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ADFD Allocates US$50 Million for Development of Velana International Airport

18 Oct 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, extended a US$50 million (AED183.65 million) concessionary loan to the Maldivian government to develop the Velana International Airport in Malé.

The Velana International Airport Development Project includes the construction of a new 3,400-metre runway with a breakwater and rehabilitation of the old ru...Read More...

ADFD Delegation to Albania Reviews Progress of Projects Worth AED423 Million

16 Oct 2017 A technical delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, visited Albania to review the status of three of its financed ventures – the Tirana River Rehabilitation project, Tirana River Northern Boulevard project, as well as the Tirana-Elbasan Road project.

During the visit, the delegation toured the project sites and met with s...Read More...

ADFD Extends Financial Contribution to Emirates Foundation for Youth Development

04 Oct 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today formalised a financial endowment to Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation established by the Government of Abu Dhabi to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to further drive youth welfare efforts across the UAE.

Within the framework of the Fund’s 2017 corporate so...Read More...

ADFD Earmarks AED40 Million Grant to Bolster Electricity Network in Comoros

24 Sep 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has allocated an Abu Dhabi government grant worth AED40 million to the Comorian government.

The grant will help enhance the efficiency of public utility systems, such as electricity supply, in the Comoros through installing new transformers and generators with a total capacity of 11 megawatts as well a...Read More...

ADFD Delegation Attends Opening of Kulyab - Kalaikhumb Road in Tajikistan

18 Sep 2017 A high-level delegation from the UAE led by His Excellency Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, comprising representatives from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), participated in the official launch ceremony of the Kulyab - Kalaikhumb Road in Tajikistan on September 13 (Wednesday).

His Excellency President Emam Ali Rahman of the Republic of Tajikistan at...Read More...

ADFD Provides AED92 Million for Extension of King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan

17 Sep 2017 A high-profile delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, attended the official launch of the new extension of the King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan.
ADFD provided AED92 million, administered by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, to finance the construction of a new outpatient building.

Their Majesties King Abdu...Read More...

ADFD Allocates US$50 Million for UAE Companies Investing in Chad

14 Sep 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced the allocation of US$50 million for UAE companies wishing to invest in the Central African nation of Chad. The announcement came during the participation of an ADFD delegation at the UAE-Chad Investment Forum that took place today in Abu Dhabi.

Several ministers and senior officials from the public and private sectors of the two countries at...Read More...

Abu Dhabi government grant to support balance of payments in Maldives

12 Sep 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, is extending an Abu Dhabi government grant worth AED18.4 million to the Maldivian government.

The grant seeks to support the balance of payments in the Maldives, improve the overall economic situation in the country, and aid the Maldivian government in achieving its development plans.

His Exce...Read More...

ADFD Celebrates Emirati Women’s Day with Expert-led Seminar

29 Aug 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, celebrated the third annual Emirati Women’s Day, themed ‘Women are Partners in Giving’, with an inspirational seminar, to coincide with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative.

The seminar featured two distinguished and influential Emirati women including Her Excellency Dr Mouza Obaid Ghanim Ghubash, Cha...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Pledges Financial Contribution to Dar Zayed for Family Care

23 Aug 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced a financial endowment to Dar Zayed for Family Care. Within the framework of the Fund’s 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, the monetary aid will empower the UAE society through community development efforts.

Held at ADFD’s headquarters, the cheque handing over ceremony w...Read More...

ADFD Drives 18 Sustainable Development Projects in Afghanistan worth AED1.2 Billion

20 Aug 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the Government of Afghanistan, enjoy long-standing ties of cooperation dating back to 1977. Cordial relations between the two sides continue to drive sustainable socio-economic development across key sectors that benefit the citizens of Afghanistan.

Spanning crucial sectors, such as agriculture, h...Read More...

ADFD Finances Nine Sustainable Development Projects in Pakistan Worth AED1.5 Billion

15 Aug 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the Government of Pakistan, have enjoyed strong and long-standing ties dating back to 1981. The synergies between the two sides continue to drive sustainable socio-economic development across key sectors that benefit the citizens of Pakistan.

