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27/08/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host a group of opinion leaders, global thinkers, and innovators, among others, at its headquarters in Abidjan on August 31, 2015 for the premiere edition of its new speaker series called The Baobab Forum.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Development Evaluation


27/08/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a training of trainers workshop on the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) under the theme “Create a cadre of African experts in NSDS processes that will assist African countries to design, implement and evaluate NSDS in Africa”.

Categories: Ghana, Partnerships


27/08/2015 - The office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a new report, “Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains” on Thursday, August 27 at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The event gathered high-level participants, including stakeholders from both the private and public sectors from the countries and sectors examined by the report – cocoa, coffee, cotton and cassava sectors in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, respectively.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Gender, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


27/08/2015 - The newly established Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) has approved its first two projects in the past month. One will support Mali with preparatory funding to advance its low-carbon, climate resilient development agenda, and the second will strengthen data and information on climate change vulnerabilities and opportunities for 54 African countries.

Categories: Mali, Africa Climate Change Fund, Climate Change, Environment, Partnerships, COP21


26/08/2015 - The ClimDev Africa Special Fund (CDSF) launched its first project in Ethiopia on August 3 to help the country cope with, and build resilience to, climate change by enhancing capacity in climate monitoring, data analysis, interpretation, forecasting and dissemination for use in national decision-making.

Categories: Ethiopia, Environment, Climate Change, Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative


  • From: 06/11/2015
  • To: 11/11/2015
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank is organizing Development Evaluation Week 2015 on the theme “Emerging Development Issues – Emerging Solutions” in November. The four-day forum for development practitioners will focus on emerging development issues and provide opportunities to share best practices and innovative approaches in the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Development Evaluation


24/08/2015 - Trade, regional integration and governance were some of the key subjects that took centre stage at the Meles Zenawi Foundation’s inaugural symposium on Friday, August 21 in Kigali, Rwanda.

During a panel on “The Developmental State in a Globalised World”, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), said trade barriers between nations were inhibiting growth and development on the continent. “Tariffs are an issue; free movement of people and goods is an issue, yet these are the low-hanging fruits,” he said.

Categories: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships


20/08/2015 - The Meles Zenawi Foundation in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Rwanda is holding its inaugural symposium on August 21, in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme “The African Democratic Developmental State.”

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, President's Corner, Chief Economist's Office


  • From: 21/08/2015
  • To: 21/08/2015
  • Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Inaugural Meles Zenawi Foundation Symposium focuses on “The African Democratic Developmental State”.

The inaugural Meles Zenawi Foundation (MZF) symposium on development took place in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, on August 21, 2015. The symposium was a partnership between the MZF, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Rwandan Government.

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Human Capital Development, Gender, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance, President's Corner, Chief Economist's Office


  • From: 31/08/2015
  • To: 31/08/2015
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is pleased to announce the launch of an annual speaker series known as The Baobab Forum on Monday, August 31, 2015 at its Abidjan headquarters. This new initiative is designed to bring together a diverse and distinctive group of African opinion leaders, global thinkers, and achievers to share their personal experiences, with a view of promoting new and inspiring ideas to tackle Africa’s development challenges. The theme for the first edition is “The Many Faces of Leadership for African Development”.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Development Evaluation


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