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One World Media Awards now open: the European Investment Bank shines a light on women who are changing the world

Awards now open for entries until 10 February 2022

Journalists and filmmakers from around the world invited to send their best stories focused on the global south; Women's solutions reporting award sponsored by the EIB (www.EIB.org); Awards now open for entries until 10 February 2022 For the second year, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is partnering with One World…

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EIB-supported gender lens investment fund Alitheia IDF announces final close at $100 million

The fund has a mandate to plug the over $42 billion investment gap between male and female entrepreneurs as a means of catalysing the economic power of African women

Largest gender-inclusive private equity fund in Africa; 2X Flagship fund applying the 2X Challenge criteria; Boosting diversity across Africa. The management of Alitheia IDF (AIF), Africa’s first women-led and women-focused private equity fund, has announced the final close of the $100 million fund with European Investment Bank (EIB) joining as the…

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President Nana Akufo-Addo unveils EUR 82.5 million Team Europe backing for Ghana’s COVID-19 national response plan during visit to European Investment Bank

The concessional Team Europe financing package comprises a EUR 75 million loan from the EIB and EUR 7.5 million European Commission grant

Ghana to benefit from largest EIB (www.EIB.org) support for COVID health investment in Africa, with EUR 75 million investment loan from the EIB, alongside EUR 7.5 million European Commission grant; Ghanaian and EIB leaders discuss strengthening health and economic resilience in Africa, local vaccine manufacturing and private sector support; EIB President…

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The Ecobank Group Secures €100 Million Credit Facility from European Investment Bank to Fund SMEs

The latest cooperation between Ecobank Group and the European Investment Bank to support private sector investment across Africa was formally agreed at the EU Delegation to Togo in Lomé

Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African banking group, has signed an agreement for a €100 million long-term credit facility over 9 years with the European Investment Bank (EIB) (www.EIB.org). The facility affirms joint Ecobank Group and EIB targeted support for business investment across Africa, with particular support for the sectors most…

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EIB study highlights impact of COVID on African banks and business financing and opportunities for climate finance and digital transformation

The Finance in Africa 2021 report surveyed 78 leading banks and financing institutions active across sub-Saharan Africa to examine the impact of the pandemic on banking and business lending

Survey of 78 banks confirms resilience of African finance to COVID challenges; Future business investment threatened by reduced demand and asset quality; African banks harnessing digital technology and scaling up green finance; 80% African banks consider climate risk for loans; 42% have staff focused on renewable energy financing Download the…

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European Investment Bank leverages EUR 95 million to finance Rwandan businesses, Partners Government of Rwanda to Finance National Health Referral Laboratory Project

Government of Rwanda and EIB conclude the last milestone for the financing of EUR 23 Million for National Health Referral Laboratory Project

Bank of Kigali and KCB Bank Rwanda to provide new credit lines for Rwandan companies as part of EIB’s (www.EIB.org) financing; First regional financing under EIB East Africa COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility; Minimum of 30% of financing to target female economic empowerment; Government of Rwanda and EIB conclude the last milestone…

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EUR 27 million Team Europe backing for Rwanda Biomedical Centre to strengthen pandemic resilience

First EIB health project in Rwanda and largest ever EIB health engagement in East Africa

National Health Laboratory investment to strengthen epidemic and pandemic preparedness by improving diagnosis, surveillance and research; Investment key Government of Rwanda COVID-19 National Response Plan priority; First EIB (www.EIB.org) health project in Rwanda and largest ever EIB health engagement in East Africa; EUR 22 million EIB loan combined with EUR…

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Hundreds of African financial professionals benefit from European Investment Bank banking and microfinance academy

2021 SME Banking and Microfinance Academy follows EIB training more than 40,000 finance professionals across Africa over past 7 years

Abidjan hosting the EIB’s (www.EIB.org) first banking best-practice engagement in West and Central Africa; Central Bank governors from West and Central Africa to highlight financial challenges; 2021 SME Banking and Microfinance Academy follows EIB training more than 40,000 finance professionals across Africa over past 7 years; Industry experts share experience…

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Thousands of Zambian smallholders to benefit from EUR 30 million (635m ZK) agriculture investment initiative launched by Zanaco and Team Europe

This represents the first targeted support for agriculture in Zambia by the European Investment Bank, the world’s largest international public bank

First targeted European Investment Bank (www.EIB.org) support for sustainable agriculture investment in Zambia; Initiative to increase access to finance, support job creation and enhance agricultural productivity; Impact strengthened by agriculture and financial best-practice technical assistance; Dedicated focus to increase access to finance by female smallholders. Smallholder farmers and rural cooperatives…

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COPEAM and the EIB launch a new edition of the “Reporting climate change” online training course open to African, Eastern European and Mediterranean journalists

Since 2020, this free professional online training course has been open to journalists from the Mediterranean partner countries

The European Investment Bank (EIB) (www.EIB.org/en/) and COPEAM (https://bit.ly/2YT0G2n) have joined forces to create an e-learning course to help journalists improve their reporting skills in the field of climate change. Since 2020, this free professional online training course has been open to journalists from the Mediterranean partner countries (https://bit.ly/3Eax7tb) and…