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Mobilising New Economic Drivers

SPOTLIGHT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Mobilising New Economic Drivers

In many remote areas, development arrives at a stage when further progress becomes dependant on larger infrastructure issues, such as roads, telecommunications and electric power. In Uganda, for example, only five percent of the population has access to electricity. Rural electrification and the creation of electricity-generating plants then become vital to progress. More

AKDN’s development activities in Côte d'Ivoire range from a microfinance programme to a US$ 225 million dollar investment in the the country’s infrastructure. The latter investment, Azito, is the largest private sector power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa, providing over 40 percent of Côte d'Ivoire's electricity generation capacity. The microfinance programme extends loans primarily intended to improve agricultural productivity, acquire livestock and establish small enterprises in rural and urban areas.

 

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Azito Energie inaugure la première centrale à cycle combiné de Côte d’Ivoire
30 June 2015 - Azito Energie SA (« Azito ») a procĂ©dĂ© aujourd’hui Ă  l’inauguration de la Phase 3 de sa centrale thermique Ă  cycle combinĂ© d’une puissance totale de 430 MW.La troisième phase, qui reprĂ©sente une augmentation de 10% de la capacitĂ© de production nationale, va permettre de fournir au pays plus d’électricitĂ© fiable et au prix accessible. DĂ©sormais l’une des centrales thermiques les plus modernes et performantes d’Afrique de l’Ouest, la centrale d’Azito reprĂ©sente un quart (25 %) de la capacitĂ© de production d’électricitĂ© en CĂ´te d’Ivoire

Azito Energie Inaugurates Côte d’Ivoire’s First Operational Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Plant
30 June 2015 - Azito Energie SA (“Azito”)began commercial start-up of Phase 3 of its 430 MW combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Abidjan. Phase 3 adds 10 percent more affordable and reliable electricity to the country's grid. Azito is now one of the most modern, efficient power plants in West Africa, providing 25 percent of CĂ´te d’Ivoire’s current electricity capacity.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Helps Launch Network for Architectural Education in Africa; Hosts Conferences in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire
22 June 2012 - During an Aga Khan Award for Architecture conference on the state of architecture in Africa from 3-6 June 2012, the ArchiAfrika Educational Network was launched. The Network connects professionals, scholars and others working on the African built environment.

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