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19 Jan 2019 description

Locally grown rice and vegetables are flourishing in Mozambique’s Massangena district, a testament to the success of an agriculture and rural development project that has brought massive dividends to inhabitants of the traditional farming region, once seen as semi-arid.

27 Dec 2018 description

With more than 20,000 participants from over 190 countries, COP24 commenced in the hope that countries will create a rulebook that will turn the Paris climate agreement into reality and hold down rising temperature to well below 2 degrees. During the conference, countries focused on establishing rules, figuring out financing and devising ways to verify that nations are meeting their commitments. "we are in deep trouble with climate change," said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during his speech at the conference

20 Dec 2018 description

Approximately 64% of the African Continent is found within a transboundary river or lake basin, or sits on a transboundary aquifer, containing 805 freshwater resources. As climate change exacerbates challenges already inherent in Africa’s hydrological cycle, and affects different parts of a watershed differently, it is clear that there is a need to highlight the importance of transboundary perspectives in adaptation and decision-making, and support efforts to include these within states planning and actions, including finance activities.

20 Dec 2018 description

Lors du dernier jour de la Conférence des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (COP24), vendredi 14 décembre 2018, la Banque africaine de développement a organisé en son Pavillon une table ronde sur la gestion des risques liés aux émissions de dioxyde de carbone par les pays exploitant des combustibles fossiles.

19 Dec 2018 description

70% of the African population rely on land and agriculture for their livelihoods. Yet the land and water that farmers work on to produce crops, fish and livestock is at more risk from climate shocks than any other continent.

19 Dec 2018 description

Thanks to the combined actions of the African Development Bank, the Climate Investment Funds – for which the Bank is one of the implementing agencies – and other development partners, Mozambique, the third-ranked African country for exposure to climate hazards, has decisively embarked on the path towards a climate-change resilient future.

17 Dec 2018 description

The African Development Bank’s Board has approved additional funding support of €115 million to Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program, enabling 1.5 million people to access improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services.

The funding will cover strategic cities and address water and sanitation challenges in areas with a low access rate of 45% − a figure that is way below the national average of 85%.

16 Dec 2018 description

The African Development Bank has presented the impacts of climate change on water security on the African continent and the importance of investment in water and sanitation infrastructure.

At an event entitled ‘Advancing Urban Water Security under a Changing Climate’, organized during the United Nations Climate Summit – COP24 – in Katowice, Poland, the Bank highlighted the importance of water development and sanitation financing.

13 Dec 2018 description

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved €62.914 million to finance the provision of sustainable wastewater services through the ‘Nairobi Rivers Basin Rehabilitation and Restoration Program: Sewerage Improvement Project Phase II’.

The objective of the project is to improve access, quality, availability and sustainability of wastewater services in Nairobi City to help restore the Nairobi River Basin.

10 Dec 2018 description

En Afrique, où nombre de pays sont exposés aux risques de catastrophes naturelles provoquées par les changements climatiques, intégrer des stratégies globales de gestion de risques dans les processus de développement devient impératif. D’autant que les économies de nombreux pays africains reposent sur des secteurs sensibles au climat, tels que l'agriculture, les infrastructures, la foresterie, la pêche – entre autres.

07 Dec 2018 description

“When the story of northeast’s recovery is told, the work of the African Development Bank will occupy a well-merited and prominent chapter - Osinbajo

The African Development Bank and the Federal Government of Nigeria have launched the Inclusive Basic Service Delivery Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Programme ­ ̶ a US$258 million comprehensive multisectoral intervention aimed at bolstering rehabilitation efforts in north-eastern Nigeria.

05 Dec 2018 description

Objective: to contribute to a 40% reduction in stunting in African children aged under 5 by 2025

Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025.

22 Nov 2018 description

Located 350 kilometres north of Lomé, Sokodé, the second-largest city in Togo, was the epicentre of three cholera outbreaks in 2013. That same year, the African Development Bank made a €1.15 million grant to the city through the African Water Facility, to fund the "Toilets for All in Sokodé" project. There have been no outbreaks of cholera in Sokodé since then.

21 Nov 2018 description

As the African Development Bank joined the international community to observe World Toilet Day on November 19, the organization is putting considerable financial muscle into the global effort to improve toilets, and sanitation in general.

The Bank partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other multilateral development institutions in Beijing, 6-8 November in what was billed as the Reinvented Toilet Expo (RTE), a global search for more sanitary, healthier, and even lucrative solutions to the enduring challenge of human waste disposal.

20 Nov 2018 description

Deuxième plus grande ville du Togo, située à 350 kilomètres au nord de Lomé, Sokodé fut l’épicentre, en 2013, de trois flambées de choléra. La même année, la Banque africaine de développement accordait un don de 1,15 million d’euros à la municipalité à travers la Facilité africaine de l’eau, afin de financer le projet « Des toilettes pour tous à Sokodé ».

30 Oct 2018 description

The African Development Bank has approved the Africa Disaster Risks Financing (ADRiFi) Programme, the institution’s first climate risk management programme to boost resilience and response to climate shocks in regional member countries.

24 Oct 2018 description

Juba, South Sudan, 24 October 2018 – The Government of the Republic of South Sudan today welcomed a contribution of US$ 43.57 million from the African Development Bank for the implementation of the country’s Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP).

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.

17 Oct 2018 description

The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department (AHGC) hosted a two day workshop from 8-9 October 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’ivoire with a delegation from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This workshop was a promising first step to exchange knowledge, ideas and expertise on how to respond in a timely and judicious manner to the needs and priorities of the population – particularly women and girls – in transition countries in Africa.