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30/01/2015 - The conclusion of the World Economic Forum raises concerns – particularly for Africa – as to how important issues discussed at the meeting will be addressed. Sustainable energy for example emerged as a priority matter.

Categories: Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Energy & Power

30/01/2015 - The African Development Bank Group, on Friday, January 30, 2015 in Abidjan, received Hiroshi Kato, Japan International Cooperation Agency Vice-President, on a courtesy visit to the institution. Vice-President Kato and his delegation – which included JICA’s Representative in Côte d’Ivoire, Yonezaki Eiro; and Kojima Umi, Programme Director for Côte d’Ivoire – held talks with AfDB Infrastructure Vice-President (OIVP) Solomon Asamoah.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Private Sector, Infrastructure, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change

30/01/2015 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a réitéré, jeudi 29 janvier 2015 à Addis-Abeba, son engagement à mobiliser des ressources supplémentaires en faveur du Plan d’action de Kigali. Ce Plan entend fournir de l’eau potable et des services d’assainissement à 5 millions de personnes dans les dix pays africains les moins avancés dans ce domaine.

Categories: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships

30/01/2015 - African women can and will be agents of change for the continent’s transformation at all levels. This was the message delivered by the African Development Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG), Geraldine J. Fraser-Moleketi, during a Pre-Summit Ministerial Consultative Meeting on Gender that took place on January 20-22 ahead of the 24th Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Gender

30/01/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, January 28 in Abidjan the revised version of the Resolution establishing the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) and its operating rules and procedures. These procedures simplify the process of filing complaints from persons adversely affected by a project or programme financed by the Bank. They also enable the IRM to provide advisory service to the Bank.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire

29/01/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, January 28, 2014 approved Guinea Bissau’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for 2015-2019. The document provides a framework for the Bank’s post-crisis support to the country.

Categories: Guinea-Bissau, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Regional Integration, Health, Education

29/01/2015 - The lack of proper policies aimed at generating tourist interest is a major reason why Africa’s tourism remains largely untapped, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, African Development Bank Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President, said Thursday, January 29 on the occasion of a conference on tourism and investment in Africa held in Madrid, Spain. In his view, many African governments have periodically discussed the importance of tourism, but few have developed full-fledged master plans for its development.

Categories: Spain, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships

29/01/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) expressed on Tuesday, January 27 its support to the African Union (AU) in implementing Africa’s commitments for an accelerated agricultural growth and transformation.

Categories: Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries

29/01/2015 - Elections, conflict, terrorism, Ebola and women’s empowerment are all expected to be at the top of this year’s agenda as African leaders gather in Addis Ababa for the 24th Summit of the African Union.

Categories: Ethiopia, Ebola, Gender

29/01/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), as host of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Africa Hub, organized on January 26 and 27 a workshop in Abidjan with representatives of African countries and partner institutions.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Energy & Power, Environment, Partnerships

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