To date, the Fund has supported Pakistan with grants and c...Read More...

ADFD Finances 76 Development Projects in Morocco Worth AED9 Billion

31 Jul 2017

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi; leading national entity for development aid, and the Government of Morocco, have enjoyed strong bilateral ties dating back to 1974. The four-decade-long close relations continue to drive sustainable socio-economic development across key sectors that benefit the citizens of Morocco.


To date, the Fund has supported Morocco with grants an...Read More...

ADFD to Study Feasibility of UAE Export Finance Programme with Korea Development Institute

26 Jul 2017

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity in development aid, appointed the Korea Development Institute (KDI), a prominent Korean think tank, as expert consultants to advice on the need for a UAE-based Export Finance Programme. His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and Dr Joon-Kyung Kim, President of KDI, signed a Cooperation Agreement at th...Read More...

Fund’s projects align with Egyptian government’s expansive vision and goals

24 Jul 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Egypt have long enjoyed close and strategic ties. The constructive cooperation between the two parties continues to promote sustainable development in vital economic sectors that benefit the citizens of Egypt.
 
To date, the Fund supported Egypt with Abu Dhabi government grants and concessionary loans worth AED4 bi...Read More...

Cornerstone-laying ceremony draws attendance of Guinean President

23 Jul 2017

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the Abu Dhabi leading national entity in development aid participated at the official cornerstone-laying ceremony of Guinea’s National Dispatch Centre in the presence of His Excellency Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and His Excellency Mamady Youla, Prime Minister of Guinea.
 

ADFD allocated US$18 million (AED66 million) for the constructio...Read More...

UAE Discusses Sustainable Development in Asia at Second Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Governors

21 Jun 2017 A UAE delegation attended the second annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). <br /><br >
The event, held for the first-time outside China, on Jeju Island in South Korea from 16 to 18 June 2017, aimed to strategise and discuss collaboration among Asian countries in various aspects of sustainable infrastructure development. <br ...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Hosts Seminar to Observe Zayed Humanitarian Day

15 Jun 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a seminar entitled ‘Zayed: An Icon for Goodness and Giving’ in observation of Zayed Humanitarian Day. Paying rich tribute to the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the annual commemoration on the 19th day of Ramadan is dedicated to humanitarian work and to instilling humanitarian principles in Emirati culture. <b...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Launches ‘My Community’ Volunteer Programme

08 Jun 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), in a bid to enhance civic responsibilities, and instil a spirit of social solidarity and volunteerism within the community, today launched its ‘My Community’ programme, as part of the Fund’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandate.  <br /><br />
In addition to strengthening the principles and values of volunteerism across the F...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 31 Projects in Jordan Worth AED5.7 Billion

28 May 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Jordan have enjoyed close ties dating back to 1974. Their constructive cooperation aims to achieve sustainable development goals in vital economic sectors that benefit the Jordanian population.<br /><br />
In a report issued by ADFD to mark Jordan’s 71st Independence Day, the Fund announced that by end-2016, it provid...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 17 Projects Worth AED5.6 Billion in 2016

25 May 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to deliver an outstanding performance in 2016. Furthermore, the Fund managed 17 development projects valued at AED5.6 billion across seven beneficiary countries, dispensed AED3.9 billion in concessionary loans to support four projects and AED1.7 billion in government grants to finance 13 projects. <br /><br />
Headlining a press ...Read More...

Lives and Livelihoods Fund approves US$99 million for groundbreaking Africa development projects

22 May 2017
The Lives and Livelihoods Fund and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have signed US$99 million in finance with the Governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal for the Sahel Sustainable Pastoralism Development Project, which aims to support regional food security and improve the livelihoods of one million people in the Sahel region of West Africa. <br /><br />

The Sahe...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Honours Internal Excellence Award Recipients

09 May 2017
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has announced the recipients of the second cycle of the Internal Excellence Award that honours employees for their meritorious achievements in different categories.   <br /><br />
His Excellency Al Suwaidi distributed the honorary plaques and certificates of appreciati...Read More...

