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Tanzania: African Development Bank approves $120 million loan to build Malagarasi Hydropower Project

The hydropower plant’s expected average annual output of 181 GWh will meet the electricity needs of as many as 133,649 Kigoma households

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) have approved a $120 million loan to fund the construction of a 50 MW hydropower plant in Western Tanzania that will provide reliable renewable energy to households, schools, clinics and small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kigoma Region. The Malagarasi…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

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

Harness civil society’s “incredible potential to accelerate social change at scale” - Graça Machel; “Africa’s time is now. This should not only be words or prayers. It is within reach. I’m sure (the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/)) will be able to meet this challenge” - Youssou N’Dour; “We will work…

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

The Bank named 11 civil society representatives from across the continent to the committee

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) 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…

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First Lady during her cycling tour to STOP GBV and marked the International day of ‘Elimination of violence against Women and Girls’ through the Poster Contest

Merck Foundation and Botswana First Lady marks International Day of ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’ by starting Poster Contest to STOP GBV

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany, marks  the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with the announcement of “Stop GBV” Poster Contest in partnership with H.E Mrs. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of Botswana and Ambassador of Merck More Than A Mother, with…

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African Network for Women in Infrastructure (ANWIN) holds its Inaugural High-level Steering Committee Meeting

ANWIN’s major areas of engagement include political steering and advocacy, technical support, and advisory services, as well as knowledge exchange and capacity building

The African Network for Women in Infrastructure (ANWIN) High-level Steering Committee members, including ANWIN’s founding members, meet virtually for the first ordinary session. In her opening remarks, H.E. Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union, indicates Africa must ensure that women are well represented in…

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AWIEF2020 Virtual Conference adds Prestigious Keynote Speakers

This year the conference is themed ‘Reimagining Business and Rebuilding Better’ and will be held on 2-3 December 2020

With the focus on rebuilding economies in Africa post-Covid, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) has added highly prestigious keynote speakers to its programme for its annual conference which is online this year. These include the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretary General, Wamkele Mene, the…

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Africa Industrialisation Day: African Development Bank calls for Faster Industrialisation of African Economies

The African Development Bank counts Industrializing Africa as one of its High-5 key strategic aims, critical for the transformation of African economies

At the forefront of promoting smart industrial policies and mobilising infrastructure development funding for Africa, the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) on Africa Industrialization Day 2020, urges the continent to accelerate industrialization for the transformation of African economies. The African Development Bank counts Industrializing Africa as one of its High-5 key…

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African Development Bank’s investments are transforming the continent, unlocking economic potential, and spurring development - 2020 Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER) report

20.3 million people are benefiting from improvements in agriculture (47% women); 3,919 km of feeder roads rehabilitated or built

From agro-processing initiatives to energy, transportation and water and sanitation services, transformative investments by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) are paving the way to unlock Africa’s economic potential, according to the 2020 Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER) (https://bit.ly/3pLL75t), released on Friday. The report, which analysed the Bank’s contribution to Africa’s…

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APO Group Announces finalists for the 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award

The winner will be bestowed with a USD2,500 cash prize, and online courses from one of the most respected international universities

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, have shortlisted five journalists to win the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020. The award recognizes, celebrates, and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.    The judging panel for the APO Group African…

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Sudan: $28.233 million in African Development Fund Grants to bolster response to COVID-19

The grants are being provided under the African Development Bank’s COVID-19 Response Facility

The Board of the African Development Fund on Wednesday approved grants worth $28.233 million to Sudan to shore up the country’s health system to effectively respond and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its social and economic impacts and build resilience to future pandemics, including climate-induced outbreaks.  The funding will take…