Tag Archives: African Development Bank (AfDB)

AfDB, ISA boost Africa’s solar development

In a major boost for its Light Up and Power Africa initiative, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has entered into partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to scale up solar energy in Africa. The bank and ISA will jointly support technical assistance and knowledge transfer for solar development and deployment in sunshine-rich African countries. Both parties will also develop ...

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AfDB plans boost in agric sector via contest in schools

As part of its goal to see a generational shift in agriculture on the continent, the African Development Bank has taken its ‘Farming is Cool’ initiative to school children in Nigeria. The Bank has also launched a Junior Art Contest in Nigeria to promote the potential of agriculture among secondary school children. Africa is hoping to feed itself and to ...

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AfDB hits 100% investment in renewable energy

The African Development Bank (AfDB) achieved a 100 per cent investment in renewable energy in 2017. According to the President of the bank, Akinwumi Adesina, it is a major landmark in the commitment to clean energy and efficiency. Power generation projects with a cumulative 1,400 megawatts exclusively from renewables were approved during the year, with plans to increase support for ...

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