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22/05/2018 - On Wednesday, 16th May 2018, the African Development Bank, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA by Moody’s / S&P / Fitch (with stable outlook) successfully priced a EUR 1.25 billion 10-year Social Bond transaction.


22/05/2018 - Focusing on "Engaging Civil Society to Accelerate Africa's Industrialization" the 2018 Civil Society Forum organized by the African Development Bank in Abidjan explored how to associate civil society in the Bank’s High5 priorities with special emphasis on the industrialise Africa priority.

Categories: Civil Society, Gender


22/05/2018 - The Private Sector Liaison Officers’ Network (PSLO) organized a Climate Smart Agriculture mission in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire,13-17 May 2018. During the four-day program, prominent agriculture experts of various Development Finance Institutions and company representatives networked and shared ideas and experiences on agriculture sector strategies, priorities and portfolios of the African Development Bank, the World Bank and other agencies with a view to foster partnerships.


22/05/2018 - The African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank recently convened an expert group meeting of gold and timber profes-sionals from across the continent. Meeting at the Bank’s Abidjan head-quarters last week, the expert group reviewed two draft reports commis-sioned by the Centre on the gold and timber value chains.


22/05/2018 - The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened in Busan, Korea, on Monday with a call on African Governments to create the right environment for the private sector to lead the continent’s industrial revolution. Participants also advocated for a balance between the role of the State and the private sector.

Categories: Korea, Industrialization, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


  • From: 23/05/2018 18:30
  • To: 23/05/2018 19:30
  • Location: Grand Ballroom Convention Hall, 3rd floor (3F), BEXCO

A high-level panel session on the importance of disaster risk financing solutions in building resilience and protecting development gains will be held at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank taking place in Busan.


22/05/2018 - « Nous devons rapidement sortir d’une université africaine qui forme des chômeurs pour aller vers des institutions universitaires d’où sortent de cadres avec des profils en adéquation avec les besoins de nos économies », a affirmé lundi à Busan, en Corée, le président de la Banque africaine de développement, Akinwumi Adesina.


22/05/2018 - The rapid economic development in Korea is an inspiration and a model to African economies, said African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Korea, Industrialization, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


21/05/2018 - Many young Africans are coming up with innovative solutions to the continent’s problems and should be trusted and supported to drive continent’s industrialization, participants at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank heard in Busan.

How to leverage the continent’s youth to accelerate economic prosperity through industrialization was the focus of a session on “Bridging innovation and industry: African youth solving continental challenges.”

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, set the tone of discussions as by highlighting how young people across the continent are generating new industries.

Categories: Youth


21/05/2018 - Since 2012, the African Development Bank has been a partner of the African Banker Awards. The awards are organized by African Banker magazine, which specializes in the banking and financial sector in Africa. The annual award ceremony is held on the sidelines of the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings.


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