Environment

13-Dec-2019

Burundi - Watershed management and climate resilience improvement project (PABVARC) - Project Appraisal Report

The Watershed Management and Climate Resilience Improvement Project (PABVARC) in Burundi will be implemented over a five-year period in six provinces (Rural Bujumbura, Bururi, Gitega, Karusi, Makamba and Rutana) for watershed management activities, and countrywide for the hydro-meteorological system support activities. The total project cost is UA 9.07 million comprising UA 6.23 million from FSF resources, USD 3.08 million (equivalent to UA 2.02 million) from LDCF resources, and Government and beneficiary contribution amounting to UA 0.82 million. The main expected outcomes are as follows...
13-Dec-2019

Burundi - Watershed management and climate resilience improvement project (PABVARC) - Project Completion Report

The Watershed Management Project (PABV), financed by the ADF to the tune of UA 9 million (2006 and 2011), aimed at contributing to the fight against land degradation and promoting better farming practices. The excellent performance of PABV motivated the implementation of the Watershed Management and Climate Resilience Improvement Project (PABVARC), which is part of the ongoing efforts to address land degradation exacerbated by the effects of climate change. These effects result in a reduction of the duration of the rainy season and a disruption in their distribution. In order to facilitate...
11-Dec-2019

COP 25: African parliamentarians called on to speak as one for their voice to be heard

African parliamentarians should speak as one to make their voice heard in climate negotiations, Arona Soumaré, the African Development Bank's principal expert in climate change and green growth, said on Thursday during the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP 25). "For effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, parliaments need to take strong decisions in a more concerted manner to address climate change. The commitments made must be translated into national legislative initiatives. These actions must be provided with the appropriate financial...
06-Dec-2019

Are Nature Based Solutions the key to Africa’s climate response?

While the UN climate talks are celebrating their 25th year, carbon emissions around the world have continued to climb. For many, that is where natural solutions could play a key role in managing a dramatic climate transition. Nature-based solutions or the process of working with and around natural ecosystems to deliver real-world benefits for climate resilience and sustainable development, took center stage on day 4 of COP25 in Madrid). The African Development Bank has three main approaches to nature-based solutions; namely, restoring damaged ecosystems (land, forests and water bodies...
27-Sep-2019

Bénin : la Banque africaine de développement prête 61 millions d’euros pour l’assainissement pluvial de Cotonou

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, ce jeudi à Abidjan, un prêt de 61 millions d’euros au Bénin pour la mise en œuvre du Projet d’appui au programme d’assainissement pluvial de Cotonou (PAPC), la capitale économique du pays étant sujette régulière à des inondations. La phase d’exécution du programme est prévue sur une durée de 6 ans, dont quatre pour les volets financés par la Banque. Le PAPC doit bénéficier à une population estimée à plus de 785 000 habitants, dont 51% de femmes. Plus de 1 700 personnes affectées par les travaux devront...
24-Sep-2019

EOI - IGAD - Consultancy Firm to carry out a feasibility study on the Program to Build Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security in the Horn of Africa (HOA) - DRSLP2

The IGAD Secretariat has received funding from the African Development Fund (ADF) to cover the cost of the second phase of the ‘Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program (DRSLP)’, hereinafter referred as the ‘Program to Build Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security in the Horn of Africa (HOA) referred as the ‘HOA Program’. The Secretariat has decided to allocate a portion of the funds to finance a contract for consultancy services to undertake a feasibility study of the HOA Program.
06-Sep-2019

Chad - Business Climate Improvement and Economic Diversification Support Project - Appraisal Report

PACADET’s objective is to promote private sector development and economic diversification in order to lay the groundwork for inclusive economic development in Chad. Its operational objectives are to improve the investment climate by implementing two major components, namely: (i) Supporting public and private sector dialogue and investment climate reform; and (ii) Supporting entrepreneurship and investment promotion.
02-Sep-2019

AMI - Burundi - Recrutement d’un Cabinet d’Audit Chargé d’auditer les Comptes du Projet - Projet d’Appui à la Transformation Agricole dans la Région Naturelle de Bugesera (PATAREB)

Le Gouvernement de la République du Burundi a reçu un don de la Facilité d’Appui à la Transition (FAT) du Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement pour couvrir le coût du Projet d’Appui à la transformation de l’Agriculture dans la Région naturelle de Bugesera (PATAREB), et a l’intention d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées au titre de ce don pour financer le contrat d’un Cabinet (Consultant) pour la réalisation de l’audit des comptes financiers du projet pour les exercices juillet 2018 – juin 2019, juillet 2019- juin 2020 et juillet 2020 - juin 2021 L’objectif de l’audit des...
21-Aug-2019

Senegal-Guinea-Gambia-Guinea Bissau - Natural Resource Development and Management Project /PMVGRN-OMVG - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (OMVG) brings together Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. Its mission is to promote the rational management of shared river basins in order to durably tackle the huge environmental and economic challenges facing the four member countries. After developing a baseline case and analyzing the potentials and constraints of the project area, OMVG prepared a master plan of the Kayanga - Geba and Kloliba - Kourubal river basins that was re-updated in 1999. The master plan defined a programme up to 2015 covering the agriculture, water, energy,...
21-Aug-2019

EOI - eSwatini - Consultancy Services for Mkhondvo-Ngwavuma Water Augmentation Project

The Kingdom of Eswatini has applied for financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Mkhondvo-Ngwavuma Water Augmentation Project (MNWAP), and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for consultancy services for the Mkhondvo Ngwavuma Water Augmentation project. Disbursement, in respect of any contract signed, will be subject to approval of the financing by the Bank.
08-Aug-2019

