The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more

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09/05/2019 - The African Development Bank and the United Nations Water Convention have agreed to jointly encourage African countries to join the UN water management organization to promote integrated and sustainable management of surface and groundwater resources.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation


29/03/2019 - La Banque africaine de développement, représentée par sa directrice générale pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, était aux côtés du président nigérien Mahamadou Issoufou, mardi 26 mars, pour la cérémonie officielle de lancement des travaux de construction du barrage hydroélectrique de Kandadji, premier du pays, situé dans le Bassin du fleuve Niger.

Categories: Niger, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Water Supply & Sanitation


21/03/2019 - In the lakeside village of Kafuzira, in the Nkhotakota District of Malawi’s Central Region, the water taps are not yet running. In the dry season, the women and girls still trudge five kilometers to Lake Malawi to fetch water for their daily needs. Then when the rains come and fill the nearby water holes, they compete with domestic and wild animals for water from the same sources.

Categories: Malawi, Water Supply & Sanitation


06/03/2019 - Beauty Matomola is one of the champions of the Government’s Transforming Rural Livelihoods in Western Zambia project, financed by the African Development Bank. A cheerful, energetic 34-year-old single mother of two, she is using her considerable powers of persuasion to help local communities achieve a low cost, high impact project in the region: getting her neighbors to build decent latrines.

Categories: Zambia, Water Supply & Sanitation


12/02/2019 - The Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project Phase II in Zimbabwe, implemented by the African Development Bank, has improved water access for targeted communities with inadequate water supply.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Water Supply & Sanitation, Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund


27/12/2018 - In Africa, as elsewhere, urbanized locations exert pressure on already vulnerable populations impacted by lack of access to potable water supply, sanitation and waste management, energy supply, transport infrastructure and services.

Categories: Egypt, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Water Supply & Sanitation, COP


14/12/2018 - The African Development Bank has presented the impacts of climate change on water security on the African continent and the importance of investment in water and sanitation infrastructure.

Categories: Climate Change, Water Supply & Sanitation, COP


14/12/2018 - The rise in global temperature poses severe risks to water and sanitation. This includes African countries like Sudan and Niger, who grapple with extreme weather events in the Sahel region.

Categories: Climate Change, Water Supply & Sanitation, COP


28/11/2018 - Thanks to joint efforts by development partners including the African Development Bank, which invested US$45.7 million between 2003 and 2014 in water supply and sanitation projects, Mauritania is working to provide access to drinking water for its 4.3-million population, which regularly suffers severe shortages.

Categories: Mauritania, Water Supply & Sanitation


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