News & Events
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.
- From: 26/08/2018
- To: 31/08/2018
- Location: Stockholm, Sweden
The 2018 World Water Week will take place from 26 to 31 August in Stockholm, Sweden, under the theme: “Water, ecosystems and human development.”
22/03/2018 - With her extensive experience in water management at the World Bank where she developed and implemented several strategies and programs, Wambui Gichuri joined the African Development Bank on March 15, 2018. Her arrival as Director of the Water Development and Sanitation Department coincides with the World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil, taking place from March 18 to 23. On the occasion of World Water Day, we spoke to her about the African Development Bank’s development priorities vis-à-vis the water and sanitation sector.
22/03/2018 - In this interview, Osward Mulenga Chanda, Division Manager, Water Development and Sanitation Department, African Development Bank, raises the issue of access to financing for water, which he says is not the only aspect to be taken into account for the development of the sector.
22/03/2018 - Francis Daniel Bougaire is Chief Water Policy and Strategy Development Officer at the African Water Facility (AWF), a special fund hosted and administered by the African Development Bank. The AWF provides grants and technical assistance for the implementation of innovative projects within its domain. For Bougaire, promoting integrated water resources management (IWRM) is crucial for achieving inclusive, sustainable development.
- From: 19/03/2018
- To: 23/03/2018
- Location: Brasilia, Brazil
The World Water Forum, which is the culmination of 3 years of global water actors’ consultations, opened in Brasilia to over 30,000 participants. Facilitated by the World Water Council, a global body with over 600 member organizations, it will focus on sharing experiences and advancements in the sustainable development and management of this precious resource for social and economic development. Much emphasis is put on the fact that water security has wide-ranging impacts on energy, agriculture, industrialization and health.
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.”
- From: 26/08/2017
- To: 09/01/2017
- Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the annual World Water Week (WWW) is the largest global event for the water sector and development-related challenges. The 2017 World Water Week takes place from August 27 to September 1, on the theme: “Water and waste: reduce and reuse” for sustainable growth.”
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.