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17/10/2014 - With a team of African Development Bank experts, at the margin of the various Bank events in Morocco, the Vice-President in charge of Governance, Agriculture and Human Development, Aly Abou-Sabaa, on Thursday, October 16, 2014 visited a Bank cherished solar power plant project (NOORo1) in Ouarzazate, which energy specialists are calling “the world’s largest using concentrated solar power technology.”

Categories: Morocco, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Private Sector


16/10/2014 - On the occasion of the 9th African Development Forum (ADF) in Marrakech, Morocco, the African Development Bank spoke with Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, on the way forward for development.

Categories: Morocco, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund, Infrastructure, Health, Partnerships


16/10/2014 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le Gouvernement du Maroc ont signé, le 15 octobre 2014 à Rabat, Maroc, un protocole d’accord de prêt 100 millions d’euros, en soutien au programme d’appui au développement du secteur financier-phase III (PADESFI III) du Maroc.

Categories: Morocco, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Private Sector


15/10/2014 - The Second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa formally opened at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The opening session focused on the need for bilateral and multilateral agreements in science and technology.

Categories: Morocco, Information & Communication Technology, Human Capital Development, Health, Gender, Private Sector, Education, Partnerships, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation, Food Production


15/10/2014 - On the occasion of the 9th African Development Forum in Marrakech, Morocco, the African Development Bank spoke with Christian Diguimbaye, Coordinator, Steering Committee of the Joint Secretariat of the tripartite partnership of the African Union Commission, UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank, about the Forum and his views on Africa’s development.

Categories: Morocco, Partnerships, Private Sector


14/10/2014 - The African Development Forum, which officially opened on October 13, was notable for several speeches. These included speeches by the King of Morocco, read by the Moroccan Prime Minister Abdel-Ilah Benkiran, as well as speeches by the President of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, and the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, and by the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves, and UNECA Executive Secretary Carlos Lopes.

Categories: Morocco, Climate Change, Infrastructure, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Food Production, Partnerships, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund


13/10/2014 - The Ninth African Development Forum (ADF) opened on October 13 in Marrakech with the call by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) for stronger emphasis on infrastructure and for ownership of the Africa50 Fund, “a profit-driven entity seeking to provide risk-adjusted returns to its investors, while building Africa of the future.”

Categories: Morocco, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Health, Infrastructure, Transport, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund, Education


13/10/2014 - Health financing, with focus on national funding, was at the centre stage of the African Development Forum, which opened Monday, October 13 in Marrakech.

Categories: Morocco, Health


13/10/2014 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) will take part in the 9th African Development Forum, in Marrakech, Morocco, and contribute to high-level discussions aimed to address fast-tracking funding for the continent’s economic and social transformation, and seek immediate solutions to ensure a better future for Africans.

Categories: Morocco, Climate Change, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Employment


10/10/2014 - African Ministers, policy-makers, representatives of development partners and climate scientists on Wednesday in Marrakech, Morocco, hailed the establishment of the ClimDev-Africa Special Fund as another concrete show of commitment by Africa to face the challenge posed by the nefarious impacts of climate change to the continent.

Categories: Morocco, Climate Change, Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative, Partnerships



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