The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

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24/05/2017 - In 2016, Africa as a whole maintained its position as the world’s second-fastest growing economies behind South Asia, according to data released during the Financial Presentation at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings, which entered its third day on Wednesday in Ahmedabad, India.

Categories: India


24/05/2017 - The African Natural Resources Center of the African Development Bank (AfDB) recently secured US $200,000 from the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) fund to support Tanzania’s gas sector. The Center’s gas expert, Charles Nyirahuku, provides an insight into the expected key deliverables from the facility.

Categories: Tanzania, Egypt, Mozambique, Energy & Power


24/05/2017 - Although African countries have spent money on energy during the last decades, the investments made have not kept pace with the continent’s population economic growth that increased the need for energy. Lack of reliable, abundant power is seriously hindering the continent’s transformation.

Categories: Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, Partnerships, Private Sector, Human Capital Development


24/05/2017 - The African Development Bank Group and Ethiopia signed loan and grant agreements to the tune of US $5.6 million on Wednesday for additional resources to Ethiopia’s One Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program. The Bank’s support focuses on the rural and pastoralist areas and is timely in the light of the drought that is being experienced in the horn of Africa.

Categories: Ethiopia, India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Climate Change


24/05/2017 - With the roll-out of its High 5s priorities and an new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) in 2016, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), delivered a record US $11.00 billion worth of projects and programs during the year, targeting creation of 630,000 jobs mainly for youths and women, according to the Bank Group’s 2016 Annual Report released at its Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Categories: India, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Education, Youth, Regional Integration


24/05/2017 - Development of Africa’s human capital has been identified as key aspect to achieve industrialization. During a TV debate at the African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings, African leaders recognised that a needs-based approach to human capital development would be crucial for the continent to leapfrog and achieve industrialization.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Partnerships


24/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has proposed new investment strategies in Africa’s agriculture sector, which, if properly implemented, would effectively alter the market structures around the world in favour of the African farmers of major cash crops like tea, coffee and cocoa.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development


24/05/2017 - Lancé en mars 2017 au siège de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) à Abidjan, afin de révéler l’agriculture en Afrique sous le signe de l’innovation, le concours AgriPitch a livré son verdict au premier jour des 52e Assemblées annuelles de la Banque, lundi 22 mai 2017, à Ahmedabad (Inde). L’occasion de braquer les projecteurs sur les agri-preneurs, qui incarnent on ne peut mieux le dynamisme de la jeunesse africaine ainsi que le rôle capital de l’agriculture, thème spécifique des Assemblées cette année.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Employment


24/05/2017 - Winners of the 2017 African Banker Awards were announced at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Ahmedabad, India. The Awards, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, celebrate excellence in banking and finance on the African continent.

Categories: India, Partnerships, Private Sector


23/05/2017 - The African Development Bank Group and the International Finance Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, May 22, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India, aimed at promoting investments that benefit women in Africa.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships, Private Sector, Gender


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