News & Events
19/07/2016 - In collaboration with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Community of Practice (AfCoP) - whose secretariat is hosted by the African Development Bank (ADB) in the ORQR department - organized the third Africa for Results Forum in Nairobi, Kenya from July 13-15, 2016. The forum was opened by Samson Machuka, Director of the planning department, representing the Minister of Devolution and Planning of Kenya.
07/07/2016 - The 2017 Triennale of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) – the flagship event of the Association and one of the most important global events on education and training in Africa – will be held in Marrakech in the Kingdom of Morocco from March 15 to 17, 2017. The theme of the Triennale is “Revitalizing education towards the 2030 Global Agenda and Africa’s Agenda 2063”.
27/06/2016 - The African Development Bank on Monday, June 27, 2016, approved a USD 135-million loan to launch the second phase of an energy project that is expected to benefit a minimum of 300,000 customers in Kenya, which would translate into providing electricity access to approximately 1.5 million people, mainly low income groups, and small businesses located near existing distribution transformers.
24/05/2016 - Rwanda President Paul Kagame and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta have endorsed President Akinwumi Adesina’s “New Deal on Energy”, a vehicle through which the African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest in delivering electricity for all Africans, by 2025.
10/05/2016 - The African Development Bank announced on April 19, 2016 that it is helping operationalize studies financed by the European Union Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-AITF) which will provide professional advice on a project to connect electricity grids across five Nile Equatorial Lake countries.
28/04/2016 - An African Development Bank-supported training for the Kenya Police and Judiciary in handling gender-based cyber violence kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 25, 2016.
08/04/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has been shortlisted for the Africa investor (Ai) Infrastructure Project Developer Awards 2016. It has been nominated in the category of Ai African Project Development Financier of the Year.
07/04/2016 - With African Development Bank (AfDB) support, Kenya has received approval from the Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund (CIF-CTF) for a US $29.65-million concessional loan to co-finance up to two geothermal projects to increase the country’s power capacity, particularly drawing on untapped geothermal resources in the Rift Valley. The programme will build on the energy advancements already underway in the successful development of the country’s showcase Menengai Geothermal Field.
31/03/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved on Wednesday, March 30, a US $228-million loan to the Government of Kenya to rehabilitate 172-kilometre road, linking the towns of Isebania and Ahero, an axis located southeast of Lake Victoria. The renovation of this route will facilitate trade between Kenya and Tanzania, while the social aspects associated with the project will accelerate the socio-economic development of the regions along the road, benefitting nearly two million people.
30/03/2016 - Latest round of financing to spur Chase Bank’s credit expansion to SMEs as it plans KShs60 billion for sector in the next three years.