You are here
Displaying 49 - 60 of 93
13-Aug-2013 - The Congo River, one of the most powerful rivers in Africa, has very high hydropower potential that could contribute significantly to the needs of the continent. Currently, only the Inga site of the river is being harnessed for hydropower generation, with an installed capacity of only 1775 MW compared with Inga’s potential of 40,000 MW.
13-Aug-2013 - The Mozambique’s Nacala Road Corridor Phase III project, approved in 2012, is one of the strategic regional corridors in the Southern Africa region. It is part of the Spatial Development Initiative (SDI) for Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia, which will substantially increase national and regional connectivity.
13-Aug-2013 - These four projects represent a total investment of EUR 1.3 billion in the country. The African Development Bank Group provided financing totaling EUR 185 million and acted as Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA) on 3 of these projects, facilitating a further EUR 326 million of senior debt for other financial institutions.
12-Aug-2013 - Nakuru, Kenya's fourth largest city is a major industrial and tourist center. Prior to the AfDB Group’s intervention, unreliable water supply and sanitation services resulted in scaling down and ultimate relocation of industries, resulting in high incidence of water-borne diseases. Women and children spent long hours collecting water or buying it at a very high cost.
06-Aug-2013 - The African Development Bank Group’s Private Sector Operations and its African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA) are supporting Advans Banque Congo (ABC) to provide financial services loans and savings to micro and small entrepreneurs (MSMEs), particularly in large urban areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In a country where MSME banking is a challenge, Advans Banque Congo’s services and efforts, backed by the AfDB Group, is promoting financial inclusion and women empowerment, reducing poverty...
Harar Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Improving Livelihoods and Enhancing Water Security in Ethiopia
04-Aug-2013 - The project addressed a looming water and sanitation crisis in the historic and touristic town of Harar and the surrounding four towns. The water availability and quality from Lake Alemaya, the previous water source, was threatened due to rising population, irrigation use and siltation. Water rationing was introduced and investors were reluctant to establish new commercial ventures. Livelihoods were lost and families spent scarce resources to buy water and treatment of waterborne illnesses.
04-Aug-2013 - The African Virtual University (AVU) has established the largest distance and eLearning network in over 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and produced more than 40,000 graduates. It hosts 219 open educational modules ranging from mathematics and science, teacher education, and ICT skills –available free of charge in English, French and Portuguese. The AVU’s interactive portal is accessed beyond Africa in 142 countries with a majority from Brazil and the United States.
04-Aug-2013 - Rwanda has been an economic success and has maintained a strong growth path averaging 8% per year over the last decade. Rwanda has made remarkable progresses on the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in areas of health, and in lifting one million people out of poverty (MDG 4, 5, 6).
24-Jul-2013 - Côte d’Ivoire’s political crisis in 2001 worsened the humanitarian situation in the country and gender-based violence (GBV) grew to affect 67% of women. Sexual violence was used as a weapon of war and GBV survivors had to grapple with various almost insurmountable challenges, including a) the physical and psychological traumas and other medical conditions; b) a lack of judicial systems leaving crimes unpunished; c) the lack the financial resources to cover the high cost of medical certificates, psychologists’...
24-Jul-2013 - Transport constraints in many rural communities in Eastern and Central Uganda made it extremely difficult for farmers to market their produce. This limited farmers’ productivity, and burdened traders in rural areas with high transaction costs. As a result farmers received lower prices for their produce, lacked reliable information on market prices, and were largely unaware of potentially profitable market opportunities.
20-May-2013 - Cross River State has an enviable history in Nigeria, yet until 2008, most rural roads were in poor, impassable conditions. They had a negative impact on the local economy, especially agricultural activities, with poor rural roads resulting in exorbitant vehicle operating costs and unquantifiable travel times.
19-May-2013 - Spanning at least 20 different countries across the African continent, nomadic peoples constitute about six per cent of the total African population, or some 50 million people. This large population, categorized into three major groups, as pastoralists, migrant fishing folks and farmers, has a common wandering lifestyle. Shrinking grazing lands, constant blocking of grazing paths, increasing banditry, rising conflicts and tension between sedentary and nomadic communities are, however, making traditional nomadic...