News & Events
18/11/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Abidjan, approved an unfunded US $100-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited (SMBCE) to support issuing banks in Africa expand their trade finance operations.
18/11/2015 - The first ever first-ever Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week came to a close on November 17, 2015 with calls on African governments to play their role in ensuring policies and reforms are consistent in order to attract private sector investment to help bridge the infrastructure deficit.
18/11/2015 - African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina arrived on Tuesday, November 17 in Accra, Ghana, where he will share on November 18 the AfDB’s perspective on agriculture and nutrition at a “High-Level Roundtable on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition”.
17/11/2015 - The African Development Bank’s existing Environmental and Social Assessment Procedures (approved in 2001) have been revised to reflect the updated information, upgraded processes and cutting-edge knowledge embodied in the Integrated Safeguards System (ISS). It also addresses the limitations of the existing ESAP and provides a strong procedural basis for the operationalization of the Integrated Safeguards Systems. It details the specific procedures that the Bank and its borrowers or clients should follow to ensure that Bank operations meet the requirements of the operational safeguards (OSs) at each stage of the Bank’s project cycle.
17/11/2015 - On Day 3 of the first-ever Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, the session on “PIDA Creating Jobs for Africa’s Youth” ended with one message: that the time to resolve unemployment in Africa is now.
17/11/2015 - On November 11, 2015, the African Development Bank-funded conference on African Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) concluded in London with a strong call on governments and private sector representatives to continue their efforts to scale up infrastructure investments especially in the energy, transport and water sectors in Africa.
16/11/2015 - On Monday, a minute of silence was observed at 12 noon Paris time (11 a.m. in Abidjan), at the Residence of France in Abidjan, following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13 that saw at least 129 deaths and hundreds injured. The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, took part in the observance and paid his respects to Georges Serre, French Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire.
16/11/2015 - The African Legal Awards recognized Hogan Lovells as the Transportation and Infrastructure Team of the year for their role in advising the governments of Benin and Niger on the West African Railway Loop Project. Hogan Lovells’ role was facilitated by the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) on the request of the governments of Benin and Niger.
16/11/2015 - On Sunday, November 15, 2015, best practices and innovative financing initiatives were presented and discussed during the session of the third day of the first-ever Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week, hosted at African Development Bank (AfDB) headquarters in Abidjan.
16/11/2015 - Delegates attending the consultative Week for PIDA (Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa), or PIDA Week, taking place at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan from November 13-17, heard that the most binding constraint to unlocking infrastructure financing in Africa was lack of properly prepared projects, which in turn is due to lack of adequate capacity to prepare large projects.
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