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27/11/2015 - The Resident Representative of the African Development Bank Group in Liberia, Margaret Kilo, launched a national radio broadcasting program dedicated to women’s empowerment as an early celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls and the 16 Days of Activism, which kicked off on Wednesday, November 25. The official ceremony was hosted by Liberian Vice-President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, on Tuesday, November 24, in partnership with other development institutions such as UN Women in Liberia.

Categories: Liberia, Gender, Partnerships, Human Capital Development

27/11/2015 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le 26 novembre 2015, un prêt de15 millions d’euros en faveur du Cap-Vert, pour le financement du Programme d’appui à la croissance économique phase I (PACE-I).

Categories: Cape Verde, Private Sector

27/11/2015 - For two full days the African Natural Resources Center (ANRC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) brought together 45 civil society organisations (CSOs) from 30 countries in Africa to discuss ways to foster inclusive and sustainable development through public participation in natural resources policy formulation.

Categories: South Africa, African Natural Resources Center (ANRC), Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Gender, Civil Society

26/11/2015 - At their regular meetings on Thursday, November 26, 2015, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved two major transport support and facilitation programmes for Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, as well as an economic governance support programme for Cape Verde to be financed with combined loans and grants totaling US $545 million.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Tanzania, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance, Gender, Transport, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction

26/11/2015 - The first-ever African Development Bank Transport Forum (ATF) opened Thursday, November 26 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, with lively debates on how to achieve sustainable solutions to the continent’s transport and integration challenges.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Employment, Partnerships, Private Sector

26/11/2015 - On Thursday, November 19, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Tunisian Government signed six funding agreements in loans and grants to a total of €377 million, or about 830 million Tunisian dinars. The signing ceremony was co-chaired by Yassine Brahim, Tunisian Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, and AfDB North Africa Regional Director Jacob Kolster, in the presence of the Minister of Development, Housing and Spatial Planning, Mohamed Salah Arfaoui.

Categories: Tunisia, Human Capital Development, Employment, Infrastructure, Transport, Private Sector, Partnerships

26/11/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Sudan, in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), launched, on Monday, November 22, the Sudan component of Phase II of the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihood Program for the Horn of Africa (DRSLP-II).

Categories: Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, Fragile States Facility, Education, Partnerships

26/11/2015 - The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) are collaborating to launch a competition from Thursday, November 19 to Monday, December 21, that seeks to identify innovative programmes that have advanced girls’ secondary education.

Categories: Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Education, Gender, Partnerships

25/11/2015 - On March 25, 2015, the African Water Facility (AWF) will mark 10 years of its existence. A series of high-level events are being planned to celebrate this milestone in Abuja from November 25 to 27. The event will be hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) and the Federal Ministry of Water Resources. The meetings will be attended by African Ministers of Water Resources, development partners, senior members of the diplomatic corps, academia and the private sector.

Categories: Nigeria, African Water Facility, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships

25/11/2015 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina commended the Government of Ethiopia for its macro-economic performance and its support to reduce fragility on the continent. His remarks were delivered on Tuesday, November 24 in Addis Ababa as he concluded a two-day visit in the country to reinforce cooperation with the African Union, the Government of Ethiopia, and other partners.

Categories: Ethiopia, Partnerships, Transport, President's Corner

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