The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more

Speeches & Interviews

Speeches

  • Speech by President Akinwumi A. Adesina at the First Consultative Meeting of the 15th Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF), held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, March 20, 2019
  • Keynote Address by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President of the African Development Bank Group 2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate World Peace Summit, Seoul, South Korea
  • Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank, on his acceptance of the SunHak Peace Prize Seoul, South Korea, February 9, 2019
  • Allocution de M. Akinwumi A. Adesina, président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement, à l’occasion du déjeuner 2019, en l’honneur des membres du corps diplomatique
  • Discours du Président de la Banque africaine de développement à la cérémonie de réception du Train Express Régional Dakar, Sénégal, le 14 janvier 2019
  • Speech Delivered by President Akinwumi A. Adesina Joint Interactive Session with the Minister of Finance of Italy, Giovanni Tria, at the Ministry of Finance, Rome, Italy, 6th December 2018
  • COP24: Paris Agreement takes center stage as climate negotiations open in Poland
  • Opening Remarks d by Gabriel NEGATU, at the African Economic Conference - Kigali, Rwanda, 3rd December 2018
  • Speech Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group, at the African Development Fund (ADF-14) Mid-Term Review Meeting
  • Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group, at the North America Launch of the Africa Investment Forum, Toronto - September 19, 2018
  • Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank at the meeting with Ambassadors in Ottawa, Canada - September 18, 2018
  • What could women do with $ 3 billion?
  • Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank at the lunch meeting with the African Diplomatic Community in Tokyo, Japan - September 6, 2018
  • Unlocking Africa’s Agricultural Potential to Create Wealth
  • Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, Africa Development Bank at the 12th Conference of Heads of State and Governments of the Community of Portuguese Languages Countries, held at Santa Maria, Sal, Cabo Verde, July 17-18, 2018
  • Speech delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at the Launch of the Mécanisme incitatif de financement agricole (MIFA), June 25, 2018, Lome, Togo
  • Speech delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group at the Opening Session of the 53rd Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors, Busan, Korea, May 23, 2018
  • Speech delivered by Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at the Ministerial Roundtable at the Korean-Africa Forum on Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC), on “Africa and the 4th industrial Revolution: Opportunities for leapfrogging?”
  • Speech for KOAFEC Dinner Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank
  • Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Group, at the media launch of the Africa Investment Forum, Johannesburg, May 8, 2018

“Poor Governance and lack of public accountability have always been among the main causes hindering Africa’s structural transformation.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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