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19/04/2016 - Discussing donor concerns, aligning with other multilateral development banks and international organisations, building support for the AfDB’s ‘High 5’ priorities and the current Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF): Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, continued to work in the margins of the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, from Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Categories: United States of America, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, Education, ADF, President's Corner


16/04/2016 - "If we don't fix Africa's infrastructure financing gap - which we put at some US $60-70 billion a year - we will continue to take two percentage points off Africa's annual growth rates. And we cannot allow that to happen," said African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina at the first ever Global Infrastructure Forum in Washington on Saturday.

Categories: United States of America, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, COP21, President's Corner


15/04/2016 - “People who enjoy meetings shouldn’t be in charge of anything”, said US economist Thomas Sowell, but he may not have had the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in mind. Leaders manage to enjoy their meetings, as part and parcel of the role of leading major international organisations, like the African Development Bank, with its US $8 billion a year turnover.

Categories: Spain, United States of America, Education, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, African Water Facility, President's Corner


11/04/2016 - Six months into office, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina looks back on his accomplishments and shares his vision for the Bank and for Africa over the next decade.

Categories: Climate Change, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Environment, Human Capital Development, Employment, Gender, Partnerships, COP21, President's Corner


27/03/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has urged African diplomats accredited to the Republic of South Korea to serve as ambassadors of the African Development Bank Group, promote the work of the Bank and garner support for the Bank’s activities in their respective capitals. Africa, he said, can learn very useful lessons from the Republic of Korea which transformed itself from an aid-dependent nation to a donor country in just over three decades.

Categories: Korea, Partnerships, President's Corner


22/03/2016 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Frannie Leautier as the Senior Vice-President of the African Development Bank Group effective on 9th May, 2016.

Categories: President's Corner


22/03/2016 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alberic Kacou, as the Vice-President Human Resources and Corporate Services, effective 15 May, 2016.

Categories: President's Corner


22/03/2016 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of David Ssegawa, as the Director of the Corporate Human Resources Department, effective May 1, 2016. A Ugandan citizen, David Ssegawa is a seasoned human resources expert and thought leader on organizational transformations, with more than 20 years of experience in the private sector, including commercial banking.

Categories: President's Corner


22/03/2016 - A 40-member delegation of Japanese investors paid a courtesy call on the African Development Bank Group in Abidjan on Monday, March 21, 2016, and met with AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina. The meeting focused on further strengthening AfDB-Japan cooperation in the public sector as well as promotion of Japanese business and private investments in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Partnerships, President's Corner


07/03/2016 - Energy is the central theme of the African Development Bank’s 2016 Annual Meetings as well as its 2015 Annual Report. The theme, “Energy and Climate Change”, underscores the importance the Bank attaches to energy, which the AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina, describes as “the lifeblood of any society and the passport to economic transformation.”

Categories: Climate Change, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, President's Corner


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