06/11/2013 - "Agricultural value chain entails all the activities from the field to the fork, and encompasses the steps from primary production, processing, storage, transportation, and marketing/export to consumption of commodities."
31/10/2013 - The African integration agenda addresses three main areas, namely political integration, economic integration, as well as social and cultural integration. For it to fully succeed, it requires not only quality statistical information, but also harmonized and comparable data across time and space.
30/10/2013 - There is a lot to tell about the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) role in Africa’s regional integration. Moono Mupotola, who, for the past four years, has pulled out all stops to deliver on the Bank’s vision in this area, says: “There is a wealth of ideas on how to integrate and boost intra-African trade and there is no need to re-invent the wheel.”
29/10/2013 - Stephen Karangizi’s passion and commitment in ensuring continental integration is unquestionable, having contributed to this cause as a lawyer within COMESA’s activities for 15 years prior to joining the AfDB-backed African Legal Support Facility. Interestingly, he has shared perspectives on how African countries should work differently to meet the Bank’s new Regional Integration Strategy. He says a regulatory environment is an important aspect for business environment. What is also needed for our continent’s regional integration is for African countries to use the ALSF to strengthen lawyers’ capacities in complex contracts negotiations.
29/10/2013 - Janvier Litse is a veteran of the African Development Bank, having climbed through the ranks and having served in various senior management operational positions, including Acting Vice-President. As the new Director of NEPAD Regional Integration and Trade, he kindly accepted to share perspectives on how best our institution, in synergy with stakeholders – policymakers, researchers, think tanks as well as civil society organizations – would contribute to meeting Africa’s regional integration goals. Read his interview.
29/10/2013 - Reda El Merini participated in a think-tank networking session at the African Economic Conference in Johannesburg on Sunday, October 27 and shared his perspectives on what he believes Africa’s regional integration should entail. His thoughts are worth discussing.
28/10/2013 - Alex Rugamba led the African Development Bank’s NEPAD and Regional Integration Department (ONRI) for three years, prior to holding his current position as Director of the AfDB’s Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, was at the forefront of the institution’s Regional Integration Strategy (RIS).
25/07/2013 - On Thursday, July 25, the Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme in Uganda was one of two African Development Bank projects to receive awards from the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC. The Development Impact Honors award, recognizing excellence in project design and implementation, was given to the community-driven project that saw the rehabilitation of roads, building of markets and introduction of agro-processing equipment.
25/07/2013 - Au sortir des troubles qu’a traversés la Côte d’Ivoire à l’orée des années 2000, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) s’est engagée avec force sur le terrain. Objectif : soutenir les efforts de reconstruction du pays, et sa population, éprouvée par des années de conflit, en mettant l’accent sur la prise en charge et la prévention des violences faites aux femmes. De fait, le constat était accablant : exacerbées par la guerre, les violences basées sur le genre s’étaient multipliées, jusqu’à concerner 67 % des femmes, selon une étude publiée par le Fonds des Nations unies pour la population (FNUAP) en 2008.
17/07/2013 - Décidé à Copenhague fin 2009, le Fonds vert pour le climat (FVC) a été officiellement créé en 2010 par les accords de Cancún. À l’heure où le changement climatique bouleverse le quotidien de milliards de personnes, la création de ce fonds répond à une demande forte des pays en développement, désireux de trouver des financements concessionnels pour soutenir leur transition vers un modèle de développement sobre en carbone et résilient au changement climatique.
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