ADFD Finances Development Projects in Bangladesh Worth AED700 Million

07 May 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Bangladesh have enjoyed close ties of strategic partnership. The constructive cooperation and bilateral relations between both sides aimed to promote sustainable development in vital economic sectors that in-turn benefit the citizens of Bangladesh. <br /><br />
In a report, the Fund said that it has provided the Bangl...Read More...

ADFD Earmarks AED330 Million for Development Projects in Somalia

20 Apr 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has announced a contribution of AED330 million (US$90 million) to implement development projects and programmes in key sectors in Somalia, particularly infrastructure and transport.  <br /><br />
The contribution underpins efforts to improve public services, create new job opportunities and ensure stability and social development. Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development inspects progress of AED4.6b projects in Morocco

16 Apr 2017
A team from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, was recently in Morocco to inspect progress of projects funded by the Abu Dhabi government institution to drive development in the country's key sectors.
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The team's visit took place within the framework of the 2013 UAE government grant contribution of AED4.6 billion to the Gulf Development Fund, a p...Read More...

ADFD, IDB Group Hold Meeting to Explore Partnership Possibilities

14 Mar 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today hosted a high-profile delegation from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group to discuss opportunities for cooperation on future development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.   <br /><br />
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, Luis Alberto Moreno, President of IDB, as well as...Read More...

ADFD Finances 336-km National Road No.2 in Senegal

11 Mar 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) commended the foundation stone laying ceremony of Senegal’s National Road No.2 (Ndioum – Ourossogui – Bakel) project. ADFD allocated a concessionary loan worth AED53 million (US$15 million) to the development of the infrastructure project.<br /><br />
Senegalese President, His Excellency Macky Sall, attended the ceremony and laid the corne...Read More...

ADFD Delegation Visits Wahat Al Karama

05 Mar 2017
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) yesterday led a delegation of ADFD employees and toured the memorial site, Wahat Al Karama. <br /><br />
The delegation explored the premises and visited the cultural landmark; the 31 aluminium-panel, each leaning on the other, exemplifying the unity, solidarity and mutual suppor...Read More...

Argentine Economy Minister Visits ADFD

05 Mar 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a delegation from Argentina led by His Excellency Gonzalo Saglione, Minister of Economy from the Province of Santa Fe, at its headquarters. During the meeting, the two sides discussed long-standing bilateral ties between the ADFD and Argentina and focused on funding developmental projects in Argentina. <br /><br />
Welcoming the Mi...Read More...

ADFD Delegation Studies Progress of Bangladesh Projects

01 Mar 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) dispatched a delegation to Bangladesh to review and study the current status of its two funded projects – the Sikalbaha Power Station and the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Project (SASEC). <br /><br />
Having toured the Sikalbaha Power Station, the delegation confirmed that 90 percent of works have b...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development a Strategic Partner at the World Government Summit 2017

13 Feb 2017
In the role of strategic partner, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) attended and participated at the fifth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS) 2017, running under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
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Themed ‘Shaping Future Governments’, WGS 2017,  has dr...Read More...

ADFD’s USD90 million Yields Hydroelectric Power Plant in Sudan

02 Feb 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) attended the official opening of the Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex’s 320 megawatt hydroelectric power plant in Eastern Sudan; inaugurated by, Sudanese President, His Excellency Omar Hassan Al Bashir. ADFD’s US$90 million concessionary loan contributed to the successful completion of the plant’s power source; Rumela Dam and Burdana Dam. <br />&l...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Injects AED1.47 Billion into Central Bank of Sudan

24 Jan 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) deposited AED1.47 billion into the Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) to secure increased liquidity and stimulate economic growth in Sudan.
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, signed an agreement to that effect with His Excellency Hazim Abdegadir Ahmed Babiker, Governor and Chairman of the Board of the CBOS.<br /><br...Read More...

ADFD Conducts Exploratory Meeting with High-profile Costa Rican Delegation

18 Jan 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) met with a high-ranking delegation from Costa Rica led by Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica, at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Welcoming the delegates, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and Costa Rica with the visiting President - focusing on developmental joint ...Read More...

