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24/05/2015 - For one intense week every year, the Bank’s Annual Meetings are what its website is for 52 weeks in the year: its window on the world”, says Joel Kibazo, Director of Communications and External Relations at the African Development Bank. Kibazo was speaking to journalists on the eve of the 2015 Annual Meetings to be held in Abidjan from May 25-29.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire

22/05/2015 - What is the value of economic growth in Africa if thousands of people still die from preventable diseases? The Ebola epidemic was a wakeup call of the fragility of health systems in Africa, killing over 10,000 people.

Categories: Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Health, Ebola, Partnerships

22/05/2015 - The launch of this flagship report marks the opening of the Annual Meetings of the AfDB this Monday 25 May in Abidjan.

On Monday, May 25, the first day of the 50th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the 14th edition of African Economic Outlook will be launched.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire

  • From: 25/05/2015
  • To: 25/05/2015
  • Location: AfDB Annual Meetings, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

While many African states have made important strides in passing laws to ensure greater gender equality, the challenge ahead for the continent is to ensure economic empowerment is more widespread, notably for women. To that end, the African Development Bank is staging a high-level debate on gender equality in Africa, to gauge the current state of play and to chart a course to step up progress.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Gender

22/05/2015 - Delegates from across the globe will converge next week at the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) taking place from May 25 to 29 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s financial capital.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire

22/05/2015 - How can the African Development Bank (AfDB) best promote agriculture sector and agriculture infrastructure projects in Africa? What kind of policies and financing tools can incentivize investments in this sector? What roles do the public and private sectors and alternative resource mobilization; play in ensuring Africa’s future and sustainable growth? Ahead of the institution’s Annual Meetings in Abidjan, from May 25-29, the Director of the Bank’s Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, Chiji Ojukwu, examines the challenges and proposes viable solutions Excerpts

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector

22/05/2015 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has called for proposals to support the creation of an enabling policy and market environment for green mini-grids (GMGs) in an effort to address barriers to growth and unlock private investment in the sector.

Categories: Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change

22/05/2015 - At its governing body meetings last week, the $8.1 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) endorsed 9 African nations to serve as pilot countries for critical aspects of climate-smart development, with six pilot countries for climate resilience and three for sustainable forests. In addition, governments unanimously endorsed Ghana’s ambitious investment plan to transform and promote its renewable energy sector.

Categories: Ethiopia, Gambia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Environment, Energy & Power, Climate Change

21/05/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, a loan of US $70.5 million to finance the Tanzania Power Sector Reform and Governance Support Programme (PSRGSP). The objective of the operation is to promote inclusive growth and enhanced economic competitiveness through power sector, economic and financial governance reforms. The loan agreement will be signed next week, on the margins of the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Abidjan.

Categories: Tanzania, Economic & Financial Governance, Energy & Power

20/05/2015 - African countries are one step closer to realizing the goals of universal energy access through following a coordinated approach to energy sector development at the country level according to speakers at a special session held during the Second Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Forum in New York.

Categories: United States of America, Energy & Power, Environment, Partnerships, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)

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