News & Events
27/11/2013 - The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) work in clean energy financing received some welcome recognition last week from Asian Development Bank President (ADB) Takehiko Nakao. The ADB President commended the African Development Bank for its commitment to promoting clean energy investments during the 6th annual meeting of the Asia Solar Energy Forum (ASEF) on Solar Energy Technology Trends and Opportunities held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from November 20-23.
27/11/2013 - The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) efforts to improve sustainable energy supply and access in Africa took a leap forward with the Board of Directors’ approval of the Regional Rusumo Falls Hydropower Project.
26/11/2013 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) participated in a two-day conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from November 24th to November 25th 2013, to assist the Republic of Guinea in its efforts to attract and secure private investment as a lever for its emergence and transformation.
26/11/2013 - The African Development Bank on November 26, 2013 launched the 12th Edition of the African Economic Outlook in Khartoum, Sudan. The event took place at the Mamoun Beheiry Centre for Economic and Social Studies in Africa (MBC).
25/11/2013 - Following a series of recent high level interactions between African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Donald Kaberuka, and European Commission (EC) Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, the AfDB hosted in Tunis, Tunisia on 19-20 November 2013 a mission from the European Commission (EC) Directorate General of Europe Aid Development & Cooperation. The objective of the mission was to give impetus for a reinforced strategic cooperation framework and to collaborate further on concrete joint actions in priority areas.
25/11/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), in conjunction with the World Bank Group, hosted the first ever ‘Africa Day’ on Wednesday, November 20, during Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2013. LJD Week is organized each year to provide a forum for legal and development practitioners, scholars, governments and civil society to discuss the critical role legal and judicial systems can play in furthering development outcomes.
20/11/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved US $68 million in financing for the multinational Inga Site Development and Electricity Access Support Project (PASEL). The project will further the development of the Inga hydropower plant located on the banks of the Congo River with a vast hydro-electric potential estimated at 44,000 MW – half of the continent’s installed electricity capacity.
19/11/2013 - “Mainstreaming adaptation and climate change resilience into transport infrastructure development is a gradual process that is to be tackled at a strategic level,” was a key message from the African Development Bank, a co-sponsor of Transport Day 2013, in Warsaw, Poland, on November 17, during the UN Climate Negotiations known as COP19.
19/11/2013 - Rice production per hectare has tripled for farmers in South East Liberia, with yields up to 3tons per hectare for now, as compared with the traditional long-duration low-yielding, less than 1 ton per hectare.
19/11/2013 - Depuis 1964, année de création de la Banque africaine de développement, notre histoire se mêle à celle de la Tunisie, membre fondateur de notre institution. En près d’un demi-siècle de collaboration, nous avons apporté un soutien sans faille au pays. La preuve par les chiffres : la Banque y a conduit 120 opérations de 1968 à 2013, d’un budget total de plus de 13 milliards de dinars tunisiens, faisant ainsi de la Tunisie le deuxième bénéficiaire historique de l’institution.