24/05/2016 - Rwanda President Paul Kagame and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta have endorsed President Akinwumi Adesina’s “New Deal on Energy”, a vehicle through which the African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest in delivering electricity for all Africans, by 2025.
07/03/2016 - On February 29, 2016, during the joint business development mission between the African Development Bank’s Infrastructure Finance and PPP Division and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in East Africa, the EARC Regional Director Gabriel Negatu met with Kenya’s Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Joseph Njoroge, in Nairobi.
03/03/2016 - March 3, 2016 marks Africa Environment Day, which is celebrated in conjunction with Wangari Maathai Day in honour of the late Nobel Laureate’s legacy for environmental conservation. The theme of this year’s Africa Environment Day is “Strengthening women’s access to, and control over natural resources.”
10/12/2015 - African governments have been urged to review their education curricula to have relevant skills and human capital development for green growth and climate adaptation and green jobs on the continent.
03/12/2015 - Stronger partnerships, sound national policies, more funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation, research, community involvement and sensitization are key to realizing the goals of the Great Green Wall initiative in Africa.
Categories: Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Climate Change, Environment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Food Production, Employment, Fragility & Resilience, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction
16/11/2015 - Delegates attending the consultative Week for PIDA (Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa), or PIDA Week, taking place at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan from November 13-17, heard that the most binding constraint to unlocking infrastructure financing in Africa was lack of properly prepared projects, which in turn is due to lack of adequate capacity to prepare large projects.
Categories: Ethiopia, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Energy & Power, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships
05/10/2015 - Civil society has a key role to play in fighting corruption – from monitoring public services, denouncing bribery and raising awareness, to contributing to the implementation of international anti-corruption instruments such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The African Development Bank’s Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (IACD) acknowledges the important role of civil society in the fight against corruption.