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31/10/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved on Thursday, 30 October 2014, a US$ 480,000 grant for technical assistance to the Government of the Union of Comoros for a project to facilitate private sector participation in developing renewable energy. The grant will be funded through the “enabling environment” window of this AfDB-administered multi-donor facility mandated to unlock investments in clean energy projects in the continent.

Categories: Comoros, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Private Sector


30/10/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) participated to the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that took place from October 6-17, 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Korea, Environment, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Climate Change, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Green Growth Initiative, Civil Society, Congo Basin Forest Fund


30/10/2014 - Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Abidjan approved a landmark Financial Sector Development Policy and Strategy (FSDPS) which aims to improve access to financial services by the underserved and to broaden and deepen the continent’s financial systems.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Economic & Financial Governance


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


25/10/2014 - Leaders of three Pan-African institutions – the African Union Commission’s Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the African Development Bank’s Dr Donald Kaberuka, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s Dr. Carlos Lopes – concluded a solidarity tour on Friday 24 October 2014 in Conakry, Guinea.

Categories: Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Health, Ebola


24/10/2014 - “It is good for us to pledge financial aid in the fight against the Ebola epidemic, but it is even better to come here to discover the reality of the situation on the ground.” These are the words Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), used to describe his visit to Guinea on Friday, October 24, 2014.

Categories: Guinea, Health, Ebola


24/10/2014 - Le Président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Donald Kaberuka, a reçu, jeudi 23 octobre 2014 à Abidjan, une délégation du ministère de l’Education nationale de Côte-d’Ivoire, conduite par la Ministre de l’Education nationale, Candia Camara.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Education, Partnerships, Youth


22/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday, October 22 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, approved a grant of US $82.7 million (UA 55.56 million*) for the development of a 56-kilometre portion of the Batshamba-Tshikapa road in the Democratic Republic of Congo, between Lovua and Tshikapa on the country’s NR1. The grant supplements earlier Bank interventions on the same road.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Infrastructure, Transport


22/10/2014 - 250 participants à la 2e édition du Partenariat Souk At-tanmia ont suivi une formation pour renforcer leurs capacités managériales. Objectif : les préparer à mener leurs projets jusqu’au bout. Le programme est conduit par “Education for Employment” (EFE), en collaboration avec le réseau des pépinières d’entreprises de l’Agence de promotion de l’industrie et l’innovation (APII) et la Banque africaine de développement (BAD).

Categories: Tunisia, Education, Gender, Youth, Poverty Reduction


22/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved an USD 12.7 million African Development Fund partial risk guarantee (ADF PRG) for the 105 MW Menengai Independent Power Producers project. The global Menengai project will exploit a portion of Kenya’s geothermal potential to provide power to about 500,000 households and 300,000 businesses.

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power


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