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AfDB Board approves US $123.77 million for Angola Urban Water Project

The Board of Directors of the African DevelopmentBank Group (AfDB) on April 1, 2015 approved a US$123.77-million loan to the Republic of Angola to fi nancethe country’s Institutional and Sustainability Support toUrban Water Supply and Sanitation Service DeliveryProject.

The project aims to improve water sector governance,strengthen institutional capacity and effi ciency in the waterand sanitation sector institutions at central and provinciallevel, and improve access to sustainable water supply andsanitation services.

Seychelles: AfDB Approves US$ 26 million for Mahe Water Project

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) hasallocated a loan and a grant amounting to US$ 25.995million dollars to fi nance a water project in Mahe in theSeychelles.

The Mahe Sustainable Water Augmentation Project(MSWAP) approved by the AfDB Board on 1 April 2015,in Abidjan, seeks to promote the country’s economicdevelopment by improving water supply capacity andresilience against climate change.

Akinwumi Adesina of Nigeria elected 8th President of the AfDB

Akinwumi AdesinaAkinwumi Adesina was elected asthe 8th President of the AfricanDevelopment Bank on Thursday,May 28.

A Nigerian citizen, Adesina is currentlyserving as Nigeria’s Minister ofAgriculture and Rural Development.He succeeds Donald Kaberuka, whosesecond term as President of the Bankends in August.

His name was announced by Albert Toikeusse Mabri,Minister of Planning and Development for Côte d’Ivoire,and current Chairman of the Board of Governors of theAfrican Development Bank.

Launch of the African Development Bank/World Bank Joint Post-Ebola Economic Recovery Program

African Development BankThe joint AfDB-World Bank Group post-Ebola recovery program for the Mano River Union aims to build stronger and more resilient institutional and economic infrastructures. These should be capable of withstanding future shocks from epidemics and other non-health related crises. A critical element of this program is that it reduces the risk of easy roll back of hard won peace dividends by addressing fragility and potential spillovers.

More than 10 thousand people have been killed across West Africa. The epidemic spread through Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone - (core Mano River Union.

Global Environment Facility (GEF) supports climate resilience in Uganda

The African Development Bank Board approved an additional fi nancing of US $8.37 million (on March 4, 2015 from the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)[1] for the Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (WSSP), already fi nanced by the Bank. The GEF fi nancing will increase the resilience of the natural environment and the physical infrastructure of vulnerable drought and fl ood prone districts in Eastern Uganda.

The programme is designed to build resilience in the face of a changing climate and adverse weather conditions, in particular increasingly frequent fl ooding conditions, thereby enhancing economic, social and climate resilience. The project will strengthen water and sanitation infrastructure – the development of which is indispensable for consolidating sustained and diversifi ed growth in the region – and will mainly focus on rural and peri-urban water development support.




Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2