Posts Tagged “AfDB”

Scatec Solar’s 100MW Nigeria PV project nets financing from new investors

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Scatec Solar’s 100MW Nigeria PV project nets financing from new investors

Decemeber 19, 2016 By Danielle Ola Originally published on PV-Tech Norwegian solar developer Scatec solar has secured investment for its 100MW Nova Scotia solar PV plant in Dutse, in the Northern Nigerian state of Jigawa. Funding has come from equity investors Africa50, a local infrastructure fund sponsored by the AfDB, and Norfund, Norway’s development bank,…

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West Africa opens clean energy competition

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West Africa opens clean energy competition

October 31, 2016 by Editor Originally published on ESI Africa The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) launches its third annual West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF-3) business competition. PFAN is a multilateral public private partnership, initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The institution has…

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World leaders, private sector endorse AfDB’s “New Deal on Energy”

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World leaders, private sector endorse AfDB’s “New Deal on Energy”

May 26, 2016 by AfDB Originally published on AfDB. Influential world leaders and senior business executives have endorsed President Akinwumi Adesina’s “New Deal on Energy”, a vehicle through which the African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest in delivering electricity for all Africans, by 2025. These included Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Horst…

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Prioritize Development Above Climate Change, Osinbajo Tasks African Leaders

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Prioritize Development Above Climate Change, Osinbajo Tasks African Leaders

May 24, 2016 by Laolu Akande Originally published on Daily Post. African leaders would give priority to urgent matters of development including the use of fossil fuels and coal to generate power, while also attending to important issues around Climate Change. This disclosure was expressed today by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at the ongoing African…

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Energy, job creation, climate change top agenda of AFDB Annual Meeting

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Energy, job creation, climate change top agenda of AFDB Annual Meeting

May 23, 2016 by Chinedum Uwaegbulam Originally published on The Guardian. About 54 finance or economy ministers from member countries of the African Development Bank group will today (Monday) begin talks in Lusaka, Zambia to review its 2015 operations report, unveil new strategies, and programme to create 25 million jobs for young people over the next…

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Board approves AfDB Group’s Strategy for the New Deal on Energy for Africa 2016–2025

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Board approves AfDB Group’s Strategy for the New Deal on Energy for Africa 2016–2025

May 21, 2016 by AfDB Originally published on AfDB. A significant step for Africa’s transformation The Executive Boards of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) took a significant step towards Africa’s economic transformation in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, with the approval of the Bank Group’s 2016–2025 Strategy for the New Deal…

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