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24/05/2016 - The Governing Council of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) met Monday, May 23, 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia, on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Annual Meetings, to review the Facility’s programmatic work and deliberate on key milestones as well as plan for future requirements of African governments in the context of emerging demands for greater development impact on the continent.

Categories: Zambia, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, African Legal Support Facility


24/05/2016 - At the second donor roundtable meeting of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) held in Lusaka, Zambia, the donors unanimously agreed that the ALSF comparative advantage lies in its model and mandate that is targeted at creating an enabling private sector environment as well as addressing issues of fragility in commercial law matters, and as such multilateral development banks like the African Development Bank (AfDB) can capitalize on this to maximize their impact and benefit in Regional Member Countries (RMCs).

Categories: Zambia, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance, African Legal Support Facility


24/05/2016 - “Africa must think big, act big and deliver big. We must never show low ambitions for Africa,” African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina said on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the formal opening of the Annual Meetings of the Bank Group in Zambia on the theme “Energy and climate Change”.

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, President's Corner


24/05/2016 - Comment opérer une véritable transformation du secteur de l’agriculture en Afrique, à laquelle participent pleinement tant les femmes que les jeunes d’Afrique ? La table ronde qui s’est tenue le 23 mai 2016 à Lusaka, en marge des Assemblées annuelles, a donné lieu à des échanges de haute volée.

Categories: Zambia, Gender, Employment, Youth


24/05/2016 - Mario Pezzini, Director of the Development Centre at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has called on the need for Africa to explore investment opportunities in order to address issues of unemployment, particularly among youth.

Categories: Zambia, Structural Transformation, Employment


24/05/2016 - The African Development Bank and Madagascar on Monday, May 23 2016 in Lusaka, signed a USD 1.1-million loan to support preparation of the country’s youth agricultural entrepreneurship programme.

Categories: Madagascar, Zambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Employment


24/05/2016 - Key African leaders at the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings, in partnership with the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, outlined a vision for a new high-level effort and shared new data strengthening the economic case for investment in nutrition across Africa.

Categories: Zambia, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, President's Corner


23/05/2016 - On the first day of the 2016 African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings ongoing in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, leaders have discussed how to harness the ICT-revolution to build a ‘Smart Africa’. Affordability of ICT technologies, it was heard, should be the focus of governments if benefits are to trickle down to ordinary Africans.

Categories: Rwanda, Zambia, Infrastructure, Education, Health, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology


23/05/2016 - The 51st edition of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 42nd meetings of its concessionary arm, the African Development Fund (ADF) commenced on Monday, May 23 in Lusaka, Zambia, with a press conference hosted by the AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Zambia, President's Corner


23/05/2016 - Defining and managing investment risk in African domestic and regional infrastructure projects is critical to development and growth of the continent.

Categories: Zambia, Private Sector, Partnerships


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