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    • Peri-urban residents of Antananarivo in Madagascar collect water from one of the 400+ kiosks built as part of a program led by WSUP to strengthen the capacity of service providers and improve access to WASH for low-income communities | Photos: Rapiera Tsilavo / GETF
    • A student from Kitui West in Kenya washes his hands in a school with improved water access as part of the project executed by Amref Health Africa | Photos: Rooftop / GETF
    • A girl from Bambasi, collects water from a community water station built as part of a program executed to increase community resilience in the Woalita and South Omo zones of Southern Ethiopia, and implemented by iDE | Photos: Rooftop / GETF
    • Technicians of the JIRAMA water utility in Antananarivo, Madagascar, repair a distribution line as part of a WSUP-implemented project to improve water and sanitation services for low-income areas | Photos: Rapiera Tsilavo / GETF
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Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) Positively Impacting 6 million Lives Through Improved Clean Water Access, Sanitation Across Continent

Over 4,000 communities in 41 African Countries Now Receiving Benefit

Water security is critical to building resilient communities and economic empowerment across Africa. As part of its week-long celebration of World Water Day (March 22), The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) announced the achievement of the Replenish Africa Initiative’s (RAIN) current goal to improve access to clean water for 6 million people. …

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Severe Water Shortages in Somalia Leave 70% of Families Without Safe Drinking Water

Without immediate humanitarian assistance, the crisis is likely to peak in June with the number of children and adults in urgent need of support soaring to 5.9 million

Water sources in Somalia are drying up at a rapid rate as a looming drought intensifies, leaving 70 percent of families across the country without access to safe drinking water. Thousands of children are now reliant on emergency water trucking and unprotected wells or are forced to leave their homes…

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UN Sierra Leone and Ministry of Health recommit towards a more dynamic partnership

The UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2020-2023 fully aligns with the country’s Medium-Term National Development Plan 2019-2023

United Nations Resident Coordinator (RC) in Sierra Leone, Mr Babatunde Ahonsi and the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Austin Demby have underscored that the breadth and depth of the partnership between the UN system in Sierra Leone and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) is a reflection of…

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USD 35-billion per year is needed to tackle Africa’s water crisis; South African firm Khato Civils announces African expansion and calls for AfCFTA to be the catalyst to build Africa’s water infrastructure

It is expected to increase levels of intra-Africa trade by over 50 per cent by 2030

Words: Ladi Eguche & Fraser Mitchell. Graphics: Daniela Godard. Download document 1 - https://bit.ly/2OdOMLl Download document 2 - https://bit.ly/3v7NMcg Download document 3 - https://bit.ly/3ekxebi The United Nations (https://bit.ly/3sZ0Mz5) warns that the world could face a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply by 2030, with Africa – which already suffers from greater levels…

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Egypt: The African Development Bank signs agreements worth €109 million to transform sewage coverage in rural areas

The Integrated Rural Sanitation in Upper Egypt-Luxor project is set to boost sewage coverage in the region from 6% to 55%

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has signed financing agreements of €109 million with the Government of Egypt to improve sanitation infrastructure and services for rural communities in Luxor Governorate in Egypt’s Upper Nile region. The financing consists of a €108 million loan from the Bank, and a grant of…

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African Development Bank’s climate resilient project in Zambia wins water change maker award

The Climate Adaptation Summit Water ChangeMaker award celebrates and promotes teams and organizations in Africa shaping water decisions that build climate resilience in Africa

A climate resilient project in Zambia supported by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has won the Water ChangeMaker People’s Choice Award-Africa. The Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-basin Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (SCRiKA) (https://bit.ly/2YmLBmk) beat two other finalists identified by an expert jury to…

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Responding to Cyclone Gati in Puntland: Immediate assistance needed for prevention of waterborne diseases

WHO requires US$ 1.23 m to continue to implement a timely intervention to prevent deaths and help Somalia overcome the negative consequences of the cyclone

After Cyclone Gati struck Puntland State of Somalia on 22 November 2020, heavy rains and floods washed away homes, livestock, crops, and fishing boats. In its wake, the cyclone destroyed health facilities and safe sanitation systems in the area, leaving thousands of vulnerable people exposed without any shelter and livelihoods,…

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African Development Bank, partners, host online workshop on enhancing water security in the Greater Horn of Africa

The virtual discussion, held on 15 December, was hosted by the Bank’s Water Development and Sanitation Department and the African Water Facility

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (https://bit.ly/3nDsT4E), a regional organization of Horn of Africa countries, held a webinar to discuss the pressures affecting water security in the Greater Horn of Africa and how the Bank can support regional member countries to better respond to…

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South Sudan: For the people of Juba, an African Development Bank Group (AfDB) supported water project brings better health - and peace

Access to drinking water in South Sudan is a crucial issue for peacebuilding and dealing with community disputes that could undermine the country’s emergence from conflict and crisis

Farida, her school bag on her back and her face betraying a hint of a smile, sings softly on her way to school in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Along with thousands of other South Sudanese girls, Farida has been able to attend class thanks to a project that…

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More than 70 Regional Infrastructure Projects lined up for Second Phase of Program for Infrastructure Development Program (PIDA)

Energy, Transport, Trans-Boundary Water, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have been prioritized from a long list of over 240 projects

The Program for Infrastructure Development Program (PIDA) focal points drawn from African Union Member States, Regional Economic Communities, and continental institutions get together virtually for PIDA Continental Technical Validation Workshop. The workshop presented the process, outcome, and the draft priority list of projects for the second phase of the PIDA…