News & Events
30/07/2015 - Casablanca, Morocco, 29 July 2015 - Africa50, the new and innovative infrastructure investment platform promoted by the African Develop-ment Bank (AfDB) held its Constitutive General Assembly on the 29th of July 2015 in Casablanca, Morocco. Twenty (20) African countries and the AfDB have subscribed for an initial aggregate amount of USD 830 million in share capital.
28/07/2015 - Casablanca, 29 July 2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco on 28 July 2015 in Casablanca signed one loan and two grant agreements amounting to $114.5 million (about 1.13 billion dirhams) to improve the country’s economic competitiveness. The signing ceremony was co-chaired by the economy and finance minister, Mohammed Boussaid and the President of the AfDB, Donald Kaberuka.
- Date: 29/07/2015
- Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Africa50 - the new investment platform for financing national and regional infrastructure projects for the structural transformation of African economies - is holding its first constitutive General Assembly this Wednesday 29 July 2015 in Casablanca.
08/07/2015 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, le 8 juillet 2015 à Abidjan, un prêt de 112,5 millions de dollars EU, destiné à soutenir le programme d’appui à la compétitivité de l’économie marocaine (PACEM).
19/06/2015 - The African Development Bank, in collaboration with UK-based One World Media, has just awarded the first ‘Women’s Rights in Africa’ Media Award. On June 18, 2015 in London, the first award was given to filmmaker Rosa Rogers for her documentary film “Casablanca Calling”, produced by independent production company Redbird. The award – designed to promote gender equality through the media – was presented by Joel Kibazo, the Bank’s Director of Communications and External Relations.
29/05/2015 - The AfDB Group has set up Africa50 to fill the large hole that exists in investments in the infrastructure sector in Africa. Some people are concerned that Africa50 competes with the AfDB, but for those who understand the twists and turns of development funding, this initiative can only help to address the issue of the infrastructure deficit on the continent. Alassane Ba, Acting CEO of Africa50, is delighted with the strong commitment from countries and underlined the need for Africa50 to establish its credibility and comprehensively launch its activities.
29/04/2015 - The African Development Bank has published a new report on North Africa entitled "Does Foreign Direct Investment Improve Welfare in North African Countries?" Supported by analysis and quantitative data, the report confirms the close links between foreign direct investment (FDI) and the quality of life for people in the six countries of the region (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt). On the other hand, the picture differs from country to country.
20/04/2015 - Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong, new universal climate change agreement and increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, sufficient to fulfill Africa’s development aspirations.
14/04/2015 - The 7th edition of the Africa Carbon Forum, the regional platform, was held this year in Marrakech, Morocco, from April 13 to 15 under the theme "On the road to Paris: Promoting access to the development of low-carbon emission in Africa while the world works towards a new universal agreement on climate change."
- From: 13/04/2015
- To: 15/04/2015
- Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Ministers from governments across Africa will gather at this year’s Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) on April 13-15 in Marrakesh, Morocco, to step up momentum towards a new, universal climate change agreement in 2015.They will also highlight the region’s readiness and requirement for accelerated private and public financing of low-carbon development.