AfDB Group trains partners on digitalised monitoring system

AfDB Group trains partners on digitalised monitoring system
Africa Development Bank workshop.

African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has embarked on training partners in the digitalised monitoring systems to ensure the success of its developmental projects in South Sudan.

The lender yesterday commenced a three-day training on the KoBo Toolbox’s technical know-how to collect, analyze, and share data remotely. The training drew participants from UN agencies and the ministry of agriculture and food security.

It aims to ensure AfDB projects in the country achieve the intended goal of ensuring sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries, including South Sudan.

“The bank provides and finances development projects across African countries and makes sure that the funding of the projects leads to the achievement of the outcome. “There is a need to efficiently manage the projects we finance,” said Francis Kohoue, the AfDB representative.

The AfDB Group has been funding a number of development-oriented and humanitarian projects through its partners, such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FOA), and UNICEF.

Since 2021, the bank-funded projects have amounted to over $100 million, including $60 million for economic stabilisation, $8.1 million for emergency food production and $47 million for youth and women’s empowerment in the country.

Besides, the AfDB Group has been supportive of the electrification of Juba, allocating millions of US dollars for the expansion and rehabilitation of the electricity distribution network in Juba.