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UN Climate Action Summit: High Level MDB Statement

23-Sep-2019 - Multilateral Development Banks have been at the forefront of supporting our clients’ efforts to pursue ambitious climate action for more than a decade. In light of growing climate change impacts, including on the poorest and most vulnerable, each of our institutions is taking urgent action to help our clients adapt to and mitigate climate risks. These actions include:   ACTION 1: Each institution has individually committed to support increased climate finance levels over time: 

Can Africa Afford to ‘Strand’ its Fossil Fuels?

23-Sep-2019 - In recent years, “stranded assets” have attracted a lot of interest, as climate-driven changes to our physical environment amplify the calls for a seamless transition to low-carbon pathways. More than 185 countries have agreed to leave two-thirds of proven fossil fuels in the ground, in order to meet the Paris Agreement climate target of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

G5 Sahel : la Banque africaine de développement mobilise près de 270 millions de dollars pour renforcer les infrastructures et la résilience de la région

23-Sep-2019 - A l’issue de la réunion de suivi des annonces (de financement) du « Groupe de Nouakchott », la Banque africaine de développement a annoncé apporter 267 millions de dollars américains pour financer la réalisation des projets du Programme d’investissement prioritaire (PIP) du G5 Sahel. Cette réunion avait pour objectif d’effectuer le suivi des engagements donnés en faveur du PIP à l’occasion d’une conférence entre le G5 Sahel et ses partenaires, tenue fin 2018 à Nouakchott. Une rencontre qui a permis de recueillir des annonces de financement d’...

Geneva: “Mining in a Changing Climate” Forum: African Development Bank to tackle policy implications

20-Sep-2019 - The African Development Bank, through its African Natural Resources Centre, will take part in the 15th annual general meeting of the intergovernmental forum on mining, minerals, metals and sustainable development. The meeting will take place from October 7 to 11 2019, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Themed “Mining in a Changing Climate,” the forum is a unique opportunity to engage with governments from over 70 forum member nations, and representatives from the private sector, multilateral organisations, civil society and...

South Sudan: Bank approves $17.7 million for first education project

20-Sep-2019 - The Board of the African Development Bank approved a proposal for $17.7 million on 5 September, 2019 to finance the first social sector project in South Sudan since the Bank’s engagement in the country in 2012. The project will increase access to improved basic education for children in the Upper Nile, Unity, Jonglei and Eastern Equatoria states and regions.

NIGERIA: African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa approves $500,000 grant for clean energy

20-Sep-2019 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF), a new private equity fund developed by All On, a Nigerian impact investment firm financed by Shell. NEAF will make strategic investments in sustainable energy in Nigeria, particularly in the country’s burgeoning off-grid and mini-grid sectors.

Angola: Country office anniversary cocktail toasts Bank’s 55 years of Making a Difference

18-Sep-2019 - The Angola country office of the African Development Bank on 10 September 2019 marked the Group’s 55th anniversary with a cocktail reception in Luanda, during which dignitaries toasted the Bank’s fruitful partnership and transformative work in Angola and Africa. The dignitaries included senior government officials, diplomats, development partners and representatives of financial institutions and project coordinators.

Le Document de stratégie d’intégration régionale de l’Afrique centrale 2019-2025 est présenté à Yaoundé pour accélérer l’agenda de la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine

17-Sep-2019 - Le ministre de l’Économie, de la planification et de l’administration du territoire, également gouverneur de la Banque africaine de développement pour le Cameroun, Alamine Ousmane Mey, a ouvert, ce lundi 16 septembre à Yaoundé, au Cameroun, l’atelier de restitution du Document de stratégie d’intégration régionale de l’Afrique centrale, pour la période 2019-2025 (DSIR-AC).

Global Gender Summit

16-Sep-2019 - WHO: African Development Bank and the Republic of Rwanda                      WHAT: Global Gender Summit DATE: 25-27 November 2019 VENUE: Kigali Convention Centre – Kigali, Rwanda THEME: Unpacking constraints to gender equality  

G5 Sahel Heads of State throw their weight behind African Development Bank's Desert to Power initiative

16-Sep-2019 - G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank-led initiative. The summit, "Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries" came on the heels of a high-level technical meeting attended by the region’s energy ministers, and development partners including the World Bank, Agence Française de Développement, Masen (Moroccan Solar Energy Agency), and regional institutions such as the West African Economic and Monetary...

Le Document de stratégie d’intégration régionale de l’Afrique centrale 2019-2025 sera présenté à Yaoundé le 16 septembre prochain

13-Sep-2019 - Le ministre de l’Économie, de la planification et de l’administration du territoire, également gouverneur de la Banque africaine de développement pour le Cameroun, Alamine Ousmane Mey, procèdera, lundi 16 septembre, à l’ouverture de l’atelier de restitution du Document de stratégie d’intégration régionale de l’Afrique centrale pour la période 2019-2025 (DSIR), à Yaoundé, au Cameroun.

G5 Sahel Summit: African Development Bank, partners, commit to light up and power the Sahel with the Desert to Power initiative

13-Sep-2019 - Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, has arrived in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, ahead of the G5 Sahel Summit, and was received by Burkina Faso’s president, Mark Roch Christian Kaboré. The Burkinabe president applauded the Bank’s Desert to Power initiative, and also highlighted his country’s excellent relationship with the Bank, expressing his thanks for the portfolio of projects implemented. The Bank president is an invited guest at the G5 Sahel Summit of heads of state and government on 13 September.