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05/10/2015 - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Ruhakana Rugunda, lauded the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) for conducting a capacity-building training programme to equip government officials with the skills needed to negotiate favourable mining agreements. He reiterated the need for strengthened human capacity that is critical to facilitate Government’s efforts to maximize benefits from the extraction of natural resources in the mining sector.

Categories: Uganda, African Legal Support Facility, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance

30/09/2015 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) in the collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum officially launched a five-day training programme on Monday for senior government officials and members of the private sector in Kampala.

Categories: Uganda, African Legal Support Facility, Partnerships, Private Sector

16/09/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board approved on 16 September 2015 a US$ 121 million loan and grant to help Uganda’s government improve access to electricity for rural households, businesses and public institutions to ultimately improve the livelihoods, economic opportunities and access to social services in rural communities. The Bank Group allocated a US$ 100-million loan and an additional €10.205 million grant mobilized by the AfDB from the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) window of the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-AITF).

Categories: Uganda, Energy & Power, President's Corner

29/06/2015 - High-level officials are meeting in the Ugandan capital Kampala from June 29-30, 2015 to give the green light on a proposed action plan on mainstreaming managing for development results (MfDR) at the national and regional levels.

Categories: Uganda

22/05/2015 - At its governing body meetings last week, the $8.1 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) endorsed 9 African nations to serve as pilot countries for critical aspects of climate-smart development, with six pilot countries for climate resilience and three for sustainable forests. In addition, governments unanimously endorsed Ghana’s ambitious investment plan to transform and promote its renewable energy sector.

Categories: Ethiopia, Gambia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Environment, Energy & Power, Climate Change

04/05/2015 - The Northern Transport Corridor in East Africa, extending from the port of Mombasa in Kenya and serving the hinterland countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, is the busiest trade and transport corridor in East Africa handling the bulk of the region’s regional and international trade. While there have been major improvements in transport infrastructure for the corridor, it still faces challenges of road accidents due to long driving distances.

Categories: Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Infrastructure, Transport, Partnerships, Regional Integration

  • From: 26/03/2015
  • To: 27/03/2015
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda

Uganda is poised to establish its national community of practice on managing for development results from March 26-27, 2015 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

Categories: Uganda, Regional Integration, Private Sector

16/03/2015 - As part of the African Development Bank’s efforts to increase the transfer of technologies and skills to the African continent, Malinne Blomberg, Chief Financial Analyst in AfDB’s Water and Sanitation Department, joined the wide range of stakeholders including technology providers, venture capitalists, private equity firms, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors at the World Water Tech Investment Summit in London from March 9-11, 2015.

Categories: Morocco, Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, Infrastructure, Water Supply & Sanitation, Energy & Power

05/03/2015 - The African Development Bank Board approved an additional financing of US $8.37 million (on March 4, 2015 from the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) for the Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (WSSP), already financed by the Bank. The GEF financing will increase the resilience of the natural environment and the physical infrastructure of vulnerable drought and flood prone districts in Eastern Uganda.

Categories: Uganda, Water Supply & Sanitation, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

09/01/2015 - The African Water Facility (AWF) announced on January 9, 2015 that it has offered a €1.97 million grant to the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) to increase water availability for multiple purposes in the Nyimur region of Uganda and South Sudan. The grant will support the improvement of irrigated agriculture and food production, fisheries, electricity generation and sanitation as well as the prevention of flooding and droughts in the region.

Categories: Uganda, South Sudan, African Water Facility, Food Production

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