News & Events
20/04/2015 - Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong, new universal climate change agreement and increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, sufficient to fulfill Africa’s development aspirations.
20/04/2015 - An historic week wrapped up in Washington, DC with the adoption of an agenda to eliminate extreme poverty around the world by 2030. It was also the last time Donald Kaberuka would attend the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Annual Spring Meetings as President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB).
20/04/2015 - A landmark global development agenda was worked out last week in Washington, DC and African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka was at the centre of the conversation. From pledging US $300 billion in added funding to fight Ebola, to helping define the global development agenda, Kaberuka spread the word to the world on Friday that the Bank is positioned to help.
17/04/2015 - The Forest Investment Program (FIP) approved on Thursday, April 16 in Washington, DC $101,000 for Burkina Faso to ramp up its monitoring and reporting on its Gazetted Forests Participatory Management Project for REDD+ , and Decentralized Forest and Woodland Management Project. As the leading implementation support to the country for its FIP program, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is working with the country to ensure that an effective and adequately funded plan is in place for monitoring the projects’ outcomes.
17/04/2015 - African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka announced $300 million to support the national Post-Ebola Recovery program of Ebola-affected countries during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington.
17/04/2015 - High honours were given to African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka on Thursday, April 16 in Washington for his work to end extreme poverty on the continent during his 10-year career as head of the Bank.
16/04/2015 - The African Development Bank is working diligently to join the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) seven newly accredited agencies in order to become a key multilateral implementing agency to channel much-needed funding to the continent.
16/04/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) participated at the Validation Meeting for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Acceleration Strategy Action Plan (PAS) and the preparatory meeting for the launching of the Continental Business Network (CBN) held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from April 9 to 10, 2015. The Bank’s delegation was led by Mohammed Hassan, Coordinator for the ICA for Africa, and comprised Shem Simuyemba, Chief Infrastructure Economist, and Mtchera Chirwa, Chief Infrastructure & PPP Specialist, from the NEPAD, Regional Integration and Trade Department.
16/04/2015 - While the International Monetary Fund and World Bank announced this week that economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains strong, the agencies predicted a second successive year of slowed growth for 2015. But that news does not change African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka’s bullish view of the continent. If fact, he maintains Africa is still rising.
15/04/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved a US $140-million loan to Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh Development Project on April 15, 2015 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.