News & Events
30/11/2016 - Officials from the African Union (AU), the NEPAD Agency and the African Development Bank (AfDB) reaffirmed their commitment to ensure employment opportunities are included in infrastructure project design to create inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa.
23/11/2016 - Africa has to provide employment opportunities for its youth if it is to harness their potential and contribute to the desired economic growth outlined in the vision of Agenda 2063.
02/09/2016 - What is the current status of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor?
The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor is a flagship project of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), which was endorsed by African Heads of States in February 2012 at the 18th African Union summit in Addis Ababa. PIDA is an ambitious initiative which comprised 51 priority projects estimated at nearly US $68 billion to be completed by 2040.
25/08/2016 - The NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility, NEPAD-IPPF, has concluded a two-day workshop that brought together over 20 staff members, representatives from the African Development Bank’s Departments of Transport, ICT, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Resources Mobilisation and External Finance.
25/08/2016 - Why is NEPAD-IPPF a critical instrument to bridge Africa’s infrastructure financing gap? NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility, NEPAD-IPPF, was established in response to a call of the G8 countries in Kananaskis, Canada, to address one of the weaknesses of infrastructure development in Africa: the lack of investment-ready, viable projects. NEPAD-IPPF is a multi-donor Special Fund hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), which supports African countries, to prepare regional infrastructure projects in energy, transport, ICT and transboundary water to make them bankable for investment.
26/05/2016 - 1. What is the status of the New Deal on Energy for Africa and how can it serve Africa’s regional integration purpose?
Energy is one of the most essential requirements for Africa’s development. The cost of delayed full electrification of the continent is increasing as time goes by. The African Development Bank has therefore made “Light up and Power Africa” the first of the five pillars of its High5 vision.
- From: 21/01/2016
- To: 31/01/2016
- Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The 26th African Union Summit was an opportunity for African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to share his vision for the Bank and the continent in the coming years.
Categories: Ethiopia, Gender, Partnerships, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Ebola, Health, Human Capital Development, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), The President
29/12/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, on December 16, 2015 in Abidjan, formally approved US$ 138 million of loans and grants to finance the Ruzizi III Hydropower Plant Project. Implementation of the project will be carried out at a total cost of US$ 625.19 million (of which the US$ 138.88 million will be borne by the AfDB’s public sector window and US$ 50.22 million by the private sector window).
17/12/2015 - Continental initiatives are driving the new growth in infrastructure demand in Africa. This was the message conveyed to donor partners at the 23rd Oversight Committee (OC or Board) Meeting of the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), a multi-donor Special Fund hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB).
10/12/2015 - La Banque africaine de développement et le Cameroun ont procédé le lundi 30 novembre, à Yaoundé, au lancement officiel de la composante du Cameroun du Projet Dorsale à fibre optique d’Afrique centrale communément appelé en anglais Central Africa Backbone (CAB), projet prioritaire dans le cadre du Programme de développement des infrastructures en Afrique (PIDA). La mission de lancement s’est achevée le 2 décembre 2015.