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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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    • The African Development Fund is working to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists in Ethiopia’s drylands
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Ethiopia: African Development Fund Approves $13.95 Million Grant for Borana Resilient Water Development for Improved Livelihoods Program

The Borana Resilient Water Development for Improved Livelihoods Program will enhance access to climate-resilient, gender-sensitive integrated and sustainable water and sanitation services

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a $13.95 million grant to the Government of Ethiopia to implement the first phase of a livelihood improvement project for pastoralist communities in Ethiopia’s drylands. The Borana Resilient Water Development for Improved Livelihoods Program will enhance access to climate-resilient,…

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Eswatini: African Development Bank satisfied with portfolio implementation progress at mid-term of Country Strategy Paper

The Country Strategy Paper cites 11 projects that are to be approved during the remainder of the CSP period, 2022-2024

Meeting on Tuesday, 18 October 2022, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org/) approved the mid-term report of the implementation of the Bank’s 2020-2024 Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Eswatini and the 2022 country portfolio performance.   The review assessed the extent to which the objectives…

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    • African Development Bank Director General for Central Africa, Serge N'Guessan (left), and Cameroon's Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousman Mey, shake hands at the loan signing ceremony
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Cameroon: New African Development Bank Funds to Develop the Port Sector and Sustainable Urban Sanitation

The African Development Bank's Director General for Central Africa, Serge N'Guessan, and Alamine Ousman Mey, Cameroon's Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development signed the loan agreements for both projects

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has provided new funding for two ongoing major projects in Cameroon: the Develop Access Roads to the Industrial and Port Area of Kribi Project (PARZIK) (https://bit.ly/3E0Ijex) and the Yaoundé City Sustainable Enhanced Drainage and Sanitation Project (PCADY) (https://bit.ly/3E0Is1z). The African Development Bank's Director General…

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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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Ethiopia: African Development Bank signs $830,000 grant agreement to improve climate resilience for communities and ecosystems

The grant will contribute to the development of a climate-aligned water resources development plan and investment strategy for the Ziway-Shalla sub-Basin in Ethiopia’s central rift valley

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed an $830,000 technical assistance grant agreement for Ethiopia. The funds will help mainstream climate risk management, gender and resilience into economic planning and development in the country’s Ziway-Shallah sub-Basin. The signing took place on Thursday 26 May during the African Development Bank Group’s…

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Liberia: African Development Bank extends $10 Million Grant to Enhance Climate Information Systems

The funding will strengthen the country’s capacity to produce tailored, sector-specific climate information services for the benefit of the most vulnerable

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a $10 million grant from the Green Climate Fund, for which the Bank is the accredited agency, to improve Liberia’s early warning weather systems. The project will also receive $431,969 from the Bank’s ClimDev Africa Special Fund and…

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African Development Bank Board approves new Water Strategy for 2021-2025

The five-year Strategy aims to increase water security and foster sustainable, green and inclusive growth and development in Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a new Water Strategy for 2021-2025: “Towards a Water-Secure Africa.” The five-year strategy, approved on 17 November 2021, aims to increase water security in Africa, and to foster its sustainable, green and inclusive socio-economic growth and development. “This…

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Multinational: African Development Bank approves $86.72 million loan to boost water security and socio-economic development in South Africa and Lesotho

The multi-phase project will provide water to the Gauteng region of South Africa and generate hydroelectricity for Lesotho

The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB.org) Board of Directors has approved a loan of $86.72 million to co-finance the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The multi-phase project will provide water to the Gauteng region of South Africa and generate hydroelectricity for Lesotho. The project entails harnessing the…

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After years of witnessing fights over water, a family’s life is transformed in a refugee camp in Zimbabwe

New high-capacity boles and an irrigation system were installed with funding from the African Development Bank

For years, Josephine Mbayo watched as fights broke out in her community over water. “There was only one hand pump for all the sections that everyone queued at to get water from as early as 4am,” says the 48-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who lives in the…