Water Supply & Sanitation

21-Mar-2006

African regional report on Water Resources Development in Africa released

An African regional report on Water Resources Development in Africa prepapred by the African Water Facility was released by the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) during the 4th World Water Forum. The report states that currently about 300 million people in Africa do not have access to safe water, about 313 million have no access to sanitation and over 88 million people are malnourished. This takes a heavy toll on the social and economic progress of African countries. An annual investment outlay of US$ 4.7 billion is required to achieve food security in Africa. The...
20-Mar-2006

Africa Day at the 4th World Water Forum

African Water Ministers Call For Early Warning System to Mitigate Water-Related Disasters Mexico City, 20 March 2006 (Joint Press release: AMCOW, ADB, AWF, UNECA, NEPAD) -  African water ministers attending the World Water Forum in Mexico City on Sunday said they would promote cooperation on the development of effective early warning system for the prevention and mitigation of water-related disasters and called on development partners to support Africa’s efforts in this regard. In a seven-point declaration at the launching of three regional documents – the African Water...
20-Mar-2006

African Mult-Stakeholders Meet the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City

Governments, International Organisations And Civil Society Discuss African Water Issues Assessment And Solutions Mexico City, 20 March 2006 (Joint Press release: AMCOW, ADB, AWF, UNECA, NEPAD) - Following the launch of the three major documents- African Water Development Report, African Regional Document - Water Resources Development in Africa and the African Ministerial Declaration on Water- African stakeholders and other partners met today in Mexico City to discuss the challenges, responses and prospects of water resources development in Africa. Addressed by eminent panelists...
17-Mar-2006

Africa Takes Center Stage at the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City

Mexico City, 17 March 2006 (Joint Press release: AMCOW, ADB, AWF, UNECA, NEPAD) - Africa has developed only three percent of its technically feasible hydropower potential while only six percent of its cultivated land is irrigated, according to a new report to be released on 19 March 2006 on Africa Day at the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City. African Ministers underscored this situation today in Mexico City as they declared open the African Pavilion amidst celebration, drumming and dances. The report, Water Resources Development in Africa was prepared by the African...
01-Mar-2006

ADF Funds Watershed Protection in Burundi

Tunis, 1 March 2005 – A new operation of the African Development Fund (ADF) in Burundi will help strengthen food security by restoring the soil. The grant of 9 million Units of Account* (US$ 13 million or CFA 7 billion) today approved by the ADF Board of Directors aims at protecting the watersheds, increasing forestry and agro-livestock production and increasing rural incomes in the project area. To meet these objectives, the Watershed Management Project (PABV) comprises: -  training courses for 20 officials in forest inventory and management and 35 officials and...
13-Feb-2006

President Kaberuka Begins Official Visit to Mozambique

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Donald Kaberuka, arrived in Maputo on Sunday for his first official visit to Mozambique, from South Africa where he participated in a progressive Governance Summit. In the Mozambican capital, Mr. Kaberuka on Monday visited a water supply project financed by the ADB. He also held a meeting with Prime Minister Luisa Diogo, who, along with other members of government held discussions with the ADB President over lunch. He also visited the Massingir Dam being rehabilitated with Bank funding in Gaza Province, some 330 km north of Maputo...
25-Jan-2006

ADF supports SADC Shared Watercourses Support Project

Tunis, 25 January 2006 – The African Development Fund (ADF) will finance the SADC Shared Watercourses Support Project for Ruvuma, Buzi and Save with a grant of U.A 9.38 million (US$ 13.40 millions). The grant was approved today by the Board of Directors of the African Development Fund. The Project Goal is to ensure the development of integrated water resources management and related physical infrastructure development that contributes to regional integration and poverty reduction. The project will also privide a sustainable framework for an integrated planning and management of...
23-Jan-2006

Uganda: US$ 85 Million for Water, Education and Sanitation

Tunis, 23 January 2006 – Uganda is to get US$ 85.75 million from the African Development Bank Group to finance projects in education and water and sanitation following two protocols signed in Tunis on Monday. The AfDB Acting Vice President in charge of West and Central Operations, Mr. Mohammed Gharbi signed the grant protocols amounting to 60 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 85.75 million US dollars with Uganda’s Finance, Planning and Economic Development Minister, Mr. Ezra Suruma. The first agreement involves a grant of 40 million UA to finance water and sanitation...
16-Jan-2006

ADB group sign a grant agreement to finance rural water infrastructure in Burundi

Tunis, 16 January 2006 – The African Development Bank Group has signed an agreement with the government of Burundi for a grant of 12 million Units of Account (about 17.5 million US dollars or 18 billion Burundi francs) to finance the rehabilitation and extension of a rural water infrastructure in the country. The agreement was signed in Tunis on Friday (13 January 2006) by Mr. Lotfi Chakroun, on behalf of the Bank and the Ambassador of Burundi in Tripoli, Mr. Bitariho Raphael. Commenting on the support, Mr. Chakroun said the project was in line with the poverty...
21-Dec-2005

ADF Grants Ethiopia US$ 62 million to finance rural water supply and sanitation

Tunis, 21 December, 2005 – The Ethiopian government will receive a grant of UA 43.61 million (approximately 62 million US dollars or 552 million birr) from the African Development Fund (ADF) to co-finance its rural water supply and sanitation programme.  The Board of the ADF, the concessionary lending arm of the African Development Bank Group, approved the grant during its regular weekly meeting in Tunis today. The resources will be used to: provide new and rehabilitated water supply facilities; build latrines in schools, health centers and crowded settlements; raise awareness...
03-Oct-2005

