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African water and sanitation projects critical to preparedness for COVID-19-like pandemics (By Wambui Gichuri)

Investments in improved water and sanitation infrastructure is a public health priority for countries and communities

By Wambui Gichuri, Acting Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development and Director, Water Development and Sanitation at the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) As the prevalence of COVID-19 accelerates across Africa, over 40% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean water and are unable to…

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In Lesotho, An African Development Bank project enhances primary and secondary school education - report

The eight-year project focused on improving the quality of primary and secondary instruction and building skills to give young people access to better job opportunities

An education project in Lesotho, financed by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and implemented between 2008 and 2016, has provided the country with new primary and secondary school infrastructure and teacher training to enhance educational quality, according to a recently published report by Bank. The Support to Education Quality Enhancement…

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Road to Annual Meetings: South African villagers find fresh water in ancient mountain springs

After undertaking a cost analysis of equipment to supply water from springs to village, community members pooled funds to buy it, and set up their water scheme

The village of Tsakhuma in the Vhembe district of South Africa’s Limpopo region is proof positive that communities can find solutions to their problems. Like many rural areas in South Africa, Tsakhuma lacked access to water for bathing, cooking, washing and chores, and the burden of fetching water fell on…

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Somalia: African Development Bank’s intervention helps to curb COVID-19 in vulnerable communities

African Development Bank-financed water supply and sanitation project came in handy as a critical control intervention

With 2.6 million internally displaced persons in Somalia, the outbreak of COVID-19 poses an additional challenge in an already fragile situation, leaving the population highly vulnerable. Thankfully, the African Development Bank-financed (www.AfDB.org) water supply and sanitation project came in handy as a critical control intervention, although COVID-19 was not anticipated…

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Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A): Call for Essays on Financial Sector Development

The call for essays aims to foster a better understanding of the issues challenging financial sector development in Africa

The Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) invites researchers and students enrolled in an academic institution to submit an essay on the African financial sector. The call for essays aims to foster a better understanding of the issues challenging financial sector development in Africa and to gather thoughts, opinions…

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AU Summit: African leaders call for action to end malnutrition by 2025

Leaders acknowledged the scope of the challenge but sounded a note of optimism

African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit. Speakers at a meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition…

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“Nobody eats GDP” says African Development Bank President as he calls for inclusive growth

The 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) showed that the continent’s economies are growing well

Africa’s economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent’s poorest citizens, because “nobody eats GDP,” the African Development Bank’s (AfDB.org) President, Akinwumi Adesina, said as he unveiled the Bank’s flagship economic report on Thursday. The 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) (http://bit.ly/2vABQFU) showed that the…

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33rd Ordinary Session of the African Union: African Leaders for Nutrition Hosts presidential dinner

Countdown to Tokyo 2020 Nutrition for Growth Summit

What:The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) presidential dinner in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Nutrition for Growth Summit Who: African Union Commission, African Development Bank, Government of Lesotho            When: 8 February 2020 Where: Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/), the African Union Commission, along with the government of Lesotho,…

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Egypt: African Development Bank board approves €109 million to transform sewage coverage in Upper Egypt rural areas

The initiative is in line with the Bank’s water sector policy, which promotes efficient, equitable and sustainable development through integrated water resources management

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) has approved a €109 million facility for the development of sewage disposal and wastewater treatment plants for rural areas in Luxor Governorate in Egypt’s Upper Nile region. The Integrated Rural Sanitation in Upper Egypt – Luxor (IRSUE-Luxor) project is set…

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Opening Statement - Global Gender Summit (By Dr Akinwumi A Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group)

This is the first time that the Global Gender Summit is being held in Africa

By Dr Akinwumi A Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group Your Excellency, Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Your Excellency, Sahle-Work Zewde, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Your Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission; Your Excellency, Joyce Banda, former…