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10/03/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB)’s office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia kicked off celebrations of this year’s International Women’s Day on 7 March 2014 with a brief remark by Josephine Ngure, the Resident Representative, who stressed that gender equality is a commitment everyone should practise every day – within their families, their communities and within the AfDB – and should not be limited to a yearly event.

Categories: Ethiopia, Gender, Human Capital Development, Civil Society


05/02/2014 - A former executive director and three senior staff members of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have been appointed to high public office in their respective countries. The appointees are André Nzapayeke, Prime Minister of Central African Republic (CAR); Abdirahman Beileh, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Somalia; and two Tunisians – Hakim Ben Hammouda and Lassaad Lachaal -- appointed minister of Economy and Finance, and minister of Agriculture, respectively.

Categories: Central African Republic, Tunisia, Ethiopia


31/01/2014 - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, officially launched on Thursday, January 30 in Addis Ababa, the final report of the AfDB High Level Panel on Fragile States during a closed session at the 22nd African Union Summit. The report, titled “Ending conflict and building peace in Africa: A call to action”, is the result of year-long consultations, dialogue and debate on the question of “How can we truly build peace and set a course for prosperity in Africa’s fragile states?”

Categories: Ethiopia, Poverty Reduction, High-Level Panel on Fragile States, Employment


  • From: 24/01/2014
  • To: 01/02/2014
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Infrastructure development and financing, gender, youth and fragile states are at the top of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) agenda during the 22nd Annual African Union Summit and pre-Summit activities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which run from January 24 to February 1.

Categories: Ethiopia, Infrastructure, Gender, Youth, Fragile States Facility, High-Level Panel on Fragile States, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund


  • From: 30/01/2014
  • To: 30/01/2014
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Development Bank’s High-Level Panel on Fragile States will launch on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Addis Ababa the report "Ending conflict and building peace in Africa: A call to action".

Categories: Ethiopia, High-Level Panel on Fragile States, Fragile States Facility


11/11/2013 - « Il appartient aux Africains de raconter et de valoriser leur propre histoire ». Telle est la conclusion du panel de haut niveau, qui a réuni, le 8 novembre 2013 à Addis Abeba (Ethiopie), le vice-président du Kenya William Ruto ; le vice-premier ministre éthiopien, Demeneke Mekonnen ; la présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine NKozana Dalamini-Zuma ; le président de la Banque africaine de développement Donald Kaberuka, ainsi que le secrétaire exécutif de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique, Carlos Lopes.

Categories: Ethiopia


  • From: 11/11/2013
  • To: 12/11/2013
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and the African Development Bank (AfDB) will convene a high-level political meeting on increased domestic funding for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, in Addis Ababa from November 11-12, 2013.

Categories: Ethiopia, Health, Human Capital Development, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)


06/11/2013 - On average 40-60% of public expenditure goes to education, health and other types of social spending in Africa, which calls for improved governance, voice and accountability in social service delivery. Large inefficiencies in the use of resources in education and health have a negative impact on human capital, with drastic consequences for inclusive economic growth. In an environment of declining aid, achieving greater value for each dollar invested is critical.

Categories: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Economic & Financial Governance, Education, Health, Civil Society, Human Capital Development


24/10/2013 - “Africa needs to change its development trajectory in order in order to win its fight against both poverty and climate change,” said the African Development Bank (AfDB) Vice President Aly Abou-Sabaa at the opening session of the Third Annual “Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa” (CCDA-III) that took place from 21-23 October 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, Climate Change, Environment, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Green Growth Initiative



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