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30/01/2015 - The conclusion of the World Economic Forum raises concerns – particularly for Africa – as to how important issues discussed at the meeting will be addressed. Sustainable energy for example emerged as a priority matter.

Categories: Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Energy & Power


30/01/2015 - The African Development Bank Group, on Friday, January 30, 2015 in Abidjan, received Hiroshi Kato, Japan International Cooperation Agency Vice-President, on a courtesy visit to the institution. Vice-President Kato and his delegation – which included JICA’s Representative in Côte d’Ivoire, Yonezaki Eiro; and Kojima Umi, Programme Director for Côte d’Ivoire – held talks with AfDB Infrastructure Vice-President (OIVP) Solomon Asamoah.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Private Sector, Infrastructure, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change


30/01/2015 - African women can and will be agents of change for the continent’s transformation at all levels. This was the message delivered by the African Development Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG), Geraldine J. Fraser-Moleketi, during a Pre-Summit Ministerial Consultative Meeting on Gender that took place on January 20-22 ahead of the 24th Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Gender


29/01/2015 - The lack of proper policies aimed at generating tourist interest is a major reason why Africa’s tourism remains largely untapped, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, African Development Bank Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President, said Thursday, January 29 on the occasion of a conference on tourism and investment in Africa held in Madrid, Spain. In his view, many African governments have periodically discussed the importance of tourism, but few have developed full-fledged master plans for its development.

Categories: Spain, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships


29/01/2015 - Elections, conflict, terrorism, Ebola and women’s empowerment are all expected to be at the top of this year’s agenda as African leaders gather in Addis Ababa for the 24th Summit of the African Union.

Categories: Ethiopia, Ebola, Gender


27/01/2015 - The African Development Bank Group is firmly committed to ensuring food security in the Sahel region, especially in Niger, to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in this region.

Categories: Niger, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Food Production


22/01/2015 - On Wednesday, January 21, the African Development Bank’s Climate Change Coordination Committee (CCCC) organized a knowledge sharing seminar at the institution’s headquarters in Abidjan to highlight the outcomes of the 20th Conference of Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru, in December.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Climate Change, COP20, Africa Climate Change Fund, Agriculture & Agro-industries


16/01/2015 - African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka on Friday, January 16 expressed optimism that 2015 holds an opportunity for the African continent to achieve progress in economic growth depending on the political will of African Governments. “It will depend on the policy stance of the countries, and the choices that they make or do not make,” he said.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Ebola


16/01/2015 - A two-day meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB)-Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Committee came to a close on Thursday, January 15 with both partners agreeing to identify implementable actions necessary to fulfill the mandate and prepare a charter that will provide details of the nature of the collaboration, including responsibilities.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Partnerships


19/12/2014 - On December 18, 2014, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved a US $22.49-million loan to Zambia for the development of Lake Tanganyika.

This project has been formulated as part of the long-term vision for Zambia ("Vision 2030") by which it intends to become "a prosperous middle-income country by 2030". Its aim, thus, is help implement the amended Sixth National Development Plan, which covers 2013-2016 and aims to facilitate and accelerate "economic growth and development in the service of the people". Accordingly, it aims to stimulate job creation and rural development, in this way boosting inclusive growth.

Categories: Zambia, Infrastructure, Water Supply & Sanitation, Energy & Power, Employment, Economic & Financial Governance


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