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17/12/2015 - The Steering Committee of the 42nd Session of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), held from December 3 to 5, 2015 at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) headquarters in Abidjan, was a major platform for discussions on renewed partnerships.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Japan, Education, Partnerships


02/12/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (“AfDB”) announces that on November 30, 2015, it concluded a Settlement Agreement with Hitachi, Ltd. (“Hitachi”) of Tokyo, Japan.

Categories: Japan, Integrity and Anti-Corruption


09/09/2015 - On September 8, 2015, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan signed the sixth private sector assistance loan under the joint initiative titled Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) for Africa. The loan, worth JPY 35.88 billion, equivalent to USD 300 million, is intended to support private sector operations in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Private Sector, Partnerships


09/09/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and Access Bank Rwanda Ltd. signed a loan agreement for the equivalent of US $6 million under the Africa SME Program on September 3, 2015 to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Rwanda.

Categories: Rwanda, Japan, Austria, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance, Employment, Partnerships, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


29/07/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) sold $20 million in infrastructure bonds to the Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company (Fukoku Life). Fukoku Life was the sole investor in the transaction.

Categories: Japan, Infrastructure


12/09/2014 - On September 12, 2014, The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Japan signed a concessional loan for US $300 million to support the private sector in Africa. The AfDB was represented by its President, Donald Kaberuka, and Japan by its Ambassador in Côte d’Ivoire, Susumo Inove.

Categories: Japan, Infrastructure, Private Sector


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, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships, President's Corner


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, President's Corner


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, President's Corner


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