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CORRECTION: African presidents and global leaders support bold action on climate change adaptation for Africa

Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change – currently estimated at between $7 billion and $15 billion each year – and Covid-19, which has claimed 114,000 lives

In a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of state and global leaders committed to prioritize actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and “build forward better.” Africa now faces the…

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Egypt: The African Development Bank extends €145 million loan to bolster railway safety and reliability

The funding will be used to enhance operational safety and to increase network capacity on national rail lines

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a loan of €145 million to finance reliability and performance upgrades to the country’s rail system under the Egypt National Railways Modernization Project (ENRMP). The funding will be used to enhance operational safety and to increase network capacity…

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Green banks and national climate funds have a key role in mobilizing funds for low-carbon, climate-resilient development in Africa: report

The ground-breaking study, released on Tuesday 23 March, is expected to underpin development of a multi-country climate finance initiative in Africa

The African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds [CIF (https://bit.ly/3vSPNtq)] have joined forces (https://bit.ly/2OQ4QU9) to produce a study of the role of green banks and national climate change funds in mobilizing finance to support low-carbon, climate-resilient development in Africa. The ground-breaking study (https://bit.ly/2OY4mv7), released on Tuesday 23 March, is…

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Making Finance Work for Africa webinar: Experts discuss African capital market space, Joint African Exchanges Linkages project

The African Exchanges Linkage Project initiative aims for concrete progress to support economic development, jobs, industrialization and infrastructure

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) partnership, hosted by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), and the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) have provided a recent progress update on the African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP), which aims to connect Africa’s leading securities exchanges and boost cross-border investment flows. The AELP…

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Time for a digital scale-up in Africa to unlock the continent’s untapped creative economies, panelists say

The Africa Investment Forum was working to promote content deals as well as digital infrastructure projects to advance creative industries, including support to smaller players

Digital platforms in Africa should scale up to take advantage of the continent’s surging demand for creative content, said Africa Investment Forum Senior Director Chinelo Anohu, adding that the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) flagship entity is providing advisory services and investment support to creative players. Anohu was speaking at a…

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Africa’s first Super Energy Service Company in Morocco gets $965,000 grant boost from African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)

Amid growing demand, Morocco aims to meet its energy needs by combining large-scale energy efficiency strategies and renewable energy investments

The African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (https://bit.ly/37jYAtS) is providing a $965,000 grant to Morocco’s Société d’Ingénierie Energétique (SIE), to support its transition into the first Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) initiative in Africa. ​“This support from the African Development Bank will enable the operationalization of the…

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African Development Fund: Japan, African Development Bank Group, sign JPY 73.6 billion loan agreement

The concessional donor loan will support the 15th replenishment of the African Development Fund, approved in December 2019 by ADF donor countries

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the African Development Fund (ADF) – the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) – on Tuesday signed a loan agreement of 73.6 billion Japanese yen ($668.1 million) to support the 15th replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-15). During a…

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U.K Africa Investment Summit: Renewable energy critical driver of Africa’s post-COVID-19 growth recovery and economic prosperity, Panel says

The panel covered discussion of British innovation and experience in the context of partnering with Africa to advance its economic development

Renewable energy will be a critical driver of Africa’s post-COVID-19 growth recovery and economic prosperity,  panelists in a 2021 UK Africa Investment Summit event said Wednesday, as they called for a stronger partnership between the United Kingdom and  Africa. The panel, themed UK & Africa: Partnering in Sustainable and Resilient…

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U.K. Africa Investment Conference: Africa is the world’s next business frontier, says AfDB's Akinwumi Adesina

Africa still possessed the same fundamentals that had driven the continent’s phenomenal growth over the past decade, Adesina said

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi A. Adesina said on Wednesday that Africa remained fertile ground for investment, but much hinged on the continent’s ability to boost its healthcare sector. Adesina spoke during the Africa Investment Conference, a virtual one-day event organized by the UK Department for International Trade, which…

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African Development Bank, European Investment Bank sign Joint Partnership Action Plan to fast-track development in Africa

The Joint Action Plan was developed following an EIB delegation meeting with the African Development Bank in February 2020

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a joint partnership action plan highlighting their strengthened cooperation and mutual development priorities and a strong shared emphasis on boosting public and private sector investment in Africa. The Joint Action Plan enables both institutions to grow…