African Development Bank joins Sanitation and Water for All’s global call to action for safe and accessible water amid COVID-19 pandemic
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) - a global partnership of governments, donors, civil society organizations and other development partners today launched an international campaign to expand access to water, sanitation and hygiene – a key part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
African Development Institute to hold webinar on agricultural policy responses to COVID-19 in Africa
What: Webinar on agricultural policy responses to COVID-19 in Africa When: 18 and 19 May 2020 Who: African Development Institute (ADI), African Development Bank Group, Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE), other partners
Zimbabwe: African Development Bank approves $13.7 million to strengthen health system, boost anti-COVID-19 efforts
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $13.7 million grant to finance the COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe. The funds will provide an immediate lifeline for targeted frontline responders and health personnel and boost the country’s Global Health Security Index in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
As COVID-19 takes jobs overnight, African Development Bank partners with ECOWAS Commission to share employment plan
The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), held a virtual stakeholder forum to outline the regional bloc’s human capital strategy. The forum, which rallied more than 100 stakeholders from across Africa on 30 April, has become imperative because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Les Delivery Units africains ont échangé, ce mercredi 6 mai, sur leurs expériences dans le contexte du Covid-19.
On Turkey-Africa Partnership panel, participants discuss trade and stimulus to cushion the economic fallout of COVID-19
African Development Bank Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Khaled Sherif said trade and stimulus were needed to cushion the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilience among African economies to future shocks.
South Sudan: “City of darkness” no longer, African Development Bank supported electricity project lights up capital
Araya Hizkias, the owner of a water bottling company in South Sudan’s capital Juba, used to rely on a diesel generator to keep his business going, which gobbled into his profits each month. But now a city-wide power grid is emerging for the first time, lighting up Juba and promoting security, and transforming lives and businesses.
Olive farmer Ahmed Hassani calls electricity his biggest ally in the field. Over the past few decades, Morocco has made great strides towards electrifying the entire country. Rural areas have seen coverage increase from 18% in the mid‑1990s to nearly 100% currently. Rural electrification has sparked new opportunities for communities across Morocco, making it possible for new schools, hospitals and shops to open – and paving the way for better living conditions for millions.
What: Launch of publication and policy platform on land reform Who: African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) When: Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 10.00 am Where: Digital on www.afdb.org
WHO: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), African Development Bank, African Union Commission (AUC). WHAT: Webinar to launch Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) report WHERE: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia WHEN: 22 May 2020; 13:00 (Addis Ababa time) The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC) will jointly host a webinar to launch the second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) on Friday, 22 May 2020.
Moving decisions from ‘authorities to the streets’ – Webinar explores how civil society can ensure accountability amid COVID-19
Billions of dollars have been allocated to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but how can we ensure that the funds are used in the most effective way, with the necessary accountability? This was one of the questions that emerged from a 14 May webinar hosted on by the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) and the African Development Bank’s Civil Society and Community Engagement Division. The session was one of a series of talks on the role of civil society in ensuring accountability amid the pandemic.