AfDB Desert to Power initiative powering up across Sahel

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The African Development Bank has approved the Desert to Power G5 Sahel Financing Facility covering Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

Through the facility, the Bank will commit up to $379 million in financing and technical assistance over the next seven years. The Desert to Power G5 Financing Facility is meant to help the five countries adopt a low-emissions power generation pathway by using the region’s abundant solar potential.

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