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07/09/2017 - Tackling climate change in Africa will work effectively if efforts are first geared towards eliminating challenges faced by smallholder farmers across the continent, experts say.

The problem of climate change and how it has affected the continent’s agriculture sector was one of the key topics at the 7th African Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Climate Change, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


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


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


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


07/11/2016 - Lucy Wanjiru, aged 65, no longer has to walk over long distances to fetch water for domestic use, thanks to the Menengai Geothermal Development Project in Kenya’s Rift Valley, some 180 kilometres northwest of the capital, Nairobi. The project is co-financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Kenya Government and other partners.

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, Private Sector, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Gender, Employment, Youth, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)


26/10/2016 - On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the African Development Bank approved a US $25-million loan for a multinational project to establish a safety-of-life communications systems for Lake Victoria. The largest lake in Africa accommodates a fleet of 70,000 vessels, mostly individual fishermen, but lacks any alert or rescue systems. Consequently as many as 5,000 people die in the lake each year. The loan will finance the extension of GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks on the lake and the creation of 22 rescues centres in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, contributing to save lives and stimulate business for the benefit of the economy of the entire Lake Victoria basin.

Categories: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Information & Communication Technology, Human Capital Development


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