The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

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16/05/2017 - For Africa’s 1.2 Billion people, rural communities are home to almost two-thirds of the population. For most, Agriculture is the main source of livelihood. Even though Africa contains 65% of global uncultivated land, the continent is a net importer of food - $35 Billion a year.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Transport, Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation


28/03/2017 - As a sign of their healthy relations, the Ivoirian Government on Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Abidjan, partnered with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other development players, to commemorate World Water Day.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation


24/03/2017 - South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma has called on his fellow African and world leaders “to prioritize access to water and sanitation.”

Speaking in Durban South Africa during a joint event to commemorate World Water Day and launch the 2017 World Water Development Report, Zuma said: "the bleak global picture presented in the 2017 World Water Development Report requires world leaders to urgently prioritize the improvement of access to essential water and sanitation services."

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation


22/03/2017 - Wastewater may not be a major hot-button issue of our time. It generally does not attract the same attention as concerns about inequality, poverty, climate change, gender inequities, and other global challenges. But as this year's World Water Day reminds us, wastewater is one of the unresolved development challenges facing rapidly growing African cities.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


  • From: 22/03/2017
  • To: 22/03/2017
  • Location: Global

On March 22, 2017, the global development community will commemorate World Water Day under the theme "Wastewater”. Not only is it an opportunity to highlight the linkages between wastewater management and the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), but also an occasion to focus on the African Development Bank’s new approaches to turn waste water into a source of wealth.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships, African Water Facility


15/03/2017 - When the African Development Bank (AfDB) partnered with other donors and the Mozambican Government back in 2010 to finance the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program (PRONASAR) in Nampula and Zambézia Provinces in northern Mozambique, one of the ultimate goals was to achieve open defecation-free communities.

Categories: Mozambique, Water Supply & Sanitation


14/03/2017 - The African Water Facility (AWF) held on February 21, 2017 a launching ceremony and workshop to officially kick-start the Water Resources Management and Investment Plan project for Somaliland. The AWF has provided a €3-million grant to support this project in the aim of building resilience to climate change and reducing water stress in Somaliland. The launching ceremony, opened by the Honorable Hussein Abdi Boos Minister of Water Resources was attended by 37 participants including Ministers of Mineral and Energy, Environment, Rural Development and Agriculture as well as representatives from the AWF, the African Development Bank, the United Nations, bilateral and multilateral partners.

Categories: Somalia, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


09/03/2017 - The Government of the Republic of Mozambique and the African Water Facility (AWF) has entered into a grant agreement for a feasibility study on Urban Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management in Chimoio and Inhambane. The grant agreement was signed on January 27, 2017 by the Minister of Economy and Finance Adriano Afonso Maleiane and the Country Manager for the African Development Bank Joseph M. Ribeiro. The project was launched in workshops in Maputo on March 8, in Chimoio on March 9 and another one will be held in Inhambane on March 14. This AWF €1.6-million grant project will contribute to improve livelihood conditions and climate change resilience for the 310,000 citizens of the Municipalities of Chimoio and Inhambane. This will be achieved by reducing the risk of flooding and improving the public health.

Categories: Mozambique, African Water Facility, Water Supply & Sanitation, Climate Change, Environment


09/03/2017 - More than 500,000 trees have been planted as part of efforts by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to combat climate change and build water-resilient systems of rural communities in five districts of Malawi. Fourteen catchment management committees have also been created, and more than 200,000 people have benefitted from awareness-raising activities thanks to an AfDB-funded project.

Categories: Malawi, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development


14/02/2017 - The African Water Facility (AWF) and NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) signed on January 31, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa, a letter of agreement with the Orange Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM) to launch the Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project Preparation for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, shared by Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. The co-financed project, amounting to about €3.5 million, includes contributions from AWF of about €2 million and $1.2 million from NEPAD-IPPF.

Categories: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships, Infrastructure, NEPAD, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), African Water Facility


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