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18 Oct 2018 description

The African Development Bank recently convened a meeting of experts and stakeholders in the agricultural sector to design integrated pest and disease management mechanisms for controlling the spread of the Fall Army Worm in East Africa.

The Fall Army Worm or Spodoptera frugiperda is an invasive insect threatening food supplies and incomes of millions of African smallholder farmers. The multi-stakeholder, regional action plans to stop the menace of the worm in Africa falls under the Bank’s Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) agenda.

27 Apr 2018 description

The African Development Bank’s Deputy Director General for East Africa, Nnenna Nwabufo, represented the institution at the launch of the Say No to Famine – Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP) for Somalia.

21 Nov 2017 description

A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda. The initiative is part of a broad coalition to boost collaboration between the two institutions in agriculture, water and sanitation. The combined active portfolio of both institutions in these sectors in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda is worth US$1 billion, with several projects in the pipelines to expand their support.

07 Nov 2017 description

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the Bank’s Somalia Country Brief 2017-2020, under which the Bank will help restore the country’s critical infrastructure and build capable institutions.

01 Aug 2017 description
  • Somalia grant of US$ 34.8 million set to benefit 804,000 individuals

  • South Sudan grant of US$ 43.8 million set to benefit 300,000 individuals

  • Pastoralists and agro-pastoralist households among the target beneficiaries; Women, children, elderly and disabled to be prioritized

17 Jun 2017 description

Ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa.

02 Jun 2017 description

On 25 May 2017, during the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) organised a meeting with donors and friends of Somalia on “Financing the Infrastructure Pillar of Somalia’s National Development Plan (NDP) 2017-19.”

14 Mar 2017 description

The African Water Facility (AWF) held on February 21, 2017 a launching ceremony and workshop to officially kick-start the Water Resources Management and Investment Plan project for Somaliland. The AWF has provided a €3-million grant to support this project in the aim of building resilience to climate change and reducing water stress in Somaliland.

26 Oct 2016 description

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a framework document for the establishment of the AfDB Multi-Partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund.

24 Mar 2016 description


Somaliland is located in the Horn of Africa, with an area of 137,600 km2 with a population of about 3.85 million according to the Ministry of National Planning and Development (Somaliland in Figures, 2011). Somaliland is a majorly water scarce country with no perennial river flow making groundwater is the main source of water for the majority of the people in Somaliland.

12 Feb 2015 description

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has awarded US $1 million emergency relief assistance to Somalia where over one million people affected by drought and famine are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

19 Nov 2014 description

The African Water Facility (AWF) announced on Wednesday, November 19 that it has offered a €3-million grant to the Republic of Somalia to support a project designed to build resilience to climate change and reduce water stress in Somaliland. The project is expected to improve the management of water resources and attract investments to build water infrastructure and improve water services. Around 3.5 million rural and urban people stand to benefit from the project, as well as 2 million nomadic pastoralists.

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

20 Dec 2013 description

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors on 18 December 2013 in Tunis approved the Addendum to the Somalia Country Brief 2013-2015, granting Somalia exceptional eligibility to access Fragile States Facility (FSF) Supplemental Support (Pillar 1) and 50 percent of its African Development Fund (ADF) -12 Performance-Based Allocation (PBA) needed before the end of 2013.

Jointly with the Addendum, the Board also approved the utilization of the 50 percent ADF-12 PBA to finance the Somalia Economic and Governance Institutional Support Project amounting to US$ 3.8 million.

03 Sep 2013 description

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group, launcheda special high-level panel on fragile states in Monrovia on September 2,2013.

30 May 2013 description

Discussions on how to build draught resilience in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel were held on 28 May 2013 in Marrakech on the sidelines of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group which is funding the programme.

23 May 2013 description

Following the launch in March 2013 of Open Data Platforms in 30 African countries, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched additional data platforms in the following 10 African countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Mali, Madagascar, Niger, Somalia, Sudan. This brings to forty (40) the number of African countries already connected to the Open Data network.

23 May 2013 description

Suite au lancement en mars 2013 des plates-formes Open Data dans 30 pays africains, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) vient de lancer des plates-formes additionnelles Open Data pour les 10 pays africains suivants : Burkina Faso, Burundi, République centrafricaine, Tchad, Gabon, Mali, Madagascar, Niger, Somalie, Soudan. Cela porte à quarante (40) le nombre de pays africains déjà connectés au réseau Open Data.