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03/02/2016 - The African Development Bank is hosting a two-day Expert Group Meeting from February 2-3, 2016, in Abidjan.

The meeting – which attracted stakeholders and experts, including the Regional Economic Communities, academics, and research-based institutions – has been organized by the Bank, in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, NEPAD, Regional Integration, Partnerships


01/02/2016 - Nigeria’s Kano State Government has solicited support from the African Development Bank to enable the Government implement its development programmes. In a meeting at the Bank premises in Abuja on Friday, December 22, 2015, the Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, described the State as an agricultural hub with diverse resources and immense potential.

Categories: Nigeria, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Transport, Health, Education, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries


29/01/2016 - The African Development Bank conducted a high-level mission from Wednesday January 27 to Friday, January 29 to engage in policy dialogue with the Federal Government of Nigeria in order to ascertain its key development priorities. Recent economic challenges and headwinds have created an opportunity to address current and emerging development priorities and improve the business climate towards a stronger economy.

Categories: Nigeria, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Employment, Gender, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, President's Corner


28/01/2016 - On January 25, 2016 in Bamako, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Mali reached an agreement on a CFAF 60-billion funding package, composed of a CFAF 40-billion loan and a CFAF 20-billion grant. The funding support a multi-national road infrastructure and transport links improvement project along the Bamako-Zantiebougou-Kolondieba-Boundiali-San Pedro corridor shared by Mali and Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Transport, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Human Capital Development, Health, Water Supply & Sanitation, Gender, Youth


28/01/2016 - “Electricity is like the blood in your body. If you have blood, you live. If don’t have blood, you don’t live.” These were the opening remarks made by African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, on Thursday, January 21 in Davos, Switzerland, during a live televised debate on “Africa’s Next Challenge”.

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Private Sector, President's Corner


27/01/2016 - “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” It is with these words from the late Nelson Mandela that the first laureate of the African Development Bank Women’s Scholarship Fund (WSF), Jeanne Dina Kitoko, expressed gratitude to the Bank for enabling her to pursue higher studies.

Categories: Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Gender, Human Capital Development, Education


25/01/2016 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) hosted a planning meeting with a delegation from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) on January 21 and 22, 2016 in Abidjan

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Partnerships


21/01/2016 - At its regular meeting in Abidjan on Wednesday, January 20, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a €89.291-million loan to finance the development of an Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (AVC-DP) in Cameroon.

Categories: Cameroon, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Gender, Partnerships


21/01/2016 - Africa needs a new deal on energy, and now it has one. US President Roosevelt’s post-Depression New Deal of the 1930s focused on ‘Relief, Recovery and Reform’. For Africa’s New Deal on Energy, in the spotlight at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, the focus is on Power, Potential and Partnership.

Categories: Energy & Power, Partnerships, Gender, Human Capital Development, Environment, Poverty Reduction, President's Corner


18/01/2016 - In his inaugural speech after taking office on September 1, 2015, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina laid out the five priority areas that the Bank will focus on to advance Africa’s transformative agenda over the next 10 years. These areas are to Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Integrate Africa, Industrialize Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.

Categories: Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Food Production, President's Corner


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