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24/01/2017 - The United Nations has declared 2017 as "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development", with the official launch by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on January 18 in Madrid.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Environment, Transport, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, Youth, Employment


24/01/2017 - Guinea-Bissau’s proposed Rice Value Chain Development Project to be implemented in the Bafata and Oio regions of the country has received the African Development Bank Group’s support with a loan and a grant amounting to US $5.67 million approved by its Board on January 23, 2017 in Abidjan. The funding will be sourced from the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the Group.

Categories: Guinea-Bissau, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Employment


23/01/2017 - “Out of US $331 billion of global climate finance flows in 2014, only 3.6% went to Africa. If only 3.6%, despite Africa’s vulnerability to climate change, something must be wrong”. This, according to Luc Gnacadja, Special Representative for the Board of the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL). During a panel discussion on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Africa Pavilion during the UN Climate Talks (COP22) in Marrakech, participants discussed the challenges involved in accessing climate finance from international funds.

Categories: Morocco, Climate Change, Africa Climate Change Fund


  • From: 24/01/2017
  • To: 24/01/2017
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank’s Knowledge Management and Economic Governance Complex is hosting on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the Eminent Speaker Series Session with Professor E. Sheshinski on the topic “Optimizing Royalties on Mining – Reforming Public Finance”.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire


20/01/2017 - The African Development Bank has approved a US $20 million facility to finance Meridian’s operations in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Categories: Private Sector, Partnerships, Trade Finance Program


20/01/2017 - The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum concluded Wednesday with the launch of a global plan for better data to improve people’s lives, and new ideas and solutions to boost the collaboration, resources and policies needed to put it into action.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships, Human Capital Development


19/01/2017 - People affected by the earthquake which hit the Kagera region, in northwestern Tanzania, in September last year will get some relief from a humanitarian emergency grant approved by the African Development Bank Group’s Board last week.

Categories: Tanzania, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Environment, Education


19/01/2017 - On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the African Development Bank (AfDB), rated Aaa / AAA/ AAA by Moody’s / S&P / Fitch (all stable), successfully launched a EUR 1 billion 7-year Benchmark transaction due January 24, 2024. The issue priced at 3 bps through Mid-Swaps, equivalent to a spread of 45.5 bps over the DBR 1.750% February 2024. This represents AfDB’s first ever 1 billion EUR benchmark transaction following from its debut EUR 10-year issue in October last year. Despite a heavy week of supply in the Supra, Sovereign and Agency space, AfDB took advantage of a short window of execution ahead of the ECB meeting on Thursday to bring this successful transaction to market.


  • From: 15/01/2017
  • To: 18/01/2017
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa

The United Nations World Data Forum, taking place from January 15-18, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, will spur the exchange of innovative ideas and data solutions through a range of keynote statements, presentations, panel discussions, knowledge sharing and learning spaces, innovation labs, exhibits and digital events.

Categories: South Africa, Human Capital Development, Partnerships


16/01/2017 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Wale Shonibare as the Director – Energy Financial Solutions, Policy and Regulation with effect from 9th January 2017.


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