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Partnership overview

Germany joined the African Development Bank Group in 1983 and has been a contributor to the ADF since 1973.

Joint initiatives

The Government of Germany contributes to the development of the financial sectors in Africa through Making Finance Work for Africa, which was launched at the Heiligendamm G8 summit in 2007, to provide a platform for African governments, development partners and the private sector to coordinate financial sector development. The Bank hosts its Secretariat.

The German Bank for Reconstruction (Kredietanstalt für Wiedraufbau - KfW) and the German Society for International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ) contribute to the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility, a multi-donor trust fund hosted by the Bank that aims to help bridge the gap in regional infrastructure project preparation. The Facility plays a key role in economic growth and poverty reduction. Germany supports the Infrastructure Secretariat for Africa . The Bank, Germany and other donors contribute to the Zimbabwe Trust Fund, which supports recovery and development efforts in Zimbabwe.


Germany together with Italy and the Flanders contributes to the Africa Climate Change Fund, which supports African countries in building their resilience to the negative impacts of climate change and transitioning to sustainable low-carbon growth.

Germany supports the African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) and has been instrumental in its adoption. The African Development Bank is hosting the AREI Delivery Unit and will serve as the Trustee as requested by the AREI Partners.



Ms Catherine Cudre-Maumoux
Executive Director

Ms. Natascha Annika WEISERT
Senior Advisor

Ms. Manuela FERREIRA