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13-May-2019

Southern Africa Quarterly Review and Analysis – 2nd Quarter 2013 - Issue 9

Economic activity in Southern Africa remained quite strong in the second quarter, giving optimism that the region is on course to attain a projected annual average growth rate of 4.4 percent. Angola witnessed a pickup in growth in the non-oil sector, which combined with strong oil production to maintain a healthy second quarter performance. Botswana sustained its strong growth on the back of a resurging mining sector. However, recent adverse weather conditions in the country moderated overall growth during the second quarter. Growth was positive in Lesotho, largely reflecting good performance...
29-Apr-2019

African Development Bank calls for urgent global response as second cyclone hits Southern Africa

The African Development Bank has called for urgent global action in the wake of a second cyclone to hit the southern Africa coastal region in six weeks.  According to Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, “we must have concerted international cooperation to establish management systems and responses to combat natural disaster.” Cyclone Kenneth is also the most extreme tropical tornado to hit Mozambique in the last 60 years, according to official records. “Timely intervention of national, regional and international actors and stakeholders are crucial when disaster strikes. Increasingly...
29-Apr-2019

Agriculture Fast Track Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness SMEs in Ghana and seven other African countries

Who:   The African Development Bank What:   Launch of 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) Date:   Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 9:00 – 11:00am Venue:  African Development Bank, Ghana Country Office, Ridge, Accra. The African Development Bank will launch 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT)in support of agribusiness Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise (SMEs) in eight African countries – Ghana (4), Tanzania (4), Burkina Faso (2), Malawi (2), Mozambique (2), Ethiopia (...
24-Apr-2019

African Development Bank, partners support smallholder farmers with 17 new project grants

The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT), hosted by the African Development Bank, has announced Us$ 3,390,000 funding for 17 new small and medium enterprises in the agriculture sector as part of its transformative support for food security, income enhancement, job creation, and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa. The funding, provided by the African Development Bank and partners, was announced in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday in support of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agribusiness sector in eight African countries – Ghana (4), Tanzania (4), Burkina...
24-Apr-2019

Malawi: African Development Bank boosts cyclone response with emergency relief package and measures to combat climate change

Malawi’s recovery and reconstruction plans in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai has received a boost from the African Development Bank, which is supporting the country with an emergency relief package and measures to combat the effect of climate change in the Southern African region.  Mateus Magala, the Bank’s Vice President for Corporate Services and Human Resources, led a delegation to Lilongwe this week, to discuss the institution’s intervention plans with public and civil society officials in Malawi. Magala had meetings with government officials in Lilongwe, including Hon. Goodall...
17-Apr-2019

Malawi - Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay Road Rehabilitation Project - PCR

The overarching development objective of the project was to contribute improved mobility of people, goods and services between the towns of Mzuzu and Nkhata Bay. The majority of road users in the area are involved in agricultural, fishing, tourism, commuting to health centres, schools and markets. It was expected that, rehabilitation of the road woud contribute to reducing transportation costs as a result of savings in travel time and vehicle operating costs.
17-Apr-2019

Multinational - Proposal for three Grants of US$1,000,000.00 (Mozambique), US$250,000.00 (Zimbabwe) and US$250,000.00 (Malawi) for Emergency Humanitarian Relief Assistance Related to the 2019 Tropical Cyclone IDAI for Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Tropical Cyclone Idai was characterized by high winds between 170-220 km per hour and rainfall of 150 mm in 24 hours, that made landfall during the night of 14 March 2019 causing heavy downpours and floods in 64 districts (in five provinces) in Mozambique, 15 districts of Malawi and 8 districts of Zimbabwe. The flooding was aggravated by heavy rainfall between 5-8 March 2019 characterized by 140-180 mm in 24 hour in 58 districts in the same region. The destructive impact of the floods in the affected communities in those countries led the Governments of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe to...
15-Apr-2019

African Development Bank leads reconstruction efforts in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi in aftermath of deadly cyclone

The water is receding in Beira – Mozambique’s second largest city – weeks after the deadly cyclone hit in March 2019, leaving behind scenes of desolation and grief-stricken survivors. Tropical Cyclone Idai, one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere, caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,000 people dead and thousands missing.  Hundreds of thousands of people have been rendered homeless and displaced. Thousands of classrooms were destroyed, and children thrown out of school. In the aftermath...
14-Apr-2019

EOI – Mozambique - Consulting Services for Feasibility Study, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Detailed Architectural and Engineering Design, preparation of Bidding Documents and Supervision of construction of One Stop Border Post (OSBP)

