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01/12/2015 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, was one of the first high-profile visitors to the Great Green Wall project, a virtual film on climate change challenges and efforts afoot by grass root communities to build resilience and adaptation mechanisms against the effects of climate change.

Categories: Senegal, France, COP21, Climate Change, Partnerships, President's Corner

  • From: 30/11/2015
  • To: 11/12/2015
  • Location: Paris, France

The Twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) and the eleventh session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 11) serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will be held in Paris in 30 November -11 December 2015. At COP 21, it is expected that Parties will adopt a new universal climate agreement that would come into effect and be implemented from 2020.

Categories: France, COP21, Climate Change, Environment, Energy & Power, Partnerships, President's Corner

23/11/2015 - On Monday, November 23, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for two-day visit to reinforce cooperation with the African Union, the Government of Ethiopia, as well as other partners.

Categories: Ethiopia, Partnerships, President's Corner

22/11/2015 - Increasing slums with poor social services, lack of access to water and sanitation, growing insecurity, air pollution, huge traffic congestion, are among key challenges facing African cities. The issues were discussed on Saturday, 21 November in Accra, Ghana by policy makers, practitioners, members of the civil society, local government officials, and representatives of development institution, including African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Ghana, Agriculture & Agro-industries, President's Corner

16/11/2015 - On Monday, a minute of silence was observed at 12 noon Paris time (11 a.m. in Abidjan), at the Residence of France in Abidjan, following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13 that saw at least 129 deaths and hundreds injured. The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, took part in the observance and paid his respects to Georges Serre, French Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: France, Côte d’Ivoire, President's Corner

13/11/2015 - At the invitation of French President François Hollande, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina joined African leaders, including Guinea's President Alpha Conde, Benin's President Boni Yayi, Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba, President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana, and Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia for a pre-COP21 working lunch at the Elysée Palace in Paris, France, on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

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

11/11/2015 - On November 2, 2015, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, attended a meeting with Faure Gnassingbé, the President of Togo, during an official working visit to the country. The meeting was the second invitation extended to the President of the AfDB by the Togolese Head of State in the space of two months, signalling the high esteem in which President Gnassingbé and Togo hold the Bank.

Categories: Togo, President's Corner

24/10/2015 - African Development President Akinwumi Adesina was named Grand Officer of the National Order of the Lion (Grand Officier de l’Ordre National du Lion), one of Senegal’s highest honours, on Friday, October 23 in Dakar, Senegal.

Categories: Senegal, President's Corner

23/10/2015 - Agricultural transformation is taking shape in some African countries, which have launched initiatives to boost the provision of essential services linked to the agriculture sector. This was the message shared during the opening day of a high-level agricultural summit dedicated to discussions about the sector’s transformation.

Categories: Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, President's Corner

21/10/2015 - There is an unbelievable contrast today in Africa: How can a continent with such an abundance of arable land, water and sunshine annually import food worth $35 billion? How can it be that the continent is not food secure? This must change.

Categories: Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Gender, Partnerships, Food Production, Private Sector, Youth, Employment, President's Corner

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