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30/06/2016 - Governors, ADF Deputies, Executive Directors, observers from other multilateral development banks, staff of the African Development Bank Group, ladies and gentlemen....

Categories: ADF, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Fragile States Facility, Fragile States Facility, President's Corner


13/06/2016 - Good morning Your Excellency President Paul Kagame ably represented by the Prime Minister, Honorable Anastase Murekezi, the AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, H.E. Martial de Paul Ikounga, the EU Representative in Rwanda, H.E. Michael Ryan, Hon. Geraldine Mukeshimana, Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources for Rwanda, Honorable Ministers, heads of diplomatic agencies, scientists, farmers, distinguished ladies and gentlemen. Let me welcome you all to the 7th African Agricultural Science Week and FARA General Assembly.

Categories: Rwanda, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, President's Corner


27/05/2016 - African Development Bank Group 2016 Annual Meetings

Closing ceremony, 27 May 2016

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group

Categories: Zambia, President's Corner


24/05/2016 - Mwauka buaji!

I wish to welcome you to these Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group. You, our shareholders, friends of Africa, are the ones that make this meeting an exciting one. I wish to express my personal gratitude to the President of Zambia, President Edgar Lungu, and the Government and the people of Zambia, for their hard work and generosity in hosting us in their beautiful country.

Categories: Zambia, President's Corner


03/05/2016 - Excellence, Monsieur le Ministre de l’Economie, des Finances et du Plan, Gouverneur de la Banque pour le Sénégal ;

Excellence, Monsieur le Ministre des Infrastructures, des Transports Terrestres et du Désenclavement ;

Excellence, Monsieur le Ministre de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement ;

Excellence, Monsieur le Ministre de la Jeunesse, de l’Emploi et de la Construction Citoyenne ;

Excellence, Monsieur le Secrétaire d’Etat au Réseau Ferroviaire ;

Excellence, Monsieur l’Ambassadeur du Sénégal en Côte d’Ivoire ;

Messieurs les Conseillers et Directeurs Généraux, membres de la délégation sénégalaise ;

Chers Collègues du Groupe de la Banque,

Categories: President's Corner


21/04/2016 - Good afternoon, everyone!

I wish to thank Bill Gates for his thought-provoking speech. Bill, you and your wife, Melinda, are extraordinary human beings: you care deeply about people. And as you always remind us “every life has equal value”. Your compassion, humility and commitment to improving the lives of others are inspiring for every one of us – even as we tackle one of the greatest challenges facing our world today: malnutrition.

Categories: Food Production, Human Capital Development, Health, Gender, Youth, Nutrition, President's Corner


15/04/2016 - Dear Sarah Brown, Executive Chair, Global Business Coalition for Education.

Dear Heads of delegations, Development Agencies, Business Leaders and Foundation Representatives; Distinguished Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen. All protocols observed.

I wish to thank Sarah Brown particularly for her invitation and her remarkable commitment to engage the business community in the equity and education agenda through strong, coordinated partnerships with the public sector and foundation actors.

Categories: United States of America, Education, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, President's Corner


17/03/2016 - Dear Governors, Board of Directors, ADF Deputies, Observers from other development organizations, Bank staff, Ladies and Gentlemen.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the management and staff of the Bank Group, I welcome you back to Abidjan for this first meeting of the Fourteenth Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF). We thank our hosts, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, for greatly facilitating the work of the Bank Group.

Categories: ADF, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Regional Integration, President's Corner


14/03/2016 - Your Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia; Your Excellency Joseph Boakai, Vice President of the Republic of Liberia; Your Excellency Alex J. Tyler, Speaker of the House of Representatives; Honorable Ministers, Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic missions and International Organizations, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.

I wish to thank you, President Johnson Sirleaf, for inviting me to Liberia. And thank you, especially for the singular honor of this State dinner. My staff and I have received very warm reception since we arrived in Monrovia this afternoon.

Categories: Liberia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Gender, Human Capital Development, Employment, Regional Integration, Youth, Ebola, Fragile States Facility, Health, Fragile States Facility, President's Corner


21/02/2016 - I am honoured to join you here today in Sharm el Sheikh for the Africa 2016: Business for Egypt, Africa and World conference. I would like to commend His Excellency President el-Sisi and his Government for organizing this very important Forum.

Categories: Egypt, President's Corner