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18/11/2013 - A critical issue for African countries “Human Resources for Health: foundation for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the post-2015 development agenda” was discussed among 2,000 participants from 80 countries at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH) which took place November 10-13 in Recife, Brazil. The conference was followed by a Board meeting of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) on November 14 to set up the future health workforce agenda, in which the African Development Bank is a member.

Categories: Brazil, Health, Human Capital Development


  • From: 11/06/2013
  • To: 11/06/2013
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt

As part of its ongoing activities under the South-South Cooperation Trust Fund (funded by the Government of Brazil), the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank hosted a high-level workshop in Cairo, Egypt, on June 11, 2013 to showcase the results and recommendations of an analytical study, “Clean Technology Transfer Mechanisms in Egypt Based on Best Practices from Southern Countries.”

Categories: Egypt, Brazil, Climate Change, Private Sector, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance, Green Growth Initiative


01/04/2013 - At their meeting in Durban, the BRICS group put forward the proposal establishing a Development Bank under their auspices. This initiative was hailed by Donald Kaberuka, President of the AfDB. A grand premiere in Africa, this decision was taken at the meeting held on the 26 and 27 March 2013. The continent welcomed the annual meeting of the BRICS group held in Durban made up of Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa joining these countries in April 2011.

Categories: South Africa, Russia, Brazil, India, China, Economic & Financial Governance


26/03/2013 - The new world order comes to Durban this week – for the fifth BRICS Summit, and the first in Africa. Dilma Rousseff, Vladimir Putin, Manmohan Singh, Xi Jinping and Jacob Zuma represent a changing world, as gravity and power gradually shift from North to South, and West to East. Between them, they preside over nearly half of the world’s population, and nearly a quarter of its GDP.

Categories: South Africa, China, Brazil, India, Russia, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Infrastructure


20/09/2012 - A high-level delegation from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) visited the African Development Bank Group on September 18 in Tunis to share industry knowledge that may help revolutionize aviation in Africa. The workshop entitled “Developing Africa’s Air Transportation” was co-chaired by Tas Anvaripour, Manager for Infrastructure Finance in the Private Sector Department of the African Development Bank.

Categories: Brazil, Transport, Private Sector, Infrastructure


20/09/2012 - A high-level delegation from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) visited the African Development Bank Group on September 18 in Tunis to share industry knowledge and lessons learned that may help revolutionize aviation in Africa.

Categories: Brazil, Transport, Regional Integration


22/06/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Italian government hosted an event at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro on 19 June.

Categories: Brazil, Climate Change, Environment


22/06/2012 - African leaders and senior representatives of Africa’s leading institutions assessed progress on sustainable development in Africa on 19 June, dubbed “Africa Day” at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro.

Categories: Brazil, Climate Change, Environment


22/06/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will commit USD 1 billion a year to the energy sector, said the institution’s president, Donald Kaberuka, on 21 June at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro.

Categories: Brazil, Climate Change, Environment


21/06/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have released a joint report on the state of environment in Africa, and are calling world leaders to invest in Africa’s natural capital. The report is intended to catalyze decision-makers to invest in Africa’s sustainable development and is being presented at Rio+20, at an event organized by the AfDB and WWF and hosted by the Senegalese government.

Categories: Brazil, Climate Change, Environment


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