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23/07/2014 - The African Development Bank’s New Rice for Africa (NERICA) project received Development Impact Honors on Wednesday, July 23 from the US Treasury Department in an awards ceremony in Washington, DC.

Categories: United States of America, Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production


  • From: 27/07/2014
  • To: 30/07/2014
  • Location: Luanda, Angola

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Donald Kaberuka, will undertake an official visit to Angola from July 27 to 30, 2014. This visit falls within the context of the signing of the financing agreement on the Infrastructure Sector Budget Support Program, approved by the Board of Directors of the AfDB on May 13, 2014.

Categories: Angola, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Private Sector


  • From: 01/11/2014
  • To: 03/11/2014
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The 9th edition of the African Economic Conference will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on November 1-3, 2014 on the theme “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Youth, Structural Transformation


18/07/2014 - The Inter-Country Quality Node on Technical and Vocational Skills Development (ICQN-TVSD), which is steered by Moussa Dosso, Minister of State of Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with ADEA, will hold a high-level Ministerial Conference on “Providing Africa’s Youth with Skills and Training for Jobs” in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from July 22-23, 2014. The Conference will be opened officially by the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, Daniel Kablan Duncan.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development


18/07/2014 - After receiving the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) of Nigeria’s approval to establish a NGN 160 billion (approximately USD 1 billion) Medium Term Note (MTN) Programme and “No Objection” from the SEC to start the book building process on June 6, 2014, the African Development Bank (“AfDB” or the “Bank”) proceeded to tap the market for its maiden local currency issuance in the Nigerian capital market.

Categories: Nigeria


17/07/2014 - The brief states that the private sector has been the main provider of jobs, while the public sector lost jobs in almost all activities in the last decade. Small businesses account for nearly 96% of all Egyptian companies and employ approximately 70% of non-agricultural workers. Small informal firms are in the majority (78%) and employ about 42% of the workforce.

Categories: Egypt, Employment, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector


  • From: 24/07/2014
  • To: 26/07/2014
  • Location: Lusaka, Zambia

The 3rd African Women’s Economic Summit takes place from July 24-26, 2014 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia, under the theme “African Women Realising Africa’s Economic Potential”.

Categories: Zambia, Economic & Financial Governance, Gender


14/07/2014 - The June 2014 issue of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) quarterly knowledge publication, eVALUation Matters, was released on July 11. This issue focuses on the transport sector in Africa, a sector that has long languished behind that of other world regions.

Categories: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration


  • From: 14/10/2014
  • To: 17/10/2014
  • Location: Rabat, Morocco

The African Development Bank and its partners will organise the second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa. The forum will convene at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco from 14-17 October 2014.

Categories: Morocco, Information & Communication Technology, Human Capital Development, Health, Gender, Private Sector, Education, Civil Society, Employment, Climate Change, Partnerships, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Food Production, Water Supply & Sanitation


07/07/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved on June 26 a 7-year, non-sovereign guarantee, USD 75 million corporate loan to the Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP), the Tunisian state-owned oil and gas exploration and production company, to finance part of the South Tunisian Gas Project (STGP)/ Nawara project.

Categories: Tunisia, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Employment


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