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06/11/2015 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF); on November 6, concluded a five-day training workshop for government officials on negotiating financial agreements.

Twenty officials representing the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation and other government agencies participated in the training designed to expose officials to aspects of negotiation of financial instruments so that they are better able to explore, develop, and implement strategies to conclude balanced agreements.

Categories: Ethiopia, African Legal Support Facility


04/11/2015 - Jeudi 29 octobre 2015, à Addis-Abeba, le commissaire de l’Union africaine en charge des ressources humaines, des sciences et technologies, Martial De-Paul Ikounga, et la secrétaire exécutive de l’Association pour le développement de l’éducation en Afrique (ADEA), Oley Dibba-Wadda, ont ratifié un addendum au Protocole d’accord qui lie leurs deux institutions, l’ADEA et la Commission de l’Union africaine (CUA).

Categories: Ethiopia, Education, Information & Communication Technology


23/09/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a combined US $30 million soft loan to Benin, Côte d'Ivoire and Ethiopia to be utilized for membership subscriptions in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). This is a critical step and a prerequisite for ATI to commence its operations within these countries. Under the approvals, Benin and Ethiopia will each receive US $7.50 million, whilst Côte d'Ivoire will receive US $15.0 million.

Categories: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Trade Finance Program


31/08/2015 - The African Development Bank has launched a report that seeks to empower women to take the lead in agribusiness and agriculture value chains thus participating in Africa’s economic growth process.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Gender, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


27/08/2015 - The office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a new report, “Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains” on Thursday, August 27 at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The event gathered high-level participants, including stakeholders from both the private and public sectors from the countries and sectors examined by the report – cocoa, coffee, cotton and cassava sectors in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, respectively.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Gender, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


26/08/2015 - The ClimDev Africa Special Fund (CDSF) launched its first project in Ethiopia on August 3 to help the country cope with, and build resilience to, climate change by enhancing capacity in climate monitoring, data analysis, interpretation, forecasting and dissemination for use in national decision-making.

Categories: Ethiopia, Environment, Climate Change, Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative


24/08/2015 - Trade, regional integration and governance were some of the key subjects that took centre stage at the Meles Zenawi Foundation’s inaugural symposium on Friday, August 21 in Kigali, Rwanda.

During a panel on “The Developmental State in a Globalised World”, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), said trade barriers between nations were inhibiting growth and development on the continent. “Tariffs are an issue; free movement of people and goods is an issue, yet these are the low-hanging fruits,” he said.

Categories: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships


20/08/2015 - The Meles Zenawi Foundation in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Rwanda is holding its inaugural symposium on August 21, in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme “The African Democratic Developmental State.”

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, President's Corner, Chief Economist's Office


  • From: 21/08/2015
  • To: 21/08/2015
  • Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Inaugural Meles Zenawi Foundation Symposium focuses on “The African Democratic Developmental State”.

The inaugural Meles Zenawi Foundation (MZF) symposium on development took place in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, on August 21, 2015. The symposium was a partnership between the MZF, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Rwandan Government.

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Human Capital Development, Gender, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance, President's Corner, Chief Economist's Office


04/08/2015 - The linkages between digital financial services (DFS) and the development agenda in Africa were discussed extensively during a panel discussion organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat, on the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Economic & Financial Governance, Information & Communication Technology


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