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27/11/2015 - The need for cleaner and more efficient vehicles, public transport and adequate infrastructure for non-motorised transport in Africa is an issue that has received attention at the ongoing Transport Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Transport, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Partnerships

27/11/2015 - Although government policy-makers and their development partners both recognize the importance of investing in infrastructure and using a fragility lens when making broad policy decisions, there has been little attempt to systematically integrate thinking about fragility into investments in roads. Day 1 of the African Development Bank Transport Forum in Abidjan offered a discussion on the importance of roads to political stability, social cohesion, and institution-building, and, through these conduits, to the reduction of state fragility.

Categories: Ethiopia, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Transport, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Health, Ebola, Fragile States Facility

27/11/2015 - The Resident Representative of the African Development Bank Group in Liberia, Margaret Kilo, launched a national radio broadcasting program dedicated to women’s empowerment as an early celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls and the 16 Days of Activism, which kicked off on Wednesday, November 25. The official ceremony was hosted by Liberian Vice-President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, on Tuesday, November 24, in partnership with other development institutions such as UN Women in Liberia.

Categories: Liberia, Gender, Partnerships, Human Capital Development

27/11/2015 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le 26 novembre 2015, un prêt de15 millions d’euros en faveur du Cap-Vert, pour le financement du Programme d’appui à la croissance économique phase I (PACE-I).

Categories: Cape Verde, Private Sector

27/11/2015 - For two full days the African Natural Resources Center (ANRC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) brought together 45 civil society organisations (CSOs) from 30 countries in Africa to discuss ways to foster inclusive and sustainable development through public participation in natural resources policy formulation.

Categories: South Africa, African Natural Resources Center (ANRC), Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Gender, Civil Society

26/11/2015 - In its latest analysis on North Africa, “Promoting North African Women’s Employment through SMEs”, the African Development Bank points to a host of significant challenges facing women who strive to set up and own SMEs in the region. These include women’s multiple burdens, legal and cultural barriers, lack of access to training and business related support, limited access to property and credit, absence of effective social networks, and problems associated with economic infrastructure.

Categories: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Gender, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance, Employment

26/11/2015 - At their regular meetings on Thursday, November 26, 2015, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved two major transport support and facilitation programmes for Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, as well as an economic governance support programme for Cape Verde to be financed with combined loans and grants totaling US $545 million.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Tanzania, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance, Gender, Transport, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction

26/11/2015 - The first-ever African Development Bank Transport Forum (ATF) opened Thursday, November 26 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, with lively debates on how to achieve sustainable solutions to the continent’s transport and integration challenges.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Employment, Partnerships, Private Sector

26/11/2015 - On Thursday, November 19, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Tunisian Government signed six funding agreements in loans and grants to a total of €377 million, or about 830 million Tunisian dinars. The signing ceremony was co-chaired by Yassine Brahim, Tunisian Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, and AfDB North Africa Regional Director Jacob Kolster, in the presence of the Minister of Development, Housing and Spatial Planning, Mohamed Salah Arfaoui.

Categories: Tunisia, Human Capital Development, Employment, Infrastructure, Transport, Private Sector, Partnerships

26/11/2015 - The African Development Bank on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 launched the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign with an intense discussion on how to stop violence against women and girls. The event was held at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Around the globe, November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Gender, Education, Human Capital Development, Partnerships

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