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22/07/2016 - Pour sa première visite officielle au Maroc, le président de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, a un agenda bien chargé, qui se déploie entre Rabat, Casablanca et Ouarzazate.

Categories: Morocco, Private Sector

19/07/2016 - In collaboration with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Community of Practice (AfCoP) - whose secretariat is hosted by the African Development Bank (ADB) in the ORQR department - organized the third Africa for Results Forum in Nairobi, Kenya from July 13-15, 2016. The forum was opened by Samson Machuka, Director of the planning department, representing the Minister of Devolution and Planning of Kenya.

Categories: Kenya

19/07/2016 - Dans le cadre du projet Communauté africaine de pratiques (AfCoP) et fort de ses acquis lors des deux précédents cycles, le Gouvernement de Madagascar a relevé le défi de faire mieux avec le 3ème cycle des Initiatives à Résultats Rapides (IRR).

Categories: Madagascar

19/07/2016 - The issue of Africa’s industrialization was the focus of the 35th Session of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee that met in Kigali, Rwanda, in the context of the African Union Summit.

Categories: Rwanda, Agriculture & Agro-industries, NEPAD

18/07/2016 - On 15th of July 2016, the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved USD 12.4 million grant for a project called “50 million Women Speak” to create a networking platform dedicated to sub-Saharan women entrepreneurs. The grant will be spread between the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Gender, Information & Communication Technology

18/07/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has reiterated the AfDB’s commitment to support empowerment of women in Agriculture in order to unlock the sector’s potential.

Categories: Rwanda, Gender, Agriculture & Agro-industries

13/07/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) have signed, on Monday 11 July 2016, a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to amplify the impact of their strategically aligned joint efforts to promote resources mobilization to fund Africa’s economic growth. This MoU will provide a collaborative framework for harmonizing and coordinating the efforts of AfDB, Africa’s premier development finance institution, and ASEA, the apex body of African stock exchanges, towards deepening and connecting African financial markets.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Partnerships, Regional Integration, African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI), African Financing Partnership

13/07/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an African Development Fund (ADF) loan of USD 50 million to finance the third phase of the Skills, Employability and Entrepreneurship Programme (SEEP III) and jobs creation in Rwanda.

Categories: Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, ADF, Employment, Youth, Energy & Power, Private Sector, Partnerships

08/07/2016 - Within the context of the New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and South Africa’s power utility (Eskom) on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Johannesburg, signed loan facilities for a USD 1.34 billion towards Eskom’s capital expenditure program.

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power, Partnerships, Private Sector

01/07/2016 - More than 56 million people require humanitarian assistance and more than 17 million are displaced across Africa, according to the African Development Bank.

This fragile situation is largely a consequence of conflict and natural disasters, and based on current trends, poverty will be increasingly concentrated in countries in fragile situations, says the Bank in a paper presented at the second meeting of the 14th Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-14). The event is taking place June 30-July 1, 2016, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Human Capital Development, ADF, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Fragile States Facility