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04/12/2017 - The right to health is everyone’s right and wherever this right is compromised, HIV spreads. This fact is central to the engagement of the African Development Bank.

The African Development Bank commends UNAIDs for leading the 2017 World Aids Day campaign, on the theme “My Health, My Right” which focuses on broader rights to health and explores the challenges people face in exercising these rights.

Categories: Health, The President


08/11/2017 - It is a great pleasure to welcome you, Howard Bamsey, the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, and the members of your delegation, to the African Development Bank, on the unique occasion of the signing of the Accreditation Master Agreement between our two institutions.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Climate Change, Partnerships, The President


07/11/2017 - 1. I am delighted to be here with you all, as Côte d'Ivoire hosts this Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering. I wish to congratulate Côte d'Ivoire for a double honor today. This is the first time that the SUN Global Gathering is taking place in a SUN member country. It is also the first time it is taking place in Africa!

Categories: Nutrition, The President


22/10/2017 - Today, I will be speaking about Africa’s pathway out of poverty. For millions of rural poor, their aspiration is that they will make it out of poverty, especially through their kids, and thereby laying the foundations of a march out of poverty for generations to come.

Categories: United States of America, The President


18/10/2017 - We are grateful that you all made it here at 7 :30am. You are the early birds. And early birds always wake up everyone to action!

When I was an adolescent growing up in Nigeria, my father encouraged me to move as far away from agriculture as possible. A poor farmer himself—and a typical Nigerian parent, I might add—he insisted that I become a doctor.

Categories: United States of America, The President


18/10/2017 - Good morning. Let me welcome you all to this session, organized by the African Development Bank. Once again, we are grateful that you all made it here. So let us talk about the challenge ahead of us: how to unlock the potential of Africa to feed itself and to help feed the world.

Categories: United States of America, The President


17/10/2017 - I wish to thank the President of the Iowa State University and the faculty and staff of the University for the honour of being invited to speak at your beautiful campus, and to deliver the Norman Borlaug lecture.

Categories: The President


29/09/2017 - Excellence, Monsieur le ministre d’État

Mesdames et messieurs les ministres,

Mesdames, messieurs,

Je suis heureux de me trouver au Burkina Faso, pour ma première visite officielle en qualité de président de la Banque africaine de développement.

Categories: Burkina Faso, The President


28/09/2017 - Prime Minister, Head of Government,

Distinguished Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic Missions,

Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the Government,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Categories: Niger, The President


13/09/2017 - Your Excellency President Macky Sall,

Honourable Ministers,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to welcome you today to this Annual Shareholders Meeting. Thank you for your support for Africa50.

Categories: The President