News & Events
09/02/2018 - The third edition of the 2018 Africa STI Forum, co-organized by the African Development Bank and the Egyptian Government, opens Saturday, February 10 in Cairo, Egypt.
On February 10, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will attend the opening ceremony alongside the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.
24/01/2018 - The African Water Facility (AWF) organized its 17th Governing Council Meeting on January 22-23, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Water and Sanitation of Senegal and chaired by Mansour Faye, Chair of the Governing Council and Minister of Water and Sanitation of Senegal.
21/12/2017 - In support of the Egyptian Government’s efforts to ensure safe living conditions, the African Development Bank has approved financing amounting to US$ 150 million for the expansion of the essential waste-water treatment plant at Abu Rawash in the Giza Governorate. The funding targets a total treatment capacity of 1.6 million m3/day, intended to benefit over eight million people.
13/11/2017 - Proof that water lies at the heart of the numerous challenges posed by climate change, 93% of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs, later NDCs) submitted by States during COP21 identified water as the key to adaptation to climate change – particularly highlighting four areas: risk management; water and agriculture; integrated water resources management; and water, sanitation and hygiene.
13/11/2017 - On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the day after the Global Water Action Day that marked the fourth day of COP23, the “Water for Africa” initiative was the subject of a presentation in the Morocco Pavilion, open to civil society organizations.
10/11/2017 - During a panel discussion on “The Land and Water Advantage: Is sustainable land and water management compatible with small-scale farming under climate change?” at the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, participants from different organizations met to discuss how to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change.
- From: 25/10/2017
- To: 27/10/2017
- Location: Abidjan - Côte d’Ivoire
• PAGGW's ambition is to promote local development opportunities in the 11 Great Green Wall countries by combining multi-sectorial projects. This objective is consistent with the objective of the Desert to Power initiative to provide electricity and energy access solutions for agricultural value chain, irrigation, pumping water for livestock, and creating resilience to climate change in this Sahara and Sahel zone of Africa
19/10/2017 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD), à travers la Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE) et le Mécanisme de financement de la préparation de projets d’infrastructures du NEPAD (IPPF-NEPAD), deux fonds spéciaux multi-donateurs qu’elle héberge et administre, a approuvé le décaissement de 2 098 593 d’euros au profit de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC), le 11 août 2017.
13/10/2017 - The African Water Facility (AWF), hosted by the African Development Bank Group, formally launched its new Strategy 2017–2025 on October 13, 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The occasion was used to introduce and share with stakeholders, partners, donors, beneficiaries and various Bank departments collaborating with the AWF the innovative approaches that it will focus on over the next 10 years in order to deliver on its mandate of mobilising financing for the water and sanitation sector.