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17/12/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government of Japan signed on 16 December, 2013 a bilateral Exchange of Notes for a loan to the AfDB of 9.48 billion Japanese yen (about US$ 100 million). This is the fourth loan to the AfDB under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) for Africa Initiative (and the first under the second phase announced at Arusha), which supports entrepreneurship, job creation and economic growth in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Tunisia, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships


06/09/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), a leading multilateral development bank, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA, and Nomura, Asia’s global investment bank, on Friday, September 6 finalized the terms of secondary distribution of AfDB’s education support notes to Japanese retail investors.

Categories: Japan, Education, Information & Communication Technology


19/06/2013 - Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and Prof. David Malone, Rector of United Nations University (UNU), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster research and knowledge exchange on sustainable development in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Education, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology


05/06/2013 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week held talks with African Development Bank (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka, in which the Japanese leader pledged continued financial support for African development projects and programmes delivered through the AfDB.

Categories: Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Environment, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Regional Integration, Fragile States Facility


28/02/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), rated Aaa/AAA/AAA, today announced that it will offer an Education Support Bond to Japanese retail investors. The bond will be distributed by Japan Asia Securities and Okinawa Securities.

Categories: Japan, Education


01/06/2012 - Japan’s Senior Vice Minister of Finance, Yukihisa Fujita, announced today, at the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Annual Meetings, the Japanese government’s intention to provide another USD one billion over the next five years for a second phase of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) for Africa Initiative, as a follow-up to the G8 Camp David Summit which took place from 18-19 May 2012. Mr. Yukihisa made the announcement during a joint session with AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, and President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Akihiko Tanaka.

Categories: Tanzania, United States of America, Japan, Private Sector, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


29/02/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), rated Aaa/AAA/AAA, today announced that it will offer an Education Support Bond to Japanese retail investors. The bond will be distributed by Tokai Tokyo Securities, Nishimura Securities, Banyo Securities and Rakuten Securities.

Categories: Japan, Education, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development


06/04/2010 - AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, ended his official visit to Japan. Mr. Kaberuka used the final day of his visit to meet with the country’s political authorities.

Categories: Japan


05/04/2010 - After visiting Osaka in the first leg of his visit Japan, the AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, on Monday, April 5, 2010, headed to Tokyo, the nation’s capital, where he held discussions with the head of the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Hiroshi Watanabe, and officials of the Asian Development Bank. JBIC co-finances several projects with the AfDB, especially in the area of infrastructure development. The two officials explored possibilities for greater collaboration between their institutions. The JBIC head is currently focusing on financing environment-friendly projects which are part of efforts at checking global warming. The environment is one area on which the Bank is focusing; an area in which both institutions could step up their cooperation.

Categories: Japan, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


02/04/2010 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Donald Kaberuka, on Friday, April 2, 2010, started the first leg of his official visit to Japan in Osaka, the country’s economic capital and business hub. Mr. Kaberuka had several meetings with key businesspeople in the city. He also met with officials of major Japanese multinationals who enabled him get a better understanding of the expectations of Japanese entrepreneurs, their perspectives on Africa’s development and their expectations of the AfDB.

Categories: Japan


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