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29/01/2016 - The African Development Bank conducted a high-level mission from Wednesday January 27 to Friday, January 29 to engage in policy dialogue with the Federal Government of Nigeria in order to ascertain its key development priorities. Recent economic challenges and headwinds have created an opportunity to address current and emerging development priorities and improve the business climate towards a stronger economy.

Categories: Nigeria, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Employment, Gender, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, President's Corner


28/01/2016 - “Electricity is like the blood in your body. If you have blood, you live. If don’t have blood, you don’t live.” These were the opening remarks made by African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, on Thursday, January 21 in Davos, Switzerland, during a live televised debate on “Africa’s Next Challenge”.

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Private Sector, President's Corner


21/01/2016 - Africa needs a new deal on energy, and now it has one. US President Roosevelt’s post-Depression New Deal of the 1930s focused on ‘Relief, Recovery and Reform’. For Africa’s New Deal on Energy, in the spotlight at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, the focus is on Power, Potential and Partnership.

Categories: Energy & Power, Partnerships, Gender, Human Capital Development, Environment, Poverty Reduction, President's Corner


18/01/2016 - In his inaugural speech after taking office on September 1, 2015, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina laid out the five priority areas that the Bank will focus on to advance Africa’s transformative agenda over the next 10 years. These areas are to Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Integrate Africa, Industrialize Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.

Categories: Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Food Production, President's Corner


14/01/2016 - Le président de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, a reçu le 13 janvier 2016, au siège de la Banque à Abidjan, une délégation de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), conduite par Bruno Kapandji, chargé de mission du chef de l’Etat, avec rang de ministre, en charge de l’Agence pour le développement et la promotion du grand Inga (ADEPI).

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Energy & Power, Private Sector, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance, President's Corner


21/12/2015 - Exactly one week after receiving a similar award from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife in Nigeria, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina was awarded yet another Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, from the Adekunle Ajasin University in Ondo State, Nigeria. The award was conferred in recognition of Adesina’s outstanding contribution to the development of agriculture on the continent, his passion for fighting poverty and his exceptional pursuit for excellence.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Youth, Private Sector, President's Corner


15/12/2015 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has received an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa) from his Alma Mater, Obafemi Awolowe University, in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Speaking at the ceremony on Saturday, December 12, the Vice Chancellor of the University extolled the virtues and achievements of President Adesina, adding that he is a son of the soil that has earned not only the award, but also the respect of all present.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Education, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, President's Corner


10/12/2015 - “Africa loses $148 billion to corruption every year. Just think of how many continents you could light up with that amount,” Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, said Wednesday. He was speaking at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on December 9, 2015 in commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day under the theme Break the Corruption Chain.

Categories: Energy & Power, Gender, Partnerships, Health, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption, President's Corner


10/12/2015 - As negotiations at the ongoing Paris climate conference (COP21) entered the ninth day, the African Ministerial Council on Environment (AMCEN) has expressed its sup-port for the push by the African Group of Negotiators for greater transparency in climate financing on the continent

Categories: COP21, Partnerships, Climate Change, Environment, President's Corner


10/12/2015 - African Environment Ministers, under the auspices of the African Ministerial Confer-ence on the Environment (AMCEN), have restated their resolve to collectively demand for a binding legal agreement from the ongoing UN climate conference in Paris (COP21).

Categories: Malawi, Uganda, COP21, Environment, Climate Change, Partnerships, President's Corner


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