ADFD Funds USD 15 million Hybrid Power Project in Antigua and Barbuda

14 Jan 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi’s national independent entity, has today signed an USD 15 million concessionary loan agreement for the development of an innovative new hybrid solar and wind generation project in the Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda; one of the third funding cycle recipients of ADFD/IRENA Project Facility. The loan agreement was signed during the Seventh...Read More...

ADFD Approves USD44.5 million for IRENA/ADFD Project Facility in Developing Countries

14 Jan 2017
Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding. ADFD’s funding will support a diverse set of projects including a hybrid micro-grid project employing solar PV and advanced lithium-ion batteries, a hydropowe...Read More...

ADFD’s AED320 Million Allocation to Amman Development Road Ensures Advancements in Infrastructure

11 Jan 2017
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), attended the official opening of the Amman Development Road. The road network connects the capital with the surrounding cities, easing the movement of passengers and goods between Jordan and the countries of the GCC region. <br /><br />
In line with the framework of the 2013 UAE...Read More...

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Unveils ADFD’s AED103 Million Kufranjah Dam Project

11 Jan 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) attended the official opening of the Kufranjah Dam – a development project funded by the UAE government and managed by ADFD in the Kingdom of Jordan. <br /><br />
Located north of Jordan’s capital Amman, the newly completed AED103 million (US$28 million) project is in line with the framework of the 2013 UAE government contribution of AED4....Read More...

ADFD, Contributes AED 735 million towards King Hussein Medical City Expansionary Project

10 Jan 2017
In a press conference held in Amman, Jordan - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced a AED735 million (US$200 million) UAE grant earmarked for expansionary works at King Hussein Medical City. This latest contribution is in-line with the framework of the 2013 UAE government grant contribution of AED4.6 billion (US$1.25 billion) to the Gulf Development Fund, a five-year grant program f...Read More...

ADFD Conducts Exploratory Meeting with the Government of the Maldives

22 Dec 2016
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), welcomed the non-resident Maldivian Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Abdullah Hamid, to discuss renewed UAE-Maldives bi-lateral relations.
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The meeting, attended by ADFD’s senior management, explored new ways of collaboration and cooperation between the Fund...Read More...

ADFD Discusses Strengthening Bilateral Ties with Visiting Tanzanian Delegation

20 Dec 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) welcomed a visiting ministerial delegation from the United Republic of Tanzania at its headquarters. At the meeting, Adel Al Hosani, Director of ADFD’s Operations Department, discussed the Fund’s current and upcoming socio-economic development ventures in Tanzania with His Excellency Makame Mbarawa, Tanzanian Minister of Works, Transport and Communication...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Hosts Seminar on Workplace Innovation Policies

12 Dec 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (ADDED) hosted a seminar, on the importance of innovation in the workplace across the UAE. In attendance were ADFD’s employees and senior management. Faisal Al Hamoudi, ADDED Integrated Innovation Programme Manager, led the seminar.
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Commending the UA...Read More...

First-of-its-kind Emirates Soil Museum opens its doors in Dubai

08 Dec 2016
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) inaugurated today the Emirates Soil Museum, a unique facility in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.<br /><br />
The opening of the Emirates Soil Museum is a joint initiative between ICBA and ADFD.<br /><b...Read More...

ADFD Memorialises Traditions, Commemorates UAE Leaders and Revels in Nation-wide Unity

27 Nov 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), today organised patriotic festivities in observance of the 45th National Day of the United Arab Emirates. ADFD exemplified UAE pride, glory and triumph with a series of traditional activities, and Memorabilia Museum.
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On this occasion, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Developm...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Secures AED 12 million for Algeria’s Health Sector

23 Nov 2016
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the tune of AED12 million with His Excellency Hadidi Amer, Naama Province Section Chief at the  Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform in Algeria.
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The MoU was signed in the presence of His Highness ...Read More...

ADFD finances high-speed train in Morocco worth AED147 million

20 Nov 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a concessionary loan agreement to the tune of AED147 million with the Office Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Maroc (ONCFM), Morocco’s national railway operator, to finance the construction of a high-speed train; bridging the gap between the cities of Tangier and Kenitra. <br /><br />
Complementing ADFD’s first instalment of AED368 m...Read More...

