Norway

Partnership overview

Norway has been a member of African Development Fund (ADF) since 1973 and of the African Development Bank (AfDB) since 1982.

A Trust Fund was established in 2010 by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with NOK 21 million (UA 2.12 million or US $3.18 million). It is financing the Bank’s gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives. It is also providing technical assistance in anti-corruption and results-based management.

In March 2009, Norway committed US $1 million to the New Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Governance. The Fund is currently supporting activities in the field of internal and external audit, procurement, tax and domestic revenue mobilization. Norway contributes US $11 million to the Zimbabwe Trust Fund. This multi-donor Fund provides support to early reco-very and development efforts in Zimbabwe.

Norway contributed NOK 500 million (UA 48.4 million or US $72.56 million) to the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF).

Congo Basin is the world’s second largest forest. Congo Basin Forest Fund is hosted by the AfDB.

Contacts

Ms. Karin Isaksson

Executive Director

Email: k.isaksson@afdb.org

Mr. Christian FOUGNER

Senior Advisor

Email: c.fougner@afdb.org

Ms. Laureline PLA

Senior Ressource Mobilization Officer

Email: l.pla@afdb.org

Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Department