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28/11/2014 - The African Development Bank has released the latest edition of The West Africa Monitor Quarterly.

“West Africa’s growth remains strong, but it is likely to slow down, mostly due to the drop in oil and mineral prices”, says Emanuele Santi, AfDB regional economist for West Africa.

Categories: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Gambia, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Ebola, Economic & Financial Governance, Information & Communication Technology

27/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank have completed a seminar on improving the hydrological and meteorological systems in Africa. These are systems for capturing weather and climate data and disseminating information to users for decision support development planning. Coming under the auspices of the recently launched ClimDev-Special Fund (CDSF), the AfDB hosted the World Bank team consisting of Vladimir Tsirkunov and Makoto Suwa from the Hydromet Program at the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).

Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Energy & Power, Health, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure

27/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will participate in the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP 20, taking place from December 1-12 in Lima, Peru. This year, AfDB’s efforts in addressing climate-resilient and low-carbon development in Africa, and particularly the initiatives contributing to improving access to climate finance, will be emphasized.

Categories: Climate Change, COP20, Partnerships, Environment

26/11/2014 - African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 signed a US $1 million Fund for Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant agreement with Invest in Africa (IIA) to support a three-year Business Linkage Program in Ghana.

Categories: Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Private Sector, Information & Communication Technology, Education, Youth

25/11/2014 - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Development Organization of the Netherlands (SNV) convened stakeholders for the 1st Forum on Renewable Energy (FoDER) in the context of UN-led Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. The Forum was held from November 20-21 in Kinshasa, DRC. The SE4ALL Africa Hub, hosted by the African Development Bank’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department, actively contributed to the Forum.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)

21/11/2014 - At the semi-annual Climate Investment Funds (CIF) governing body meetings in Washington, DC this week, countries unanimously signaled their commitment to the CIF mandate going forward, and opened the door for African low-income countries to move forward with new plans for green energy services, resilience to climate impacts, and better managing crucial forests.

Categories: United States of America, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

20/11/2014 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) held high-level discussions in Abidjan on Thursday, November 20 with a view to addressing challenges faced by Africa’s smallholder farmers.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Environment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector

20/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a Grant Agreement with the Alliance Forum Development Programme (Zambia) Limited, for the advancement of microfinance in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region. The grant is designed to organize the microfinance capacity building training for Central Bank Officers of COMESA Member countries.

Categories: Zambia, Economic & Financial Governance

20/11/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $74.47-million loan to finance the first phase of Rwanda’s Transport Sector Support Project. The project involves upgrading the Base-Rukomo road along the Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo-Nyagatare axis.

Categories: Rwanda, Transport, Infrastructure

19/11/2014 - The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) Board of Executive Directors approved on Wednesday, November 19 the new Regional Integration Policy and Strategy (RIPoS) for the period 2014-2023, with focus on creating larger, more attractive markets, linking landlocked countries to international markets and supporting intra-African trade to foster the continent’s development.

Categories: Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Economic & Financial Governance

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