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  • Date: 08/03/2015
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

This year, the African Development Bank will be marking the International Women’s Day with the theme “Empowering Women – Empowering Economies: Make it Happen!” The focus emphasises how gender equality, women’s empowerment, women’s full enjoyment of human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to socio-economic development. It also stresses the vital role women play as agents of development.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Gender


04/03/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) through its private sector window approved on March 2, 2015 a US $3 million line of credit (LoC) equivalent in the local currency (Zambian Kwacha) to Madison Finance Company Ltd.

Categories: Zambia, Private Sector, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Youth, Employment, Poverty Reduction


04/03/2015 - The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Board of Executive Directors approved on March 3 in Abidjan a US $19-million project comprising an African Development Fund (ADF) loan of US $10.7 million and an ADF grant of US $8.3 million to boost the Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) sector. The Support to Skills Development for Employability and Entrepreneurship (SDEEP) project includes US $2.1 million in counterpart funding from the Government of the State of Eritrea (GSoE) bringing the total project cost to US $21.1 million.

Categories: Eritrea, Employment


04/03/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), and the United States-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have formed a partnership centered on linking gender and energy access.

Categories: United States of America, Gender, Energy & Power, Partnerships


03/03/2015 - This week the African Development Bank has organized a series of events at its headquarters in Abidjan leading up to International Women’s Day (IWD) 2015 on March 8. On Tuesday March 3, the Transition Support Department (ORTS), formerly Fragile States, held a brainstorming session on “Empowering women, empowering economies,” under the leadership of the Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG), Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Gender


03/03/2015 - Less than two years ago, on December 20, 2013, the UN proclaimed March 3 (the date of adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES) World Wildlife Day. Its goal is to celebrate our planet's wealth of fauna and flora, and raise the awareness of the general public to this cause. The wake of this Convention saw the organization on February 12 and 13, 2014, in London, the Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, which was attended by more than 60 countries and international organizations.

Categories: Environment


  • From: 03/03/2015
  • To: 06/03/2015
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa

On average 40-60% of public expenditure goes to social spending in Africa, which calls for improved governance, and voice and accountability in social spending. In order to foster and sustain progress in human development, African countries need to focus on results for the money that they spend on social services. Ministries of Finance, Health and Education play a pivotal role in resource allocation, ensuring delivery on results and enhancing accountability in social sector spending.

Categories: South Africa


26/02/2015 - In its 2014 Annual Report Financing Change: AfDB and CIF for a Climate-Smart Africa released Thursday, February 26, the African Development Bank (AfDB) shows that its support to Africa through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) increased exponentially in 2014 to include one regional and 25 national Investment Plans, with an additional nine poor countries being funded for renewable energy solutions. It also shows an additional $500 million from AfDB and CIF for a total of $2.1 billion going to 16 projects already underway in 11 African nations.

Categories: Climate Investment Funds (CIF)


26/02/2015 - On Thursday, February 19, 2015 in London, EMEA Finance magazine announced the winners of the 2014 Achievement Awards, with the African Development Bank (AfDB) taking the awards for Best Supranational Borrower and Best Sterling Bond.

Categories: Tunisia, Economic & Financial Governance


25/02/2015 - The first peer-review meeting for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) under the Africa for Results (AfriK4R) initiative kicked off in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on February 24, 2015.

Categories: Kenya


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