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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


26/08/2016 - Africa is full of opportunity for Japanese investment. This was the message at the Japanese –Africa Business conference which opened on August 26, 2016 on the sidelines of TICAD VI, currently underway in Nairobi, Kenya. The event, organised by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Kenya Investment Authority, sought to woo Japanese investment in Africa.

Categories: Kenya, Japan, Private Sector, Partnerships, Energy & Power, Employment, President's Corner


11/08/2016 - The focus of this year’s International Youth Day (IYD), to be observed on August 12, 2016, resonates with the African Development Bank’s key efforts that recognise the role of young people in sustainable development.

Categories: Employment, Youth, Education, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Partnerships, President's Corner


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