News & Events
22/11/2012 - For the first time, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) took place in Africa. This year’s forum on "enhancing the human development of migrants and their contribution to the development of communities and states" was held in Mauritius on November 21-22 2012. It focused on labor mobility and beyond-the-border skills as well as jobs for African youth.
24/10/2012 - The African Development Bank is organizing a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on its draft Human Capital Development Strategy (2013-2017) in Pretoria, South Africa on 22 and 23 October 2012. Around 100 participants are expected from 12 Southern African countries: Botswana, Lesotho , Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Nigeria.
01/10/2012 - In this interview, Mr. Bassant underscores the important role of the AfDB in future infrastructure and energy projects in his country, following a brainstorming session organized by the Bank’s Operations Vice-presidency (ORVP).
04/09/2012 - “The Mauritius Experience – Deepening cooperation with the African Development Bank and Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and the challenges it poses” was the subject of a brainstorming session organized by the Bank’s Operations Vice-presidency (ORVP) on Monday. Discussions on the theme included helping to enrich the Bank’s knowledge base and the need to strengthen and sustain gainful cooperation with RMCs in general and with Mauritius in particular.
30/07/2012 - Inflation edged up to an annual rate of 12.1 percent in the countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in June compared to the annual rate of 11.6 percent in June, according to new figures. In the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the annual rate eased to 7.5 percent in June compared with 7.8 percent in May.
- Date: 09/07/2012
- Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is organizing a High Level Policy Dialogue Seminar on Youth Employment in Africa in Lusaka, Zambia, which will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by the following countries in the Southern Africa region: Angola, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zambia.
20/04/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the second call for proposals under the Migration and Development Fund (MDF). This second call for proposals, open from 15 April to 31 May 2012, is targeting project sponsors in Central Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Categories: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Madagascar, Burundi, São Tomé & Príncipe, Angola, Comoros, Mauritius, Migration and Development Initiative
02/03/2012 - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved an equity investment of USD 50 million into the Carlyle Sub Saharan Africa Fund on 22February. This fund is the first investment vehicle that the US-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group has raised to pursue its geographical expansion into sub-Saharan Africa.
27/06/2011 - The Southern Africa region loomed large on the Bank’s operational radar in 2009, when loan and grant approvals to the countries climbed to USD 5.44 billion (UA 3.40 billion), from USD 769.44 million (UA 475.9 million) the previous year; representing over 600 percent increase. The numbers were propelled by two budget support loans amounting to USD 2.42 billion (UA1.51 billion) approved for Botswana and Mauritius, to help mitigate the impact of the global economic and financial crisis in these countries.
06/04/2011 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) today approved the 2011-2012 Regional Integration Strategy Paper for Southern Africa. Regional integration is one of the organisation’s priorities, , as reflected in its 2008-2011 Medium-Term Strategy, its Strategic and Operational Framework for Regional Operations and the its 2009-2012 Regional Integration Strategy.
Categories: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Regional Integration, Energy & Power