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African Development Bank, MASEN and RES4africa to co-organise training programme for Sahel countries

The planned sessions are relevant to all aspects of the solar energy value chain and landscape – from utility scale to decentralized uses

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), MASEN and RES4Africa have agreed to join forces on a dedicated solar energy training programme in 2022, to foster the uptake of solar energy in five Sahel countries. The programme, to be conducted in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, will focus on energy…

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African Development Bank Group approves $379.6 million Desert to Power financing facility for the G5 Sahel countries

The facility is expected to result in 500 MW of additional solar generation capacity and facilitate electricity access to some 695,000 households

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved the Desert to Power G5 Sahel Financing Facility, covering Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. The Bank envisages to commit up to $379.6 million in financing and technical assistance for the facility over the next seven…

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Desert to Power G5 Sahel Financing Facility receives $150 million from Green Climate Fund

The initiative is expected to lead to substantial CO2 emission reductions – projected at over 14.4 million tCO2equ

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has welcomed $150 million investment in its Desert to Power G5 Financing Facility from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The GCF approved the amount at its 30th Board meeting this week. Desert-to-Power is a flagship renewable energy and economic development initiative led by the African…

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African Development Bank Group’s $6 million grant kicks off Desert-to-Power West Africa Regional Energy Program

Desert to Power, an initiative led by the Bank, is expected to transform the Sahel by harnessing the region’s abundant solar potential

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a $6 million grant to launch the initial phase of the Desert to Power West Africa Regional Energy Program. Desert to Power, an initiative led by the Bank, is expected to transform the Sahel by harnessing the…

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African Development Bank provides $320 000 in grant funding to mainstream gender in Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) digital financial operations

The grant will be disbursed through the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility, a blended finance vehicle, supported by the Bank

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has awarded a grant of $320, 535 to the West African Monetary Agency to mainstream gender in ECOWAS’ core digital financial services (DFS) regulatory frameworks. The funds will support a gender gap analysis of several WAMA strategies including those for…

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The African Development Bank: a strategic partner in developing resilience and sustainable energy in the Sahel region

The Sahel Alliance has invited the African Development Bank to lead a working group on agriculture, rural development and food security

The Sahel Alliance will hold its second general assembly in N'Djamena, Chad on Monday, 15 February 2021. The meeting will take place on the side-lines of a summit for the G5 Sahel countries— Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad—as well as France. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) played an active…

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A whole of society approach: Women are key to building resilient communities beyond COVID-19 (By Vanessa Moungar and Yero Baldeh)

Women are the backbones of African economies and can be key drivers of transformation as we strive to build back better, more resilient societies

By Vanessa Moungar and Yero Baldeh* In Africa’s fragile contexts, the burden of conflict, poverty and climate change falls most heavily on already marginalized groups. If we do not significantly and collectively step up our efforts, the continent’s share of the world’s poor will rise to over 90% by 2030,…

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Financial modelling in the extractive sector: Harness Africa’s natural resources for sustainable development - African Development Bank

Natural resources play a critical role in economies, as they contribute to the well-being of the people, as a source of livelihood and contribute to GDP

Africa should harness its natural resources to accelerate sustainable development, the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management has said. Rabah Arezki was speaking to policymakers and stakeholders during a two-day inception workshop which began Monday on the Bank’s Financial Modelling for…

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Financial, development and humanitarian arms provide $20 million to curb the impact of COVID-19 on refugees and their hosts in the Sahel

There are 3.1 million refugees, internally displaced persons, returnees and people at risk of statelessness in the Sahel

Public health, the wellbeing of refugees and the host communities in the Sahel are at the heart of the latest tripartite agreement between the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the G5 Sahel signed today. The agreement enables a critical $20 million COVID-19 response across…

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African Development Bank COVID-19 response: moving from commitment to action

As of June 12, the Bank’s COVID-19 emergency packages have reached the continent’s five geographic regions

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) has responded swiftly to the needs of its member countries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank’s operations have continued to run smoothly since the first cases appeared in early March, despite the wide range of lockdowns and measures imposed by governments to flatten the…