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28/08/2016 - Investing in infrastructure and human resource development are crucial for Africa to realise Agenda 2063, a high-level panel during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) heard Saturday in Nairobi.

Categories: Japan, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Education, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


28/08/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) to promote agriculture and agri-business in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Partnerships


28/08/2016 - Creating markets, developing infrastructure and providing financing for farmers are key ingredients for transforming agriculture in Africa. President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank made these remarks Saturday at the Sasakawa Symposium on "Contributing to Social security and jobs through agriculture-30 Years of Sasakawa in Africa", held at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Japan, Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, President's Corner


27/08/2016 - African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina unveiled the elements of an African industrialisation strategy at an international meeting of African Heads of State and Government and their Japanese counterparts, and called for the linking of stock markets to enlarge Africa's domestic markets.

Categories: Japan, Partnerships, President's Corner


27/08/2016 - An African Development Bank (AfDB) infrastructure fund launched to mark half a century of Africa's struggle towards economic and political maturity has stepped up its effort to secure investments from foreign and local wealth funds, social security funds and banks.

Categories: Japan, Partnerships, Africa50


27/08/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Japan, Kenya, Partnerships, Private Sector, Trade Finance Program


27/08/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged funding and technical support to roll out community-based healthcare initiatives around Africa at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi.

Categories: Japan, Kenya, Partnerships, Health, Human Capital Development, Ebola


27/08/2016 - Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced a bold new African infrastructure plan worth US $10 billion over the next three years to be implemented by the African Development Bank (AfDB), raising the stature of the Abidjan-based financial institution in achieving Africa's development.

Categories: Japan, Kenya, Partnerships, Infrastructure, Education, Human Capital Development, Employment, Youth, Poverty Reduction


26/08/2016 - African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, leading two development institutions at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi on Friday, started a big push to enable African states to attract foreign capital.

Categories: Japan, Private Sector, Partnerships


26/08/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has outlined a roadmap towards the transformation of agriculture in Africa. The President laid emphasis on combating malnutrition in children, turning African farmlands into major suppliers of food for export and putting funds at the disposal of local banks to create a stable source of funding for farm investments.

Categories: Kenya, Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment, Poverty Reduction, Climate Change, Environment, Water Supply & Sanitation, Food Production, Partnerships, President's Corner