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30/03/2017 - On Monday, March 27, 2017, the Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, officially inaugurated the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program, Phase 1 (ATASP-1) Youth Training Center located on the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) premises in Kubwa, Abuja. He also kicked off the National Agribusiness Youth Training on seed production and processing technology.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Employment


30/03/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, arrived in New Delhi on Thursday, March 30, 2017, to begin a four-day official visit to India aimed at improving relations between the Bank and India, and the country’s ties with Africa.

Categories: India, Partnerships, The President


30/03/2017 - Recent workshops in Ethiopia and Ghana took forward opportunities to develop projects to improve urban transport and mobility in the two cities.

Co-organised by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) and country offices of the African Development Bank, the workshops took place in Addis Ababa and Accra on March 14 and 22, 2017, respectively.

Categories: Ghana, Ethiopia, Transport, Partnerships


30/03/2017 - The President of the Republic of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, Alpha Condé, paid a courtesy call on African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday, March 28, in the Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Condé was in the Ivorian capital for the opening ceremony of the 2nd International Conference on the Emergence of Africa.

Categories: Guinea, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, The President


30/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) brought together more than 180 stakeholders across the off-grid energy sector on Tuesday, March 28, in the context of “Energy Week” at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan to discuss interventions to support the scale-up of energy access investments. The overarching objective was to unleash an “Off-Grid Energy Revolution”, to provide up to 75 million households and businesses not covered by the power grid with modern, clean and affordable electricity using decentralized solar technologies.

Categories: Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Energy & Power, Environment, Partnerships


29/03/2017 - The African Development Bank top Executive in charge of the African Natural Resources Center Amani Abou-Zeid was elected African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the latest AU Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, among a total of eight commissioners.

Categories: Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Center (ANRC)


29/03/2017 - Le 29 mars 2017, le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a accordé 127,6 millions de dollars EU (75 milliards de francs CFA) de prêt à la République du Sénégal. Objectif dudit financement : moderniser les infrastructures de transport et appuyer les autorités municipales dans 13 communes/villes du pays.

Categories: Senegal, Transport, Infrastructure


29/03/2017 - Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) will host three knowledge sharing and evaluation capacity development sessions during the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) international conference, held in Kampala, Uganda, from March 27-31, 2017. The theme of the 8th AfrEA conference is “Evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Opportunities and Challenges for Africa.”

Categories: Partnerships, Independent Development Evaluation


29/03/2017 - African Development Bank Group Executive Directors are visiting Namibia from 3 to 7 April, 2017, to assess the impact of Bank projects in the country.

According to Executive Director for the country, Heinrich Mihe Gaomab II, the visit will focus on on-going projects in transport and logistics, financial intermediation, and public-private partnerships and pipeline projects in economic governance and competitiveness and infrastructure development.

Categories: Namibia, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure


28/03/2017 - As a sign of their healthy relations, the Ivoirian Government on Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Abidjan, partnered with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other development players, to commemorate World Water Day.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation


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