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28/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, completed a three-day official visit to Nigeria on Wednesday, reaffirming the Bank’s strong partnership with one of his biggest shareholders and clients, as the country struggles with the impact of an economic recession.

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

28/09/2016 - The African Development Bank’s Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry launched “Feed Africa: A Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa 2016-2025” on September 19, 2016, at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth

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 - 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

20/09/2016 - The African Development Bank has reiterated its commitment to support women’s empowerment and creation of employment opportunities for the women and youth in the Sahel.

Categories: Burkina Faso, United States of America, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Gender, Partnerships, Education, Information & Communication Technology

15/09/2016 - On September 14, 2016, in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved the Country Strategy Paper for Senegal for the next five years (2016-2020). The new strategy has two pillars: support to agricultural transformation and strengthening of production and competitiveness support infrastructure (energy and transport). The AfDB has pledged an estimated 1.4 million USD in funding for 2016-2020. There are also additional funding possibilities offered through Africa50, the Africa Growing Together Fund, and trust funds such as the Global Environment Fund and the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance.

Categories: Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Transport, Employment, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Private Sector

15/09/2016 - On September 14, 2016 in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved a loan of 34.78 million units of account (approximately 28.6 billion FCFA) to the Republic of Senegal to fund Phase 1 of the Support Programme for Reform of Local Development (PARDL-I).

Categories: Senegal, Employment, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Transport, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Food Production

09/09/2016 - Weiteithye Farmers Group in Mwala, Eastern Kenya, comprises about 100 small-scale farmers struggling with crop production, value addition and marketing of their produce.

Categories: Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Partnerships, Youth, Gender, Food Production, Employment

09/09/2016 - The Senior Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank for Inclusive and Green Growth, Prof. Kevin Urama, has underscored the critical role of water in achieving long-term poverty reduction and economic growth in Africa. Speaking at a gathering of world water leaders in Stockholm, Sweden, Urama outlined the new strategic priorities of the AfDB and the centrality of water to these goals.

Categories: Sweden, Water Supply & Sanitation, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, African Water Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative