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AfDB and SREP help promote renewable energy in Mali

22-Oct-2014 - Context With support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mali received US $1.5 million from the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme in Low Income Countries (SREP) of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The SREP financing will benefit the Project for Scaling-up Renewable Energy in Mali (PAPERM). Objectives Objective PAPERM aims to contribute to (i) improving the policy, legal, regulatory and institutional framework for scaling-up renewable energy investments; (ii) strengthening the...

La Route Transsaharienne : un projet d’environ 10 000 km pour la stabilité et la croissance inclusive au Maghreb et au Sahel

13-May-2014 - .more_iteration {display: none;}; Context La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a participé le 20 avril dernier à Alger, en Algérie à une réunion de coordination portant sur la Route Transsaharienne (RTS), un projet qui s’étire d’Alger à Lagos. Son objectif est de desservir toute la sous-région du Maghreb et du Sahel sur une longueur totale de 9.400 km. La rencontre a réuni, en plus de la BAD – représentée par son représentant résident, Boubacar Traoré -  le  Comité de...

AfDB innovative project unleashes rice farmers’ potential in Liberia

19-Nov-2013 - .more_iteration {display: none;} Context Rice production per hectare has tripled for farmers in South East Liberia, with yields up to 3 tons per hectare for now, as compared with the traditional long-duration low-yielding, less than 1 ton per hectare. This is one of the first outcomes of a flagship agriculture project financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Liberia, the Agriculture Sector Rehabilitation Project, launched in 2010. The civil war in Liberia contributed to the neglect of...

Enugu-Bamenda Road, tool of regional integration and AfDB success story

07-Nov-2013 - .more_iteration {display: none;} Context Barely six years after Nigeria and Cameroon signed a Memorandum of Understanding that was to put their socio-political differences behind them, the Enugu-Bamenda Road Project linking the two countries is already showing signs of a positive impact in the region. In fact, the African Development Bank-financed project is a genuine success story, paving the way for regional integration and greater social cohesion. The project has a considerable socio-economic...

The Menengai Project Kenya: Pioneering Geothermal Development in East Africa

18-Sep-2013 - .more_iteration {display: none;} Context In a country where 84% of the population does not have energy access and where the geothermal potential is among the greatest in the world, the Menengai geothermal steam field development project will exploit a portion of this potential to provide power to about 500,000 households and 300,000 businesses. The project was approved in 2011 and is expected to be completed in 2016. [alert type="success"] Leveraging public and private investment The project...

Lake Turkana Wind Farm: Enhancing Access to Clean, Affordable Energy in Kenya

18-Sep-2013 - .more_iteration {display: none;} Context The Turkana Wind Power Project in Kenya will add 300MW to power generation capacity and will benefit Kenya by providing clean and affordable energy that will reduce the overall energy cost to end consumers. Furthermore, the project will allow the landlocked Great Rift Valley region to be connected to the rest of the country through the improved infrastructure linked to the wind farm, including a road, fibre-optic cable and electrification. This zero-emission...

Ethiopia-Kenya Power Interconnection: Phases I and II - The Power of Regional Interconnection

18-Sep-2013 - .more_iteration {display: none;} Context Within the current global energy crisis, interconnecting the regional electric energy networks is the best alternative to transfer expensive thermal generation into regional as well as international power markets. 1,068 km of high voltage direct current (HVDC) electricity highway between Ethiopia and Kenya, with a power transfer capacity of up to 2,000 MW.... ADF Leveraging Finance Co-financing from AfDB (USD 338 million), World Bank (USD 684 million),...

Nigeria Urban Transport Project: Abuja Facilitating Urban Mobility

18-Sep-2013 - .more_iteration {display: none;} Context   Addressing a Gap Abuja is growing rapidly and now among the most congested cities on the African content. Livelihood and competitiveness of the city will rely heavily on the availability of good levels of mobility. Such levels can only be delivered through integrated transport systems, key to which is public transport. While BRT systems are not new, African cities have not been exploiting fully the advantages of such systems. Furthermore the...

Djibouti-Ethiopia Power Interconnection: Hydro-Powering East Africa

18-Sep-2013 - .more_iteration {display: none;} ​ Context ADF Financing, Project Preparation, Advisory and Brokering Role ADF 11 has invested a loan of USD 42.89 million for Ethiopia and loan/grant of USD 54.79 million to co-finance the project with the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Planning Electricité de Djibouti (EdD). [alert type="success"] Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti, stated “This (project) is to reduce significantly the cost of the...

Senegal moves into the fast lane with the opening of its toll highway

16-Sep-2013 - .greenbartitle h2 { background: #009653; } .more_iteration {display: none;} ​ Context AfDB remains a key stakeholder in Senegal’s integrated infrastructure development projects. The new toll highway, which runs through Grand Dakar, is yet another example of this commitment. The vast construction project is now complete and the highway is officially open. A long line of cars snakes calmly, as if in procession, along the new 32-kilometre (20-mile) strip of tarmac that...

Lake Harvest Fish Farm: Enhancing Sustainable Food Security in Zimbabwe

13-Sep-2013 - .more_iteration {display: none;} ​ Context The Lake Harvest Aquaculture project on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, financed by the AfDB Group, is the largest sustainable Tilapia fish farming in Africa. It creates jobs in Zimbabwe, particularly for women fish traders, and provides an important supply of affordable protein to the southern Africa region. [alert type="success"] Addressing a Gap The AfDB Group invested US$ 8 million to finance a viable agro-industrial project in a...

Kazungula Bridge: Bridging the Regional Divide

13-Aug-2013 - .more_iteration {display: none;} ​ Context A key road and rail bridge crossing over the Zambezi River along the North – South Corridor, a key trade route linking the port of Durban in South Africa to the inland countries of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, DRC, and up to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. [alert type="success"] Addressing a Gap For years ferries were used to cross the river. It took transporters more than 8 days at times to navigate, impacting negatively on trade. The AfDB has...