African Development Bank (AfDB)

  • AfDB’s desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house

    January 3, 2019

    Nantale Abbey/ AfDB January 03, 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said a lack of energy remains as a significant impediment to Africa’s economic and social development. As a result the AfDB has embarked on a huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house titled “Desert to Power Initiative”. This solar project […]

  • Côte d’Ivoire: AfDB Lauds Africa’s Web-based Water Sector Monitoring and Reporting System

    October 10, 2016

    Aaron Kaah Yancho October 10, 2016 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has lauded the initiative by the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) to deploy web-based system to track and report on the implementation of global and regional commitments on water and sanitation in Africa. Mohammed El Azizi, Director of the Water and Sanitation department […]

  • Africa Water Week: Panel Urges Increased Transparency in Water Resource Management in Africa

    July 22, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter July 22, 2016 CORRUPTION has been identified as one of the biggest problems that has affected the water sector not to function as expected on the African continent. The vice which according to Transparency International (TI) is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain is unfortunately very widespread taking many forms […]

  • CCDA-IV: AfDB launches €33million ClimDev Africa Special Fund

    October 11, 2014

    Kofi Adu Domfeh October 11, 2014 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a €33million Fund on the sidelines of the Fourth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) in Marrakesh, Morocco. The ClimDev Africa Special Fund is aimed at building regional capacities in climate information gathering and dissemination to overcome challenges posed […]

  • Malawi: Water User Associations (WUAs) Bear Fruits

    September 12, 2014

    George Mhango September 12, 2014 The Government of Malawi says the recently introduced Water User Associations (WUAs) in rural areas and market centres is bearing fruits. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB) Malawi office, previously, rural piped water supply schemes were managed by voluntary organizations, called Scheme Management Committees to strengthen the sustainability of […]

  • AfDB Launches E-Newsletter to Champion Water Issues

    September 12, 2014

    George Mhango September 12, 2014 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the inaugural RWSSI e-newsletter, which gives an overview of its recent activities in the rural water supply and sanitation sector under the bank’s Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS). In the e-newsletter, OWAS has defined three strategic pillars, aligned with the bank’s vision for […]

  • Ghana Remains Upbeat On Water and Sanitation MDG

    April 2, 2013

    George Mhango in Tunis April 02, 2013 Countries or government should be held accountable once they fail to provide water and sanitation services and resources to the masses. This is according to some of the delegates that attended the launch of the Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) for the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) […]