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African Development Bank President Adesina named a champion of Africa’s Great Green Wall climate-adaptation initiative

In the role of champion, Adesina will lead the mobilisation of political and economic support for the initiative

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi A. Adesina has been announced as a champion of Africa’s Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative. The appointment was made at a forum held in the margins of the One Planet Summit 20201 to mobilise support for the ambitious project to plant an 8,000 km…

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Sahel region: the African Development Bank pledges to mobilise $6.5 Billion in support of the Great Green Wall Initiative

The Great Green Wall’s plan is to plant an 8,000 km long and 15 km wide mosaic of trees, grasslands, vegetation and plants across the Sahara and Sahel

The Sahel region's Great Green Wall Initiative received a major boost from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Monday. During a forum hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Bank pledged to assist in mobilising up to $6.5 billion over five years,…

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Chad: The African Development Bank grants $11.26 million for women and girls’ education

The Project aims to help improve access to quality secondary education in a safe and healthy school environment for 5,000 girls

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a grant of $11.26 million to the Government of Chad to finance the Girls' Education and Women's Literacy Project– the first Bank grant exclusively targeting women and girls. The project will be financed from the Bank's Transition Support…

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The African Development Bank and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Join Forces to Mainstream Natural Capital in Development Finance

Natural capital is the stock of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, such as plants, animals, air, water, soils and minerals

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) have been awarded a two-year, CHF 241,875 ($273,439) grant from the MAVA Foundation to mainstream natural capital in development finance in Africa.  MAVA, a philanthropic foundation, promotes the conservation of biodiversity and advocates for sustainable economies in the Mediterranean,…

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African Development Bank, partners, host online workshop on enhancing water security in the Greater Horn of Africa

The virtual discussion, held on 15 December, was hosted by the Bank’s Water Development and Sanitation Department and the African Water Facility

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (https://bit.ly/3nDsT4E), a regional organization of Horn of Africa countries, held a webinar to discuss the pressures affecting water security in the Greater Horn of Africa and how the Bank can support regional member countries to better respond to…

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Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and Clean Technology Fund provide $25 million in funding for medium scale independent power producers

SEFA’s contribution will comprise a package of $10 million in equity and a $5 million reimbursable grant

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors on Monday 14 December 2020 approved $15 million from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa [SEFA (https://bit.ly/3r9hP1s)] and $10 million from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) to advance African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) II’s projects to boost low-carbon energy generation in sub-Saharan…

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African Development Bank approves $7 million in Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) technical assistance to transform mini-grid investment in Africa

Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme (AMAP)’s overarching aim is to transform the scale of public and private investments in renewable energy mini-grids throughout Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) have approved a $7 million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), for technical assistance in setting up a mini-grid acceleration initiative to meet the needs of the continent’s fast-evolving renewable mini-grid industry. The Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration…

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African Development Bank Group Approves EUR400 million Lusophone Compact Guarantee program to boost private sector development

The new Compact offers a big boost to business development initiatives for the Bank’s non-sovereign portfolio in its Portuguese-speaking African member countries

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Group on Wednesday approved the Lusophone Compact Guarantee Program (LCGP or the Compact), with a maximum risk exposure of up to EUR400 million. The new Compact offers a big boost to business development initiatives for the Bank’s non-sovereign portfolio in…

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Guinea Bissau: African Development Fund approves $9.8 million to Guinea-Bissau for COVID-19 relief and resilience

Guinea Bissau has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to food shortages, economic pressure and reduced livelihood opportunities in the West African nation

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund have approved a $9.8 million grant to Guinea Bissau for its national Control Support Project (PALPC), aimed at reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and boosting the resilience of health system and communities, especially the most vulnerable. Guinea Bissau has…

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Madagascar: The African Development Bank Approves $43 Million Loan to Finance Second Phase of Power Transmission Project

The project will help to feed the power generated by the Sahofika Hydropower Plant into the national grid, supplying some 8 million people with affordable, clean energy

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) has approved a loan of UA 30 million ($42.9) million to finance the second phase of a major power transmission and interconnection project in Madagascar. The Power Transmission Network Reinforcement and Interconnection Project in Madagascar (PRIRTEM-II) includes the construction of…