Egypt

24-Jan-2020

Egypt - National Drainage Programme (NDP) - Project Appraisal Report

The National Drainage Programme (NDP) aims to optimize the benefits of irrigation by draining excess irrigation water from agricultural land in order to reduce water logging and consequent soil salinity, in addition to making more land available for cultivation. This is expected to result in higher crop yields in the target areas, higher farm incomes and increased food security and poverty reduction in general. A typical gravity drainage system in Egypt consists of surface and sub-surface drains. Drainage water is collected from the fields by subsurface drains and through open drains and...
20-Jan-2020

British Prime Minister, African leaders urge investors to accelerate economic role on the continent

UK companies must leap at the chance to deepen economic ties with Africa, a continent with unmatched investment opportunities, several African leaders said at a high-level panel. At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President El Sisi of Egypt, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the case for bigger investments in Africa and called for increased and renewed partnership  between  the UK and Africa. Referring to Africa as a booming continent with “...
16-Jan-2020

EOI - Egypt - Consultancy Service - Auditing and reviewing of the project financial Statements

The Arab Republic of Egypt has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Informal Settlements Upgrade Technical Assistance project, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for an independent external review of the project financial Statements.
10-Jan-2020

EOI - Egypt - Curriculum Development for waste Management and Entrepreneurship Hub

This request for Expression of Interest (EOIs) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business Ref. No. AfDB367-05/14 on May 27, 2014.  The Egypt National Cleaner Production Center (ENCPC), operating under the Industrial Council for  Technology & Innovation– Ministry of Trade and Industry - Egypt has received a grant for USD 2,000,000 from the Middle East and North Africa Transition Fund, through the African Development Bank, to finance the project entitled: “Green Growth: Industrial Waste Management and SME Entrepreneurship...
17-Dec-2019

Egypt: African Development Bank board approves €109 million to transform sewage coverage in Upper Egypt rural areas

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a €109 million facility for the development of sewage disposal and wastewater treatment plants for rural areas in Luxor Governorate in Egypt’s Upper Nile region. The Integrated Rural Sanitation in Upper Egypt – Luxor (IRSUE-Luxor) project is set to boost sewage coverage in the region from 6 percent to 55 percent, improving the quality of life of citizens, including women and children, who are most affected by poor sanitation. The facility consists of a €108 million loan from the Bank, and a grant of € 1 million from the...
16-Dec-2019

EOI - Egypt - Independent External Review of the CSD Project Financial Statements

The Arab Republic of Egypt has received a grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the “Modernization of the Egyptian Central Bank Clearing and Settlement Depositary System for Government Securities Project” and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for Hiring a Consultancy Audit Firm for: “Independent External Review of the CSD Project Financial Statements.”
13-Dec-2019

African Development Bank’s digital skills training benefits women

After graduating from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria with a degree in Communication and Language Arts in 2016, Olashile Odetola could not find a job. But an online learning program piloted by the African Development Bank has given her two “gifts”: digital skills and a sense of confidence. Odetola, 31, was one of two thousand students who took part in the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training program launched by the African Development Bank in partnership with technology firm Microsoft in April 2019 after successful pilots in Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire....
04-Dec-2019

Bring us to the table to unlock youth jobs and power growth, say young African entrepreneurs

Young African entrepreneurs urged to make their voices heard in business policy-making across the continent and called on governments to implement friendlier tax policies, improve access to finance and boost support for youth-led businesses to create jobs. Speaking at the 2019 African Economic Conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Tuesday, the young business leaders said their role as engines of growth needed to be taken more seriously. “Youths running businesses are not taken seriously,” Terence Mathe, Co-Founder of Southern Incineration Services (SISCO) in Zimbabwe...
04-Dec-2019

Conférence économique africaine 2019 : adapter la formation professionnelle aux besoins du marché pour accroitre les opportunités d’emplois des jeunes africains

Les experts et chercheurs présents à la Conférence économique africaine 2019, ont dressé un tableau des faiblesses du marché du travail en Afrique. Selon eux, ce marché est caractérisé principalement par l’inadéquation de la formation, un accès difficile et un environnement économique dominé par le secteur informel.  Au cours de cette session sur « Emploi des jeunes en Afrique, opportunités et défis », les jeunes chercheurs ont fait le point de la situation au Ghana, Togo, Bénin, Cameron et au Congo. Adeolo Oyenubi, chercheur à la School of Economics and finances,...
03-Dec-2019

Doughnuts from sweet potatoes: young African entrepreneur makes business a tasty success

When Regis Umugiraneza graduated from college in Rwanda he didn’t know what to do. Then he discovered that sweet potatoes, a popular harvest in his country, could be the answer. Umugiraneza, co-founder and chief executive officer of Carl Group, is one of the young African entrepreneurs selected as youth speakers at the 2019 African Economic Conference underway in the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh. The three-day conference, hosted by the African Development Bank, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (...
03-Dec-2019

