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AfDB at the G20 - Cannes Summit

Event date: 
02-Nov-2011 00:00 to 04-Nov-2011 23:45
Event location: 
Cannes, France

G20 Panel recommends Sokoni technology platform for infrastructure development in Africa

G20 leaders today welcomed the recommendations of the High-Level Panel for Infrastructure Development, endorsing the development of the Sokoni Africa Infrastructure Marketplace.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and top Silicon Valley software engineering firm Zanbato Group teamed up to create Sokoni, the first online marketplace for infrastructure projects in Africa. Sokoni is a technology platform that increases the quality of information available to investors through better links to project sponsors and financiers. Read More

Africa is ‘Land of Opportunity’ and Can Help World Return to Growth – AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, says at G20 in Paris

Africa is a land of opportunity and growth said Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in a speech at the G20 meeting in Paris on 21 October 2011 ahead of the summit in Cannes in November.

He said that Africa had, over the past decade, made a great leap forward, and had left behind the stagnation of the past.  Read More


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