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03 Dec 2015 description

Stronger partnerships, sound national policies, more funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation, research, community involvement and sensitization are key to realizing the goals of the Great Green Wall initiative in Africa.

The initiative, a pan-African proposal to “green” the continent from West to East intends to fight desertification. The project, which began five years ago, aims to tackle poverty and degradation of soils in the Sahel-Saharan region, on the 8,000-kilometre-long strip of land stretching from Dakar to Djibouti.

15 Jul 2015 description

Achevé d’être construit, le barrage de Saday, à Djibouti, a fait l’objet d’une cérémonie de réception provisoire, le 18 juin 2015, en présence des représentants de la Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE), engagée dans ce projet dans le cadre d’un projet d’appui à la mobilisation des eaux à usage domestique et agricole en milieu rural.

Ce barrage d’épandage et de recharge de grande capacité, conçu pour retenir les eaux de surface, constitue une expérience pilote et promet des impacts importants aux plans socio-économiques.

26 Nov 2014 description

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $133-million program that will help countries in the Horn of Africa region break free from cycles of drought and famine.

This second AfDB Group Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program in the region will help Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan to increase the income of agro-pastoralists through improved livestock production and related services (animal production and health, rangeland management, marketing, etc.) and the development of irrigation schemes.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

16 Jul 2014 description

Introduction

  1. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) was launched in 2003 with the strategic goal of achieving full access to safe, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation for rural areas in Africa by 2025. The RWSSI targets for 2015 are aligned with the MDG targets of 70% and 62% access to water supply and sanitation, respectively. This report updates stake holders on the progress made in 2013.

Financial Status

20 Feb 2014 description

La Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE) a participé, le 29 janvier 2014, à la cérémonie de lancement des travaux de construction d’infrastructures destinées à mobiliser de l’eau à des fins domestique et agricole à Saday. Au terme du projet, plus de 100 000 personnes auront ainsi un meilleur accès aux ressources en eau.

Outre son soutien technique, la FAE avait accordé, en janvier 2008, un don de 2 millions d’euros au gouvernement de la République de Djibouti pour soutenir ce projet.

25 Feb 2013 description

The workshop on the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa (HoA) commenced on Friday, February 22 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop, which runs to February 24, was jointly organized by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

31 Jan 2013 description

The priority areas emanating from the study and selected by the Bank for intervention include: (i) Water Resources Infrastructure, (ii) Livestock Infrastructure, (iii) Markets and Marketing of livestock and livestock products, (iv) Capacity Building and (vi) Conflict Resolution and Peace Building.

20 Dec 2012 description

The Board of Directors of the African Development Group, approved a project in the amount of USD 125 million for the first phase of the drought resilience project and provision of long-lasting means of subsistence to populations in the Horn of Africa.

Three countries, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya as well as the Igad secretariat are concerned by the first phase of this regional project funded way of loans and grants provided by the African Development Fund (ADF) beginning 2013.

31 Oct 2012 description

I. Introduction

  1. The Program of Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods of Horn of Africa (DRSL-HoA) global objective is to contribute to poverty reduction, food security and economic development growth through income generation activities in rural areas. For medium and long term, the program will focus on improvement of livelihood conditions and development of pastoral systems.

  2. The present summary is composed by the following chapters :

  • Justification of the program

28 Aug 2012 description

Food security remains an important development issue for Africa, with many countries facing high food costs and periodic food shortages due to climate change, humanitarian crises, conflict, displaced populations, poor agricultural practices and a high dependency on imported food stuffs. For this reason, food security remains a top priority on the continent’s development agenda, as outlined in the quarterly Africa Food Security Brief published recently by the Chief Economist Complex of the African Development Bank.

16 May 2012 description

An African Development Bank (AfDB) mission is currently in Khartoum, Sudan, working with Government authorities and other stakeholders to develop a program intended to build resilience to droughts and provide sustainable livelihoods in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHOA). The mission is headed by AfDB livestock specialist, Umar Lawal, together with Abdul B. Kamara, AfDB’s Resident Representative for Sudan, and various experts from the AfDB and from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

17 Nov 2011 description

More and more Africans are growing old but face uncertain future, reports AfDB

Africa’s population is ageing, just like in the rest of the world, but the continent’s governments are badly equipped to handle the growing number of older people.

That’s the main conclusion of a new report from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The percentage of people aged over 65 in Africa has grown to 3.6 percent in 2010 from 3.3 percent in 2000.

11 May 2009 description
  1. As the largest and most active international financial institutions (IFIs) and development finance institutions (DFIs) investing, lending, and providing advisory services in Africa(1), the African Development Bank Group, the Agence Française de Développement Group, the European Investment Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, German Financial Cooperation (through KfW), the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, and the World Bank Group, are launching a Joint IFI/DFI Action Plan to respond to the Financial Crisis in Africa coordinated through the African Financing …
06 Apr 2009 description

By: Felix Njoku

Tunis, 6 April 2009-The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved emergency humanitarian assistance grants of US$ 500,000 each to Djibouti, Mozambique, Togo and Zambia, to enable the countries provide immediate relief to victims of recent natural disasters such as floods and drought.

Djibouti will use the assistance to provide food and other support to 55,000 drought victims in five districts (Arta, Ali Sabieh, Dikhil, Tadjourah and Obock.) as well as 6,000 people at the country's Ali Addeh refugee camp.

The grant will be used …