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27/12/2018 - Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end. In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail bridge, currently under construction across the waters of the Zambezi, is commissioned for public use.

Categories: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Infrastructure, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


  • From: 29/10/2018
  • To: 29/10/2018
  • Location: Livingstone, Zambia

The African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) of the African Development Bank, in partnership with the Central Bank of Zambia (BOZ) is organising the 7th Annual Workshop on Local Currency Bond Markets and Financial Sector Development in Livingstone, Zambia on the 29th of October 2018.

Categories: Zambia, African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)


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: 26/07/2018
  • To: 27/07/2018
  • Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia

The African Development Bank will on 26-27 July 2018, host “From Plan to Action,” a meeting on controlling Fall Armyworm in southern Africa. The meeting will bring together ministerial level government representatives and experts from the government of Zambia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Sygenta Foundation, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to Lusaka, Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries


11/07/2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved US$50 million framework financing for small-scale renewable energy projects in Zambia, which will help diversify Zambia’s energy generation heavily reliant on hydro-electricity.

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power, Green Climate Fund


10/04/2018 - The Southern African Governors of the African Development Bank have described the Bank as the future of Africa’s development, and called on it to lead the way to faster-paced development of the continent.

Categories: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé & Príncipe, South Africa, eSwatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Partnerships, ADF, The President


07/03/2018 - At its 19th Board Meeting in Songdo, South Korea, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved the first funding proposal of the African Development Bank for Zambia's Renewable Energy Financing Framework. The GCF will provide a US$ 50 million loan and a US$ 2.5 million grant

Categories: Zambia, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Green Climate Fund


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


21/12/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved an equity investment of US $15 million in Catalyst Fund II, a second-generation private equity fund investing in mid-market companies in East Africa.

Categories: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, The High 5s, Private Sector


20/12/2017 - The African Development Bank is taking the lead in facilitating the takeoff of one of Africa’s largest infrastructure project − the US $ 5 billion Nacala corridor rail and port project.

The Bank will support the project with US $ 300 million from its Private Sector Window.

Categories: Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Regional Integration, Transport


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