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18/10/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, and John Kufuor, former President of Ghana and Co-chair of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, hosted the first official meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition on Monday, October 17 in Abidjan. The Champions of the African Leaders for Nutrition also include Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of Madagascar; Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations; Aliko Dangote, Founder and CEO of the Dangote Group; Jamie Cooper, Founding Chair and President of Big Win Philanthropy; Graça Machel, Founder of the Graça Machel Trust; and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Categories: Nutrition, Food Production, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Youth, Education, President's Corner

08/10/2016 - We, the Heads of the Regional Development Banks (RDBs), welcome the report of the Center for Global Development’s High-Level Panel on Multilateral Development Banking. This is an important report at a critical moment, as we move into high gear to deliver on the ambition of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the historic Paris agreement on climate. As the Panel recognizes, the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are essential and uniquely-qualified players in the international financial architecture.

Categories: Partnerships, President's Corner

30/09/2016 - “The Nigerian Private sector has a critical role to play to help the country come out of the present recession,” African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, said in Abuja on Thursday, 28 September 2016

Categories: Nigeria, Private Sector, President's Corner

28/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, completed a three-day official visit to Nigeria on Wednesday, reaffirming the Bank’s strong partnership with one of his biggest shareholders and clients, as the country struggles with the impact of an economic recession.

Categories: Nigeria, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, President's Corner

26/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), stressed the need Monday for Nigeria to put in place the right incentives to boost private investment and revive growth. He also reassured authorities of the Bank’s unwavering support during these difficult times.

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

09/09/2016 - Slightly built, looking both youthful and self-assured, Heriniaina, or 'Life Force' in Malagasy, confidently stands on her land in Tanandava. She is not afraid to address Akinwumi Adesina, President of Africa's premier financial institution, who is standing facing her and asking her about her agricultural activities, and who is more than impressed by her rice plot.

Categories: Madagascar, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, President's Corner

01/09/2016 - During his investiture as the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group on 1st September 2015, Akinwumi Adesina pledged “to help build a new Africa with prosperous, sustainable and inclusive growth; one that is peaceful, secure and united, regionally integrated and globally competitive.” The ultimate goal: to remake Africa in a decade.

Categories: President's Corner

28/08/2016 - Creating markets, developing infrastructure and providing financing for farmers are key ingredients for transforming agriculture in Africa. President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank made these remarks Saturday at the Sasakawa Symposium on "Contributing to Social security and jobs through agriculture-30 Years of Sasakawa in Africa", held at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Japan, Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, President's Corner

28/08/2016 - Le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, effectuera, du 29 au 31 Août 2016, une visite officielle à Madagascar pour une série de rencontres avec le Premier Ministre, Olivier Solonandrasana Mahafaly, le Ministre des Finances et du Budget, François Rakotoarimanana et d'autres membres du gouvernement.

Categories: Madagascar, President's Corner

27/08/2016 - African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina unveiled the elements of an African industrialisation strategy at an international meeting of African Heads of State and Government and their Japanese counterparts, and called for the linking of stock markets to enlarge Africa's domestic markets.

Categories: Japan, Partnerships, President's Corner