The African Development Bank joined a number of development leaders in calling for greater support of youth entrepreneurship during a virtual event organized by the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The webinar was timed to coincide with International Youth Day, which fell on Wednesday 12 August, 2020.
From a new digital marketplace to connect Africa’s creatives with global markets, to masterclasses to help designers share and learn, and webinars to inform and inspire: the African Development Bank’s flagship Fashionomics Africa initiative has taken great strides this year.
The website and mobile app were unveiled at the Global Gender Summit in Kigali in November, to help Africa’s fashion designers, textile and accessories entrepreneurs grow their businesses, with a focus on women and young people.
Le Projet d’amélioration de la gestion et de la valorisation des boues de vidange de Ziguinchor (PAGBZ), réalisé de 2013 à 2019, a favorisé l’accès aux services sécurisés d’assainissement aux populations des quartiers défavorisés de ce principal centre urbain situé au Sud-Ouest du Sénégal, à 455 km de Dakar.
Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a accordé, vendredi 24 juillet, à Abidjan, une aide de 60,32 millions d’euros (49,1 millions d’unités de compte) au Bénin, au Togo et à la Guinée destinée au financement du Programme multi-pays d’appui à la réponse à la pandémie de Covid-19 (PARCovid-19).
From Mozambique in the south to Morocco in the north, 20 million people in rural and urban areas of Africa have gained access to clean drinking water for the first time, thanks to African Development Bank projects.
The village of Tsakhuma in the Vhembe district of South Africa’s Limpopo region is proof positive that communities can find solutions to their problems. Like many rural areas in South Africa, Tsakhuma lacked access to water for bathing, cooking, washing and chores, and the burden of fetching water fell on its girls and women.
“There was a general water shortage all over Tsakhuma,” says villager Florence Negondeni. “We would sometimes go for weeks without access to water.”
Le Projet d’appui au développement intégré de la filière karité pour l’autonomisation économique des femmes (PADIFK), mis en œuvre entre 2016 et 2019 au Burkina Faso, a stimulé les exportations des produits du karité, selon un rapport de la Banque africaine de développement publié le 16 juillet.
Report recommends inclusive, broad-based and pro-poor policies to address inequality and reduce poverty rates
Impact of COVID-19 in South Africa projected to affect rest of Southern African economies
The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors on Friday approved a UA 38.15 million ($53.25 million) multi-country grant to The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the form of direct budget support to bolster efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the three West African countries.
The grant from the African Development Fund (ADF), aims to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone – known collectively as the GLS countries – by providing budget support to help fund each country’s COVID-19 crisis response.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Friday approved a $69 million grant to support Ghana’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its socio-economic impact on the nation.
The grant from the ADF, the concessional arm of the African Development Bank, will provide fiscal budget support to finance the government’s national COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, and Coronavirus Alleviation Program.