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COP26 Roundtable: ‘2021 will be critical in the fight against COVID-19 and climate change’ – UN Secretary-General António Guterres

COP26 President Sharma said the global transition to clean power must move at least four times the current pace to achieve targets set out in Paris Agreement on climate change

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina on Monday joined world leaders to discuss the global transition to clean power as part of a green recovery and identify actions that can be taken to support this. The virtual COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition, under the theme “Achieving a rapid shift…

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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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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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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…

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Local Currency Financing for Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa Limited, Needs Scaling Up - African Development Bank Report

Companies that invest in off-grid renewable energy solutions in Africa grapple with limited access to credit as a result of risk profiling

Although advantageous, local currency financing for off-grid renewables projects and businesses in Africa is still limited, according to a new report released by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/). The report, Exploring the Role of Guarantee Products in Supporting Local Currency Financing of Sustainable Off-Grid Energy Projects in Africa, summarized findings…

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“It Brings Us Hope”: African Development Bank Leads Drive to Deliver Electricity to All

With other development finance institutions, the Bank plays a critical role in financing electricity projects

Kindergarten teacher Fatima Zahera Hagou recalls that just a generation ago, when the sun went down over the Moroccon countryside, her rural village of Dar Laain ground to a halt and locals bedded down for the night. Nowadays, Dar Laain, about 25km southwest of Marrakech, booms with life after dark,…

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Uganda tops African countries with well-developed electricity regulatory frameworks - ERI 2020 report

The third edition of the ERI report was launched during the Digital Energy Festival of the Africa Energy Forum, on 5 November 2020

Uganda has for the third time in a row emerged as the top performer in this year’s Electricity Regulatory Index Report published by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org). The East African country, along with Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya, the other top performers, have regulators with the authority to exert…

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Financial modelling in the extractive sector: Harness Africa’s natural resources for sustainable development - African Development Bank

Natural resources play a critical role in economies, as they contribute to the well-being of the people, as a source of livelihood and contribute to GDP

Africa should harness its natural resources to accelerate sustainable development, the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management has said. Rabah Arezki was speaking to policymakers and stakeholders during a two-day inception workshop which began Monday on the Bank’s Financial Modelling for…