Namibia - Humanitarian Emergency Assistance to Mitigate Effects of the 2018-2019 drought (AFDB-P-NA-AA0-010)

Countries
  • Namibia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Aug 9, 2019
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Borrower
Government of Namibia
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Sep 11, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the proposed special relief Grant of One Million United States Dollars (US$ 1,000,000) is the Bank's contribution to the efforts of the Government of Namibia and other humanitarian partners to alleviate the impact of the devastating 2018/2019 drought. It will enable GRN to ddress the immediate needs of the affected population and communities. The grant relief funds provided by the Bank are restricted and earmarked for the purposes of urgent humanitarian assistance to the drought-affected populations and livestock. The Grant will be used to purchase emergency food items, agricultural inputs (certified seeds), lick supplements and fodder for livestock, facilitate water distribution using tankers/bowsers, and carry out financial audit. The implementation period for this emergency operation will remain within the Bank's recommended physical implementation period not exceeding 6 months from 1st August 2019 to 31st January 2020.

The objective is to contribute to the on-going efforts of the Government and other humanitarian partners to alleviate the impact of the devastating 2018/2019 drought.

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Contact Information

SILUNGWE Yappy Gregory
y.silungwe@afdb.org 

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