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06/12/2016 - Experts at the 2016 African Economic Conference on Monday called for timely implementation of climate actions and release of information capable of assisting rural farmers against climate change impacts

Categories: Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Environment, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships

05/12/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB); Abdalla Hamdok, Acting Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director, Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and the Honourable Minister of Agriculture for Nigeria, Audu Ogbeh, kicked off the 11th African Economic Conference in Abuja on Monday, engaging with the media in a press conference immediately following the opening ceremony.

Categories: Nigeria, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries

05/12/2016 - The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) kicked off in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday with a consensus on the need to scale up the continent’s agricultural transformation to spur industrialization and inclusive growth.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Education, Human Capital Development, The President

05/12/2016 - It is indeed an honor and a great pleasure to welcome you all to this very important conference, taking place here in Nigeria, the heartbeat of the African continent. Allow me to sincerely thank the Government and People of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the able leadership of H. E. President Buhari for their generosity, warm welcome and for hosting the 2016 edition of the African Economic Conference. I also wish to thank the African Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for collaborating with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to organize this meeting in Abuja, Nigeria.

05/12/2016 - The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Atsuko Toda as Director for Agricultural Finance and Rural Development with effect from 1st December 2016.

Categories: Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President

05/12/2016 - H. E. Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Mr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

Mr. Abdalla Hamdok, Acting Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Mr. Eric Maskin, Nobel Laureate in Economics (2007)



Representatives of national and regional institutions, the private sector, and development partners,

Distinguished participants,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

05/12/2016 - Good morning! I wish to warmly welcome you all to this African Economic Conference, being held in Abuja. Unlocking the potential of agro-industrial development across all of Africa is what this conference is about. The choice of Nigeria to host this is significant: it is the most populous African country, with enormous potential in agriculture. If well managed, Nigeria has the potential to become a global powerhouse through agro-industrialization

Categories: The President

02/12/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Climate Investment Funds (CIF) unit released in November a new study which details regional member countries’ progress in ratifying the Paris Agreement and their efforts to transition Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The report found that in many countries, projected contributions will be conditional based upon receipt of climate finance support.

Categories: Ethiopia, Cameroon, South Africa, Gambia, Uganda, Tunisia, Climate Change, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

02/12/2016 - On Friday 2nd December 2016, close to 25 young African agricultural entrepreneurs from various countries in the continent were welcomed at the AfDB’s headquarters in Abidjan as part of a seminar and series of experience-sharing workshops. The event was organized by the Bank’s Agriculture and Agro-Industries Department (OSAN), which is led by Chiji Ojukwu and supported by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, as well as the Ministry for the Promotion of Youth, Youth Employment and Civic Engagement in Côte d’Ivoire. The minister Sidi Timéoko Touré gave the opening address.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development

02/12/2016 - Financial commitments to Africa’s infrastructure development in 2015 totalled $83.4bn, a 12% increase from the previous year, a report by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa’s (ICA) revealed.

Categories: Infrastructure