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22/02/2018 - I am delighted to be invited to speak at this 94th annual US Department of Agriculture's Outlook Forum. I have always been a great admirer of the USDA, which I fondly call the power that drives American agriculture. And what a great honour it was to have had Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue so kindly and generously announce my wining the 2017 World Food Prize, together with Ambassador Ken Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, right here at the US Department of Agriculture.

Categories: United States of America, The President


13/02/2018 - It’s great to be in Egypt for this Summit. And for good reason: Egypt has led innovations since the days of the pharaohs. Even today, the world is still amazed by the sophistication of science and technology that powered ancient Egypt for millennia. Innovations in architecture, science, medicine, mathematics, writing, and agriculture to mention but a few. So, hosting this summit here is another opportunity to see STI at work in Egypt, to tap into its rich history and its ongoing spirit of cutting-edge scientific inquiry.

Categories: Egypt, The President


06/02/2018 - Thank you for doing us the honour of attending our annual Luncheon gathering. It is a great privilege to welcome you on behalf of the Board of Directors, management and staff of the African Development Bank Group.

Categories: The President


18/01/2018 - I am delighted to be here today, to celebrate with the African Development Bank the commissioning of its Nigeria Country Office Complex. This building here in Abuja is, among other things, an important symbol of the special relationship between the African Development Bank and Nigeria – a founding member and the largest shareholder of the Bank from inception to date. And since 1971, the Nigeria Country Office has served as an important convening point between the Bank, the Federal and State Governments, and the private sector.

Categories: Nigeria, The President


18/01/2018 - May l on behalf of myself, staff and management of the Federal Ministry of Finance congratulate my brother and compatriot, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), his predecessors and his team for bringing to reality this vision to build and own the Bank’s first permanent office building outside of its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’lvoire.

Categories: Nigeria, The President


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