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09/12/2014 - On December 8-9, 2014 the Africa Forum on Inclusive Economies was held in Nairobi, Kenya. This year's forum was the second bi-annual convening of the Rockefeller Foundation Africa Partnership Forum and was co-convened by the Rockefeller Foundation (RF), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

Categories: Kenya, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development


09/12/2014 - The Rockefeller Foundation, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday, December 9 convened the Africa Forum on Inclusive Economies to discuss greater inclusion as Africa grows economically.

Categories: Kenya, Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development


05/12/2014 - The President of the African Development Bank Group, Donald Kaberuka, received the Forbes Africa Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, December 4 during the magazine’s 4th Annual Person of the Year Awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Kenya


19/11/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of US $133 million to the Republic of Kenya to increase electricity access for low-income populations, especially those in rural areas. Specifically, the funds will finance the Last Mile Connectivity Project that aims to maximise the use of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company’s (KPLC) 35,000 existing distribution transformers spread across the country. The total project cost is estimated at US $147 million, with the Government of Kenya contributing the remaining US $14 million.

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Climate Change


14/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Kenya have signed on November 14, 2014, in Nairobi, a grant agreement to support the growth and formalization of 54 African seed companies in eleven countries.

Categories: Kenya, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Green Growth Initiative, Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries


11/11/2014 - "These trophies, which reflect our culture of excellence, are for those who have gone beyond the call of duty and have done excellent work in exceptional conditions", African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka said during the inaugural AfDB Presidential Awards for Excellence which took place on Tuesday, November 11 in the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. Kaberuka added that the awards are a reflection of the good work by the staff of the Bank.

Categories: Morocco, Kenya, Congo, Infrastructure, Transport, Energy & Power


11/11/2014 - The President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, recognized three Bank-financed projects for their excellence during the inaugural Presidential Awards ceremony which took place on Tuesday, November 11 at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Energy & Power, Infrastructure


06/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on November 5, 2014 in Abidjan a US $148 million multi-sector senior Line of Credit (LoC) to Equity Bank Limited of Kenya (Equity Bank) for on-lending to key economic sectors in the country.

Categories: Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Information & Communication Technology, Private Sector


27/10/2014 - On 27th October 2014 the African Development Bank (AfDB) joins the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the African Union, the World Bank, the European Union and Islamic Development Bank in a 4-day visit to the Horn of Africa. At the start of the visit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the AfDB pledged a new $1.8 billion development assistance package for the next 3 years 2015-2017.

Categories: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Economic & Financial Governance


27/10/2014 - Leaders of global and regional institutions today begin an historic trip to the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totaling more than $8 billion over the coming years

Categories: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Health, Water Supply & Sanitation, Food Production, Youth


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