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Curtain falls on Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Poland: African Development Bank more resolute than ever to fight against climate change in Africa

During the two weeks of the conference, the African Development Bank assumed its role as primary champion of African interests and a steadfast supporter of African negotiators

The curtain has fallen on COP24 (www.COP24afdb.org), this year’s global climate summit held in Katowice, Poland. However, negotiations continued throughout the weekend to reach agreement on specific parts of the 'rulebook' to be applied  from 2020 by the 197 signatories of the Paris Agreement (https://bit.ly/2S8gLZH), to limit global warming to…

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Rwanda: African Development Bank approves €115 million, providing 1.5 million people access to water

The new financing is to scale up the country’s largest water and sanitation sector investment program

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board has approved additional funding support of €115 million to Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program, enabling 1.5 million people to access improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services.   The funding will cover strategic cities and address water and sanitation challenges in areas with a low access rate…

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Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector

That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when women are involved in decision making, agreements on the environment are more likely to be ratified and projects around natural resources, such…

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Huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewables power-house

Solar projects stretching across the Sahel region are expected to connect 250m people with electricity by tapping into the region’s abundant solar resource

The details of the “Desert to Power Initiative” have been outlined as part of the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24 in Katowice, Poland this week. Energy poverty in Africa is estimated to cost the continent 2-4 % GDP annually, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), which…

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveils guiding principles

Its Steering Committee, which provides overall direction and guidance, is constituted to ensure representation by key institutions within the African financial sector

The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum (www.AfricaInvestmentForum.com). Launched in June 2018, AFAC aims to increase financial sector participation in climate action, in order to raise the share of investments that support low-carbon and climate-resilient development in Africa. Its…

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African Development Bank rolls out programme to boost climate risk financing and insurance for African countries

The programme’s initial phase is expected to run from 2019 to 2023

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved the Africa Disaster Risks Financing (ADRiFi) Programme, the institution’s first climate risk management programme to boost resilience and response to climate shocks in regional member countries. The comprehensive programme, open to regional member countries, will enhance their ability to evaluate climate-related risks and…

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Green Climate Fund Board approves three African Development Bank proposals for Green Climate Projects worth over US$ 110 million

The program is further resourced by co-financing from the Bank, the European Union, the Global Environmental Facility, the Forestry Investment Programme of the Climate Investment Funds

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for three proposals from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) totaling over US$110 million. The approvals were granted at the GCF’s 21st Board Meeting held October 17 – 20 2018 in Manama, Bahrain. Overall, the GCF Board, which was co-chaired…

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African Development Bank and partners’ innovative Room2Run securitization will be a model for global lenders

Room2Run will create space for more lending in pursuit of development agenda

Sharing the lessons learned will shorten the path for other MDB’s Room2Run, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and partners’ innovative US $1 billion synthetic securitization of a portfolio of seasoned African Development Bank private sector loans, will serve as a model for other lenders, help reduce costs, and shorten execution time, finance…

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African Development Bank seeks partnerships to lift 1 billion people out of hunger globally

“We must not get carried away: we are not winning the war against global hunger”

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) called on global partners to join hands to lift one billion people worldwide out of hunger and said it was leading the way by investing US$24 billion in African agriculture over the next 10 years in the largest such effort ever. “We are not winning…

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African Development Bank Convenes Climate Change Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming for African Group of Negotiators

The training will also address the needs and perspectives of women and men in policymaking and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change processes, adopted on 9 May 1992

African Development Bank Convenes Climate Change Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming for African Group of Negotiators:                         Date: 27 September, 2018                         Location: Le Ndiambour Hotel, Dakar, Senegal The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org)  will conduct a seminar on gender mainstreaming in climate negotiations for the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) in…