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29/06/2015 - The air transport industry in Africa is on the resurgence and aviation is, “The next infrastructure growth frontier for Africa”. This was the message at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Aviation Day for Africa and the Middle East held at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 23-24, 2015 under the theme, “Connecting Africa: The Linkage of Regulation, Capacity and Infrastructure”.

Categories: Kenya, Transport, Regional Integration, Partnerships, Private Sector


26/06/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in its meeting on June 24, 2015 in Abidjan, approved the institution’s Knowledge Management Strategy (KMS) for 2015-2020.

The vision of this Knowledge Management Strategy is for the AfDB to become the premier knowledge institution in Africa in the areas of its mandate. This is a long-term goal and an aspiration, where the journey is as important as the destination.

Categories: Regional Integration, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Information & Communication Technology


26/06/2015 - African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka concluded his East African tour with a farewell meeting with Kenya’s Head of State, Uhuru Kenyatta, on June 25th 2015.

Kaberuka’s decade-long term in office comes to an end in two months. He thanked the Kenyan Government for its support. “The mission for which Kenya sponsored me has been done to my best ability. We even make mistakes, but that is the nature of leadership. We have learnt lessons both ways,” he said.

Categories: Kenya, Economic & Financial Governance, President's Corner


25/06/2015 - African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka paid a visit to Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame on June 23 to brief him on progress made since he was elected and re-elected as the Bank’s head in 2005 and 2010, respectively.

Categories: Rwanda, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Africa50, Africa50, President's Corner


23/06/2015 - On Tuesday, June 23, African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka addressed the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission in New York on the importance of sustained predictable resources for peace building.

Categories: United States of America, Poverty Reduction, Partnerships


23/06/2015 - The African Economic Conference (AEC) 2015, jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will take place from November 2-4 in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The topic of the conference is: “Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.” The theme is particularly timely in light of the global efforts to define the way forward in addressing world poverty and inequality.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Poverty Reduction, Employment, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships


22/06/2015 - Les 50e assemblées de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) ont accueilli la première rencontre annuelle dédiée aux startups africaines. Née en 2014, MyAfricanStartUp est une initiative de Christian Kamayou, lui-même jeune entrepreneur à succès et animateur du réseau en Afrique des anciens diplômés de l’école HEC, qui bénéficie du soutien de la Banque.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Youth, Employment


22/06/2015 - On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Day 3 of the African Development Bank’s 50th Annual Meetings, a panel session was dedicated to a discussion on the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries. Among other issues addressed by participants, was the New Development Bank (NDB), the African Regional Centre (ARC) and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement.

Categories: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Private Sector, Youth


19/06/2015 - Four students from the International University of Grand Bassam (UIGB), located some 30 kilometres to the south of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, explain how the programme prepared them for studies abroad.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Education, Youth


19/06/2015 - As part of the African Development Bank’s ongoing efforts at improving data quality, management and dissemination support to statistical development in Africa, the AfDB took part in a joint workshop on public sector debt statistics, with the World Bank and the IMF East AFRITAC (AFE) in Zanzibar during June 8-19, 2015 with 30 officials from seven East African countries.

Categories: Tanzania, Partnerships


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