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Somalia: African Development Fund Approves $5.4 Million Grant to Build Food Security, as Millions Face Crisis

The grant constitutes additional financing to the multinational Program to Build Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security (BREFONS)

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a $5.4 million grant to support the building of urgently needed food security in Somalia. The grant constitutes additional financing to the multinational Program to Build Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security (BREFONS) and will specifically deploy certified quality…

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African Development Bank New Series of African Country Gender Profiles Show Progress in Addressing Gender Discriminatory Law

The Bank’s country gender profiles evaluate gender equality and offer recommendations to drive parity across a range of metrics

New reports the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has produced on Benin, Djibouti, Somalia, Zimbabwe and Liberia show the countries have successfully put national policies in place to advance gender equality. At the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic has sharpened the challenges women face.    Prepared in collaboration with the countries…

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African Development Fund approves $4.3 million grant to Somalia for Statistics Development

The project forms part of plans to rebuild institutional capacity that was weakened in Somalia during several years of conflict

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a $4.3 million grant to support statistics development in Somalia. The Board of the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, approved the grant on 14 February. The Statistics Development Support Project for Somalia…

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African Legal Support Facility holds Annual Meetings

The meetings were held virtually from 24-25 May 2021

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) (www.ALSF.int) has concluded virtual Annual Meetings of its management board and Governing Council during which the institution’s term was extended until 2036. The extension – for an additional 14 years beyond the original term date of 2022 – was based on the ALSF’s accomplishments,…

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African Development Bank, partners, host online workshop on enhancing water security in the Greater Horn of Africa

The virtual discussion, held on 15 December, was hosted by the Bank’s Water Development and Sanitation Department and the African Water Facility

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (https://bit.ly/3nDsT4E), a regional organization of Horn of Africa countries, held a webinar to discuss the pressures affecting water security in the Greater Horn of Africa and how the Bank can support regional member countries to better respond to…

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Somalia: African Development Bank grants of $25 million will bolster budget for COVID-19 responses

The funding comes under the umbrella of the Bank’s COVID-19 Response Facility

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Friday approved grants worth $25.1 million to Somalia to bolster the national budget for government efforts to mitigate national and regional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, comprised a $10.04 million grant from Pillar 1 of the Bank’s Transition Support Facility and a $15.06 million…

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African Development Fund approves $9.52 million to enhance coordinated COVID-19 response in East and Horn of Africa and the Comoros

The funds will be used to bolster health systems and disease surveillance, enhance infection prevention and control, and improve regional coordination

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) have approved grants totaling $9.52 million to strengthen responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in East Africa and the Horn, and in the Comoros. The grant, approved on 26 June, is part of the $10 billion COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility (CRF)…

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African Development Bank and development partners propel Somalia back from the brink

The Bank’s current portfolio in Somalia totals $298 million, covering operations in agriculture, water and sanitation, transport, social and energy, and multi-sectoral projects

In early 2020, Somalia, with support from the United Kingdom Government and the European Union, settled its arrears to the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), paving the way for the lifting of 30-year old sanctions imposed by the Bank and the resumption of full engagement with the fragile East African country.…

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Somalia: African Development Bank’s intervention helps to curb COVID-19 in vulnerable communities

African Development Bank-financed water supply and sanitation project came in handy as a critical control intervention

With 2.6 million internally displaced persons in Somalia, the outbreak of COVID-19 poses an additional challenge in an already fragile situation, leaving the population highly vulnerable. Thankfully, the African Development Bank-financed (www.AfDB.org) water supply and sanitation project came in handy as a critical control intervention, although COVID-19 was not anticipated…

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Kenya: €188m African Development Bank loan to boost COVID-19 response

The loan will extend additional resources to Kenya as the country takes steps to contain the spread of the pandemic and deal with its unprecedented impact

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) today approved an €188 million loan to support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the related economic, health and social impacts. The loan will extend additional resources to Kenya as the country takes…