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23/02/2018 - The African Development Bank and the Gabonese National Agency for Numerical Infrastructure and Frequency (ANINF) have signed agreements a feasibility study for the country's component of the Central African Backbone (CAB) project. The project is an integrated, innovative and transformative infrastructure which consist of completing the 901.8 km fiber optic connectivity to cover 14 missing links on the Gabonese national backbone.

Categories: Gabon, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, NEPAD


06/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on November 5, 2014 in Abidjan a US $148 million multi-sector senior Line of Credit (LoC) to Equity Bank Limited of Kenya (Equity Bank) for on-lending to key economic sectors in the country.

Categories: Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Information & Communication Technology, Private Sector


30/06/2014 - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on June 27th the creation and management of a pilot Africa Climate Technology Finance Center and Network (ACTFCN) for a three-year period to support the deployment and scaling-up of both climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies.

Categories: Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Private Sector, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Board of Directors


25/06/2014 - On 23 June 2014, The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a senior loan of USD 142 million, including a USD 41.5 million concessional financing from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), to finance the construction of the 100 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant XiNa in South Africa. The XiNa Solar One project is the first renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) and the first private sector Clean Technology Fund (CTF) that the AfDB has financed in South Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Environment, Private Sector, Climate Change, Information & Communication Technology, Board of Directors


29/05/2014 - The Board of Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved on May 28, 2014 in Tunis the AfDB’s first Human Capital Strategy (HCS). The strategy paves the way for Bank investments in areas such as education, skills development, health, science, technology, innovation, social protection, safety nets and youth employment.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Health, Education, Information & Communication Technology, Youth, Employment, Board of Directors


08/04/2014 - Following the signing of the Capacity Building Project between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank during the meetings of the African Heads of State and Government held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2014, the AfDB formally launched the project in Centurion, South Africa, on April 7, 2014.

Categories: Ethiopia, South Africa, Energy & Power, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Employment, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Transport, Gender, Water Supply & Sanitation


06/02/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, February 5 2014 in Tunis approved Mauritius’ Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for 2014-2018. The CSP provides the Bank’s strategic business plan in Mauritius for the five-year period. It is designed to help Mauritius build its competitiveness and resilience to exogenous shocks so as to enhance the quality of growth and accelerate the country’s transition to a High Income Country.

Categories: Mauritius, Education, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Transport, Water Supply & Sanitation, Board of Directors


25/12/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Tuesday 17 December an equity participation of up to USD 25 million in the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund 2 (PAIDF 2).

Categories: Infrastructure, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Employment, Regional Integration, Energy & Power, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Health, Water Supply & Sanitation, Board of Directors


05/12/2013 - On Wednesday, December 4, the Board of the African Development Bank Group approved US $28.92-million in budget support composed of a loan of UA 13.91 million and a grant of UA 4.93 million to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, from the concessionary African Development Fund resources to finance the country’s Youth Employability and Insertion Support Programme (PAAEIJ).

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Education, Gender, Information & Communication Technology, Youth, Employment


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