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ZimFund water and sanitation project: Communities can sustain local infrastructure

28-Jun-2019 - 28-Jun-2019 - “Residents should take part in social engineering of projects, civic education and offer community stewardship in maintaining infrastructure. Besides this, residents should pay for water and sanitation services rendered, so that local authorities can generate funds to maintain infrastructure,” said Hardlife Mudzingwa, Programmes Director for the Community Water Alliance. Community Water Alliance (CWA) is a grassroots civil society organisation (CSO) that does advocacy work in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), environment...

African Development Bank bids farewell to outgoing Dean of Board Mellouki

28-Jun-2019 - 28-Jun-2019 - The African Development Bank on Wednesday bid farewell to the outgoing Dean of its Board of Directors, Abdelmajid Mellouki, at a cocktail held in his honour. The lively and cheerful celebration, which was hosted by the Bank President, was filled with warm feelings of friendship and appreciation shared by other board members. President Akinwumi Adesina recalled Mellouki’s support in helping advance the Bank’s development agenda in Africa, particularly putting people at the centre of transformative projects. “Your...

Call for Papers - African Economic Conference 2019

28-Jun-2019 - 28-Jun-2019 - About the Conference: The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 2nd to 4th December 2019. Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges facing Africa. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Development for African Youths...

Afrique du Nord : la Banque africaine de développement et la fondation panafricaine «Entreprenarium» ensemble pour libérer le potentiel des femmes entrepreneures

28-Jun-2019 - 28-Jun-2019 - Portée par la Banque africaine de développement, l’Initiative pour favoriser l’accès des femmes au financement en Afrique (AFAWA) a organisé, le 24 juin à Tunis, un séminaire de type « Masterclass » au profit de femmes d’affaires de la région, dans les domaines du développement des entreprises et de la gestion financière. Cet atelier a été organisé en partenariat avec la fondation panafricaine « Entreprenarium », qui travaille étroitement avec les spécialistes du genre de la Banque, pour développer un...

La BAD acteur de la sauvegarde de l’environnement pour de meilleures conditions de vie en Afrique

28-Jun-2019 - 28-Jun-2019 - La pollution atmosphérique est responsable d'environ 7 millions de décès par an, le plus grand nombre de décès étant enregistré dans les zones urbaines. En Afrique, on estime à 90%, la population exposée à la pollution de l'air intérieur, en raison de sa dépendance à l'utilisation de sources d'énergie issues de la biomasse pour la cuisson, l'éclairage et le chauffage (Source : Worldenvironmentday...

Africa Energy Marketplace, 3rd Edition (AEMP)

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - WHO:   The African Development Bank WHAT:   Africa energy Marketplace: 3rd Edition WHERE:  CCIA Building, Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire  WHEN:  25th – 26th June, 2019 The African Development Bank will hold the 3rd edition of the Africa Energy Marketplace (AEMP) from 25th to 26thJune, 2019 at the Bank’s CCIA building in Abidjan. The Africa Energy Market Place is the Bank’s energy sector platform, designed to remove barriers to private sector investments in...

São Tomé and Príncipe’s government commits to strengthened coordination with donors

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - A major donor coordination meeting on 7 June, 2019 in São Tomé reviewed multilateral and bilateral donor interventions in the country. The meeting was chaired by Zahira Virani, United Nations resident coordinator in São Tomé and Príncipe, and co-chaired by Hon. Osvaldo Vaz, Minister of Planning, Finance and Blue economy. The African Development Bank Group was represented by Joseph Ribeiro, country manager for Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe. The Bank, the European Union, the World Bank, UN agencies, and representatives of...

Ghana: African Development Fund loans $81.7 million for Eastern Corridor Development Programme

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - The African Development Fund (ADF) has approved an $81.67 million loan to co-finance sections of the 695-km Eastern Corridor road in Ghana, linking the capital, Accra with the northern hinterland and across the borders to the Sahel region. The decision was taken by the African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors at a meeting on Wednesday. Other lenders for the project are the Opec Fund for International Development, the Ghanaian Government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, which is financing a...

Tunisie : la Banque africaine de développement accorde une ligne de crédit de 100 millions d’euros à BH Bank pour soutenir le développement du secteur privé

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, aujourd’hui, une ligne de crédit de 100 millions d’euros en faveur de la banque publique tunisienne BH BANK afin de soutenir le secteur privé tunisien. La ligne de crédit permettra à BH Bank de renforcer ses activités de financement en direction des entreprises intervenant dans les secteurs de la santé, du logement social, de l’industrie et des énergies renouvelables. Les acteurs privés vont ainsi bénéficier de prêts d’investissement à long terme...

African Development Bank sensitizes regional Staff on Nutrition

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - The African Development Bank hosted a sensitization session on “Banking on Nutrition” for staff from the West and Central Africa offices at its headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 24 June 2019. The event involved representatives from partner organizations specialized in the nutrition field such as Nutrition International, which provided technical support and developed a capacity building toolkit on nutrition for Bank staff. The “Banking on Nutrition” program was also supported by Big Win Philanthropy and the Aliko...

South Africa: Agripreneurs Forum welcomes young entrepreneurs and investors

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - The third African Youth Agripreneurs Forum and AgriPitch competition, a platform connecting sector start-ups with potential partners and financiers, has opened in Cape Town under the theme: “Climate Smart Agriculture: Business and Employment Opportunities for Africa’s Youth. The event is being organised by the African Development Bank, in partnership with the government of the Western Cape. The event has attracted over 200 participants from across the continent including youth agripreneurs, agribusiness companies,...

Malawi : la Banque africaine de développement accorde 37 millions de dollars en faveur du corridor d’intégration de Nacala

26-Jun-2019 - 26-Jun-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a accordé, le mercredi 19 juin, un soutien financier de 37 millions de dollars américains pour la réalisation de la phase V du corridor routier de Nacala, au Malawi. Projet d’intégration sous-régionale en Afrique Australe, l’aménagement du corridor de Nacala consiste, d’une part, à rénover un tronçon routier de 55 kilomètres entre les villes de Nsipe et de Liwonde, dans le centre du pays, et, d’autre part, à construire un poste frontière entre le Malawi et le...