Selected Projects


Expanding geothermal development in Kenya: a model for replication

16/09/2015 - Situation Although Kenya produces just enough power to meet its current demand for households and businesses tied to the grid, it is constantly plagued with power outages that cause not only inconveniences, but a loss of income fo...

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Climate Change


South African wind energy farm lights up over 120,000 homes while saving carbon emissions: AfDB/CIF-funded

15/09/2015 - Situation In recent years, the South African electricity sector, once operationally efficient, ran into major capacity constraints. As a result, power rationing and other measures instituted to prevent the electricity system from ...

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power, Climate Change


Lake Turkana Wind Power Project: The largest wind farm project in Africa

18/09/2015 - The Lake Turkana wind power project involves the development and construction of a 300 MW wind farm. The project is located at a remote location, approximately 12 kilometres east of Lake Turkana in northwestern Kenya. The project ...

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Climate Change


Ain Beni Mathar: a unique thermo solar powerplant in Morocco

14/09/2015 - Situation With over 300 days of sunshine per year, Ain Beni Mathar in Morocco, near the border with Algeria, was the perfect site to build a thermal and solar hybrid plant.The first of its kind in Africa, Ain Beni Mathar is a rea...

Categories: Morocco, Climate Change


Largest concentrated solar plant in Africa reducing Morocco's dependency on external power

13/11/2015 - Morocco currently depends on external sources for 95 percent of its primary energy needs. Between 2002 and 2012 alone, the country’s energy consumption increased by an average of 7.2 percent. Meanwhile, Morocco’s demand for pr...

Categories: Morocco, Climate Change, Energy & Power


AfDB and SREP help promote renewable energy in Mali

23/10/2014 - 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 bene...

Categories: Mali, Climate Change, Energy & Power


Relevant information and community involvement key to helping Burundi adapt to climate change

30/11/2015 - The Burundian economy is driven by an agriculture sector which accounts for just over 30 percent of GDP and employs more than 90 percent of the population. Climate change is expected to greatly threaten the sector as crop producti...

Categories: Burundi, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change


Menengai geothermal development project: Green energy in motion

03/05/2016 - Access to electricity in Kenya remains relatively limited. Only half the population has access to it, at a cost much higher than in other African economies. On top of this there is the instability of the network, with frequent bla...

Categories: Kenya, Climate Change, Energy & Power


Integrated Fight Against Aquatic Plant Proliferation in West Africa

28/03/2012 - Aquatic plant proliferation is an environmental scourge. These weeds invade waterways and irrigation channels, impeding their economic operation. Fishermen have suffered rising costs, and farmers have to spend more time cleaning t...

Categories: Benin, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Human Capital Development, Education, Health, Climate Change, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment