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Desert to Power initiative a step closer to lighting up the Sahel

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved an investment of $150 million in to the African Development Bank Desert to Power G5 Financing Facility. The initiative is expected to lead to substantial CO2 emission reductions.
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Off-grid solar access solutions for Africa identified in report

A new European Investment Bank and International Solar Alliance study outlines key affordability and investment issues holding back off-grid solar investment. The analysis identifies solutions to transform clean energy and how these could potentially unlock energy access for 120 million households.

AfDB approves grant to kick start Desert to Power programme in Africa

The African Development Bank, through its Desert to Power initiative and a $6 million grant, is expected to transform the Sahel by tapping into the region’s abundant solar potential.
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AfDB country gender profiles highlight prevalence of stereotypes

African women are still disproportionately affected by poverty and the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating gender equalities, according to new country gender profiles developed by the African Development Bank.
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Solar projects earmarked to support N’Djamena surrounds in Chad

Two solar power initiatives are set to power up Chad, where as little as 6.4% of the population has access to reliable electricity.
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Tender: 32MW solar project subcontractors in Chad

A tender seeking an engineering company marks the first phase of a 60MW solar power scheme 30km north of Chad's capital city. Deadline 31 July.
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IDA finances regional interconnection project in Central Africa

The World Bank has allocated $385 million to help increase access to energy and enable regional power interconnection and trade between Cameroon and Chad.

Chad: AfDB President pledges deeper cooperation for energy sector

The AfDB has pledged to deepen cooperation between his organisation and Chad, to help the central African nation meet critical development financing needs.
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Eleven Sahel countries to benefit from AfDB funding

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed to spending $12 billion over four years (2016-2020) in 11 Sahel countries, in bids to improve energy development on the continent. The countries include Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Eritrea,...

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