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African Union holds global conference to accelerate African vaccine development and manufacturing capacity

The meeting was attended by several African heads of state, health, finance and trade ministers from across the continent

African leaders assembled at a global meeting to discuss the status of local pharmaceutical manufacturing on the continent, underscored the need to increase local production of vaccines and therapeutics to achieve greater public-health security. “The production of vaccines and access to vaccines is an absolute priority,” Cyril Ramaphosa, President of…

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African Development Bank’s first virtual business opportunities seminar of 2021, draws 450 global partners and suppliers

Delegates were informed about the Bank’s strategy for supporting economic growth, its priority areas, rules and procedures for project and corporate procurement

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) hosted its first virtual business opportunities seminar (BOS) of 2021 on 6 and 7 April. The BOS seminars offer a one-stop shop for companies, civil contractors, manufacturers, consultants, and suppliers from the Bank Group’s regional and non-regional members seeking to provide goods and services to…

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CORRECTION: African presidents and global leaders support bold action on climate change adaptation for Africa

Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change – currently estimated at between $7 billion and $15 billion each year – and Covid-19, which has claimed 114,000 lives

In a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of state and global leaders committed to prioritize actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and “build forward better.” Africa now faces the…

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Egypt: The African Development Bank extends €145 million loan to bolster railway safety and reliability

The funding will be used to enhance operational safety and to increase network capacity on national rail lines

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a loan of €145 million to finance reliability and performance upgrades to the country’s rail system under the Egypt National Railways Modernization Project (ENRMP). The funding will be used to enhance operational safety and to increase network capacity…

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Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear

Pine Kazi, which converts pineapple leaf and recycled rubber into fashionable footwear, won the $2,000 Fashionomics Africa competition cash prize

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Fashionomics Africa initiative has named a women-led Kenya shoe design house as the winner of its competition to support producers of sustainable fashion. Pine Kazi, which converts pineapple leaf and recycled rubber into fashionable footwear, won the $2,000 Fashionomics Africa competition cash prize. In addition,…

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African Union welcomes DRC to African Peer Review Mechanism, urges other countries to join initiative

The African Peer Review Mechanism is a voluntary mechanism that enables AU members to provide and submit to evaluation at local, national and continental levels

The African Union (AU) has welcomed the Democratic Republic of Congo as the newest member of its African Peer Review Mechanism. This took place during the AU’s 30th Forum of Heads of State and Government on Thursday. The meeting included presentations on ongoing or imminent reviews of governance and other…

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Green banks and national climate funds have a key role in mobilizing funds for low-carbon, climate-resilient development in Africa: report

The ground-breaking study, released on Tuesday 23 March, is expected to underpin development of a multi-country climate finance initiative in Africa

The African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds [CIF (https://bit.ly/3vSPNtq)] have joined forces (https://bit.ly/2OQ4QU9) to produce a study of the role of green banks and national climate change funds in mobilizing finance to support low-carbon, climate-resilient development in Africa. The ground-breaking study (https://bit.ly/2OY4mv7), released on Tuesday 23 March, is…

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Canada and African Development Bank sign CAD 133 million gender lens Climate Fund for Africa

The Bank has committed to providing $25 billion in climate financing by 2025

The Government of Canada and the African Development Bank have signed an agreement formalizing the Canada–African Development Bank Climate Fund (CACF), a transformative special fund aimed at providing concessional loans to climate change-related projects with a strong gender-responsive component. The fund will be capitalized through a combination of a CAD…

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CORRECTION - Angola: African Development Bank funds $530 million electricity project to expand renewable energy and regional connectivity

The funding follows two other recent Bank contributions to Angola’s energy sector strategy

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. The north of Angola has…

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Angola: African Development Bank funds $530 million electricity project to expand renewable energy and regional connectivity

The project, once operational in 2023, will avert the consumption of 46.8 billion litres of diesel per year in the south, cutting 80 megatons of CO2 emissions

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. The north of Angola has…