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27/09/2016 - The African Development Bank’s consultations with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Central Africa region are currently underway in Yaoundé, Cameroun.

The September 26-28, 2016 discussions aim at enhancing cooperation between the two at regional and country levels in order to effectively support the Bank’s Regional Member Countries in delivering development programs.

Categories: Cameroon, Civil Society, Partnerships


27/09/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in Abidjan, a US $310 million trade finance loan for Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group. Through this facility the AfDB will provide critical trade finance funding to support economies in which Ecobank is present.

Categories: Private Sector, Partnerships


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


26/09/2016 - Leaders on Tuesday expressed the need for African countries to urgently embark on programs to create decent job opportunities for the youth on the continent. Speaking in New York in a high-level side event organized by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the leaders concurred that lack of decent employment opportunities for African youth was a recipe for disaster and that African governments needed to act quickly avert a crisis in the continent.

Categories: NEPAD, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries


26/09/2016 - Ghana received approval on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for a project to restore degraded forest reserves and double a sustainable forest plantation through a first-of-its-kind Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in its forest sector. The project is backed by a US $10-million concessional loan from the Climate Investment Funds’ Forest Investment Program (CIF FIP) approved on July 1, and supplemented by US $14 million in co-financing from the AfDB.

Categories: Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Climate Change


26/09/2016 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le Gouvernement de la Guinée Bissau, ont procédé, le 19 septembre 2016 à Bissau, à la revue annuelle conjointe de la coopération entre le pays et l’institution.

Categories: Guinea-Bissau


26/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), started his first official visit in Nigeria on Monday with an interactive session with the Government’s economic team chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The session focused on how the Bank can help the country overcome it current recession.

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


26/09/2016 - Somalia’s offshore potential oil and gas reserves has garnered the attention of many international oil companies. The potential of these reserves, if managed well, will provide consistent revenue streams that could catalyse the economic development of Somalia.

Categories: Somalia, African Legal Support Facility


26/09/2016 - African countries will need better data, statistics, and policy coordination to ensure successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and congruence with the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Health, Education, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction


23/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), will visit Nigeria from September 26–28, 2016, on his first official visit to the country since his appointment last year. Adesina will meet policy-makers, the private sector, and development partners to discuss the challenges facing Nigeria and highlight the AfDB’s commitment to further strengthen its partnership with Nigeria.

Categories: Nigeria, Partnerships, President's Corner