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05/01/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $992,000-grant to support the preparation of 7.8-MW hydropower project (HPP) in Kenya. The project is based on standard run-of-the-river technology, but features an innovative community ownership structure, where financial returns will also accrue to members of the Mutunguru community in Central Kenya, mainly due to a shareholding structure where communities actually receive a fixed small share of the project’s profits.

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, Partnerships, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

22/12/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) convened female Parliamentarians from 12 African countries in Nairobi, Kenya, to share perspectives on strategies for female MPs to promote legal reforms which ensure that women’s property rights are included in all African legal frameworks. The meeting provided an occasion to discuss and address the current African property rights landscape with special attention given to the role of MPs in advancing property and inheritance laws for women across Africa.

Categories: Kenya, Gender

09/12/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB)’s consultations with East African civil society organizations (CSOs) concluded on December 9 in Nairobi, Kenya, with participants saying that they are now better equipped to deliver results.

For Caroline Wahome of the Kenya-Based Hivos-People Unlimited said the workshop was very useful. “The meeting has helped us to seize a better picture of the African Development Bank’s work in various countries. The presentation on procurement was about access to information. The procurement rules and procedures need to be taken to grassroots people, and to CSOs located in rural areas, even though they may not have the possibility to bid.”

Categories: Kenya, Civil Society

08/12/2016 - "Environmental and Social Safeguards (E&S) are crucial for the success of develpment projects. They are paramount to ensure projects are environmentally and socially sustainable and that they are implemented with stakeholders' participation and timely public information disclosure:" The issue was discussed on 8 December 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya on the second day of the African Development Bank (AfDB)'s ongoing regional consultations workshop for East Africa Civil Society organizations (CSOs).

Categories: Kenya, Civil Society

07/12/2016 - The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) series of regional consultations meeting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) continues across the continent. The East African leg opened on 7 December in Nairobi, Kenya with CSOs advocating for financial support from African source to deliver better on their development agenda and restore trust with government authorities.

Categories: Kenya, Civil Society

07/12/2016 - Participants at the African Economic Conference 2016 in Abuja have identified integrated solutions as key to regional agro-allied industrialization.

Speaking at the “Plenary session 3: Fostering Agro-Allied Industrialization through Regional Value Chains,” they observed that such solutions should digitalize all major interfaces between smallholder farmers and other value chain actors

Categories: Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Regional Integration, Employment, Food Production, Human Capital Development, Gender, Youth, Private Sector, Partnerships

29/11/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will organize from December 7 to 9, 2016 a regional consultation meeting with East African civil society organizations (CSOs) in Nairobi, Kenya, at Best Western Premier Nairobi. The meeting will be the fourth of a series of five regional consultations with African civil society organizations after the ones organized for West Africa in Dakar from 31 August to 2 September 2016, for Central Africa in Yaoundé from 28-30 September 2016 and for Southern Africa in Johannesburg from 28-30 November.

Categories: Kenya, Civil Society

17/11/2016 - At the UN’s global climate conference this week, governments and development partners came together to examine the role of financing in shaping some of Africa’s groundbreaking renewables successes such as Morocco’s Noor Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant.

Categories: Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

17/11/2016 - A delegation from the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA), led by its General Director, Millison Narh, recently visited the Bank Group and held talks with President Akinwumi Adesina, on possible cooperation with his institution.

Categories: Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President

09/11/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 approved US $391 million to help finance a major water and sanitation program in Kenya.

Categories: Kenya, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Health, Gender, Youth

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