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An African Development Bank project is creating skills and new jobs for the youth in Sierra Leone

The project has seen the training of young people in plumbing and business management

An African Development Bank-funded (http://www.AfDB.org) project in Sierra Leone is fast building technical and business skills for young people in the country. Approved by the bank’s board four years ago, the Freetown Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Aquatic Environment Revamping Project has strongly supported training and helped form micro and small…

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Sierra Leone: African Development Fund extends additional grant funding of $12 million to boost drive for self-sufficiency in rice

The new tranche, to be sourced from the 2022 Performance-based Allocation, will fill a funding gap in the project’s total cost of nearly $37 million

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved $12.16 million in additional grant funding for the Rice Agro-Industrial Cluster Project in Sierra Leone. The project was first approved in November 2021. The new tranche, to be sourced from the 2022 Performance-based Allocation, will fill a funding gap…

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Mano River Union launches scheme to build inclusive business ecosystems (By Charleine MBUYI LUSAMBA & Hoda Tarek)

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Gender and Children's Affairs, Manty Tarawalli, commended the African Development Bank for what she said was a “well-thought” initiative to support women’s economic empowerment

By Charleine MBUYI LUSAMBA, Task Manager & Hoda Tarek, Gender and Development Expert On 21 October 2022, the African Development Bank and the Mano River Union Secretariat hosted an event to launch the Project to Build Inclusive Business Ecosystems for Stabilization and Transformation in the Mano River Union (BI-BEST) in Freetown,…

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African Development Bank's Sustainable Energy Africa Fund for Africa approves $1 million reimbursable grant to develop bioenergy plants in Ghana and Sierra Leone

The reimbursable grant will strengthen the project’s bankability by supporting technical feasibility studies and regulatory structuring

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (https://bit.ly/37jYAtS) has approved a reimbursable grant of $1 million to NewAfrica Impact Ltd (http://www.NewAfricaImpact.com) to prepare two bioenergy plants in Sierra Leone and Ghana that will each output 5 megawatts of electricity and 11 megawatts of heat. The reimbursable grant will strengthen the project’s…

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Sierra Leone: African Development Fund Approves $2 Million Grant to Boost Food Production

The project will be rolled out through the established e-wallet input distribution system over two cropping seasons, beginning in 2022

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), has approved a grant of $2 million to boost food production in Sierra Leone. The program falls under the African Development Bank Group’s $1.5 billion African Emergency Food Production Facility (https://bit.ly/3cB1QpX),…

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In Sierra Leone, Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water for More Than 700,000 People in Rural Areas, Thanks to the African Development Bank

The project received UA 25.57 million ($39.38 million) in funding from the African Development Fund

Implemented in Sierra Leone between 2013 and 2021, the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (https://bit.ly/3aQRr9l) has increased access to safe drinking water by 13% and to safe basic sanitation by 3%. Approximately 720,000 people have benefited from rural water supply developments, while 25,371 households have gained access to safe basic…

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The Mano River Union: African Development Fund commits $88.2 Million for Road Development and Transport Facilitation in Liberia and Sierra Leone

The Mano River Union is an international association initially established between Liberia and Sierra Leone in 1973 under the Mano River Declaration

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund,  the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), on Wednesday approved $88.2 million in financing for the third phase of the Road Development and Transport Facilitation Programme for the Mano River Union (https://bit.ly/3iuTBvh). The Mano River Union is an international…

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African Development Bank grant to improve governance of natural resource outflows in six African countries

The Transitional Support Facility has awarded a $2.8 million grant for the Governing Natural Resource Outflows for Enhanced Economic Resilience in Fragile and Transitional Countries (GONAT) project in the selected fragile and transitional countries

Six African countries will soon benefit from a grant from the Transitional Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Fund, through a project designed to strengthen national capacity for governing natural resource outflows in Africa. The African Development Fund is the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank Group.…

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CORRECTION: Africa is the place to invest, visiting US congressional delegation acknowledges to African Development Bank chief

The congressman from New York and Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee was speaking during a visit to the African Development Bank Group on Saturday

United States Congressman Gregory Meeks has warned that the United States will only be part of the future if it invests in Africa now. The congressman from New York and Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee was speaking during a visit to the African Development Bank Group on…

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African Development Bank Group supports Domestic Debt Market Development in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia

The project will provide technical assistance and capacity building to develop domestic debt markets in the four countries

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has launched a project to support development of domestic debt markets and financial systems in four West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) countries: the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. The Bank had earlier approved a grant of UA1.5 million, or about $2 million for…