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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


09/09/2016 - Menue, l’air à la fois juvénile et plein d’assurance, Heriniaina, « La force de vie » en malagasy, est bien campée sur ses terres à Tanandava. Elle ne craint pas de s’adresser au président de la première institution financière africaine, Akinwumi Adesina, qui se tient devant elle et l’interroge sur ses activités agricoles, quelque peu impressionné par sa parcelle rizicole.

Categories: Madagascar, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, President's Corner


02/09/2016 - Les consultations régionales que la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a démarré à Dakar vont déboucher sur un plan d’engagement et un plan d’action communs entre la Banque et les organisations de la société civile africaine, a indiqué le vendredi 2 septembre dans la capitale sénégalaise, Zeneb Touré, chargée principale de l’Engagement de la société civile, au sein de l’institution financière africaine.

Categories: Senegal, Civil Society, Partnerships


02/09/2016 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Abdoulkader Dileita Mohamed as the Executive Secretary, Head of the Administrative Tribunal, with effect from 1st September 2016.


02/09/2016 - What is the current status of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor?

The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor is a flagship project of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), which was endorsed by African Heads of States in February 2012 at the 18th African Union summit in Addis Ababa. PIDA is an ambitious initiative which comprised 51 priority projects estimated at nearly US $68 billion to be completed by 2040.

Categories: Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Partnerships


02/09/2016 - The Office of the Special the African Development Bank (AfDB's) Envoy on Gender (SEOG) in collaboration with the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (OSAN) and under the leadership of the AfDB Senior Vice President, Frannie Leautier, is convening a EWA-AFAWA Technical Session on 2-3 September to forge and reinforce partnership between the EWA and AFAWA Initiatives in order to coordinate action on the economic empowerment of women in the agriculture value chain Africa through specifically identifying a Road Map for joint initiatives and operations.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Gender, Human Capital Development, Employment, Poverty Reduction, Partnerships


01/09/2016 - During his investiture as the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group on 1st September 2015, Akinwumi Adesina pledged “to help build a new Africa with prosperous, sustainable and inclusive growth; one that is peaceful, secure and united, regionally integrated and globally competitive.” The ultimate goal: to remake Africa in a decade.

Categories: President's Corner


28/08/2016 - Investing in infrastructure and human resource development are crucial for Africa to realise Agenda 2063, a high-level panel during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) heard Saturday in Nairobi.

Categories: Japan, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Education, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative