20/04/2017 - In many African countries, food security and nutrition continue to be a challenge. To address this in Ghana, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have joined forces to co-finance the “Northern Rural Growth programme” (NRGP). The project was launched in 2009, to contribute to equitable and sustainable poverty reduction and food security in the various districts in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions as well as seven adjoining districts of the Brong-Ahafo Region. Overall, the AfDB has injected USD 61.20 million in the project while the IFAD’s support was USD 22.73 million.
03/02/2017 - The Gambia continues to face escalating food and nutrition deficits, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). As in most African countries, improved agriculture practices ensure food security, while agriculture itself is a prime source of income generation and poverty reduction for many rural households living below the poverty line.
09/03/2016 - The inadequate water supply and sanitation infrastructure in Cuamba and Lichinga in northern Mozambique accounts for the majority of incidences of water-borne diseases and environmental degradation in Niassa Province.
In order to address this situation, the Mozambican Government requested financial and technical assistance. The African Development Bank’s response was to provide an African Development Fund loan of US $27.7 million to rehabilitate and expand the water and sanitation infrastructure in both cities for the benefit of more than 250,000 people.
27/01/2016 - The Fatick region, population 613,000, is located 155 kilometres from the Senegalese capital of Dakar. A good illustration of humanity’s struggle against nature and climatic and environmental hazards, Senegal has – together with the African Development Bank, which is supporting the Project to Support Local Small-Scale Irrigation (PAPIL) – committed to winning hectares of salinized land back from the sea to use them for agriculture.
05/08/2013 - 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).
05/08/2013 - 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.
25/07/2013 - 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’ fees and prescription drugs; d) security system’s failure to protect survivors, discouraging many victims to come forward and seek assistance.
21/05/2013 - 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.
20/05/2013 - En juillet 2012, la BAD a alloué, sous la forme d’un prêt, une enveloppe de 105 millions d’euros au Programme d’appui au Plan Maroc Vert (PAPMV).
20/05/2013 - Marrakech, samedi 16 mars 2013, 9h20 du matin. C’est le calme plat à la gare de Marrakech. Même les panneaux indicateurs, où s’affichent les nombreuses destinations au départ et à l’arrivée du terminus, semblent au repos. Mais, moins d’une heure plus tard, les lieux sont arrachés à leur douce léthargie, avec l’entrée en gare d’un train et son flot de passagers qui se déverse sur les quais.