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29/09/2016 - The Africa Partnership Conference 2016 was inaugurated on September 20, 2016 in Mauritius by the country’s Finance and Economic Development Minister, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. The Board of Investment (BOI) of Mauritius hosted the conference in collaboration with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), under the theme: “Creating Shared Value through Sustainable Investment”.

Categories: Partnerships


29/09/2016 - The African Development Bank has launched the Gender in Practice Community of Practice (GiP COP), an online resource that seeks to promote information and knowledge sharing on gender equality. The event took place on September 28, 2016 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Partnerships, Gender


28/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, completed a three-day official visit to Nigeria on Wednesday, reaffirming the Bank’s strong partnership with one of his biggest shareholders and clients, as the country struggles with the impact of an economic recession.

Categories: Nigeria, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, President's Corner


28/09/2016 - Over 100 designers, entrepreneurs, fashion bloggers, representatives from international organisations, and other stakeholders from the textile and fashion industry gathered Friday in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss findings of a report on the economics of Africa’s creative sector.

Categories: Kenya, Employment, Gender, Youth


27/09/2016 - The travel and tourism industry recognizes World Tourism Day. Founded in 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), each year World Tourism Day brings together the global tourism community to highlight a significant theme with implications for destinations large, small, cosmopolitan, and rural, on every continent.

Categories: Transport, Private Sector, Partnerships, Youth, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Employment


26/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), stressed the need Monday for Nigeria to put in place the right incentives to boost private investment and revive growth. He also reassured authorities of the Bank’s unwavering support during these difficult times.

Categories: Nigeria, Employment, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, President's Corner


26/09/2016 - On Friday, September 23, 2016, the African Development Bank’s Executive Director (ED) for Sudan, Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari, concluded a three-day familiarization mission to Sudan. ED Oku-Afari represents a constituency of five countries at the Bank, comprising Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Gambia. This mission sought to acquaint him with firsthand knowledge of developments in Sudan as well as the state of the Bank’s development operations in the country.

Categories: Sudan


21/09/2016 - On September 14, 2016, the African Development Bank’s Human Development Department (OSHD), hosted a meeting of Technical and Financial Partners (PTFs) supporting nutrition in Côte d’Ivoire. The Bank is the group’s co-chair together with UNICEF.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Human Capital Development, Education, Partnerships, Nutrition


19/09/2016 - The African Green Revolution Forum, held in Nairobi, Kenya, from September 5-9, 2016, discussed how to de-risk risk agriculture financing.

Categories: Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Private Sector


16/09/2016 - “I no longer need to waste hours fetching water. I have more time to help my husband with our cattle – which was quite difficult without access to clean water. It’s such a relief,” Zuena, a farmer from Machui, said of the African Development Bank’s Zanzibar Water and Sanitation Project, completed in 2015. Her household recently benefited from the Machui project. “It has changed our lives,” she said.

Categories: Tanzania, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Employment, Food Production, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction