Kenya - Small Towns Water and Wastewater Management Project - ESIA Summary

Kenya experiences moderate droughts and floods every three to four years period and major droughts every about ten years. The pattern of droughts and floods is driven by weather patterns affecting coastal settlements, urban areas, river valleys, and most part of Western Kenya including the shores of Lake Victoria as well as the droughts affecting most parts of the country. About 80% of the country is arid and semi-arid land. Water continues to be scarce in the country and the current developed potential is estimated at 15% of available safe water resources. Demand for water and sanitation has...

Multinational - DAC Aviation Group - ESMP Summary

The DAC Aviation Group (“DAC” or the “Group”) provides air charter services for the World Food Program (“WFP”) in Sudan and for the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (“ECHO”) in the DRC, in support of their humanitarian relief operations. Trident Enterprises Ltd. (“TEL”), a subsidiary of DAC, is the asset holding company of the Group. TEL leases Bombardier turboprop aircrafts to a subsidiary of the Group, CMC Aviation Ltd. (“CMC”), which has hangars and facilities at the Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.

Uganda and AfDB Sign US$ 197 Million Funding Agreements

Dakar, 12 May 2009 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the Ugandan government have signed three loan agreements worth 132 million Units of Accounts (UA*), equivalent to US$ 197.7 million to finance projects and programmes in the country. The agreements for the African Development Fund loans were signed on Monday in Dakar, Senegal, by Vice Presidents Zeinab El-Bakri and Mandla Gantsho for the Bank, while Uganda’s Finance, Planning and Economic Development minister, Syda Bbumba, signed for his country. The agreements involve financing for a Post Primary Education Training...

Kenya-ADB: Mombasa-Nairobi electricity transmission: Approval of $ 75 Million ADF loan

Tunis, May 6 2009 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund on Wednesday in Tunis approved a loan of 50 million Units of Accounts, equivalent to US$ 75 million, to finance the Mombasa-Nairobi electricity transmission line project in Kenya. The project is designed to facilitate the evacuation of power generated in the Mombasa area to Nairobi and into the national grid. The availability of power from Mombasa will help the country meet current shortfalls and future demand growth for electricity nationally. The project will involve the construction of a 450 km 400 kV double-...

African Development Bank supports K-Rep Bank: Invest KShs 174.8 million (US$ 2.2 million) to promote entrepreneurship and economic growth in Kenya

Tunis – 06 May 2009 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved financing of KShs 174,800,000 (US$ 2.2 million) to support K-Rep Bank in Kenya. K-Rep is distinct from other commercial banks or financial institutions, because of its social mission of providing financial services to low income and poor urban and rural people who do not have access to commercial banking services as means of building an asset base for themselves. After K-rep’s conversion into a commercial bank, it has increased its service offering to its target clientele from purely...

AfDB Group Approves over US $235 Million for five operations in Sierra Leone, Kenya, DRC and Rwanda

Tunis, 6 May 2009 – Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group held their regular sessions on Wednesday in Tunis, where they approved over US$ 235 million to finance operations in Sierra Leone, Kenya, DRC, and Rwanda. Sierra Leone - The Boards approved 10 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 15 million, from the AfDB/ADF grant under the Supplemental Support Window of the Fragile States Facility (FSF) to finance the country’s economic governance reform programme. The goal of the Economic Governance Reform Programme (EGRP I) is to improve economic...

Kenya Secures US $22 million Loan to Restore Farm Infrastructure and Rural Livelihoods

Tunis, 29 April 2009 –  The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessionary window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, approved on Wednesday in Tunis, a loan of 15 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 22.4 million to finance a Farm Infrastructure Restoration and Rural Livelihoods Project (RFIRLP) in Kenya. The project’s objective is to restore agricultural production and livelihoods for 19,000 farm households displaced by the Post-Election Conflict (PEV) in the districts of Molo and Uasin Gishu in the Rift Valley Province. Designed...

Kenya - Restoration of Farm Infrastrucutre and Rural Livelihoods - ESMP Summary

The overall sector goal of the project is to contribute to improved livelihoods among vulnerable groups and to reduce poverty. The specific objective is to restore agricultural production and livelihoods for 19,000 farm families displaced by the PEV in the districts of Molo and Uashin Gishu in the Rift Valley Province. The Project has only one component, other than the Project Coordination component.

Bank Group and Kenya Sign UA 42 Million Loan Agreements

The Bank Group and Kenya on February 18, 2009, signed two loan agreements worth UA 42 Million for the Community Empowerment and Institutional Support Project (CEISP) and the Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TIVET) Programme. The CEISP and the TIVET will have UA 17 million and UA 25 million, respectively. The CEISP project, to be implemented by the Ministry of Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, is expected to strengthen the ministry’s capacity to harmonize and improve the linkages between national and district development planning processes by...

USD 30 Million AfDB Line of Credit to, and USD 7.5 Million Equity Investment in Shelter-Afrique

Tunis–18 February 2009- The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD 30 Million Line of Credit and a USD 7.5 Million equity investment to Shelter-Afrique. The LOC will be used for on-lending to private real estate developers and housing finance companies to finance housing projects and related infrastructure services. The equity investment will strengthen Shelter-Afrique’s capital base. In addition, a Technical assistance grant of USD 0.95 million will be provided by the ADB-managed Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), a trust fund...

