17/01/2019 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed financing agreements worth €115 million with the Government of Rwanda to support the Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme as additional financing. The funding, which comprises €114.27 million from the AfDB window and €0.8 million from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund, augments the original financing of €104 million AfDB loan and €43 million Africa Growing Together Fund loan approved by the Bank’s Board in 2017.
29/08/2017 - As a leading financing partner on water and sanitation services in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and two of its flagship water initiatives: the African Water Facility (AWF) and the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI), are participating in the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden from August 27 to September 1, on the theme: “Water and Waste: reduce and reuse.”
15/12/2016 - Rural water supply and sanitation task managers and experts of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have discussed how to enhance transparency and aid effectiveness through online reporting, communications and monitoring of AfDB-financed projects.
14/12/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has approved a financing package comprising USD 150 million ADB Loan, USD 100 ADF Loan and the EUR 5 million RWSSI Grant Facility, to finance the Inclusive Basic Service Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Programme (IBSDLEIP), in support of operationalizing the “Buhari Plan” for Emergency Transition, Recovery and Peacebuilding for North East states in Nigeria.
01/12/2016 - A four-day meeting, to address the challenges facing rural water supply and to share perspectives on best practices, started on 29 November 2016 in Abidjan, with full support from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The forum brought together more than 500 participants, comprising government officials, policy makers, scientists, researchers and private sector representatives.
09/09/2016 - The Senior Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank for Inclusive and Green Growth, Prof. Kevin Urama, has underscored the critical role of water in achieving long-term poverty reduction and economic growth in Africa. Speaking at a gathering of world water leaders in Stockholm, Sweden, Urama outlined the new strategic priorities of the AfDB and the centrality of water to these goals.
09/09/2016 - Phase II of an African Development Bank-funded water program in Tunisia will improve water services for about 400,000 rural Tunisians. Approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors on September 6, 2016, this program is designed to provide clean drinking water mostly to needy rural communities in about 20 prefectures.
29/08/2016 - As a leading provider of water and sanitation services in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Water Facility (AWF) have been invited to participate in World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. World Water Week, which takes place from August 28 to September 2, 2016, is the leading annual global event for tackling global water issues and development-related challenges. The theme of this year’s forum: “Water for Sustainable Growth.”
19/11/2015 - The African Development Bank is commemorating World Toilet Day on Thursday, 19 November at its headquarters in Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire with the key message that toilets are worth investing in.
19/11/2015 - The AfDB is commemorating World Toilet Day, on Thursday, 19 November with the release of encouraging results of a Community Led Total Sanitation program have just been released from its field office in Mozambique. In Uganda, there is strong will and AfDB support to end “flying toilets” locally called “kaveera”, the practice of defecating in a polythene bag and throwing it away.