09/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group met on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in Tunis and approved US $43.27 million (UA 28.845 million) to finance Sierra Leone’s Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which aims to increase access to water and sanitation in the rural areas of the country. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the Sierra Leone’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Agenda for Prosperity and achievement of the water supply, sanitation and hygiene targets set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Categories: Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Water Supply & Sanitation, Poverty Reduction, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Human Capital Development, Education, Climate Change, Infrastructure, Fragile States Facility, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, ADF
23/09/2013 - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved the conversion of the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) – a bilateral trust fund established with funding from the Government of Denmark and administered by the AfDB – into a multi-donor trust fund with a wider remit.
20/09/2013 - « Accès à l’énergie en Afrique : facteurs clés de succès pour le développement de projets durables », c’est le thème abordé lors d’un atelier, mercredi 18 septembre 2013, par la coordinatrice du portefeuille Climate Investment Funds à la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Mafalda Duarte, et quatre autres intervenants.
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16/09/2013 - The Nordic Development Fund Manager for Southern Africa, Johanna Palmberg, visited the African Development Bank’s Zambia Field Office (ZMFO) on September 13, 2013 to discuss the ongoing green growth initiatives in Zambia pioneered by the AfDB, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). The initiatives were launched with workshops in January and May 2013.
13/09/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed an Exchange of Letters on September 13, 2013, in Tunis. The Exchange of Letters was signed by the AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, and the AFD Director General, Anne Paugam. The AfDB Executive Director for France, Belgium and Spain, François Kruger, was in attendance.
Categories: Tunisia, France, Belgium, Spain, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Environment, Human Capital Development, Transport
12/09/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in Tunis approved a US $21.50-million Forest Investment Program (FIP) grant to finance climate change mitigation activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.