23/09/2013 - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved the conversion of the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) – a bilateral trust fund established with funding from the Government of Denmark and administered by the AfDB – into a multi-donor trust fund with a wider remit.
02/09/2013 - The Government of Denmark has announced a contribution DKK 10 million (approximately US $1.8 million) to the Agriculture Fast Track Fund to Spur Investment in the development of African agriculture infrastructure.
02/09/2013 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Donald Kaberuka, this week made an official visit to the Nordic member countries of the Bank Group to discuss the institution’s Strategy 2013-2022, its transformation agenda and the impeding return of the Bank to its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, among other issues.
31/05/2013 - The African Guarantee Fund (AGF), which was established as part of the Danish Africa Commission in 2008, was last night awarded the African Banker Awards 2013 in the category of “Financial Inclusion”. The prize was awarded during the annual meeting of the African Development Bank in Marrakech, Morocco.
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.