East Africa Selected Projects


Expanding geothermal development in Kenya: a model for replication

15/09/2015 - Situation Although Kenya produces just enough power to meet its current demand for households and businesses tied to the grid, it is constantly plagued with power outages that cause not only inconveniences, but a loss of income fo...

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Climate Change


Lake Turkana Wind Power Project: The largest wind farm project in Africa

17/09/2015 - The Lake Turkana wind power project involves the development and construction of a 300 MW wind farm. The project is located at a remote location, approximately 12 kilometres east of Lake Turkana in northwestern Kenya. The project ...

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Climate Change


Relevant information and community involvement key to helping Burundi adapt to climate change

30/11/2015 - The Burundian economy is driven by an agriculture sector which accounts for just over 30 percent of GDP and employs more than 90 percent of the population. Climate change is expected to greatly threaten the sector as crop producti...

Categories: Burundi, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change


Djibouti-Ethiopia Power Interconnection: Hydro-Powering East Africa

18/09/2013 - ADF Financing, Project Preparation, Advisory and Brokering Role ADF 11 has invested a loan of USD 42.89 million for Ethiopia and loan/grant of USD 54.79 million to co-finance the project with the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporati...

Categories: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Energy & Power, Infrastructure


Ethiopia-Kenya Power Interconnection: Phases I and II - The Power of Regional Interconnection

18/09/2013 - Within the current global energy crisis, interconnecting the regional electric energy networks is the best alternative to transfer expensive thermal generation into regional as well as international power markets. 1,068 km of hig...

Categories: Ethiopia, Kenya, Energy & Power, Infrastructure


Lake Turkana Wind Farm: Enhancing Access to Clean, Affordable Energy in Kenya

18/09/2013 - The Turkana Wind Power Project in Kenya will add 300MW to power generation capacity and will benefit Kenya by providing clean and affordable energy that will reduce the overall energy cost to end consumers. Furthermore, the projec...

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Infrastructure


The Menengai Project Kenya: Pioneering Geothermal Development in East Africa

18/09/2013 - In a country where 84% of the population does not have energy access and where the geothermal potential is among the greatest in the world, the Menengai geothermal steam field development project will exploit a portion of this pot...

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Infrastructure


Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Kenya: Unlocking Development Potential for Inclusive Growth

12/08/2013 - Nakuru, Kenya's fourth largest city is a major industrial and tourist center. Prior to the AfDB Group’s intervention, unreliable water supply and sanitation services resulted in scaling down and ultimate relocation of industries...

Categories: Kenya, Water Supply & Sanitation, Health


African Development Fund: Skills, Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Rwanda

04/08/2013 - Rwanda has been an economic success and has maintained a strong growth path averaging 8% per year over the last decade. Rwanda has made remarkable progresses on the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in areas of health, an...

Categories: Rwanda, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance


Harar Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Improving Livelihoods and Enhancing Water Security in Ethiopia

04/08/2013 - The project addressed a looming water and sanitation crisis in the historic and touristic town of Harar and the surrounding four towns. The water availability and quality from Lake Alemaya, the previous water source, was threatene...

Categories: Ethiopia, Water Supply & Sanitation