AfDB/World Bank Partnership for Water

Experts from the African Development Bank and the World Bank in Tunis on Monday, October 3, began a two-day retreat aimed at establishing a strategic partnership for sustainable water and sanitation services in Africa. The objectives of the retreat are to strengthen the working relationship/esprit de corps between the WSS teams in the two institutions, and update each other on progress in sector initiatives adopted by each institution. The ADB and the World Bank also want to reach agreement on key strategies to sector development including: Rural Water Supply Programmatic...
21-Sep-2005

Launching of the ADB Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative in Senegal

Tunis, 21 September 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund approved on Wednesday a loan of 25 million Units of Account* (US$ 36 million) to finance the rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS) sub-programme in Senegal. This programme will enable some 800,000 rural people to benefit from improved water supply and sanitation in the regions of Louga, Ziguinchor and Kolda in Senegal. The loan will contribute to improving the health conditions of rural communities of the 3 regions through the enhancement of water and household sanitation services in 240 rural localities...
07-Jul-2005

The African Development Bank launches the African Water Facility in Tunis

Tunis, 7 July 2005 – The African Development Bank (ADB) organizes on 8 July 2005 at Sheraton Hotel Tunis the African Water Facility Inaugural Governing Council Meeting. This important event will gather the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) representatives, the ADB President, Mr. Omar Kabbaj, the Tunisian Secretary of State in charge of Water Resources and Fishery, Mr. Amor El Abed, as well as the water sector’s experts from the ADB, the United Nations Agency for Water (UN Water) et from the African Union in the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) as...
01-Apr-2005

La Bad et l’Unicef signent un protocole de coopération

Signé par M. Omar Kabbaj, président du Groupe de la Bad, et par Mme Carol Bellamy, directeur général de l’Unicef (Fonds des Nations unies pour l’enfance), ce protocole permettra de renforcer la coopération entre les deux institutions dans les domaines suivants: l’éducation, avec un effort particulier en direction des filles ; la santé, notamment les programmes de vaccination et les soins maternels ; le VIH/sida, avec un accent particulier sur son impact sur les familles et les enfants ; la protection de l’enfance ; l’eau et l’assainissement. Le président Kabbaj a salué l’...
07-Feb-2005

Signature d’accords de financement entre la Bad et le Royaume du Maroc : Près de 5 milliards de dirhams pour le Maroc

A cette occasion, le président de la Bad, M. Omar Kabbaj, a rappelé que les « approbations cumulées de la Bad au profit du Maroc s’élèvent à ce jour à 6 milliards de $ [environ 50 milliards de dirhams], pour le financement de 79 opérations ». « Un niveau d’engagement, a apprécié le président Kabbaj, qui constitue un indicateur éloquent du dynamisme et de l’exemplarité de la coopération entre la Banque et le Royaume du Maroc, de la convergence des efforts et des attentes pour le développement national. » Se félicitant de ces excellentes relations, le ministre des...
06-Feb-2005

Voyage de travail du Président de la Bad au Maroc : Signature de plusieurs accords de financement

M. Omar Kabbaj aura des entretiens de haut niveau avec le Premier Ministre, le ministre des Finances et de la privatisation, le gouverneur de Bank Al Maghrib, le ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la coopération, le ministre de l’Education nationale et de l’enseignement supérieur, de la formation des cadres et de la recherche scientifique, le ministre des Equipements et des transports ainsi qu’avec le ministre du Tourisme, de l’artisanat et de l’économie sociale. Le programme du président Kabbaj inclut également la signature, lundi 7 février, de trois importants accords de financement...
30-Jun-2004

1st African Development Bank's Water Week

The Water Week aimed at engaging the stakeholders and partners in the African water sector, consolidating existing partnerships and creating new ones, as well as galvanizing broad support from both stakeholders and the wider international community to advance African water resources development and management. It was during the Water Week that the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) and the African Water Facility (AWF) were officially launched. The Bank's NEPAD Unit presented, during the Week, the activities in Infrastructure Development under NEPAD's Short Term Action Plan,...
11-Feb-2004

Kenya - Rift Valley Water Supply And Sanitation Project - ESIA Summary

The Rift Valley area/region is important in the Kenyan economy, especially for its agriculture and tourism potential. However, water supply and delivery services suffer from a host of problems including i) Inadequate water production; ii) weak institutional capacity to operate and maintain the water supply and sanitation facilities; and iii) poor billing and revenue collection performance. These problems reached a level where they were beginning to impact on poverty levels, as well as the health and livelihood of the people in the area. Water shortage and quality problems caused an increase...
28-Nov-2001

Kenya - Projet d’adduction d’eau et d’assainissement de Nakuru - ESIA Summary

Le Projet d'adduction d'eau et d'assainissement de Nakuru est classé dans la catégorie environnementale 1 , car c'est un grand projet de réhabilitation des réseaux d'adduction d'eau et d'assainissement nécessitant peu d'augmentation de capacités d'une part, et affectant directement le lac de Nakuru, un site de RAMSAR, d'autre part. Il a d'importantes incidenc es sur l'environnement et nécessite donc une étude détaillée sur le terrain et une étude d'impact sur l'...
16-Oct-2001

Mauritius - Plaineswilhems Sewerage Project - Summary Environmental Impact Assessment

The Plaines Wilhems Sewerage Project – Phase 1 - will provide water borne sewerage services to parts of the predominantly urban district of P laines Wilhems which includes the Municipal Council Areas of Curepipe, Vacoas - Phoenix, Quatre - Bornes and Beau Bassin - Rose Hill. The project was initiated by the Government of Mauritius on the basis of recommendations formulated in the National Sewerage Ma ster Plan of 1992. As a Category I project, environmental impact assessments were carried out for all the components of the project. This executive summary presents the findings of the...