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African Development Bank wins industry gong for pioneering 2019 social bond issue

This Environmental Finance 2020 bond award was given by an independent panel comprising 30 of the world’s largest green, social and sustainability bond investors

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) received on 30 March 2020 an award for its successful one billion Norwegian krone (NOK) social bond issued in 2019. This Environmental Finance 2020 bond award was given by an independent panel comprising 30 of the world’s largest green, social and sustainability bond investors. "It…

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Seychelles: African Development Bank Supports Blue Economy with $800k Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant

The country’s Blue Economy Strategic Policy and Road map prioritizes the development of new and emerging maritime sectors

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector.  The package will help Seychelles develop its marine biotechnology sector, strengthen the capacity of public institutions and private operators, create a…

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African Development Bank to provide underserved communities in Nigeria with sustainable energy solutions

The project, which will be implemented by Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, is a boost to efforts to achieve the target of universal energy access by 2030

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Government of Nigeria have launched the National Electrification Project (NEP), to address critical energy access deficits by channeling private sector investments into mini grid and off-grid solutions. The project, which will be implemented by Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, is a boost to efforts…

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Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism launches $2.2 mill project in Nigeria to boost fertilizer supply to 200,000 farmers

The trade credit guarantee project is AFFM’s first in the West African nation and will involve 10 fertilizer suppliers, 12 hub agro-dealers and 120 retail agro-dealers

The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) has kick-started a $2.2 million project to provide fertilizer suppliers in Nigeria with financial support to improve supply for 200,000 smallholder farmers. The trade credit guarantee project is AFFM’s first in the West African nation and will involve 10 fertilizer suppliers, 12 hub agro-dealers…

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Sierra Leone to count on African Development Bank to help build resilient economy, restore self-sufficiency in rice production

Sierra Leone also sought the Bank’s support for the implementation of its free quality education programme

Sierra Leone will look to the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) to stimulate agribusiness development in the country with a focus on rice production, its president Maada Bio told a visiting delegation led by its president Akinwumi Adesina. Adesina began a two-day visit to Sierra Leone on Wednesday, during which he…

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African Development Bank and Association for the Development of Education in Africa urge partners to tackle skills mismatch

The findings of the preliminary scoping study show that there are gaps in skills development for employability in Africa

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) (http://www.ADEAnet.org/) have called for stronger links between technical and vocational education and training and industry to equip young people with the skills they need to boost technological advancement, trade and growth in Africa. A…

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“You have been in the trenches with us,” Ghana Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia tells African Development Bank

Ghana is looking to the Bank for investment in an integrated aluminium industry, using the country’s large bauxite deposit as raw materials

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) support for the west African nation Ghana has boosted its government’s efforts to consolidate the economy, the country’s Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia said on Monday. Bawumia, welcoming a team of Executive Directors and senior officials of the Bank on an official visit, cited various Bank-supported…

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Zimbabwe: African Development Bank Executive Directors conduct consultative mission, tour project sites

The delegation also met officials from various ministries, civil society, private sector and multilateral financial institutions

A seven-member delegation of Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) visited Zimbabwe on a week-long fact-finding mission where they held meetings with a number of officials including President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. The delegation also met officials from various ministries, civil society, private sector and multilateral financial institutions, during…

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Nigeria: All hands on deck to implement Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones, says Minister Nanono

A workshop was held in Abuja from 17 to 18 February to address the categorization and location of the SAPZs

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), in collaboration with the government of Nigeria, has held a meeting with stakeholders to discuss details around Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones in Nigeria. A workshop was held in Abuja from 17 to 18 February to address the categorization and location of the SAPZs, which are…

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African Development Bank issues call to strengthen fertilizer value chains at Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference

Participants also discussed the need for closer cooperation between development partners and commercial banks to create exclusive fertilizer financing opportunities throughout Africa

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) urged development finance institutions, NGOs, farmer cooperatives, and the private sector to develop more effective financing solutions for Africa’s fertilizer value chains. The Bank’s call to action came during the Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference held on 19 February. The conference’s theme was Supporting the fertilizer…