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21/03/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host the Friends of Zimbabwe Roundtable, to discuss economic and political developments in the country on 23 March. The meeting will also focus on the prospects of dealing with the country's external debt arreears. The presentation of the Zimbabwe Accelerated Arrears, Debt and Development Strategy (ZAADDS) is a useful framework to address the issue of Zimbabwe’s external debt. ZAADDS is a key element of the government’s economic reform agenda.
16/12/2009 - While in Copenhagen where he was leading the AfDB delegation to the UN climate summit, Bank Group President, Donald Kaberuka, addressed African negotiators during a plenary session. Mr. Kaberuka was in Copenhagen “first and foremost to encourage African participants.” The AfDB is strongly supporting the negotiators and the strategy adopted by African leaders and their “lead negotiator”, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi.
16/12/2009 - “From Copenhagen we need a governance structure based on accountability between donors and beneficiaries under a consolidated UN financial mechanism that will make resources easily accessible to those who need them most. For Africa and other regions often considered lacking in capacity, it is important to allow established institutions such as the African Development Bank, to play an effective role.”
11/12/2009 - On Monday 14 December 2009, the AfDB held two major events in Copenhagen, on the sidelines of the climate change conference (7-18 December 2009).The day commenced with the Bank Group President, Donald Kaberuka, having a luncheon with the press. Mr. Kaberuka presented his expectations of the Copenhagen conference during the luncheon. He presented, in particular, the Bank’s vision regarding climate change, adding that the issue of climate change could not be dissociated from development challenges. He recalled Bank assistance to Africa’s position in the negotiations.
11/12/2009 - Although the Bank has an observer status at the UNFCCC and cannot be involved in the negotiations, it is visibly participating at Conference of Parties (COP 15).
07/12/2009 - The risks posed by climate change in Africa do not respect political boundaries as they are common to the entire continent. There is no single part of Africa that is spared its deleterious impacts. This threat has therefore served as a rallying point for all African leaders to seek a common solution to the problem.
07/12/2009 - Bank Group President, Donald Kaberuka, on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, in Tunis received a World Conservation Union (IUCN) delegation, led by its Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre. Discussions focused on issues of common interest, including potentials for healthy environment and resources management, as well as biodiversity conservation in Africa. The meeting also sought to identify cooperation areas and discussed capacity building issues.
07/05/2009 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Donald Kaberuka, has called for greater efforts to enable small and medium scale enterprises gain better access to financing. Mr. Kaberuka made the appeal on May 6, 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, during an Africa Commission meeting.
23/09/2008 - Transparency International’s Advisory Committee Chair, Peter Eigen, rounded off a two-day visit to the AfDB on Tuesday in Tunis with a press conference where he launched TI’s 2008 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in which Denmark emerged as the country with the highest positive perception on good governance while Somalia bore the trail as the most corrupt of the 180-country index.
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