Contract awards – Rwanda - Consultancy Services for the Supervision of Works for the Construction of Kigali Centralized Sewerage System (KCSS) - WASAC


African Development Bank and Rwanda Sign financing agreements worth €115 million for water projects

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed financing agreements worth €115 million with the Government of Rwanda to support the Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme as additional financing. The funding, which comprises €114.27 million from the AfDB window and €0.8 million from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund, augments the original financing of €104 million AfDB loan and €43 million Africa Growing Together Fund loan approved by the Bank’s Board in 2017. The additional financing will mainly support water supply infrastructure...

IFB – Rwanda - Construction of Four (4) Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants and Four (4) Landfills for Musanze, Karongi, Rubavu and Rusizi Towns (Design & Build) – Re-Advertisement - WASAC

This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this program that appeared in UNDB online AfDB1342-12/18 on 06 December 2018 and in the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website.

EOI – Rwanda - Development of Phase I of the Road Asset Management System - RTDA

The Government of Rwanda represented by the Ministry of Infrastructure through Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA) has received funds from the African Development Bank, acting for the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund(EU-AITF), towards the cost of“Technical Assistance ”, as a component of the Multinational: Uganda/Rwanda: Busega -Mpigi and Kagitumba-Kayonza -Rusumo Roads Project. RTDA intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for the consulting services for development of Phase Iof ‘’the Road Asset Management System’’

Speech Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group, at the African Development Fund (ADF-14) Mid-Term Review Meeting

Ladies and Gentlemen. Good morning!   Tubifurije ikaze mu Rwanda! Welcome to Rwanda! And welcome to the Mid-Term Review of the African Development Fund (ADF-14).   Let me warmly welcome our ADF Deputies who have travelled far distances to be here with us, as well as Ministers and their representatives from ADF countries, and our Executive Directors, Advisors and Management and Staff of the Bank. I also wish to specially thank our ADF Coordinator, Kyle Peters for accepting to support and guide us as we embark on this Mid-Term Review and look forward to ADF-15 ahead of us...

Rwanda - Sustainable Water and Sanitation Program (Additional Financing) – ESMF Summary

The Government of Rwanda’s (GoR) Sustainable Water and Sanitation Program is being considered for Additional Financing (AF) by the African Development Bank. In line with the Bank’s Integrated Safeguard System (ISS) requirements, the AF has been categorized as 2 because the potential environmental and social impacts are not significant in magnitude, localized in scope and can be managed by a robust Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP). To comply with the ISS requirements for category 2 programmatic based investments, an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) has been...

Rwanda - Scaling Up Electricity Access Program Phase II (SEAP II) - Appraisal Report

The SEAP II is designed as a Results Based Financing (RBF) program covering the fiscal years (FYs) 2018/19-2020/21, for a total indicative financing of UA 191 million. This is the first operation of its kind designed to use the RBF instrument on a pilot basis. The intervention has been prepared in response to a formal request submitted by the GoR in April 2018 where they expressed readiness to pilot the RBF and in a revised version of July 2018 where they applied to allocate more resources for the program.

2018 African Economic Conference, Kigali, Rwanda, to focus on regional and continental integration for Africa’s development

The African Economic Conference (AEC) will hold its thirteenth edition from 3-5 December 2018 in Kigali Rwanda, under the theme: Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development. The conference, which is held annually, convenes key development actors, academics, researchers, development partners, politicians and financiers. This year, Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Oxford University Blavatnik School of Government, will give the keynote speech. Bank Director for Regional Integration, Moono Mupotola, said  the meeting would build...

Multinational - Burundi-Rwanda Interconnection of Electricity Grids Project - Summary RAP

This document summarizes the Comprehensive Resettlement Plan (CRP) of the Electricity Interconnection Project linking Rwanda (Kigoma-Butare) to Burundi (Ngozi-Gitega). The interconnection of Burundian and Rwandan electricity grids by connecting the Gitega, Ngozi, Butare and Kigoma localities is part of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme Interconnection of Electric Grids Project known by its English acronym NELSAP. The total planned length of the 110-220 kV line is 140.7 km, comprising 61.5 km in Rwanda and 79.2 km in Burundi. The building of two new transformer substations...

