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10/10/2015 - The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi A. Adesina, and Abdulrahman A. Al Hamidy, Director General Chairman of the Board of the Arab Monetary Fund, met on the margins of the World Bank-IMF 2015 annual meetings in Lima, Peru, to discuss the economic challenges facing the 10 member countries in common between the two institutions. Both leaders reaffirmed the importance of their partnership and how best to leverage their respective core competencies and comparative advantages against a backdrop of domestic, regional and international economic developments, with ensuing increases in financing needs in a number of these countries.

Categories: Partnerships, President's Corner

29/09/2015 - Powerful alliances were made Monday when the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, shook hands, sealing a commitment to continue to work together to propel Africa to new level of energy sufficiency. The leaders bonded over their mutual desire to see the continent move from darkness to light during a luncheon for heads of state given by the United Nations Secretary General.

Categories: Canada, United States of America, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Partnerships, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Poverty Reduction, President's Corner

28/09/2015 - African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina delivered an impassioned speech to high-level leaders Sunday morning about why putting all of Africa on the power grid is not only good for the continent, but also for the world.

Categories: Liberia, Ghana, United Kingdom, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, President's Corner

25/09/2015 - Much of the focus of the UN Summit to chart a way forward on global development will be on Africa. As the wider world looks beyond the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals to the new Sustainable Development Goals, poverty eradication remains a gigantic challenge for Africa. Over 400 million people in Africa live in extreme poverty – that’s about 4 in 10 of its population – comprising a third of the world’s poorest people. The success or failure of the New York Summit will ultimately be measured by whether the new Sustainable Development Goals are making a difference in Africa in the years to come.

Categories: United States of America, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, President's Corner

22/09/2015 - Le président Akinwumi Adesina a été reçu en audience le samedi 19 septembre 2015 par le Chef de l’Etat du Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé. Au cours cette audience le dirigeant togolais a félicité le président Adesina pour sa brillante élection à la tête du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD).

Categories: Togo, President's Corner

22/09/2015 - The Ambassador of Turkey to Côte d’Ivoire, Esra Demir, paid a courtesy visit to the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, September 21 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The President thanked the Ambassador for Turkey’s contribution to the Bank’s African Development Fund (ADF) window and called for continued support as the Bank prepares for the Mid Term Review of the ADF 13th Replenishment.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Turkey, Partnerships, ADF, President's Corner

22/09/2015 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, met with Sidi Ould Tah, Director General of the Banque Arabe pour le Développement Economique en Afrique (BADEA), on Wednesday, September 16 in Abidjan to discuss cooperation between the organisations.

Categories: Partnerships, President's Corner

16/09/2015 - African Development Bank Group President, Akinwumi A. Adesina, received Benin’s President, Thomas Boni Yayi, on September 15, 2015 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. Boni Yayi said he “had come to deliver a congratulatory message to the AfDB’s newly elected President.” He also said Benin needs the Bank’s assistance in vital sectors such as energy, transport and agriculture.

Categories: Benin, Energy & Power, Transport, Agriculture & Agro-industries, President's Corner

10/09/2015 - Benin’s Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou paid a courtesy visit to African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina on Thursday, September10, 2015 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, where they discussed existing partnerships and explored areas for future cooperation.

Categories: Benin, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Transport, COP21, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, President's Corner

29/08/2015 - Monday 31 August is the last full day in office for Donald Kaberuka, who steps down after 10 years as President of the African Development Bank.

Categories: President's Corner

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