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Regions:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Africa
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Status: Ongoing
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.
Board Decision Date: 2016-07-15
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower or Client: COMESA Secretariat
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors:
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Communications
  • Infrastructure
Investment Amount (USD): $ 5.33 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported UAC 3.82 million
Converted using 2016-07-15 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD): $ 5.33 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported UAC 3.82 million
Converted using 2016-07-15 exchange rate.

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Original disclosure @ AFDB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-11-22
50 MILLION AFRICAN WOMEN SPEAK NETWORKING PLATFORM (COMESA)
AFDB-P-Z1-G00-014

Project Description
According to bank documents, the goal of this platform is to improve the ability of women entrepreneurs to access finance and find relevant financial and non-financial information that will assist them to grow and sustain their businesses. This project has the following components: Component 1: Support for hosting infrastructure platform * Provisioning of development, staging and production hosting server infrastructure; Interfacing with existing systems and networks; Hosting infrastructure monitoring and support services; Infrastructure R&D services; Continuous optimisation of infrastructure components; platform bandwidth consumption; and Data base infrastructure Component 2: Support for content and related data base platform development * Application and content development of the platform using open source technologies; Development of a mobile platform as the SME-user interface; Development of donor / funder / investor user interface and supporting statistical databases and analytics components; Development of a content platform, for hosting, managing and provision of educational, financial-inclusion and other SME-specific business content; Content syndication, curation, translation and original content development; and development of the statistical
Investment Description
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB 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/.