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01/10/2014 - The 9th African Economic Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 1-3, 2014 on the theme “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”.

Categories: Ethiopia, Information & Communication Technology, Human Capital Development, Youth, Structural Transformation


05/06/2014 - The 12th Session of the Co-ordination Committee comprising representatives from the African Union Commission (AUC), Regional Economic Communities, (RECs), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) opened on Wednesday, June 4 in Addis Ababa ahead of the upcoming African Union Summit to be held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

Categories: Ethiopia, Structural Transformation, Infrastructure, Partnerships


04/06/2014 - The SE4ALL Africa Hub convened representatives of the Eastern, Central and Southern African Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) focus countries for a workshop on the development of SE4ALL Action Agendas and Investment Prospectuses in Addis Ababa from May 29-30. The meeting took place following a successful launch of the Action Agenda process for the ECOWAS region in March and the Africa Launch of the SE4ALL Decade during the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Kigali.

Categories: Ethiopia, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Energy & Power, Climate Change


04/06/2014 - Ethiopia’s economy enjoyed robust growth from 2004 to 2011, averaging 11.3% GDP growth per year. Initially led by agriculture, growth subsequently became more broad-based, with a rising contribution from the mining, services and manufacturing sectors.

Categories: Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Education, Human Capital Development, Health, Water Supply & Sanitation


05/05/2014 - The African Development Bank Group on April 29, 2014 in Addis Ababa was represented in a Civil Society Open Day under the theme “Working Together for Inclusive Growth.” The Open Day aimed to facilitate exchange of information and share ideas about how the Bank can engage with CSOs to successfully implement its framework for enhanced engagement.

Categories: Ethiopia, Civil Society, Human Capital Development


08/04/2014 - Following the signing of the Capacity Building Project between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank during the meetings of the African Heads of State and Government held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2014, the AfDB formally launched the project in Centurion, South Africa, on April 7, 2014.

Categories: Ethiopia, South Africa, Energy & Power, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Employment, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Transport, Gender, Water Supply & Sanitation


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On March 22, World Water Day 2014, the African Development Bank celebrates the link between water and energy – the role water plays in generating electricity and the role of energy in the development of the continent.

Categories: Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Ghana, African Water Facility, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration


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



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Kichere Mwita - Tanzania 23/10/2014 17:30
AfDB is highly inspired by many Africans for well done jobs of supporting African countries to achieve its greatest potential development. You and me should be proud of having AfDB. We should offer support and be ready to defend it for the benefits of present and future generations.

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