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26/08/2016 - African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, leading two development institutions at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi on Friday, started a big push to enable African states to attract foreign capital.

Categories: Japan, Private Sector, Partnerships


26/08/2016 - The African Development Bank Group and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), currently underway in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, ADF


26/08/2016 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a marqué sa présence à la sixième Conférence internationale de Tokyo sur le développement de l’Afrique (TICAD VI) qui se tient les 27 et 28 août 2016 à Nairobi, au Kenya, grâce à une série d’activités organisées dans le cadre de partenariats, avec la Banque mondiale notamment, dans la journée du 26 août.

Categories: Kenya, Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Private Sector, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


26/08/2016 - Africa is full of opportunity for Japanese investment. This was the message at the Japanese –Africa Business conference which opened on August 26, 2016 on the sidelines of TICAD VI, currently underway in Nairobi, Kenya. The event, organised by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Kenya Investment Authority, sought to woo Japanese investment in Africa.

Categories: Kenya, Japan, Private Sector, Partnerships, Energy & Power, Employment, President's Corner


26/08/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has outlined a roadmap towards the transformation of agriculture in Africa. The President laid emphasis on combating malnutrition in children, turning African farmlands into major suppliers of food for export and putting funds at the disposal of local banks to create a stable source of funding for farm investments.

Categories: Kenya, Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment, Poverty Reduction, Climate Change, Environment, Water Supply & Sanitation, Food Production, Partnerships, President's Corner


26/08/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan announced today they have set a joint target to provide US$ 3 billion for private sector development in Africa during the next three years, substantially increasing the resources devoted to boosting economic growth and fighting poverty in the region. The resources will be provided under the third phase of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa (EPSA) initiative.

Categories: Japan, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


25/08/2016 - The NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility, NEPAD-IPPF, has concluded a two-day workshop that brought together over 20 staff members, representatives from the African Development Bank’s Departments of Transport, ICT, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Resources Mobilisation and External Finance.

Categories: Infrastructure, Partnerships, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


25/08/2016 - Why is NEPAD-IPPF a critical instrument to bridge Africa’s infrastructure financing gap? NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility, NEPAD-IPPF, was established in response to a call of the G8 countries in Kananaskis, Canada, to address one of the weaknesses of infrastructure development in Africa: the lack of investment-ready, viable projects. NEPAD-IPPF is a multi-donor Special Fund hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), which supports African countries, to prepare regional infrastructure projects in energy, transport, ICT and transboundary water to make them bankable for investment.

Categories: Infrastructure, Partnerships, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


24/08/2016 - Where did the idea of Fashionomics originate? The initiative originated from the interest Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, the Special Envoy on Gender, expressed in the topic. She saw the potential for this project to develop jobs for young people in Africa, particularly for young women, who make up the majority of the labour force in the fashion and textile industries.


24/08/2016 - The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, unveiled a new project within the Fashionomics initiative, launched last year under her leadership: a B2B website dedicated to fashion and textiles in Africa that is ready to launch.


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