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  • From: 20/02/2018
  • To: 22/02/2018
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal

A donor pre-engagement on Gambia’s new National Development Plan (NDP), is scheduled to take place in Dakar, Senegal from 20 to 22 February 2018.

Categories: Senegal


16/02/2018 - Scientific Research and Technology are expected to play a huge role in development and industrialization in the coming years. They are strategic to Africa's industrialization and can enable the continent to leapfrog to the fourth industrial revolution.

Categories: Information & Communication Technology


15/02/2018 - African Ministers and heads of delegations attending the third Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa in Cairo, Egypt, on February 10-12, have committed to support the continent's youth to build tomorrow's society through innovation.

Categories: Egypt, Education, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, The President


15/02/2018 - A high-level technical meeting on the Global Book Alliance (GBA), organized by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)'s Working Group on Books and Learning Materials (WGBLM) in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) successfully developed a common draft action plan around five pillars for advocating and establishing innovative and effective mechanisms within countries for the production, acquisition, distribution, management and use of textbooks and other reading materials in national languages.


15/02/2018 - The African Development Bank has updated its composite index available to Bloomberg Professional® service subscribers via {BADB Index}. The index, which is enriched with two sub-indices (BADBC and BADBX), was released in January 2018 to improve African debt market liquidity and transparency.

Categories: African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)


14/02/2018 - "Africa is a pioneer in mobile banking and digital finance is a powerful lever we can use to deliver real change for the people at the bottom of the pyramid," African Development Bank Vice-President Pierre Guislain told participants at the second Africa Resilience Forum held last week in Abidjan.

Categories: Partnerships, Private Sector, Fragility & Resilience


13/02/2018 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has launched a suite of capacity-building workshops which aim to strengthen the capacity of Nigerian Government officials in the area of public-private partnerships, particularly as they relate to infrastructure development.

Categories: Nigeria, Canada, Partnerships, Private Sector, African Legal Support Facility


13/02/2018 - With the aim of focusing the extractive industry’s attention on gender diversity, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Adam Smith International, and International Women in Mining (IWIM) organized a high-level event on the margins of the African Mining Indaba 2018.

Categories: South Africa, African Legal Support Facility, Gender, Employment, Partnerships, Private Sector


13/02/2018 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt are championing a new push for African countries to work together towards building a new Africa driven by innovation and technology.

The two parties, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the third Africa Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (Africa STI Forum) on Saturday in Cairo, called for greater investment in higher education, science, technology and innovation, and the commercialization of research outputs.

Categories: Egypt, Information & Communication Technology


13/02/2018 - The African Development Bank and the Lesotho Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) signed a Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant agreement of US $915,000 to finance the Economic Diversification Support Technical Assistance Project.

The agreement was signed by the Bank’s Deputy Director General for the Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office (RDGS), Josephine Ngure, and the Lesotho Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Officer, Fako Hakane.

Categories: Lesotho, Private Sector, Partnerships


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