ADFD and Armenian President Conduct Exploratory Meeting to Boost Bilateral Ties between UAE and Armenia

14 Nov 2016
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), welcomed and met with Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia, during the latter’s visit to the UAE.
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The two sides reviewed ADFD’s existing developmental ventures in Armenia and explored new schemes, projects and endeavours through which ADFD could support the gove...Read More...

Afghan Minister of Urban Development Affairs Recognises ADFD’s Monumental Role in Fostering UAE-Afghanistan Bilateral-Ties

30 Oct 2016
His Excellency Sadat Mansoor Naderi, the Afghan Minister of Urban Development Affairs, visited the headquarters of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and met with His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD and several of the Fund&rsquo;s officials to further nurture the partnership between ADFD and Afghanistan .
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His Excellenc...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Becomes a Founding Member at Lives and Livelihoods Fund

29 Sep 2016
In Jeddah, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a founders&rsquo; agreement with Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to become a founding member at the Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF). LLF was initiated by a joint initiative between IDB in collaboration with the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In a welcomed venture, ADFD contri...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Organised a Cultural Symposium

27 Sep 2016
In celebration of the Year of Reading, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority hosted a cultural symposium featuring Emirati researcher Abdullah Abdul Rahman. The symposium entailed a dialogue and a flow of ideas about his book series titled, &ldquo;Finjan Qahwa&rdquo;.
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H.E. Mohammed Saif...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development hosts Women and Innovation seminar

28 Aug 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the UAE&rsquo;s international development arms, has today hosted its annual Women and Innovation seminar to mark Emirati Women&rsquo;s Day.
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Moderated by Fatima Al Balooshi, Head of Media and Communications at Abu Dhabi Fund for Development the seminar had key note contributions from Dr. Omniyat Al-Hajri, Director of...Read More...

Brand new city in heart of Bahrain thanks to 2.9bn AED Abu Dhabi Development Fund Grant

25 Aug 2016
Bahrain’s housing shortage due to its growing population and economic boom is soon to come to an end thanks to a 374m AED grant from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the UAE’s international development arm (ADFD). The grant, formalised in a signing contracts in Bahrain, enables the beginning of the construction of North City (Al Madina Al Shamliya) for infrastructure services to support the bu...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Deposits $1bn in Central Bank of Egypt

23 Aug 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the UAE’s international development arm, announced that it has deposited US$1 billion in the Central Bank of Egypt for a period of 6 years to finance development projects and support the economic growth of Egypt.
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The historic agreement was signed between His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwadi, Director General of ADFD, an...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Lecture on Importance of Loyalty to Homeland

28 Jun 2016
In keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a lecture delivered by Omar Habtoor Al Darei, Director of Fatwa Department at the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, on the importance of loyalty and belongingness to one&rsquo;s homeland. <br />
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In his lecture, Al Darei highlighted the importa...Read More...

ADFD Explores Strengthening Collaborative Ties with Australia

21 Jun 2016
Australian Ambassador Commends ADFD&rsquo;s Efforts in Supporting International Development
<br />His Excellency Arthur Spiro, Australian Ambassador to the UAE, met with His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), at the Fund&rsquo;s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. <br />
During the meeting, the two sides examined ...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Lecture on Importance of Reading

16 Jun 2016
In keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a lecture delivered by Khalifa Mubarak Al Dhaheri, prominent Emirati preacher and media personality from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments on the Importance of Reading.
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The lecture aimed to promote the culture of reading and learnin...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development launches unique public utility sector training and support programme for the Seychelles in the UAE to coincide with 40th anniversary of ADFD and Seychelles relationship

22 May 2016
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi&rsquo;s international development body, today announced the launch of a brand new, innovative training and support programme in electricity and water management in partnership with the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) for the rapidly expanding Seychelles energy and infrastructure sectors.
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ADFD and IRENA enter new phase of cooperation for innovative

20 Apr 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a new cooperation and support agreement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), based in Abu Dhabi, to ensure the effective allocation of the $350m of funds pledged by ADFD for renewable energy projects in developing countries around the world.
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The IRENA/ADFD Project Facility has already all...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development contributing of 919 million Dollar to the Bahrain International Airport expansion project

18 Feb 2016
<strong>Abu Dhabi Fund for Development contributing of 919 million Dollar to the Bahrain International Airport expansion project, over 80% of the project’s cost
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Project forms part of the wider 2.5 billion Dollar grant to the  GCC Bahrain Development Programme
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Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 February, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Fun...Read More...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Honours ADFD

17 Feb 2016
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, honoured Abu Dhabi Fund for Development for its active participation in the World Government Summit as a strategic partner. He applauded the efforts of all partners and sponsors including ADFD in supporting the events hosted by the UAE and promoting the reputation of the country o...Read More...

