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27/12/2018 - Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end. In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail bridge, currently under construction across the waters of the Zambezi, is commissioned for public use.

Categories: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Infrastructure, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

10/04/2018 - The Southern African Governors of the African Development Bank have described the Bank as the future of Africa’s development, and called on it to lead the way to faster-paced development of the continent.

Categories: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé & Príncipe, South Africa, eSwatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Partnerships, ADF, The President

14/02/2017 - The African Water Facility (AWF) and NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) signed on January 31, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa, a letter of agreement with the Orange Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM) to launch the Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project Preparation for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, shared by Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. The co-financed project, amounting to about €3.5 million, includes contributions from AWF of about €2 million and $1.2 million from NEPAD-IPPF.

Categories: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships, Infrastructure, NEPAD, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), African Water Facility

29/11/2016 - The African Water Facility (AWF) approved a grant of about €2 million to support a multinational transboundary project to prepare a Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, serving the population of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. The main goal of this project is to promote sustainable socio-economic growth in the basin riparian countries through climate resilient water resources development in the framework of basin wide cooperation led by the Orange Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM). The project will foster enhanced sustainable water resources management of the basin, increased investments based on better planning allowing more multipurpose projects to address the livelihood needs of the communities living in rural and urban areas.

Categories: Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, African Water Facility

28/04/2016 - In a bid to help Botswana diversify its economy, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a 850-million Pula (US $76.2-million) line of credit (LOC) to Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) to be invested in key sectors with a view to ultimately help diversify the country’s economic base.

Categories: Botswana, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Employment, Human Capital Development

04/05/2015 - Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have endorsed the Bank’s Botswana Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2015-2019; which provides a framework for the Bank Group support to Botswana during the period to enable the country achieve inclusive sustainable growth.

Categories: Botswana, Poverty Reduction, Private Sector

01/04/2015 - The African Development Bank continues to commemorate the International Women’s Day through forums to discuss challenges in accelerating gender equality.

Categories: Botswana, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Quality Assurance & Results, Gender

12/03/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) through its private sector window approved on March 11, 2015 a US $50 million multi-currency line of credit (LoC) with a seven-year tenor to ABC Holdings Ltd. and its subsidiaries in Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Categories: Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Private Sector

30/07/2014 - African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka expressed concern over the huge economic cost to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region caused by delays in constructing the Kazungula Bridge, during his visit to the project on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Categories: Botswana, Zambia, Infrastructure, Transport, Structural Transformation, The President

31/03/2014 - An African Development Bank team held discussions with the Government of Botswana during the week of March 24, 2014, to agree on areas of Bank support over the next five years.

Categories: Botswana, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation

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