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Donors pledge $17 million to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund at African Development Bank Annual Meetings side event

The donor conference was attended by the presidents of Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, the prime minister of Eswatini and several high-ranking diplomats, ministers and development and banking institutions

African and non-regional donors on Tuesday pledged $17 million to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent. The pledges were made at a high-level donor round table convened by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation…

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Japan and Austria to support private sector climate change investments on the continent

The project will be implemented by the Climate Change and Green Growth Department of the African Development Bank

The governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to strengthen the participation of the private sector in combating climate change. The funding will be channeled to the Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant, which aims to expand the role of the private sector in the Nationally…

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CHANGE OF VENUE: African Development Bank to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit

The theme for this year’s African Economic Outlook is “Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity”

What: Presentation of the 2019 African Economic Outlook report When: 8 February 2019  Location: Small Conference Hall 1, AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Time: 8.30 – 10.30 am The African Development Bank ( will present the 2019 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook ( (AEO) report on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly…

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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) (, which…

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A-List Attendees throw weight behind Africa Investment Forum 2018

Prominent foreign envoys in attendance at the Forum, signaled growing interest in trade and partnership deals in Africa from Europe and overseas

Heads of State, presidents of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), global and regional investors, business moguls and other A-list attendees are lauding the recently concluded inaugural Africa Investment Forum ( as an unprecedented game changer for Africa. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the Forum, convened by the African Development Bank…

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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 ( 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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Africa Investment Forum 2018: Unveiling the boardroom deals, key highlights

Investment interest secured for 45 deals worth US$32 billion

The first of its kind transaction-based investment Forum in Africa, on Friday unveiled the conclusions of the boardroom sessions at the heart of the Forum, which brought together over 1,000 participants from government, the private sector, development finance institutions, commercial banks, and institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and…