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14/02/2017 - The African Water Facility (AWF) and NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) signed on January 31, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa, a letter of agreement with the Orange Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM) to launch the Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project Preparation for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, shared by Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. The co-financed project, amounting to about €3.5 million, includes contributions from AWF of about €2 million and $1.2 million from NEPAD-IPPF.

Categories: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships, Infrastructure, NEPAD, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), African Water Facility


29/11/2016 - The African Water Facility (AWF) approved a grant of about €2 million to support a multinational transboundary project to prepare a Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, serving the population of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. The main goal of this project is to promote sustainable socio-economic growth in the basin riparian countries through climate resilient water resources development in the framework of basin wide cooperation led by the Orange Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM). The project will foster enhanced sustainable water resources management of the basin, increased investments based on better planning allowing more multipurpose projects to address the livelihood needs of the communities living in rural and urban areas.

Categories: Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, African Water Facility


09/07/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Thursday, July 9, 2015 a line of credit amounting to ZAR 4.5 billion (about US $450 million) to Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) to finance projects in key priority sectors in the country including infrastructure, manufacturing, logistics and tourism.

Categories: Namibia, Private Sector, Employment, Youth, Gender


18/03/2015 - A delegation of African Development Bank Group Executive Directors is preparing to travel to Mozambique to assess the impact of Bank projects in the country. The 11 Board members and one Senior Advisor, representing 46 countries, will visit Mozambique from March 28 to April 4.

Categories: Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance, Regional Integration


07/03/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Tunis approved the Bank’s Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) for Tunisia and Namibia that would guide its operations in the countries concerned in the coming years.

Categories: Tunisia, Namibia, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Employment, Transport, Structural Transformation


11/11/2013 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and Namibia on Friday, November 8, 2013 signed a ZAR 2.9 billion (US $338 million) sovereign guaranteed loan to the Nambian Ports Authority (Namport) to finance the construction of the new container terminal at Port of Walvis Bay and a UA 1.0 million grant (US $1.5 million) to the Government of Namibia for logistics and capacity building complementing the port project loan. The project was approved by the AfDB Group in July 2013.

Categories: Namibia, Infrastructure, Transport, Employment


18/10/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Friday, October 18 a US $12.5-million equity investment in the Kibo Fund II. This contribution will allow the Fund to provide access to finance and capacity building to an underserved market of outward-looking small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and mid-market African firms, particularly in low-income and fragile states within various sectors in Africa, thereby boosting income generation and job creation.

Categories: Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Angola, Private Sector


13/03/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Categories: Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, Namibia, Ghana, South Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Economic & Financial Governance, Chief Economist's Office


19/02/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched an ambitious program to significantly improve data management and dissemination in Africa. The ultimate goal of the program is to facilitate wider public access to official statistics and to support countries in their efforts to improve data quality and dissemination for better policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation. The program was launched in November 2012 as part of the Bank’s broader statistical capacity building program in Africa.

Categories: Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Cameroon, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Tunisia, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Infrastructure, Information & Communication Technology, Human Capital Development, Chief Economist's Office


05/10/2012 - Mr. Ebrima Faal, Regional Director at the Southern Africa Resource Center (SARC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB), signed on behalf of the AfDB the agreements for a loan of ZAR 65 million from the AfDB to Trustco Finance (part of the Namibia based “Trustco” group) to support its student lending program in Namibia. The signing ceremony took place in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Also taking part in the ceremony were DEG and Proparco who signed the agreements for loans to Trustco Finance of ZAR 50 million each.

Categories: Namibia, Education, Private Sector, Human Capital Development