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    • Merck Foundation CEO Senator Dr Rasha Kelej with The First Ladies of Africa during their MFFLI Committee Meeting (1)
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Rasha Kelej & African First Ladies called for 2024 action to Build Health capacity, Break Infertility Stigma & Support Girl Education during Merck Foundation First Ladies initiative - MFFLI in India

Merck Foundation has provided till today, more than 1700 scholarships to young doctors from 50 countries in 42 critical and underserved specialties

Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej and The First Ladies of Botswana, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo conducted MFFLI committee in India on 2nd day of 10th Merck Foundation Africa…

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Burundi laboratories gain international recognition

Improved quality is a promise of greater market access for Burundi’s export products

In an historic achievement for Burundi’s Quality Infrastructure System, the Laboratory for Soil Analysis and Food Products (LASPA) of the Institute of Agriculture Science of Burundi (ISABU) and the Chemistry Laboratory of Burundi Bureau of Standards and Quality Control (BBN) have been accredited on the first key parameters to comply with international standards. The…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Conducted Discussions for the First Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement with Burundi

Discussions covered recent macroeconomic and policy developments, program performance, and near-term prospects and policy plans

A stronger economic recovery is projected for 2024, with real GDP expanding by 4.3 percent driven by agricultural production, investment, and reforms; rebounding from the estimated 2.7 percent growth in 2023; Recently-adopted policy adjustment measures, including fiscal consolidation under the revised 2023/24 budget (July—June), monetary policy (MP) tightening, and foreign exchange…

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    • Beneficiaries and government and Bank officials help harvest maize produced by the Tsindinzara cooperative
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Burundian farmers celebrate great yields thanks to African Development Bank support

To strengthen Burundi’s food security and nutrition, the African Development Bank has set up the Burundian Agriculture and Livestock Value Chains Sustainable Development Support Project and the Emergency Agricultural Production Project in Burundi

Burundian farmers told visiting government officials and African Development representatives that they are delighted with the year’s great yields thanks to the hybrid, climate-resilient seeds and multi -strand support that has been provided by the Bank. Several cooperative members expressed their satisfaction. Marie-Thérèse Nahabaganwa, chair of the Tsindinzara (Combating Hunger…

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    • Participant Dieudonné Sakubu, Controller of Expenditure Commitments at the Vice-Presidency of the Republic of Burundi at the Prime Minister's Office and at the Independent National Electoral Commission
    • A number of Burundian managers benefited from this training supported by the African Development Bank through its Project to Support the Improvement of Resource Mobilization and the Business Climate
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Burundi: African Development Bank helps train managers on programme-budget implementation in public administration

Training also covered the identification of public-private partnership projects, pre-assessments and contract negotiations

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has supported the capacity building of about 50 managers from Burundi's public administration to consolidate implementation of the programme budget currently under deployment. The training sessions, which ran from 22 November to 23 December 2023, covered the preparation of work plans and the annual budget,…

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    • The Bank Group’s Strategy for Quality Health Infrastructure 2020-2030 was presented to health actors in Burundi (1)
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Burundi: African Development Bank presents health infrastructure strategy for Africa

The African Development Bank Group’s Strategy for Quality Health Infrastructure in Africa 2020-2030 aims to develop the infrastructure needed for high-quality care for people in Africa, thus limiting the need for medical evacuations

The Burundian Minister of Public Health and AIDS Prevention and the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) office in Burundi met in Bujumbura on 27 October with managers of health infrastructure and sectoral partners in the country to work on the Bank Group’s Strategy for Quality Health Infrastructure in Africa 2020-2030. “The…

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    • The Bank's support will enable 651 kilometers of rail to be laid between Tanzania and Burundi, promoting cross border travel and regional integration
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African Development Bank approves $696.41 million of financing for Burundi and Tanzania to build 650 kilometers of rail infrastructure to develop the Central Corridor network

The Bank Group will provide $98.62 million to Burundi in the form of grants and $597.79 million to Tanzania in the form of loans and guarantees

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved various financing structures valued at $696.41 million for Burundi and Tanzania to start Phase II of the Joint Tanzania-Burundi-DR Congo Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Project. The Bank Group's financing is intended to construct 651 kilometers on the…

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    • Pascal Yembiline (far right), the Bank Group’s Country Manager for Burundi, and Hendrina Chalwe Doroba (far left), the African Development Bank's Education and Skills Development Division Manager for East Africa, at the launch of the Agropastoral Entrepreneurship and Professional Development Project for Youth and Women in Burundi
    • Burundi: Construction begins on agri-food training centre, with funding by African Development Bank
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Burundi: Construction begins on agri-food training centre, with funding by African Development Bank

The centre will be built on a 156-hectare area of land, of which around 142 hectares will be set aside for agropastoral production

On 26 October 2023 in Gitega, the East African Community, the Burundian government and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Country Office in Burundi officially launched the Agropastoral Entrepreneurship and Professional Development Project for Youth and Women. The initiative will involve the construction of a regional polytechnic and vocational training centre…

Source: Amnesty International |

Burundi: Landmark law on gender-based violence must be strengthened to meet regional and international standards

Inconsistencies between the GBV law and the 2017 Penal Code create uncertainty on which provisions judges should apply

Burundi’s National Assembly should address significant shortcomings in the landmark 2016 law against gender-based violence (GBV) and inconsistencies in other relevant legislation to ensure effective prevention, protection and justice for survivors, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing. “While Burundi’s 2016 GBV law was a milestone achievement, it falls short…

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Shri Upender Singh Rawat concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Burundi

He is expected to take up the assignment shortly

Shri Upender Singh Rawat (IFS:1998), presently High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Uganda, has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Burundi, with residence in Kampala. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.