Environment

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...
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...
26-Apr-2019

Guinée : la Banque africaine de développement octroie 81,1 millions de dollars au titre de prêts pour les transports et l’environnement et de don d’urgence

Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement et le gouvernement de Guinée, ont signé, mardi 23 avril 2019 à Conakry, des accords de prêts et de don, pour un montant total de 81,1 millions de dollars EU. Il s’agit de deux nouvelles opérations dans les domaines des transports et de l’environnement, ainsi qu’une aide d’urgence dans le domaine de l’agriculture, qui vont renforcer le portefeuille actif de projets financés par la Banque en Guinée, pour le porter à un montant total d’engagements d’environ 562,36 millions de dollars EU. Signant pour la Guinée, en présence de plusieurs...
24-Jan-2019

Kenya - Green zones development support project-Phase II - Appraisal Report

The proposed Green Zones Development Support Project-Phase II will be implemented in fifteen counties in Kenya namely; Embu, Meru, Machakos, Tharaka-Nithi, Nyeri, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Nakuru, Baringo, Kericho, Bomet, Nyamira and Kisii. These counties cover four forest conservancies1 and three out of five Kenya’s water towers including Mt. Kenya, Aberdares, and the Mau complex. The counties were selected based on levels of forest degradation, social economic and environmental vulnerability. The project comprises three main components (i) Forest Conservation and Livelihood...
24-Jan-2019

Malawi - Shire Valley Transformation Program – Phase 1 (SVTP-1) - Appraisal Report

The Shire Valley Transformation Program (SVTP) will be implemented in Chikwawa and Nsanje Districts south of Malawi. The program development objective for the Shire Valley Transformation Program is to increase agricultural productivity and commercialization for targeted households in the Shire Valley, and to improve the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources. The project development objective for SVTP-1 is to provide access to reliable gravity fed irrigation and drainage services, secure land tenure for smallholder farmers and strengthened management of wetlands and...
22-Jan-2019

EOI - São Tomé et Principe - Audit des comptes du Projet d’études du Plan National d’Aménagement du Territoire de São Tomé et Principe

Le Ministère des Infrastructures Ressources Naturelles et Environnement, a reçu un financement du Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement à travers le Fonds Africain de Développement (FAD),afin de couvrir le coût du Projet d’études du Plan National d’Aménagement du Territoire de São Tomé et Principe, et a l’intention d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées au titre de ce prêt pour financer le contrat d’un cabinet pour réaliser l’audit des comptes du projet pour les Exercices 2016 à 2019.
14-Dec-2018

The land, agriculture and forestry nexus at the heart of African sustainability

How Africa manages its land, agriculture and forestry is of critical importance to the health of its people, its economy and the world’s climate. Not only is Africa the continent with the greatest potential to increase productivity; it also has the highest percentage of rainfed agriculture and therefore among the most vulnerable areas to climate impacts. With 60% of the continent’s trade derived from agricultural commodities, it is not surprising that Africa is increasingly recognizing the need for robust adaptation programs and climate smart agriculture. Alongside this, the forests...
10-Dec-2018

Kenya forests: over 14,000 hectares reforested under 10 years, thanks to African Development Bank

Key figures US$38.8 million contribution from African Development Bank 14,300 hectares rewooded between 2007 and 2016 3,000 sustainable jobs created in communities bordering forests 17,100 households (40% headed by women) have seen their incomes increase. Between 1980 and 2000, Kenya lost nearly 50% of its forest cover. Some 300,000 hectares of forest were destroyed due to intensive logging, charcoal production and large-scale clearance of wooded areas for tea plantations. Symbolic of this destruction is the Mau Forest, at 273,000 hectares the largest...
05-Dec-2018

New Africa’s Sustainable Development report urges improved planning to leverage potential of urbanization and address attendant environmental challenges

The latest report on Africa’s sustainable development urges governments to strengthen their urban planning capacities to manage the potential of the region’s ever-expanding cities and address environmental challenges including climate change, droughts and floods. The 2018 Africa Sustainable Development Report titled “Transformation towards a sustainable and resilient continent” was launched on Tuesday 4 December during a special event held at the 13th Africa Economic Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. In one of its key findings, the report indicates that the proportion of...
23-Oct-2018

Green Climate Fund Board approves three African Development Bank proposals for Green Climate Projects worth over US$ 110 million

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for three proposals from the African Development Bank totaling over US$110 million. The approvals were granted at the GCF’s 21st Board Meeting held October 17 – 20 2018 in Manama, Bahrain. Overall, the GCF Board, which was co-chaired by Paul Oquist from Nicaragua, and Ambassador Lennart Båge from Sweden, considered 20 funding proposals requesting approximately US$1.2 billion. The Board approved US$67.8 million for the Programme for Integrated Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Niger Basin (PIDACC/NB...
04-Oct-2018

African Development Bank approves recommendations by the Independent Review Mechanism for Form Ghana Reforestation Project

The implementation of mitigation measures to bring Form Ghana Reforestation Project into compliance with Bank environmental and social standards have received a green light from the African Development Bank. The Bank’s Independent Review Mechanism made the recommendations after a spot check review. The reforestation project aims to restore 11,700 hectares of degraded forest reserves through the establishment of a large-scale sustainable commercial forest plantation in Ghana. The Bank’s board approved the project in July 2016, giving it a corporate loan of USD 14 million. The funding is...
13-Jun-2018

MDB climate finance hit record high of US$ 35.2 billion in 2017

Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of US$ 35.2 billion in 2017, up 28 per cent on the previous year. Read joint MDB report See infographic The MDBs’ latest joint report on climate financing said US$ 27.9 billion, or 79 per cent of the 2017 total, was devoted to climate mitigation projects that aim to reduce harmful emissions and slow down global warming. The remaining 21 per cent, or US$ 7.4 billion, of financing for emerging and developing nations was invested in climate adaptation projects that help...