11/06/2013 - Converting Africa’s impressive economic performance over the past decade into greater gains on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a primary challenge for Africa, according to a new report.
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25/04/2013 - A Round Table of donors for the financing of the Drinking Water Project in Bamako was held on 18-19 April 2013 in Bamako, Mali. The meeting noted significant developments in project preparation from the technical, environmental and institutional viewpoints.
16/04/2013 - ZimFund’s Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project (Phase One) will increase the reliability, quality and availability of water, restore wastewater treatment capacity and reduce the incidence of cholera and other water related diseases.
11/04/2013 - The Fostering Innovative Sanitation and Hygiene (FISH) in Monrovia Project funded by the African Water Facility (AWF) was launched on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in the presence of over 40 people including representatives of beneficiaries and development partners. The Facility offers a €1.2-million grant to the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) to support a project aimed at increasing access to sustainable and affordable sanitation and hygiene services to over 800,000 urban slum-dwellers in Monrovia, Liberia.
05/04/2013 - As of the 31st of March 2013, the Global Environment Facility’s Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) has granted USD 18.6 million to be channeled by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to Sierra Leone, Uganda and Mauritania for project concepts to help climate-proof their water sectors. This work is regarded as a critical element of these countries’ moves toward climate-resilient poverty reduction and sustainable development.
05/04/2013 - The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Board of Executive Directors on April 3, 2013 approved the Somalia Country Brief 2013-2015 which aims to help revive the country’s institutions, and enable the country’s re-engage with the international community after two decades of conflict and isolation.
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?
22/03/2013 - On the African continent, current low energy access rates and limited infrastructure development call for urgent action. Recent studies estimate that 57 per cent of Africans are without electricity. In 2012, at the 18th Summit of the African Union, African Heads of State endorsed a set of priority energy projects to be implemented by 2020 as part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA).
14/03/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved, on March 13, 2013, grants and loans amounting to US $73 million to finance irrigation and road rehabilitation projects in Malawi.
07/03/2013 - Funded by the African Water Facility (AWF) to the amount of US $3 million, the project designed to rehabilitate the water supply and sewerage systems in Chitungwiza will be handed over today to the Municipality of Chitungwiza, following the completion of the construction works.