Africa Investments 

Forum d’Assouan II : les dirigeants africains identifient les défis sécuritaires et sanitaires en vue du relèvement économique et social du continent

La deuxième édition du Forum d’Assouan s’est ouverte lundi 1er mars au Caire sous la présidence du chef de l’État égyptien, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, sur le thème : « Façonner la nouvelle normalité de l’Afrique : récupérer plus fort, reconstruire en mieux ». La Banque africaine de développement est un partenaire stratégique du Forum, qui se déroule jusqu’au 5 mars. « L’année dernière, les défis imposés par la crise nous avaient amenés à redoubler d’efforts pour réaliser les objectifs de l’Agenda 2063 de l’Union africaine. La concrétisation de la ZLECAf…

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Information is power: data is key to closing gender gaps in energy access in Kenya

Gender-specific data, especially detailed information on how women and men use financial resources, is needed to improve interventions geared to closing the gender gap in energy access, the African Development Bank said during a recent webinar on strengthening gender mainstreaming in Kenya’s energy sector. The Bank has been engaging policy makers in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania through the release of a series of gender and energy country briefs. The briefs provide recommendations to government policymakers and other stakeholders to improve women’s ability to access clean energy solutions as well…

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Uganda: Push for women’s access to energy will boost economic participation and gender equality

Uganda is implementing initiatives to enhance women’s access to clean energy in the form of energy-efficient cooking stoves and home lighting solutions, which will accelerate progress toward gender equality and increase women’s participation in the economy. At a virtual workshop held on 23 February, Uganda’s Minister of State for Energy and Mineral Development Simon D’Ujanga said the ministry was pushing ahead with initiatives to expand women’s access to clean energy solutions and tackle gender violence. The event, organised by the African Development Bank, Climate Investments Fund, and the International Network…

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World Food Prize Laureates Open Letter: U.S. Leadership Needed to Help End World Hunger

February 23, 2021 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden Jr.President of the United States of AmericaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President, As World Food Prize Laureates from across the globe, we have dedicated decades to driving change in food systems, continuing the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Norman Borlaug. Some of us are American, some not, but we all recognize that at this time, leadership from the United States (U.S.) is pivotal to achieving the global goals on food. Even pre-COVID-19, hunger was on…

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Africa Investments 

Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development

What: Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development II Who:  Government of Egypt When: 1-5 March 2021           Where: Virtual – register here: https://aswanforum2.vfairs.com/en/registration Egypt will host the second edition of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development under the title Shaping Africa’s New Normal: Recovering Stronger, Rebuilding Better. The forum, which will be held under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will bring together leaders of government, regional and international organizations, financial institutions, the private sector, and civil society, as well as visionaries, scholars, key experts and practitioners. Against…

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Africa Investments 

Time for a digital scale-up in Africa to unlock the continent’s untapped creative economies, panelists say

Digital platforms in Africa should scale up to take advantage of the continent’s surging demand for creative content, said Africa Investment Forum Senior Director Chinelo Anohu, adding that the African Development Bank flagship entity is providing advisory services and investment support to creative players.  Anohu was speaking at a virtual “fireside chat” on Tuesday with Afreximbank President Benedict Oramah and Dean Garfield, Netflix’s Vice President of Public Policy. The Africa Soft Power Project organized the event, titled The New Face of African Collaboration. Omar Ben Yedder, Group Publisher & MD…

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Flick the switch for women in Rwanda’s power sector with financial support and training

Most women in Rwanda still depend on environmentally harmful and health-damaging firewood as a source of energy. Therefore, measures to improve access to clean and affordable energy are crucial and must be taken at the highest level, said Rwanda’s Minister for Gender and Family Promotion, Prof. Jeanette Bayisenge, at the online launch of the Rwanda segment of the African Development Bank’s new Gender and Energy Country Briefs. Women should be supported to join the energy sector in Rwanda by improving access to micro-finance and training to allow them to engage in…

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Dans le nord et le centre du Mali, un projet de la Banque africaine de développement redonne espoir à travers la réinsertion économique et sociale

C’est dans le sillage de l’Accord de paix signé en 2015 à Alger entre l’État malien et les groupes armés que le Projet d’appui à la réinsertion socio-économique des populations du nord du Mali (PARSEP-NM) a démarré en 2017 pour une durée initiale de quatre années (2017-2020). Le gouvernement malien avait alors obtenu de la Banque africaine de développement un don du Fonds africain de développement (FAD) et un autre don de la Facilité d’appui à la transition-FAT, un instrument financier dédié aux pays en difficulté- estimés à quelque 8,15…

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Mauritius: JICA provides $289 million support to fight COVID-19 under initiative with African Development Bank

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has extended an Official Development Assistance loan of up to 30 billion Japanese yen ($289 million) to support Mauritius’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild its economy. The loan, signed on 24 February, is a parallel co-financing agreement between JICA and the African Development Bank under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa (EPSA) joint initiative to spur private sector-led sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa. The co-financing arrangement will help the Mauritius government contain the pandemic, secure livelihoods, and boost the resilience…

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Centrafrique : la Banque africaine de développement accorde plus de 20 milliards CFA pour la modernisation de l’aéroport de Bangui et la sécurité…

La République centrafricaine et la Banque africaine de développement ont signé, lundi 22 février à Bangui, deux protocoles d’accord de dons pour financer la modernisation de l’aéroport de Bangui et lutter contre l’insécurité alimentaire dans deux préfectures du centre-nord du pays. Le ministre centrafricain de l’Économie, du Plan et de la Coopération, Félix Molou, et le responsable-pays de la Banque africaine de développement, Mamady Souaré, ont paraphé les protocoles, qui portent, d’une part, sur le Projet d’appui à la modernisation de l’aéroport international de Bangui-Mpoko, phase II (PAMAB II) et,…

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