22/03/2013 - We invest billions of dollars to find evidence of water and life on Mars, but here on Earth, we struggle to mobilize the funds needed to develop the full potential of the water resources we depend on for life and growth. Is the glass half full, or half empty, on World Water Day today?
05/02/2013 - La Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE) vient d’accorder un don de 1,1 million d’euros à la municipalité de Sèmè-Podji, au Bénin pour mettre en œuvre des solutions efficaces, durables et rentables dans la gestion et l’exploitation des boues de vidange. Le projet s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un partenariat public-privé (PPP) pour la gestion des déchets, une collaboration rare dans le secteur de l’assainissement, sur le continent.
05/02/2013 - The African Water Facility offered a 1 million euro grant to the Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) to support their Kawempe Urban Poor Sanitation Improvement Project (KUPSIP). The project is designed to provide affordable and sustainable sanitation services to over 100,000 urban poor living in the Kawempe Municipality, in Kampala, Uganda.
16/03/2012 - The governments of Chad, the Republic of Congo and France announced on 14 March that they would pledge some €45 million to support the African Development Bank’s Rural Water and Sanitation Initiative and the African Water Facility.
12/03/2012 - The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Ministers Council on Water, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the French government holding a conference on 14 March to discuss solutions and financing for boosting water security in Africa, within the context of the Sixth World Water Forum in Marseilles, France, which is taking place from 12 to 17 March 2012.
01/03/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Tunisian government and the National Sanitation Authority, on 1 March, signed a loan agreement and guarantee agreement for €32.5 million (Tunisian dinars 64.45 million) to finance a waste water treatment infrastructure rehabilitation project across the country.
02/12/2011 - That seems to be the question being asked all over Africa. Irrigation levels are low, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where less than four percent of cropland is irrigated, which means farmers tend to go for rainfed agriculture.
01/12/2011 - African Development Bank (AfDB) experts stressed the severity of the impact of climate change on water resources in Africa and the importance of putting water at the center of climate negotiations, at a discussion held during the COP 17 climate conference in Durban.
25/11/2011 - The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund, a fund managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), will receive a 20 million US dollar contribution from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The funds are to help accelerate access to water supply and sanitation in rural Africa. This is the Swiss agency’s second contribution to the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund. It is close to six times the amount of its first contribution.
19/10/2011 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le gouvernement tunisien ont signé aujourd’hui un accord de financement de 183 millions de dinars tunisiens (95 millions d’euros). Ce financement vise à soutenir le renforcement de l’accès à l’eau potable dans les zones rurales, une des priorités de la Tunisie.