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30/10/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) participated to the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that took place from October 6-17, 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Korea, Environment, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Climate Change, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Green Growth Initiative, Civil Society, Congo Basin Forest Fund


10/03/2014 - The African Development Institute (EADI) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) continues its series of African Officials Training Program on SMEs Policies in Korea. Eleven officials from Gabon completed on 28 February 2014 two-week training on SMEs in Ansan, Korea. This training followed those organized for Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Nigeria and Liberia in 2012 and 2013.

Categories: Korea, Gabon, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Partnerships


30/08/2013 - The African Development Bank’s Ten Year Strategy is gaining momentum. As part of this drive and in a quest to widen the discussion on structural transformation and natural resource management in Africa, the Bank’s Development Research Department (EDRE) in conjunction with the Department of Economics, University of Göteborg, hosted a side event on August 26, 2013 during the 28th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association/67th European Meeting of the Econometric Society in Göteborg, Sweden.

Categories: Sweden, Korea, Structural Transformation, Environment, Economic & Financial Governance


31/05/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of the Republic of Korea, on Thursday, May 30, signed the general cooperation agreement (GCA) that will make it possible for Korea to contribute to special funds and multi-donor funds as well.

Categories: Morocco, Korea, Green Growth Initiative, African Financing Partnership, Structural Transformation


07/11/2012 - A robust structural transformation is critical to shape a country’s ability to generate a faster and more inclusive growth that is required to tackle social challenges, such as unemployment and poverty. Structural transformation driven by export is highly relevant for Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, countries where several trade strategies and export promotion policies have been undertaken but are yet to take full advantage of their export-led growth strategies. This study considers how increasing productivity and moving up the value chain could enhance economic development in North Africa.

Categories: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Korea, Economic & Financial Governance, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development


24/10/2012 - A supplementary Technical Cooperation Agreement of the Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Trust Fund was signed on October 16, 2012, between Jaewan Bahk, Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea, and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group, during the KOAFEC Ministerial Conference in Seoul, Korea.

Categories: Korea, Infrastructure, Information & Communication Technology, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance


  • From: 15/10/2012
  • To: 18/10/2012
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea

The Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Ministerial Conference will take place from October 15 to 18, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. Since the first meeting in Seoul in 2006, KOAFEC has progressed into a highly recognized channel for economic cooperation and receives the full support of its co-organizers, including the African Development Bank, the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and the Export-Import Bank of Korea.

Categories: Korea, Agriculture & Agro-industries


18/09/2012 - Natural resources and environmental representatives from the African Development Bank attended the 2012 World Conservation Congress, the largest and most important conservation event, from September 6 to 15 in Jeju, South Korea, to discuss conservation issues, including the problem of elephant poaching on the African continent.

Categories: Korea, Environment, Climate Change


26/03/2012 - The G20 Development Working Group (DWG) on inclusive green growth (IGG) and international development cooperation met informally on 28 and 29 February 2012 in Seoul, Korea to discuss further actions to promote IGG ahead of a meeting scheduled in May in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Categories: Korea, Environment, Climate Change


15/12/2011 - A Nordic Development Fund (NDF) delegation will visit the African Development Bank (AfDB) in mid-January 2012 to present its new strategy and operational guidelines for accessing funding for climate mitigation and adaptation activities. The NDF can provide grants of up to USD 4 million for project components covering both soft activities (technical assistance and capacity building) and hard investments where appropriate.

Categories: Norway, Korea, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Climate Change, Environment


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