The Republic of Mozambique has received financing fromthe African Development Fund (ADF) toward the cost of the The Client now invites proposals to provide the following consulting services (hereinafter called “Services”): Consultancy Services for Feasibility Study, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Detailed Architectural and Engineering Design, Preparation of Bidding Documents and Supervision of Construction of One Stop Border Post (OSBP) at the Mandimba border post on the Mozambique / Malawi border crossing.
09-Apr-2019

Malawi - Nacala Rail & Port Value Addition Project

The main goal of the TA project is to improve on the efficiency and competitiveness of local businesses situated in the Nacala Corridor in order to enable them to better exploit the newly available transport infrastructure, and to achieve accelerated economic and social development in Malawi. The project is designed to complement the OPSD3 Nacala Rail and Port Project in order to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth along the Nacala Corridor in Malawi. The total project cost is estimated at USD 1.1 million, for which FAPA funding of USD 1 million is requested.
05-Apr-2019

African Development Bank announces US$100 million comprehensive relief, reconstruction and mitigation plan for Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Following the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai and the unprecedented loss of life and property in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi, the African Development Bank has announced a multi-pronged response plan for the three countries. The Bank will be providing emergency assistance to the affected countries and a medium-term plan to meet the reconstruction needs of the affected areas, including a climate risk insurance plan. A high-level Bank delegation, headed by its Vice President for Corporate Services and Human Resources Mateus Magala, met with the President of Mozambique, H.E. Filipe...
04-Apr-2019

Regional Economic Outlook 2019 - Southern Africa

The Southern Africa economic Outlook reviews macroeconomic conditions in the 13 countries comprising the African Development Bank’s Southern Africa region. The first part highlights growth trends and provides projections for 2019 and 2020 by examining the main drivers of growth based on prevailing global, regional, and domestic conditions. It also examines financial and structural policies and how they shape current and future growth. It then discusses the region’s performance on inequality, employment, structural change, and poverty reduction. The second part discusses the region’s...
21-Mar-2019

Malawi: From boreholes to public taps: rural communities to access improved water supply thanks to the African Development Bank

In the lakeside village of Kafuzira, in the Nkhotakota District of Malawi’s Central Region, the water taps are not yet running. In the dry season, the women and girls still trudge five kilometers to Lake Malawi to fetch water for their daily needs. Then when the rains come and fill the nearby water holes, they compete with domestic and wild animals for water from the same sources. However, the days of braving the elements, spending hours to fetch and haul 20-litre plastic cans of water balanced on their heads, are about to end. Kafuzira villagers can see promising signs everywhere. Trucks...
01-Mar-2019

Southern African Governors supportive of African Development Bank’s efforts for increased development impact in the region

The Bank’s regional governors from southern Africa gathered yesterday to consider and discuss the work of the African Development Bank in the past year, following detailed presentations by the Bank’s senior management and an opening speech of welcome by Bank President Akinwumi Adesina. “We are working hard for a much-transformed Southern Africa,” Adesina told governors. Governors commented in detail on the Bank’s transformative projects in the region, and shared their concerns to ensure that their countries’ recent improvement in economic growth would continue to be reflected in solid...
26-Feb-2019

SPN – Malawi - Recruitment of a consultant to carryout cadastral and topographic survey for jobs for youth project (J4Y)

This procurement follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDP online of May 2017), and on the African Development Bank’s internet website (www.afdb.org)
26-Feb-2019

SPN – Malawi - Recruitment of a clerk of works for jobs for youth project (J4Y)

This Vacancy follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDP online of May 2017), and on the African Development Bank’s internet website (www.afdb.org)
26-Feb-2019

SPN – Malawi - Recruitment of environmental impact assessment expert for jobs for youth project (J4Y)

This Vacancy follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDP online of May 2017), and on the African Development Bank’s internet website (www.afdb.org)
26-Feb-2019

SPN – Malawi - Recruitment of individual mechanical engineer for jobs for youth project (J4Y)

This Vacancy follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDP online of May 2017), and on the African Development Bank’s internet website (www.afdb.org)
26-Feb-2019

SPN – Malawi - Recruitment of individual quantity surveyor for jobs for youth project (J4Y)

This Vacancy follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDP online of May 2017), and on the African Development Bank’s internet website (www.afdb.org)
26-Feb-2019

SPN – Malawi - Recruitment of individual electrical engineer for jobs for youth project (J4Y)

This Vacancy follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business online (UNDP online of May 2017), and on the African Development Bank’s internet website (www.afdb.org)