ADFD Participates in World Government Summit as Strategic Partner

10 Feb 2016
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development participated in the World Government Summit, held from 8 to 10 February, 2016 in Dubai under the theme 'Shaping Future Governments', as a strategic partner. <br /><br />
Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, joined other government officials at the summit to discuss international goals for sustainable development, coordi...Read More...

ADFD Finances Hydropower Project in Argentina

08 Feb 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed an AED55 million (US$15 million) loan agreement with Argentina to finance the construction of the Nahave Hydropower project in the north of the country. The project financing agreement was formalized at a ceremony attended by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and Her Excellency Susana Malcorra, Argent...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and participate in the week

03 Feb 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and participate in the week
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ADFD Signs AED55 Million Loan Agreement with St. Vincent and the Grenadines

02 Feb 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has inked an AED55 million (US$15 million) loan agreement with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to set up a geothermal power station in the island country. The agreement, the first of its kind between ADFD and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was signed between H.E Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and H.E ...Read More...

Inauguration of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

17 Jan 2016
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) participated in the opening of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in China. AIIB was set up to serve as a new platform for regional and international cooperation in infrastructure development across Asia.

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UAE joined Asian Infrastructure Investme...Read More...

World Future Energy Summit

16 Jan 2016
ADFD participated in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) convened on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. ADFD&rsquo;s pavilion at WFES provided visitors with a glimpse of the critical role played by the Fund in supporting renewable energy projects across developing countries. In addition, ADFD highlighted its contribution to financing development projects in various developi...Read More...

ADFD Participates in OFID Meeting

30 Nov 2015
ADFD took part in the 36th ministerial meeting of OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) as part of the UAE delegation. Held in Vienna, <span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-al...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Celebrates UAE Flag Day

03 Nov 2015
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 November, 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) participated today in the UAE Flag Day celebrations by hoisting the national flag in the ADFD premises, as per the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.<p>
The day coincides with the ascension of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ...Read More...

ADFD Offers AED55 Million Concessionary Loan to Build Four Solar Power Plants in Cuba

05 Oct 2015
<p> Abu Dhabi-UAE: 5 October, 2015 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has offered the Government of Cuba AED55 million in concessionary loan to support the energy sector and promote the overall economic development in Cuba.</p>
<p>The loan agreement was formalized at a signing ceremony held during a visit by the UAE delegation headed by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah ...Read More...

UAE Becomes Founding Member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

29 Jun 2015
<p>Al Jaber: Signing of AOA Articulates Importance Placed by UAE Leadership on Supporting Infrastructure Development Projects
Al Suwaidi: Agreement with AIIB Aligned with the UAE Leadership Vision to Promote International Collaboration
AIIB Provides New Platform for Regional and International Cooperation in Infrastructure Development across Asia
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<p>Abu ...Read More...

ADFD Extends AED22 Million Loan to Maldives

22 Jun 2015
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 June, 2015 &ndash; Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a loan agreement with the government of the Republic of Maldives, by which ADFD will finance AED22 million a project that will generate energy from waste.
<p>The loan agreement articulates ADFD&rsquo;s priority to finance renewable energy in brotherly and friendly countries given the importance...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to Finance Key Infrastructure Projects in Madagascar

20 Nov 2014
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 November, 2014 - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is set to extend AED110 million in soft loans to the Republic of Madagascar for the construction of a 117km two-lane road and seven bridges that will connect key rural areas of the country. <p>
Confirming the Fund’s support, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al ...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to Finance Key Infrastructure Projects in Madagascar

