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30/06/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) held an award ceremony for INNOPitch Initiative contestants who had submitted innovation ideas on how to improve the Bank’s business operations.

Categories: President's Corner


13/06/2016 - The world has never been wealthier than it is today. Yet, the levels of inequality remain high and keep increasing. To reverse this trend, collective action is needed from governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector, civil society and all stakeholders.

Categories: Canada, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Education, Health, Regional Integration, Youth, Employment, Partnerships, President's Corner


  • From: 13/06/2016
  • To: 16/06/2016
  • Location: Montreal, Canada

“The world has never been wealthier than it is today. Yet, the levels of inequality remain high and keep increasing. To reverse this trend, collective action is needed from governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector, civil society and all stakeholders.” This was the message from African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, who is co-chairing the 22nd International Economic Forum of the Americas-Conference of Montreal in Montreal, Canada, from June 13-16, 2016.

Categories: Canada, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Education, Health, Regional Integration, Youth, Employment, Partnerships, President's Corner


10/06/2016 - On June 9, 2016, the President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, met with Finnish officials, in Helsinki, in the last leg of his three-country Nordic visit. In the different meetings, President Adesina thanked Finland for its support to the African Development Bank (ADB) and the African Development Fund (ADF), and called for its continued support to the 14th ADF replenishment.

Categories: Gender, Energy & Power, Employment, Youth, Private Sector, ADF, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, President's Corner


10/06/2016 - On June 8 2016, the African Development Bank Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, met with Swedish officials, in Stockholm, in the second leg of his three-country Nordic visit. In the different meetings, President Adesina thanked Sweden for its support to the African Development Bank (ADB) and the African Development Fund (ADF), and called for its continued support to the 14th ADF replenishment. Sweden joined the ADF in 1973 and the AfDB in 1982.

Categories: Sweden, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Energy & Power, Gender, ADF, President's Corner


09/06/2016 - The African Development Bank’s strategy to involve the private sector in providing sustainable energy solution was the focus of this year’s Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Categories: Denmark, Climate Change, Private Sector, Energy & Power, Environment, Partnerships, President's Corner


08/06/2016 - The African Development Bank’s commitment to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was reiterated during Norway’s International SDGs commitment seminar held in Oslo on June 6, 2016. Frannie Leautier, Senior Vice-President of the AfDB, said to speed up Africa’s transformation over the next decade, the Bank will systematically leverage its own resources.

Categories: Norway, Partnerships, President's Corner


06/06/2016 - The African Development Bank strengthens its longstanding partnerships with the Nordic countries this week as a high-level delegation, led by its President, Akinwumi Adesina, visits Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

Categories: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poverty Reduction, Partnerships, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, President's Corner


02/06/2016 - For five intense days, the 51st Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 42nd Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund (ADF) in Lusaka, Zambia, focused on the growth trajectory of the Bank and the continent.

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment, Partnerships, President's Corner


28/05/2016 - African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have announced, in a joint statement, that they will closely work with and support the African Development Bank in delivering the 'High Five' agenda unveiled by President Akinwumi Adesina at the 2016 Annual Meetings in Lusaka.

Categories: Zambia, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Employment, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, President's Corner