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Zambia: African Development Bank and partners improving sanitation for Lusaka’s low-income suburbs

The project is being executed under the Lusaka Sanitation Master Plan which aims to provide citywide sanitation services by 2035

“Sometimes, it looks to me like surgery in the belly of an ancient beast,” says Herbert Chinokoro, senior water and sanitation engineer at the African Development Bank’s Country Office in Lusaka, Zambia. He is describing the scene along the streets of the capital, Lusaka, where earthmovers and excavators were digging…

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Getting women in the driver’s seat of Africa’s agribusiness revolution (by Mariam Yinusa and Edward Mabaya)

More African female agripreneurs must be supported to grow and progressively transition into the business segments of agricultural value chains which are most profitable

by Mariam Yinusa and Edward Mabaya Monica Musonda, CEO of Zambian food processing company Java Foods (https://Java-Foods.com/),  certainly faced hurdles in her rise to the top, but she overcame them. “Although the barriers to entry for women can be frustrating, they are often basic and relatively easy to resolve,” she said,…

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African Development Bank Funds Angola Initiative to Improve Business Environment and Diversify Exports

With regional integration, countries such as Angola have the opportunity to buttress trade with its neighbours, hence realizing the structural transformation that is needed to step up to the global stage

The Angolan Government has launched a study funded by the Bank through the KOAFEC trust fund to support the improvement of export diversification and the business environment. The launch event was attended by the Bank’s director for regional development and regional integration, Moono Mupotola, the Bank’s country manager for Angola,…

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UN General Assembly 2019: Scaling Up Nutrition Lead Group meets to chart way forward

The meeting of the group’s leaders took place at the UNICEF headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly

“Energy, passion and a lot of young people who care about nutrition” will underpin the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement’s newest phase, alongside stronger private sector engagement, members of the Lead Group heard on Tuesday. The meeting of the group’s leaders took place at the UNICEF headquarters in New York…

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Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7): PM Shinzo Abe says Japan will help double Africa’s rice production by 2030

“We must end hunger in Africa. Yes, we must! Hunger diminishes our humanity” - Adesina urges

The Sasakawa Association will work with the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), to help double rice production to 50 million tonnes by 2030.  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement at the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) symposium held on Wednesday during TICAD7. “Japanese technology can play a key role…

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The African Development Fund improving and impacting lives of millions in Africa

In 38 of the continent’s neediest countries, the Fund is creating linkages to promote regional integration, commercial exchanges and enhancing food security

Established to provide concessional buffer to needy economies on the continent, the African Development Fund (ADF), is not only facilitating rapid rollout of development projects, but its investments continue to transform and sustain lives, beneficiaries say. In 38 of the continent’s neediest countries, the Fund is creating linkages to promote…

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Global partners announce $61.8 million allocation to boost African Development Bank initiative for women entrepreneurs

“This substantial support from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, We-Fi, will help us scale up our actions and achieve greater results for women entrepreneurs across the continent” - Vanessa Moung

The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/en/) Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) (https://bit.ly/2Q1fF1L) program. We-Fi (https://We-Fi.org/) is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and…

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Malawi: African Development Bank boosts cyclone response with emergency relief package and measures to combat climate change

The Bank’s Climate Fund will also release $150,000.00 to Malawi to enable authorities to assist communities and internally displaced persons impacted by the cyclone

Malawi’s recovery and reconstruction plans in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai has received a boost from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), which is supporting the country with an emergency relief package and measures to combat the effect of climate change in the Southern African region. Mateus Magala, the Bank’s Vice…

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Women Must Redesign the table, and not just expect to be at the table, says Ģraça Machel

Graca Machel spoke during the 22nd Eminent Speakers’ Lecture of the African Development Institute held at the Babacar N’diaye Auditorium in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Dame Graça Machel, one of Africa’s foremost advocates for the rights of women and children, has called on African women and policy makers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent’s business and economic, political and policy space. “Africa’s socio-economic transformation will only be realized once we…

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Agri-tech can turn African Savannah into global food basket – African Development Bank

The African Development Bank has determined that the African Savannah can support the production of maize, soybean, and livestock, and transform the continent into a net exporter of these commodities

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is championing a new regional and global effort to transform the African Savannah from a “Sleeping Giant” to the cradle of the continent’s green revolution. “This sleeping giant needs to wake up,” the Bank’s Vice-President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Jennifer Blanke, told an audience…