Multinational - Rwanda-Burundi Electricity Interconnection Project - ESIA Summary

This document is the summary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the Electricity Interconnection Line linking Rwanda (Kigoma-Butare) to Burundi (Ngozi-Gitega). Interconnecting the electric grids of Burundi and Rwanda by linking the localities of Gitega, Ngozi, Butare and Kigoma is part of the Multinational Power Grids Interconnection Project for the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme (NELSAP) countries. The total expected length of the 110-220-kV line is 140.7 km, including 61.5 km in Rwanda and 79.2 km in Burundi. There are also plans to construct two new...

Investing in smart technologies to power industrialization

Inspired by Korea’s successful, rapid industrialization, the World Bank and the African Development Bank have pledged to increase investments in education, in financing for innovative technologies, in science and technology laboratories, and in providing risk guarantees to support initiatives to propel Africa’s industrialization. These commitments were made at the High-Level Dialogue on Accelerating African Industrialization Vision, Experiments and Lessons at the 53rd African Development Bank Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea, that brought together political leaders from Africa and...

Ending Conflict and Building Peace in Africa - AM 2014

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Interview of President Kaberuka - AM 2014

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Green Growth: The Future for Africa (Video report) - AM 2014

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African Development Bank, partners fund construction of 208-kilometre regional road project in Rwanda

The African Development Bank, the European Union (EU) Delegation in Rwanda, Embassy of Japan in Rwanda and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) joined the Government of Rwanda to launch the rehabilitation and widening of the Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road works in the Eastern province of Rwanda. The Bank’s US $93.1 million contribution represents 51% of the total cost for the project, which will directly serve 1.1 million and facilitate travel and trade between Rwanda, Uganda and the Eastern African region. Speaking at launch of the road construction work, Martha Phiri, Country...

RWANDA - Rwanda Innovation Fund

The Government of Rwanda wants to create a ‘smart’ economy built, in part, on local, tech-focused solutions. The Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF), to be established under the proposed project, aims to address the financing gap that tech-enabled companies face at different growth stages in Rwanda and in the wider East African region. In order to address the financing gap, the project will establish affordable funding mechanisms for growth companies. To achieve this, the project will provide equity financing for Tech Enabled Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SME’s), train techoriented...

East Africa Economic Outlook 2018

The East Africa Economic Outlook reviews economic performance in 2017 and forecasts the next two years by highlighting the region’s key drivers of growth, opportunities, and challenges. It covers major macroeconomic developments in the region’s 13 countries and discusses structural issues affecting future growth, poverty, and inequality. It also presents in part II a synopsis of manufacturing activity in the region, drawing on a previous study of seven of the region’s countries. The outlook selects manufacturing as the sector to cover due to its potential to drive future growth and employment...

Rwanda - New Bugesera international airport in Bugesera - ESIA Summary

The New Bugesera International Airport (‘the Proposed Project’) will involve the construction of a new airport approximately 23 km to the southeast of Kigali City. The airport will be situated within the Rilima and Juru sectors of the Bugesera District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. This ESIA summary highlights the key assessment and management plans designed by the project development company – Bugesera Airport Company (BAC) to ensure the proposed project component activities comply with both Rwandan and the African Development Bank’s E&S policy requirements namely the Integrated...

Statement delivered by Gabriel Negatu, Director General, East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, on behalf of Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank - Kigali, March 21, 2018

Your Excellency, President Paul Kagame, Chairman of the African Union Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government, Your Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson African Union Commission, Honorable Commissioners, Ministers, Ambassadors Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, Africa celebrates a major milestone, with the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). We have risen to the challenge and we are on our way! I wish to specially thank the African Union Commission, the Economic Commission for Africa, the negotiators, and the CFTA Champion, H.E....

Martha Phiri, Bank Group’s Country Manager to Rwanda, presents her Letters of Accreditation

The African Development Bank Group’s newly appointed Country Manager to Rwanda, Martha Phiri, on January 8, 2018, presented her Letters of Accreditation to Olivier J.P. Nduhungirehe, Rwanda’s Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community. During the audience, the Minister expressed the Government’s appreciation for the strong development partnership that the country enjoys with the Bank. He welcomed the Bank’s sharpened focus on the High 5s (Light up and Power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa and Improve...