Burundi - Ruvyironza Water Resources and Multi-Usage Dam Development Project (AFDB-P-BI-E00-003)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Burundi
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Cankuzo, Gitega, Karuzi, Muyinga and Ruyigi
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jan 25, 2024
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Burundi
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Energy
  • Hydropower
  • Infrastructure
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services, Grant
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.17 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 2.17 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Apr 1, 2024

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Project Description
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As stated by the AfDB, the long-term objective of the project is to contribute to improving the socio-economic resilience of populations in the project areas by increasing water, food and energy security, leading to improved livelihoods, better health, climate adaptation and resilience, and gender equality.

PRODERER is one of the investment projects considered a priority under the Kagera Basin Development Plan, due to its transboundary importance, its location on the shared Kagera River watercourse, its expected impact on improving water availability, food security through increased agricultural production and energy security, as well as reducing environmental degradation and adapting to climate change. The Government of the Republic of Burundi (GoB) therefore requested NELSAP-CU on August 19, 2022, to mobilize the resources needed to prepare this important project. In this context, NELSAP-CU applied to the African Water Facility on December 15, 2022, 2023, to finance the studies for the project.

An estimated 681,546 people, 50% of them women, will benefit from the ultimate development and operationalization of irrigated perimeters, drinking water supply infrastructures and access to electricity, while the interventions to develop production capacities will serve the country's entire population. In addition, the main beneficiaries of capacity-building actions will be MINEAGRIE's technical units and agencies, such as MNHEM and Regideso.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

The AfDB categorized the project E&S risks as follows:
Environmental Category: 1
Climate Safeguards Categorization: 2

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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AfDB Team Leaders:

Michel W. N’Guessan - Senior Water and Sanitation Officer 

Diane Sandra Arjoon - Principal Officer for Water Security in Rural Areas

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Implementing Agency - Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, and Livestock:

Website: http://www.mineagrie.gov.bi/


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The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing crmuinfo@afdb.org, b.kargougou@afdb.org, b.fall@afdb.org, and/or s.toure@afdb.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/ 

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