Ethiopia-Kenya - Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Corridor - ESIA Summary

The project road is an important section of the Trans-African Highway Cairo-Cape town. Within Ethiopia and Kenya, the road is a link on the main Addis Ababa – Nairobi - Mombasa corridor. The road crosses the Ethiopia – Kenya border at Moyale. The Ethiopian section of the road from Ageremariam to Moyale is approximately 300 km long, while the Kenyan section from Moyale to Merille River is approximately 366 km in length. The construction and rehabilitation of these two missing links are part of the efforts by the governments of Ethiopia and Kenya to improve trade and regional economic...

US$ 37 million AfDB Loan in Support of Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training in Kenya

Tunis, 27 November 2008 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board of Directors has approved a 25 million Units of Account* (equivalent to US$ 37.2 million) loan to Kenya to help finance  a Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TIVET) Project in the country. The political crisis that hit the country in 2007 highlighted the problems of a massive unskilled, untrained and unemployed youth population, amidst growing poverty. In order to address some of the underlying causes of the restlessness among this huge population, Kenya has decided to...

AfDB approves a total of USD 406.29 Million in loans and grants to 4 African countries

Tunis, December 18, 2007 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Monday in Tunis approved a total loan and grant package of USD 406.29 million for development projects and programs in four of the Bank’s member countries. The resources will be used for a range of initiatives that include energy, increasing agricultural productivity, strengthening institutional capacity and road-building. The Board of the African Development Bank approved a non-concessionary loan of USD 223.48 million to Morocco to finance the Ain-Beni-Mathar power station project. In March 2005, the AfDB...

CRMU Supports information dissemination on IRM in Kenya

Nairobi, November 23, 2007 - The Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU) participated on 23 November 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya, to a workshop organized by two  Kenyan NGOs’  on " the Role of NGOs in Dissemination of Information about International Accountability and IRM: the Example of the African Development Bank".  The two Kenya NGOs:  Kenya Youth Education and Community Program (KYCEP) and Global Call Against Poverty (GCAP), were supported by Action  Aid, an international NGO present in Kenya. The workshop, attended by government institutions, NGOs,...

2007 - Kenya - Country Gender Profile

The African Development Bank is supporting member countries to develop gender profiles to assist the gender mainstreaming efforts of the Bank, African countries and development partners. Gender Profiles identify gender-related policy and programme interventions, which could lead to poverty reduction, economic growth and human development within member countries.

Kenya - Thika Highway Improvement Project Environmental & Social Impact Assessment - ESIA Summary

The Government of Kenya (GOK) has solicited the financial assistance of the Bank for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Nairobi-Thika highway. The Nairobi-Thika road is a dualcarriageway highway of about 45 km. The road is part of the classified international trunk road A2 which originates in downtown Nairobi and extends to Moyale at the Ethiopian border. The section of highway under consideration was constructed to bitumen standard in the early 1970’s. This section currently operates beyond capacity, carrying more than 30,000 vehicles per day. In addition, its condition has deteriorated...

ADF Approves US$ 80 Million for Kenya-Tanzania Road Link

Tunis, 13 December 2006 – Efforts to provide a reliable road link between neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania got a boost from the African Development Bank Group with the approval of a loan and a grant amounting to 53.28 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 80.33 million to rehabilitate the road link. The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (AfDB)  Group approved on Wednesday in Tunis, a loan of UA 49.778 million (US$75. 05 million) and the grant of UA 3.501 million (US$ 5.28 million) to...

Multinational - Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Summary - ESIA Summary

The project road runs from Arusha through the Namanga Border post and Kajiado District of Kenya to Athi River on the Nairobi–Mombasa (A109) Road in Kenya. The road is 240 Km long with the Arusha–Namanga section in Tanzania 104 km and the Namanga–Athi River section being 136 km. It is classed for the Bank as a Multinational Project and its planning and design has been undertaken by the East African Community (EAC) based in Arusha.

Kenya - ADB Private Sector supports Titanium Mining

USD 40 million to Kwale Titanium Mine Project Tunis, 26 July 2006 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (ADB) today approved a loan of US $ 40 million to Tiomin Kenya Ltd. for Tiomin Titanium Mine Project in Kwale, near Mombassa, Kenya. The project involves dry mining and processing of titanium-bearings sand into ilmenite, rutile and zircon. The project is a significant contribution to the diversification of the Kenyan economy and the promotion of non traditional exports. The project will result in an increase in employment and significantly benefit local...

Kenya - Projet d’exploitation de la mine de Titane de Kwale - ESIA Summary

Ce rapport présente les conclusions d’une évaluation des impacts probables d’un projet d’exploitation de blocs d’une concession minière d’environ 56 km² détenue par l’entreprise minière canadienne Tiomin Resources Incorporated. Le projet sera exécuté par Tiomin Resources Incorporated (Canada) et l’entreprise Tiomin Kenya Limited se chargera des activités d’extraction. Les actions de Tiomin, qui détient également des gisements de fer et de titane sur la côte est du Canada, sont cotées à la Bourse de Toronto. Depuis la fin 1995, Tiomin a découvert dans la province côtière du Kenya quatre...