News & Events
- From: 09/12/2013
- To: 11/12/2013
- Location: Tunis, Tunisia
The First Ministerial Forum on the Integration of Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) in Education and Training in Africa will be held in Tunis, December 9-11, 2013. The Forum is organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), INTEL and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), under the auspices of the Tunisian Ministry of Education.
06/12/2013 - « La technologie n’a aujourd’hui plus de frontières. Elle est présente aux fins fonds de l’Afrique, mais cela ne suffit plus : pour gagner, l’Afrique doit miser sur l’innovation. » C’est le message principal délivré, le 5 décembre à Paris, au Sénat français, par le président de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Donald Kaberuka.
05/12/2013 - On Wednesday, December 4, the Board of the African Development Bank Group approved US $28.92-million in budget support composed of a loan of UA 13.91 million and a grant of UA 4.93 million to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, from the concessionary African Development Fund resources to finance the country’s Youth Employability and Insertion Support Programme (PAAEIJ).
- From: 01/12/2013
- To: 01/12/2013
Africa has made significant progress in fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In the past seven years, AIDS-related deaths declined by 32%.The number of people contracting the HIV infection declined by 25% in the past 10 years. The rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV has also declined from 35% in 2001 to 26% in 2010.
26/11/2013 - “We consider the African Virtual University (AVU) Project very critical to the effort to improve access to higher education in Africa and are pleased to learn that the deliberations on the integration of e-learning and open education into mainstream education programs was fruitful,” concluded Stefan Muller, Lead Economist of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC) during the first international conference African Virtual University organized from November 20-22, 2013 in Nairobi.
21/11/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on 20 November 2013 in Tunis approved a loan of UA 22.22 million or US $33.6 million from African Development Fund (ADF) concessionary resources to finance the Support to Science and Technology Education Project (SSTEP) in Zambia.
08/11/2013 - Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), completed on Thursday, November 7, in N’Djamena, Chad, the last leg of a tour that took him to four countries in the Sahel. In each of these countries – Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad – Kaberuka reiterated the AfDB’s commitment to help consolidate social and economic advancements despite new threats facing the region.
07/11/2013 - According to the United Nations, the current population size of 100 million in the Sahel region is expected to increase six-fold to 600 million by 2100. The high levels of population growth will increase the pressure on already limited public resources, the environment and the fragile economies of the region. Poverty and food security is expected to worsen with increasing population size putting countries in the region at risk of social and political instability.
30/10/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group) on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 in Tunis, approved a loan amounting to US$ 33.5 for Senegal to help the country finance the Project to Support the Promotion of Employment for Youth and Women (PAPEJF).
25/10/2013 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, le 23 octobre 2013 à Tunis, un prêt de 33,5 millions de dollars EU octroyé à la République du Sénégal. Ce financement, obtenu par le Fond Africain de développement (FAD), entend promouvoir l’emploi des jeunes et des femmes dans les chaines de valeur agricoles et de prestation de services.