Conférence économique africaine à Charm el Cheikh : « réformer l’offre de formation et le marché du travail pour offrir plus d’opportunités aux jeunes africains », indique un panel d’experts

Les participants de la première session plénière de la conférence économique africaine 2019, à Charm el-Cheikh, en Egypte ont indiqué deux défis principaux, à savoir, identifier les besoins du marché du travail et restructurer les économies africaines. Les participants à cette session ont discuté des entraves aux actions gouvernementales, qui réduisent les opportunités d’emplois aux jeunes africains. Il s’agit surtout, selon eux de créer des emplois décents pour les jeunes, en leur offrant des alternatives durables à la pauvreté tout en améliorant leur quotidien. Selon les panelistes,...
03-Dec-2019

African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code

The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, aims to promote a continuous learning culture among young people and build their capacity to shape the continent’s future. The high-level event drew heads of state and government, ministers and leaders from the private sector and academia to discuss how this new tool and...
03-Dec-2019

Conférence économique africaine 2019 - A Sharm el-Cheikh, l’emploi et le développement des capacités des jeunes africains, au cœur des débats

Plus de 350 parties prenantes convergent vers Charm el-Cheikh en Égypte, pour participer à la Conférence économique africaine (AEC) de 2019 qui porte cette année, sur les questions liées à l’emploi, à la compétence et au développement des capacités des jeunes africains. Du 2 au 4 décembre 2019, la conférence, réunira des chercheurs, des représentants de la jeunesse, des chefs d’entreprise, des décideurs et des représentants des médias d’Afrique et du monde, afin d’élaborer des politiques et des stratégies susceptibles de favoriser la croissance inclusive et la création d’emplois dans la...
03-Dec-2019

EOI - Egypt - Consultancy Service: Mapping information System dashboard - System Reform - ISDF

The Arab Republic of Egypt has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Informal Settlements Upgrade Technical Assistance, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for “Mapping information System dashboard - System Reform”.
02-Dec-2019

2019 African Economic Conference: A clarion call for bolder action to tackle Africa’s youth jobs crisis

The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) opened in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on Monday with a call on African policymakers to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs  in order to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s youth. Addressing the opening plenary of the three-day conference, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr said the conference provided a critical platform to address the challenges of jobs for the youth on the continent. “Africa is the next development frontier and the youths will...
02-Dec-2019

African Economic Conference 2019 – participants converge on Sharm El Sheikh to debate jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa’s youth

More than 350 stakeholders are converging on Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), with this year’s focus on jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa’s youth. The three-day conference, from 2-4 December, brings together researchers, youth representatives, business leaders, policymakers and media representatives from Africa and around the globe – to hammer out policies and strategies for successful inclusive growth and job creation in the region. The recommendations will guide commitments of partners – the African Development Bank,...
14-Nov-2019

Egypt - Integrated Rural Sanitation in Upper Egypt Luxor – IRSUE-Luxor - P-EG-E00-006 - Summary of the Environmental and Social System Assessment

In August 2018, the Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities (MHUUC), responsible for water supply and sanitation services, requested the Bank’s support to the National Rural Sanitation Program (NRSP), highlighting the Government’s willingness to advance institutional measures needed for the successful implementation of the program. The overall focus of the Bank’s rural sanitation intervention in Egypt is to improve access and services in different Governorates in Upper Egypt, which discharge untreated wastewater into the drain system. This first phase of the Bank financed...
29-Oct-2019

EOI - Egypt - Consultant for Post Procurement Review (PPPR) for Project National Drainage Project III (NDP III) in Egypt

All procurement of goods, works and consulting services financed by the Bank under the National Drainage Project III (NDP III) in Egypt are in accordance with the Bank's Rules of Procedure for Procurement of Goods and Works or, as appropriate, Rules of Procedure for the Use of Consultants, dated May 2008 and revised July 2012, using the relevant Bank Standard Bidding Documents.  For National competitive bidding foreseen for small and medium works at regional level, an acceptable Bidding document in Arabic is developed and used. The Post Procurement Review (PPPR) includes a review of a...
24-Oct-2019

2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh to foster jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youths

What: African Economic Conference Who: African Development Bank, Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Development Programme When: 2-4 December 2019 Where: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt   The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), the leading platform for networking, dialogue and knowledge-sharing on pertinent issues facing Africa, will take place 2-4 December 2019 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The conference is jointly organized by the African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, on the theme...
17-Oct-2019

PPM - Egypt - Feasibility Study for the Use of Renewable Energy for Pumping Irrigation Water

PPM - Egypt -  Feasibility Study for the Use of Renewable Energy for Pumping Irrigation Water