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17/12/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government of Japan signed on 16 December, 2013 a bilateral Exchange of Notes for a loan to the AfDB of 9.48 billion Japanese yen (about US$ 100 million). This is the fourth loan to the AfDB under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) for Africa Initiative (and the first under the second phase announced at Arusha), which supports entrepreneurship, job creation and economic growth in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships, The President


19/06/2013 - Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and Prof. David Malone, Rector of United Nations University (UNU), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster research and knowledge exchange on sustainable development in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Education, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, The President


17/10/2011 - The Japanese government has increased its assistance to private sector projects in Africa through a concessional, or ‘soft’, loan of JPY 8,440 billion, or approximately USD 100 million, to the African Development Bank (AFDB).

Categories: Japan, Private Sector


11/02/2010 - The Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) is a component of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance Initiative (EPSA), a billion-dollar joint initiative of Japan and the AfDB to promote private sector development in Africa. The FAPA trust fund provides untied grants for studies, technical assistance and capacity building for private sector projects and African institutions.

Categories: Japan, Egypt, Central African Republic, Private Sector, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)


20/01/2010 - Kenya Resident Representative, Domina Buzingo, and the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the African Trade Insurance Company (ATI), Stewart Kinloch, have signed a grant of USD 1 million from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA).

Categories: Korea, Japan


29/10/2009 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan have approved a grant of USD 1,000,000 to the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA). ATI is a multilateral financial institution, created in 2001, providing export credit insurance, political risk insurance, investment insurance and other financial products to help reduce the business risks and costs of doing business in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Private Sector


29/10/2009 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan have approved a grant of USD 989,000 to la Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM) of Mauritania to be paid from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA). The Technical Assistance contribution from FAPA, which comprises over 50% of the overall TA package, will enhance SNIM’s institutional and operational capacities to implement the Environmental and Social Management Plan for the Guelbs II Expansion Project financed in part by the AfDB.

Categories: Mauritania, Japan, Private Sector


06/10/2009 - Japan and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have committed a grant of USD 1,000,000 to the African Training and Management Services Project (ATMS) from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA). In a ceremony organized on the side of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Istanbul, a grant agreement was signed today by AfDB Private Sector Operations Director, Mr. Tim Turner and ATMS Chairman Mr. J. Berteling.

Categories: Japan, Private Sector


06/10/2009 - Japan and the African Development Bank (AFDB) have committed a grant of USD 500,000 to the African Business Roundtable (ABR) from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA). In a ceremony organized on the side of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Istanbul, a grant agreement was signed by AfDB Private Sector Operations Director, Mr. Tim Turner and ABR President Dr. Bamanga Tukur.

Categories: Japan, Private Sector


28/09/2009 - The Government of Japan and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved a grant from the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) of USD 178 579 to provide technical assistance to Banque Congolaise de l’Habitat.

Categories: Congo, Japan, Private Sector


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