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Conference of the Parties (COP27): Germany commits €40 million to African Development Bank Group’s Climate Action Window initiative for fragile African states

The High Ambition Coalition organized the session titled, Putting good quality adaptation finance in the spotlight at COP27

Germany has committed €40 million to the African Development Bank Group's (http://www.AfDB.org) Climate Action Window (http://bit.ly/3TJVww8) , German State Secretary for Economic Cooperation and Development Jochen Flasbarth has announced.  The contribution is to support climate adaptation in fragile African states. Flasbarth made the announcement during a ministerial panel for climate-vulnerable…

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We-Fi announces New Round of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs; $15 Million to the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility to Improve Access to Finance for Women-owned Small Businesses

The funds will enable the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility to design and implement programs to improve digital access to finance for women entrepreneurs

The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)  has announced a new round of funding under which the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI) will receive $15 million to develop and extend digital financial solutions to women-owned small and medium businesses in Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria. This…

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Germany commits €100 million to SEFA to unlock private investment in renewable energy

The announcement came during the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy, held in New York on 24 September as part of the UN General Assembly

The German government will contribute €100 million to the African Development Bank’s (AfDB.org) Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (https://bit.ly/2Y4JEOb), affirming its commitment to efforts to tap Africa’s renewable energy potential and drive its transition to clean energy sources. The announcement came during the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy,…

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International community must act to avert a two-speed global economic recovery post Covid-19

The Compact with Africa is a G20 initiative that promotes private investment in Africa

Heads of international development institutions held a closed-door session with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to discuss the uneven global economic recovery, access to vaccines, and strategies to drive a recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. Merkel was joined by the heads of the African Development Bank, World Trade Organization,…

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Conversation with Marieme Esther Dassanou, Coordinator of the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa programme

She previously led IFC’s Gender Secretariat's work on advancing women's inclusion in the insurance and financial sectors

Marieme Esther Dassanou is the Coordinator of Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/) flagship pan-African initiative, which aims to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women entrepreneurs in Africa. She previously led IFC’s Gender Secretariat's work on advancing women's inclusion in the…

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International community shows strong support for Sudan with $1.8 billion pledge

The African Development Bank has earmarked about $115 million in grants for the next three years to finance public sector projects and programs in Sudan

Over $1.8 billion dollars in pledges for Sudan poured in during a high-level Sudan Partnership Conference held on Thursday, 25 June 2020, marking an important step in the African nation’s re-engagement with the international community. African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) President, Akinwumi Adesina, and the World Bank and the International Monetary…

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EAC hosts the 30th New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) Oversight Committee in Arusha

The meeting which took place on the 13th and 14th of February 2020, convened over 30 participants

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) held its 30th Oversight Committee meeting for the Special Fund at the headquarters of the East African Community, in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting which took place on the 13th and 14th of February 2020, convened over 30 participants, including…

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African Development Bank sponsored Off-Grid Energy Access Fund reaches final equity close with partner contributions

The African Development Bank is the fund’s anchor sponsor with a $30 million contribution, and $8.5 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Facility for Energy Inclusion’s Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) has reached a final equity close with $59 million in committed equity capital and $36 million debt facilities, to support innovative, off-grid energy access companies. The final close, reached on 18 November 2019, was made possible through a $15…

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Zambia: African Development Bank and partners improving sanitation for Lusaka’s low-income suburbs

The project is being executed under the Lusaka Sanitation Master Plan which aims to provide citywide sanitation services by 2035

“Sometimes, it looks to me like surgery in the belly of an ancient beast,” says Herbert Chinokoro, senior water and sanitation engineer at the African Development Bank’s Country Office in Lusaka, Zambia. He is describing the scene along the streets of the capital, Lusaka, where earthmovers and excavators were digging…

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African Development Bank and partners inaugurate Shango power substation in Rwanda to facilitate access to the regional electricity market

The Bank’s support to the energy sector has more than doubled over the past three years to the current level of 410.66 million euros

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org), Embassy of Germany in Rwanda and the KfW Development Bank joined the Government of Rwanda to inaugurate the high voltage 188 MVA Shango power substation in the capital Kigali and its related transmission network. The substation is part of the NELSAP Regional Interconnection Project involving…