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17/01/2019 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed financing agreements worth €115 million with the Government of Rwanda to support the Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme as additional financing. The funding, which comprises €114.27 million from the AfDB window and €0.8 million from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund, augments the original financing of €104 million AfDB loan and €43 million Africa Growing Together Fund loan approved by the Bank’s Board in 2017.

Categories: Rwanda, Water Supply & Sanitation, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


02/07/2014 - The Government of Rwanda, spearheading an African Union-led initiative, and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have signed an agreement aimed at providing at least EUR 50 million (approx. USD 70 million) within an Africa-wide resource mobilization initiative. The initiative will finance improved access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa. The agreement was signed on the fringes of the 23rd AU Summit held from 26-27 June 2014 In Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).

Categories: Rwanda, Environment, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Fragility & Resilience, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


30/04/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Group approved on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 an African Development Fund (ADF) loan of US $23.0 million, a loan of US $7.7 million from the Nigerian Trust Fund (NTF), and a grant of US $4.8 million from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Facility to support Malawi’s implement the Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Infrastructure for Improved Health and Livelihoods Project. The project is aligned with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy, the AfDB’s 2013-2017 Country Strategy Paper and the Bank’s Ten-Year strategy focusing on African transformation through inclusive and green growth.

Categories: Malawi, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Employment, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, ADF, Board of Directors


28/11/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) met in Tunis on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Tunis, and approved US $161.92 million to finance the reinforcement of socio-economic infrastructure in the Central Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Water Supply & Sanitation, Human Capital Development, Health, Infrastructure, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, Education, Poverty Reduction, ADF, Fragility & Resilience, Board of Directors


26/09/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group met on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in Tunis and approved US $43.27 million (UA 28.845 million) to finance Sierra Leone’s Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which aims to increase access to water and sanitation in the rural areas of the country. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the Sierra Leone’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Agenda for Prosperity and achievement of the water supply, sanitation and hygiene targets set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Categories: Sierra Leone, Water Supply & Sanitation, Poverty Reduction, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Education, Climate Change, Infrastructure, Fragility & Resilience, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, ADF, Board of Directors


05/02/2013 - La Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE) vient d’accorder un don de 1,1 million d’euros à la municipalité de Sèmè-Podji, au Bénin pour mettre en œuvre des solutions efficaces, durables et rentables dans la gestion et l’exploitation des boues de vidange. Le projet s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un partenariat public-privé (PPP) pour la gestion des déchets, une collaboration rare dans le secteur de l’assainissement, sur le continent.

Categories: Benin, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


16/03/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed two grant agreements with the Gambian government totalling USD 7 million to improve access to clean drinking water and better sanitation for an estimated 40,000 people in rural areas of the country and cut hygiene-related deaths in those areas, particularly among children.

Categories: Gambia, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, Water Supply & Sanitation, ADF


02/03/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a grant of approximately €25 million (CFA 16.4 billion) to Côte d’Ivoire to finance an agricultural infrastructure support project in the Indénié-Djuablin region.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, Water Supply & Sanitation


24/01/2012 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, le 11 janvier 2012, un financement de 64,45 millions de dinars tunisiens (32,45 millions d’euros) destiné à un projet de mise à niveau des infrastructures de traitement des eaux usées. L’objectif de ce projet est d’améliorer la qualité des eaux épurées qui serviront à l’irrigation de 5000 hectares de terres agricoles. L’agriculture constitue une importante activité économique en Tunisie et contribue à la sécurité alimentaire du pays.

Categories: Tunisia, Water Supply & Sanitation, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


12/01/2012 - Up to 2.4 million people in rural areas and small towns across Uganda should have improved access to water supply and sanitation by 2016. This follows the African Development Bank (AfDB) signing on 11 January of USD 67 million package to finance the implementation of Uganda’s Water and Sanitation Programme. The project aligns with Uganda’s national goal to increase access to water supply and sanitation services, to achieve 100 percent coverage by 2035.

Categories: Uganda, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


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