AfDB, Canada launch CAFC fund for climate change related projects

AFRICA – African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed an agreement with the Government of Canada to formalize the Canada–African Development Bank Climate Fund (CACF), a transformative special fund aimed at providing concessional loans to climate change-related projects with a strong gender-responsive component. The fund will be capitalized through a combination of a CAD 122.9 million (US$104.8 million) repayable contribution, aimed at providing concessional loans for both sovereign and non-sovereign operations plus a CAD 10 million (US$7.95m) grant contribution for complementary technical assistance. The African Development Bank will administer the fund.…

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