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08/02/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Zambia have signed an aide-memoire on modalities for the organization of the Bank’s 2016 Annual Meetings scheduled to take place in Lusaka from May 23-27, 2016.

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, COP21, Partnerships


04/02/2016 - On Thursday, February 4, 2016, King Mohammed VI of Morocco inaugurated the first phase of the country’s Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, ushering in a new era for Africa’s sustainable energy future.

Categories: Morocco, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, Partnerships, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)


04/02/2016 - Morocco has launched the first phase of the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the world. When fully operational, the plant will produce enough energy for more than one million Moroccan households.

Categories: Morocco, Environment, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Partnerships, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)


04/02/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, February 3 in Abidjan a loan of US $16.5 million to finance the Tanzania Institutional Support Project for Good Governance (ISPGG III). The objective of this project is to support the Government of Tanzania in promoting inclusive growth and macroeconomic stability by enhancing economic and financial governance through more effective public financial management and improved business environment.

Categories: Tanzania, Private Sector, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance


04/02/2016 - In the African Development Bank Group’s bid to work for a continent free of poverty and water-borne diseases, the Board of Directors approved on Wednesday, February 3 in Abidjan a US $91-million loan to Uganda, for the provision of clean water and improved sanitation in the country.

Categories: Uganda, Health, Water Supply & Sanitation, Human Capital Development


03/02/2016 - The African Development Bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, addressed the issues of youth employment and migration in a speech delivered before the 34th session of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee, at the Africa Union Summit in Addis Ababa on January 29, 2016.

Categories: Ethiopia, Youth, Employment, Partnerships, Energy & Power, President's Corner


01/02/2016 - The Federal Government of Nigeria has approached the African Development Bank for Budget Support Loan of US $1 billion. During the High-Level Mission conducted by the Bank to Nigeria last week to strengthen the policy dialogue on how best the Bank can provide assistance to support the priorities set by the Government, the delegation held discussions with the Government authorities on the proposed policy-based loan.

Categories: Nigeria


01/02/2016 - The Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), the Ministry of National Education (MoE) of Côte d’Ivoire and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) honoured the participants who successfully completed the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) leadership and development of knowledge societies (ALICT) programme offered by GESCI in Côte d’Ivoire in 2015.

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


29/01/2016 - As part of a refocusing of strategy, the African Development Bank has announced the departure of the following executives effective February 1, 2016: the Vice-President for Agriculture, Water, Human Development, Governance and Natural Resources, Aly Abou-Sabaa; the Secretary General and Vice-President, Cecilia Akintomide; the Vice-President for Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration, Solomon Asamoah; the General Counsel and Director of Legal Services, Kalidou Gadio; and the Director of Communications and External Relations, Joel Serunkuma Kibazo.

Categories: President's Corner


29/01/2016 - The Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, signed a US $1-million (RWF 753-million) emergency assistance grant to Burundian refugees in Rwanda.

Categories: Burundi, Rwanda, Human Capital Development, Fragile States Facility


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