International Workshop for the design of REDD+ Investment Projects in Africa

WHAT: International workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) projects WHO: The African Development Bank, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Côte d’Ivoire, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) WHEN:  Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - Friday, 16 August 2019 WHERE: African Development Bank, CCIA building, Abidjan   The Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Program (ACSA) of the African Development Bank, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable...
15-Jul-2019

African Development Bank, Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification join forces to strengthen capacity in climate change and land degradation

The African Development Bank and the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (GM/UNCCD), in partnership with UN Women, are joining  forces to strengthen the capacity of African stakeholders to tackle climate change. The resolution followed a workshop, hosted at the African Development Bank Headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, from 10 to 12 July 2019, on the topic of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN). Participants in the workshop also discussed gender issues in the context of the United Nations...
28-Jun-2019

La BAD acteur de la sauvegarde de l’environnement pour de meilleures conditions de vie en Afrique

La pollution atmosphérique est responsable d'environ 7 millions de décès par an, le plus grand nombre de décès étant enregistré dans les zones urbaines. En Afrique, on estime à 90%, la population exposée à la pollution de l'air intérieur, en raison de sa dépendance à l'utilisation de sources d'énergie issues de la biomasse pour la cuisson, l'éclairage et le chauffage (Source : Worldenvironmentday). Ces questions étaient au cœur des débats de...
25-Jun-2019

Côte d'Ivoire - Projet de construction et d’exploitation d’un centre d’enfouissement technique à Kossihouen pour l’élimination des déchets solides ménagers et assimilés du District Autonome d’Abidjan - Résumé EIES

La gestion des déchets est un grave problème de santé et d’assainissement en Côte d’Ivoire et principalement dans le district d’Abidjan, en raison de l’augmentation rapide de sa population, passant de 125 000 habitants en 1955 à environ 4.395.000 d’habitants, selon le dernier recensement.la croissance est d’environ 4% par an, ce qui impose des contraintes supplémentaires aux services, notamment les services de salubrité. Environ 75% seulement des déchets sont collectés à Abidjan et...
25-Jun-2019

Côte d'Ivoire - Project for the construction and operation of a technical landfill centre in Kossihouen for the disposal of household and similar solid waste in the Abidjan Autonomous District (DAA) - Esia Summary

Waste management in Côte d’Ivoire, especially in Abidjan District, is a serious health and sanitation problem because of the rapid increase in its population from 125,000 in 1955 to about 4,395,000 inhabitants according to the most recent census.  The annual population growth rate is about 4%, which puts additional pressure on services, in particular, sanitation services. Only about   75% of waste is collected in Abidjan and disposed of in a landfill site. The remaining 25% remains uncollected, which creates unsanitary conditions in the city of Abidjan. In 2007, the...
18-Jun-2019

The African Development Bank, partners to host workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Policies in East Africa

WHO: African Development Bank and partners WHAT: Workshop for Eastern Africa policy-makers on “Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Policies, Plans and Strategies” WHERE: EKA Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya WHEN: 16-17 May 2019 The African Development Bank and its partners will host a two-day strategy workshop for policy makers from ten East African countries. The ‘Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Policies, Plans and Strategies’ event will be held at EKA Hotel on 16 and 17 May 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The training is part of a series of capacity building...
18-Jun-2019

Dialogue structuré d’Abidjan : sur une décentralisation des contributions déterminées au niveau national

Quoi : Conférence pour l’échange et la coopération entre les autorités nationales et locales africaines sur l’atteinte des objectifs en matière d’adaptation et d’atténuation du changement climatique Qui : Ministres, maires et chefs de municipalités africaines, présidents d’associations et partenaires techniques et financiers Quand : 15-16 Mai 2019 Où : Banque africaine de développement (siège et immeuble CCIA), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire La Banque africaine de développement en partenariat avec Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis d’Afrique (CGLU Afrique) ​accueillera...
16-May-2019

Climate Finance Bimonthly Newsletter - Issue N°27 - August-October 2014

A SET OF BOLD AND AMBITIOUS COMMITMENTS to climate finance were made during the UN Climate Summit on September 23rd, which gathered around 120 heads of state. Pledges of around US$ 2.3 billion were made to the Green Climate Fund; over 150 supporters endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests, including countries who committed to halving deforestation by 2020 and ending it by 2030; and the Global Investment Coalition on Climate Change announced that it would double investments in climate change to US$ 84 billion by 2015 as well as increase current climate change investment 10-fold between...
13-May-2019

Mozambique: African Development Bank comes through with climate risk insurance solutions post cyclone

Following the devastating cyclones, Idai and Kenneth, which hit the central and northern parts of Mozambique, its government requested support from the African Development Bank for long-term assistance on the management of climate disasters. A high-level mission led by Atsuko Toda, Director of the Department of Agriculture, Finance and Rural Development visited Maputo, Mozambique, from 28th  to 29th of April – the second mission by the Bank to the nation in the same month. While in Mozambique, the delegation met with the Minister of Finance, Adriano Maleiane and other...
09-May-2019

RDC - Semi-Urban and Rural Electrification Project - ESMP Summary

DRC has the 4th hydro-electric power potential in the world, with 600 billion KWH and about thirty power stations mainly located in Katanga, in the eastern part of the country, and in BasCongo. Nearly 2.5% of this potential is currently tapped. Electricity is generated by the national utility, the National Electricity Corporation (SNEL), which is the only official operator in the electric power sector. Despite this potential, the obsolete installations and the low equipment rate are such that the current electrification rate is only about 1% in rural areas, 30% in urban areas, and a national...