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28/04/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action to end rural poverty in Africa at a conference on the future of the rural world in Berlin.

Categories: Germany, Poverty Reduction, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Fragile States Facility, The President


28/04/2017 - President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Hassatou Diop N’Sele, as Acting Vice-President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. She is currently the Treasurer of the African Development Bank Group and will hold the position jointly with her current responsibility as the Treasurer of the Bank Group, until a substantive new Vice-President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer is appointed. Ms. N’Sele takes over from Mr. Charles Boamah who has been appointed as Senior Vice-President for the Bank.

Categories: The President


28/04/2017 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles O. Boamah as Senior Vice-President of the African Development Bank Group, effective immediately.

Categories: The President


27/04/2017 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) in collaboration with London Stock Exchange Group, hosted the inaugural African Launch of the ‘Companies to Inspire Africa 2017’ Report on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 at its headquarters in Abidjan.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Private Sector, Partnerships


27/04/2017 - In a speech delivered at a meeting with the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament in Berlin on Wednesday, the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, thanked the Committee for Germany’s generous contribution to the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional resource arm of the Bank.

Categories: Germany, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Gender, Economic & Financial Governance, The President


26/04/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the Bank’s Angola Country Strategy Paper (CSP) to guide its interventions in the country in the next five years, focusing on Inclusive growth through agricultural transformation and supporting sustainable infrastructure development.

Categories: Angola, Agriculture & Agro-industries


25/04/2017 - What do we get for US$ 5 billion investment? The Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has just published a report evaluating more than a decade of engagement in South Africa (2004 – 2015), principally in the finance and energy sectors.

Categories: South Africa, Independent Development Evaluation


  • From: 25/04/2017
  • To: 26/04/2017
  • Location: Ibadan, Nigeria

The African Development Bank and partners such as such IITA, AAIN, CTA, are organizing an African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYA Forum) to serve as a platform for aggregating agripreneurs across Africa and escalating the impact of their activities. The AYA Forum will comprise of the following: (a) the AYA Forum, a two-day Conference/Workshop with thematic discussions and presentation of success stories; (b) Agri-Pitch Entrepreneurship Competition that will lead to a selection of three finalists for presentation at the AfDB’s Annual General Meetings in India in May 2017; and (c) side events including a mentor and incubator training program.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth


24/04/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) through the African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) launched its AfDB/AFMISM Bloomberg® African Bond Index (ABABI) in February 2015. Calculated by Bloomberg Indices, the composite index is currently comprised of the Bloomberg South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia local currency sovereign indices and have been joined from April this year by Ghana and Zambia.

Categories: Ghana, Zambia, African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)


22/04/2017 - Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.

Categories: United States of America, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


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