20 Nov 2014
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to Finance Key Infrastructure Projects in Madagascar
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Fund Signs AED110 Million Loan Agreement with Republic of Madagascar to Support Construction of Key Roads, Bridges
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Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 November, 2014 - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is set to extend AED110 million in soft loans to the Republic of Mada...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Results Based Management Training Program in Collaboration with German Agency for International Cooperation

18 Nov 2014
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 November, 2014 - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has concluded a training program in Results Based Management (RBM) in collaboration with German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).
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The training program was delivered as part of ADFD’s priority to enhance cooperation with other development agencies through providing training programmes that hel...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and Slovak Republic Set to Strengthen Bilateral Relations

17 Nov 2014
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 November, 2014 – A high-level government delegation from the Republic of Slovakia headed by His Excellency Dusan Hornyak, Ambassador to the UAE, visited the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) to explore opportunities for further bilateral collaboration with the UAE. <p>
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, welcomed the delegation an...Read More...

Masdar Delivers Samoa’s First Wind Farm

30 Aug 2014
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 August, 2014: The Samoan Prime Minister, the Honorable Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, today inaugurated the country’s first wind farm. Delivered by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, the 550 kWe project is the second completed under the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) $50 million Pacific Partnership Fund, which is managed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD...Read More...

ADFD finances a major road project in Gambia

01 Jul 2014
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a loan agreement by virtue of which ADFD will provide more than  AED 36.7 million loan to the Republic of Gambia. The loan will be used in financing the reconstruction and upgrading of the “Laminkoto – Passimus” road project.

ADFD’s contribution in financing this vital project came from the belief in the important role played by the ...Read More...

ADFD finances a major road project in Gambia

01 Jul 2014
AED 36.7 million as a loan agreement
ADFD finances a major road project in Gambia  
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• Al Suwaidi: Road project will have a positive impact on the achievement of economic integration, and stimulating social development in the country<br /><br />
Abu Dhabi 1st July, 2014 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a loan agreement by virtue o...Read More...

ADFD bolstering the renewable energy sector in Sierra Leone

29 Jun 2014
“Solar Park Project Receiving AED 33 Million” <br />
ADFD bolstering the renewable energy sector in Sierra Leone
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Abu Dhabi, 29th June 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a loan agreement with the government of Sierra Leone, by which ADFD will provide more than AED 33 million in financing to the “Solar Park Freetown” project in Si...Read More...

ADFD prop up the renewable energy sector in Mauritania

26 May 2014
<strong>“Establishment of 4 stations for power generation” <br />
ADFD prop up the renewable energy sector in Mauritania</strong>
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Abu Dhabi, 26th May 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a loan agreement with the government of Mauritania, by which ADFD will provide AED 18.36 million to contribute in financing 4 power st...Read More...

Loan Agreement worth AED 356 million to support irrigated agriculture in Serbia

09 Mar 2014
Abu Dhabi, 9th Mar 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a loan agreement with the government of Serbia, by which ADFD will provide AED 356 million to contribute in financing a significant project in agriculture sector specifically irrigated agriculture.<br /><br />
The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD ...Read More...

ADFD supports the higher education system in Zambia

26 Feb 2014
<strong>“Establishment of 3 university colleges” <br />
ADFD supports the higher education system in Zambia
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Abu Dhabi, 26th Feb 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a loan agreement with the government of Zambia, by which ADFD will provide AED 36.7 million to contribute in establishing 3 university colleges in three diffe...Read More...

5 Pacific Countries to Receive Grants from UAE’s $50m Renewable Energy Fund

24 Jan 2014
Masdar, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, will develop wind and solar projects to support economic and social development across the Pacific Islands
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Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 January, 2014: The United Arab Emirates today signed partnerships with five Pacific island countries to deploy renewable energy projects, financed from the US$50 million UAE-P...Read More...

ADFD supports the transportation sector in Senegal

21 Jan 2014
<strong>AED 53.3 million as loan agreement
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ADFD supports the transportation sector in Senegal   
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• Al Suwaidi: Road project will reflect positively on the economic growth, and stimulating social development in the country
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Abu Dhabi 21st Jan, 2014 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development ...Read More...
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