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06/08/2018 - An African Development Bank team of experts visited Zambia from 23 to 27 July to identify businesses in the nation’s water and agriculture sectors eligible for new financing mechanisms it is offering to the southern African nation.

Categories: Zambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation


  • 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.”

Categories: Sweden, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


25/06/2018 - In a bid to help Uganda improve heath and productivity in the country’s major towns, the African Development Bank has approved a US$ 62-million concessional loan to finance its Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project (STWSSP).

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation


23/05/2018 - “For every drop of water you waste, you must know that somewhere on earth, someone is desperately looking for a drop of water!” Novelist and thinker Mehmet Murat Ildan’s warning could be referring to the likes of 39-year-old Mercy Chimusoro of Zengeza 3 Extension D, Chitungwiza and her family.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Water Supply & Sanitation


26/04/2018 - At a national event at Jamhuri Stadium in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma, marking the 54th anniversary of the United Republic of Tanzania – the union of the Republic of Tanganyika and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar – Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli praised the African Development Bank for financing projects that have had a transformative impact in his country.

Categories: Tanzania, Infrastructure, Transport, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Regional Integration, The President


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.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


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.

Categories: Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


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.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


  • 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.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


05/03/2018 - The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, is pleased to announce the following Senior Management appointments

Categories: Egypt, Kenya, Cameroon, Zambia, Water Supply & Sanitation, Regional Integration, The President


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