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01/09/2015 - Former Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina formally assumed office as the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. At a ceremony in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, he took the oath of office administered by Zambia’s Finance Minister and Chair of the Board of Governors, Alexander Chikwanda.

Categories: Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Youth, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Regional Integration, Human Capital Development, President's Corner


27/08/2015 - The office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a new report, “Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains” on Thursday, August 27 at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The event gathered high-level participants, including stakeholders from both the private and public sectors from the countries and sectors examined by the report – cocoa, coffee, cotton and cassava sectors in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, respectively.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Gender, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


09/07/2015 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la BAD a adopté une nouvelle Stratégie d’intervention de la Banque africaine de développement pour le Cameroun couvrant la période 2015-2020.

Categories: Cameroon, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance, Regional Integration, Private Sector, Transport, Information & Communication Technology


29/06/2015 - The African Development Bank and the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) are poised to boost business opportunities in Africa’s cocoa sector, including youth employment and empowering women participation.

Both institutions recently met in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in order to see how they can cooperate to foster the transformation of the cocoa industry in Africa.

Categories: Cameroon, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Private Sector


  • From: 02/11/2015
  • To: 04/11/2015
  • Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Economic Conference (AEC) 2015 will take place in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, from November 2 to 4, 2015 under the following theme: “Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post 2015 Development Agenda”.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Youth, Gender, Private Sector, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries


  • From: 02/11/2015
  • To: 04/11/2015
  • Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Economic Conference (AEC) 2015 will take place in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, from November 2 to 4, 2015 under the following theme: “Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post 2015 Development Agenda”.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Youth, Gender, Private Sector, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries


18/06/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has extended its multimillion multi-phased Horn of Africa drought resilience programme with a US $16-million soft loan to Djibouti and a US $14-million grant to Sudan.

The African Development Fund (ADF) loan and grant were approved by the AfDB Group’s Board on Wednesday, June 17 in Abidjan, to finance phase three of the Drought Resilience and sustainable Livelihoods Programme in the Horn of Africa (DRSLP III) in the two countries.

Categories: Djibouti, Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Environment, Gender, ADF


17/06/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will support Egypt’s National Drainage programme (NDP) to boost agricultural production and household income generation with a €50.20 million loan approved by AfDB Board on Wednesday, May 17 in Abidjan.

Categories: Egypt, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Partnerships


04/06/2015 - African economies’ prospects for long-term, sustainable growth are under threat from weakness in the core conditions necessary for competitive and productive economies, despite outwardly healthy-looking growth rates in many parts of the region, according to the African Competitiveness Report, released on Thursday, June 4 in Cape Town.

Categories: South Africa, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Health, Infrastructure, Employment, Partnerships


08/05/2015 - Lors de sa réunion hebdomadaire, le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, le 29 avril 2015, un Projet d’appui au pôle de croissance de Bagré (PAPCB), au Burkina Faso. Montant de l’aide octroyée à ce projet, qui sera déployé sur cinq ans : 16,4 milliards de FCFA (soit 30,4 millions de dollars EU), qui serviront à développer des infrastructures et des chaînes de valeur agricoles.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction, ADF


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