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02/09/2014 - Dakar, le 2 septembre 2014 – Le Bureau organisation et méthode de la présidence de la République du Sénégal, en collaboration avec le Bureau régional de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) au Sénégal et le Secrétariat de la Communauté africaine de pratiques (AfCoP), organise du 2 au 4 septembre 2014 à Dakar, à l’hôtel Radisson BLU, un atelier sur le thème « La gestion axée sur les résultats de développement (GRD) et l’émergence économique ».

01/09/2014 - About one hundred African business women gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the African Women Linkage Forum from 18 to 20 August 2014. The session was organized by the Chairperson of the Bureau of the African Union in partnership with the UNDP Regional Services Centre. The Forum sought to enhance women's leadership in public and private sector institutions at both national and regional levels.

28/08/2014 - On a two-day trip (on 26-27 August 2014) to Sierra Leone and Liberia, two countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, African Development President (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka, warned against “unnecessary stringent measures” imposed on affected countries by some airlines and governments.

Categories: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Health, Human Capital Development

27/08/2014 - On Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), embarked on a two-day tour of Freetown (Sierra Leone) and Monrovia (Liberia) to signal his support for those affected by the Ebola virus.

Categories: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Health, Human Capital Development

27/08/2014 - AfDB Group Treasurer Pierre Van Peteghem said, “One of the main pillars of the Bank’s funding strategy is its ability to diversify its funding sources by responding to investor demand across a vast array of capital markets worldwide. After the first foray of the Bank in the domestic capital market of Nigeria this past July, the launch of this 5-year bond marks the return of the Bank into the so-called ‘Kauri’ market consisting of NZD denominated securities, registered in New Zealand and issued by foreign issuers.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance

27/08/2014 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, on Tuesday, August 26 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) cementing a US $60 million Bank grant to help strengthen West Africa’s public health systems in response to the Ebola crisis.

Categories: Liberia, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Health, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction

25/08/2014 - The African Development Bank released on August 21 its latest edition of the West Africa Monitor Quarterly. The report follows key socio-economic developments in the region and provides brief analysis on latest events across the countries.

Categories: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Regional Integration

21/08/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $950,000 grant for the development of the WINDIGA 20 MW Solar PV power plant in Burkina Faso. The SEFA project preparation grant will support outstanding advisory activities required for financial close, including support for the structuring of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a period of 25 years with SONABEL, the national public utility.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

21/08/2014 - The African Water Facility (AWF) offered on August 20, 2014 a €1.3 million grant to the Water Research Commission of the Republic of South Africa to improve water delivery services, an initiative that will be supported and driven by the beneficiary communities of Limpopo province. Over 20,000 people are expected to get improved access to water for domestic and agriculture purposes, among others.

Categories: South Africa, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility

20/08/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) marks its Golden Jubilee this year. The Bank will mark the anniversary with an event in Abidjan on November 4, 50 years to the day that it held its first Board Meeting. A series of other events will also unfold in the days before in Abidjan, including the African Economic Conference. Full reporting on each of the events will follow.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Structural Transformation


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