External Representation Office for Asia
The African Development Bank Group External Representation Office for Asia (ASRO) is the Bank’s first representation outside Africa, opened in Tokyo, Japan, on October 15th, 2012, to help strengthen, in Asia and the Pacific region, the Bank’s communication role on African development issues and promote business and investment opportunities in and with Africa.
The Bank has a long-standing and close relationship with its four Asian and non-regional member countries, which are China, India, Japan and the Republic of Korea. The ASRO is in charge of increasing the partnership that the AfDB has with these four countries.
Additionally, the ASRO plays a central role in sharing with Africa the lessons learnt from the Asian experience in development, enhancing the environment for Asian investments in Africa, and endeavoring to extend, in the future, the membership of the AfDB Group to other Asian countries.
- 13/02/2019 - Increasing the economic momentum of Africa-Korea partnerships to advance Africa’s agro-industrialization
- 12/02/2019 - African Development Bank Seminar: “Chinese industrial investment will help to achieve African economic transformation” – speaker Yuan Sun explains Chinese investment motives in Africa
- 10/02/2019 - “Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future.” – Akinwumi Adesina, at World Peace Summit of Global leaders
- 10/02/2019 - “We are in a race with time to unlock Africa’s full potential” – Akinwumi Adesina, 2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate
- 07/02/2019 - South Korea ready to partner with Africa on technology
- 07/02/2019 - Call for Applications - the AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program 2019 Spring Admissions