Africa Investments 

African Development Bank invests in pioneering SPARK+ Africa Fund to deliver clean cooking solutions

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $5 million investment in the SPARK+ Africa Fund to deliver clean cooking solutions to over two million households across Africa. The European Commission will contribute an additional €10 million. The Bank’s investment, which will come from its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), is expected to enable the participation of other interested investors. As an anchor investor, the Bank will channel first-loss equity from SEFA and the European Commission thematic blending facility. In addition to delivering clean cooking technologies, the…

Read More
Africa Investments 

Debt Management in the context of COVID-19

Save the date What: Webinar on transparency, accountability and reporting of debt in Africa Who: African Development Bank When: Thursday, 3 December 2020 Where: Virtual The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Government of Japan, is seeking to initiate a discussion on the challenges around debt management in Africa during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of identifying appropriate policy responses. The discussion will take the form of a series of webinars, with each edition dedicated to a specific theme that affects debt management, such as transparency;…

Read More
Africa Investments 

Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series – Episode 4: Financing the Fashion Industry

What:      Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series, Episode 4 Who:       Gender, Women & Civil Society Department in partnership with HEVA Fund When:      10 December 2020, 12.00 to 14.00 GMT Where:     Online via Zoom – Click here to register for free The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department of the African Development Bank Group, in collaboration with HEVA Fund, will on Thursday, 10 December 2020, host the fourth and final episode of this year’s Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series. Access to finance is vital for the fashion sector to develop its full potential and…

Read More
Africa Investments 

Global launch of the Africa Gender Index

The global launch of the Africa Gender Index report is a multi-stakeholder dialogue organized jointly by the African Development Bank Group, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and UN Women to present key findings from the report. The event will focus on the following areas: Presentation of the new edition of the Africa Gender Index and its findings. Dissemination of actionable policy recommendations to accelerate gender equality. Overview of the state of gender equality from various dimensions: economic, social and representation. Multi-stakeholder discussion on the state of gender equality…

Read More
Africa Investments 

Series of Webinars – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

What:  Series of Webinars – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Who: African Development Bank – Mozambique Country Office When:  From 30 November to 8 December Where:  Virtual sessions from Maputo, Mozambique This year, the 16 Days of Activism campaign will take the form of a series of reflections around gender-based violence (GBV), in a year in which all communities have felt the devastating health and socio-economics impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world retreated inside homes due to the lockdown measures, reports showed an alarming increase in…

Read More
Africa Investments 

Bénin : dans la Vallée de l’Ouémé, au sud-est du pays, la Banque africaine de développement accompagne la productivité et l’accroissement des…

Bénin : dans la Vallée de l’Ouémé, au sud-est du pays, la Banque africaine de développement accompagne la productivité et l’accroissement des filières agricoles porteuses (rapport) | African Development Bank – Building today, a better Africa tomorrow <!–African Development Bank Group Follow and like us:

Read More
Africa Investments 

More can be done to plan ahead and improve preparedness for flooding in West Africa, says Head of Climate Change and Green Growth

Early warning systems, contingency planning and local action can strengthen West Africa’s responses to increasingly frequent severe flooding, but more investment is needed in forecasting, panelists said in a recent webinar organized by the African Development Bank. “We need to explore new and innovative approaches to better forecast and communicate floods and early warning information,” said Anthony Nyong, the Bank’s Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, in his opening remarks for the webinar Flood Forecasting and Early Warning in West Africa: Gaps, Innovation, and Lessons Learned. In 2019 alone,…

Read More
Africa Investments 

Youssou N’Dour, Graca Machel, Akinwumi Adesina discuss building back better after COVID-19 at Civil Society Forum

Artists should be on the frontline of Africa’s development, given their pivotal role as communicators, Youssou N’Dour, musician, businessman and former Culture and Tourism Minister of Senegal, said at the opening of the 2020 African Development Bank Civil Society Forum. The two-day CSO Forum kicked off on Thursday under the theme “Engaging Civil Society in building back better after COVID-19”. The virtual event opened with remarks from senior Bank officials, including Wambui Gichuri, Acting Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Vanessa Moungar, Director for Gender, Women and Civil…

Read More
Africa Investments 

New African Development Bank-CIF-ENERGIA country briefs spur action towards gender inclusion in Africa’s energy sector

The African Development Bank, the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy have jointly launched country briefs offering new insight into gender and energy in Africa. The briefs, covering the East African states of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, also guide future gender-sensitive development sector projects to ensure men and women reap the benefits of energy interventions. The launch concluded the “Gender and Sustainable Energy Access in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda” virtual event, hosted by the Bank on 24 November 2020. The…

Read More
Africa Investments 

African Development Bank’s Civil Society Committee holds first virtual statutory meeting, announces new committee representatives

The African Development Bank has held the first virtual statutory meeting of the new African Development Bank-Civil Society Committee ahead of the Civil Society Forum to be held on 26-27 November 2020.  The committee, which met on Tuesday, aims to build stronger partnerships with the African civil society community by enhancing communications and raising awareness on the Bank’s work in their respective regions and sectors. Building on the positive results from the previous committee, the Bank’s Civil Society and Community Engagement Division, which serves as the committee’s secretariat, facilitated the…

Read More
RSS
Follow by Email