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Egypt: African Development Bank board approves €109 million to transform sewage coverage in Upper Egypt rural areas17-Dec-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a €109 million facility for the development of sewage disposal and wastewater treatment plants for rural areas in Luxor Governorate in Egypt’s Upper Nile region. The Integrated Rural Sanitation in Upper Egypt – Luxor (IRSUE-Luxor) project is set to boost sewage coverage in the region from 6 percent to 55 percent, improving the quality of life of citizens, including women and children, who are most affected by poor sanitation.
African Development Bank approves $5 million grant to scale up Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme16-Dec-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $5 million to enable the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme to scale up its outreach and impact to 1,000 select youth entrepreneurs.
COP 25: African Development Bank urges African nations to persist with climate change ambitions as marathon talks end in Madrid16-Dec-2019 - The African Development Bank has urged the continent’s nations to stay the course on climate action, after a marathon session of talks at the twenty-fifth Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25) in Madrid. The conference was scheduled to run from 2 to 13 December, but only concluded business on Sunday, two days after the official programme ended.
16-Dec-2019 - The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a €20 million loan to strengthen the private sector’s role in Cabo Verde’s economic growth. Bank funding will support the second phase of the Private Sector Competitiveness and Local Economic Development Programme (PSC-LED-II). The programme will extend fiscal 2019 budget support to the government of Cabo Verde as it undertakes reforms to boost domestic productivity and the country’s overall economy.
Congo : la Banque africaine de développement accorde un prêt de 187 millions d’euros pour appuyer les réformes économiques16-Dec-2019 - Pour faire face à la baisse de ses recettes fiscales et aux effets de la chute récente du prix du baril de pétrole, notamment un ralentissement de la croissance, le Congo a obtenu, vendredi à Abidjan, un appui financier de 187 millions d’euros de la Banque africaine de développement.
Mobilisation à la COP25 autour des objectifs de lutte contre le changement climatique : « L’avenir de l’Afrique dépend de la solidarité. »13-Dec-2019 - Ministres, diplomates, représentants d’ONG ou encore journalistes ont appelé, de concert, à bâtir un front uni pour répondre aux défis posés par le changement climatique en Afrique, à l’occasion de la Journée de l’Afrique organisée mardi à la 25ème conférence des Nations unies sur le climat (COP25) à Madrid.
African Development Bank joins forces with international organisations to help developing countries build resilience to extreme weather13-Dec-2019 - The African Development Bank has joined forces with 11 other international organizations to assist developing countries to build resilience against the impact of natural disasters caused by extreme weather. Following a series of deadly weather events that have caused widespread destruction, especially in Africa, the institutions came together at the COP 25 climate change conference in Madrid on Tuesday to launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development.
Nigeria: African Development Bank approves $124.2 million loan for water sector reforms in Akure to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation13-Dec-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Thursday approved a $ 124.2 million loan to finance the Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Nigeria. The amount includes an African Growing Together Fund (AGTF) loan of $20 million. The overall project cost is $222.69 million and will span five years from 2020-2025.
13-Dec-2019 - Africa’s small island states are bearing the brunt of climate change, even though technology exists to prevent the worst impacts of extreme weather. Climate expert John Harding said fewer lives were being lost as a result of natural disasters, because of advanced early warning systems. However, many cash-strapped African countries are not benefiting from new technologies to develop early warning systems.
Kenya & Tanzania: Over 3 million people to benefit from African Development Bank’s €345 million road construction support13-Dec-2019 - Over three million people in Tanzania and Kenya will benefit from a €345 million financing package for road construction support, approved by the African Development Bank’s board in Abidjan on Thursday. The Bank’s support for the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro and Tanga-Pangani-Bagamoyo roads Phase I, is in the form of African Development Bank and African Development Fund loans and represents 78.5% of the total €399.7 million project cost. The European Union contributed a grant of €30 million, 7.7% of the total project cost, to the government...
COP 25: ‘Africa’s future depends on solidarity’ Leaders and development partners rally around climate change goals12-Dec-2019 - There was standing room only as ministers, diplomats, activists and journalists gathered at the IFEMA conference centre in Madrid to mark Africa Day at the COP 25 climate meeting. Speakers called for a united front to tackle the challenges of climate change in Africa.
12-Dec-2019 - By LEOPOLD OBI, Climate Tracker Stakeholders at COP25 climate talks, citing Kenya’s example, called on developing countries to boost women’s involvement in the fight against climate change. Without gender equality, evidence suggests, African countries are unlikely to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or transformative economic growth.