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24/04/2014 - Applauding Cape Verde’s graduation to middle income status, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 approved a new Country Strategy Paper designed to support the Government in its efforts to lay the foundations for more inclusive and green growth.

Categories: Cabo Verde, Climate Change, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Transport, Green Growth Initiative, Board of Directors


18/04/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on April 16 in Tunis, the creation of the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), a bilateral thematic trust fund to support African countries in their transition to climate-resilient and low-carbon development. The AfDB will host and manage the ACCF, which was created with a 4.725 million euro contribution from Germany for an initial three-year period. The aim is to scale-up to a multi-donor trust fund as soon as at least one new donor commits to join.

Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Green Growth Initiative, Africa Climate Change Fund, Board of Directors


15/04/2014 - From March 31 to April 3, African Development Bank (AfDB) staff participated in a regional forum in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on opportunities for green growth in Africa. They joined representatives from governments, development organizations, civil society and academic institutions to exchange knowledge and experiences, and foster more coordinated dialogue around environmentally-sound economic development.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Green Growth Initiative, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change


25/03/2014 - On the occasion of World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22 and this year focuses on water and energy, Alex Rugamba, Director of the African Development Bank’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department, reflects on the importance of energy in Africa’s transformation.

Categories: Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Water Supply & Sanitation, Green Growth Initiative


14/03/2014 - The African Development Bank Group has launched a competition for young African design students to design a logo for its newest department, “the African Natural Resources Centre” (ANRC). The winner, who must be enrolled in a design program at an African educational institution, will be invited to the launching ceremony of the ANRC at the AfDB Annual Meetings in Kigali, Rwanda. The contest aims to give exposure to emerging talent on the African continent. The deadline for submission is 14 April.

Categories: Environment, Infrastructure, Green Growth Initiative, Employment


13/03/2014 - The African Development Bank Group will look towards the next half century and what it hopes to achieve on the continent during its 2014 Annual Meetings in Kigali, Rwanda.

Categories: Uganda, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Employment, Regional Integration, Green Growth Initiative, Private Sector


12/02/2014 - Furthering its role as a leading voice on green growth in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the first regional development Bank to participate in the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), a multi-stakeholder knowledge network including international organizations, bilateral agencies and academic institutions. The Geneva-based Secretariat of this new, state-of-the-art knowledge-sharing platform was officially launched at a high-level event at the end of January.

Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Green Growth Initiative, Energy & Power


21/11/2013 - Achieving food security and more resilient agriculture requires both adaptation to climate change and lower emission intensities per output. This rationale, brought to the forefront by the African Development Bank (AfDB), during Africa Day, requires a major shift towards more efficient use of land, water, soil nutrients and genetic resources, together with considerable changes in governance, legislation, policies and financial mechanisms.

Categories: Poland, Climate Change, Environment, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Congo Basin Forest Fund, Green Growth Initiative, Green Bonds Program, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


20/11/2013 - The African Development Bank’s green growth side event at the 19th Conference of Parties (COP 19) in Warsaw, Poland, provided a strong case for the collective objective of ensuring the transition to green growth and sustainable development in Africa.

Categories: Poland, Climate Change, Environment, Private Sector, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Green Growth Initiative, Green Bonds Program, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Congo Basin Forest Fund


15/11/2013 - Multilateral development banks (MDBs) provided almost US $27 billion worldwide, in financing to address the challenges of climate change in 2012, according to the second joint MDB report on climate finance. The report was released today, in line with the commitment by MDBs to enhance the transparency of their investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Energy & Power, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Green Growth Initiative, Green Bonds Program, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


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