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AFAWA Initiative: French delegation follows through its commitment with working visit to African Development Bank headquarters12-Feb-2020 - A delegation from the French government, led by Philippe Lacoste, director of sustainable development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, paid a working visit to African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan on February 13 and 14.
12-Feb-2020 - What: Fashionomics Africa Masterclass When: 26 and 27 February 2020, 8.30am to 5pm Where: 2nd Floor, Block B, Baraza Media Lab, Keystone Park, 95 Riverside Drive, Nairobi The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department of the African Development Bank is pleased to invite interested parties to a two-day Masterclass of its flagship Fashionomics Africa initiative.
12-Feb-2020 - The African Development Bank has released a $1 million grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response Plan, was approved in January. Funds have been disbursed through the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the implementing agency.
11-Feb-2020 - When: 14 February 2020, 9am to 12pm Where: Pullman Hotel, Abidjan Quand ? Vendredi 14 février 2020, de 8h à 13h.
11-Feb-2020 - What: Africa Finance Forum on “Supporting the fertilizer value chain to improve agricultural productivity and economic growth in the region” When: 19 February 2020, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Where: Westin Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets African leaders to advance conflict resolution and economic security10-Feb-2020 - Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways to secure peace across the continent as a necessary condition for prosperity.
09-Feb-2020 - The African Development Bank, the United Nations, and the African Union on Saturday acknowledged the significant progress made in implementing Agenda 2063 and urged African countries to go further to fast-track economic transformation. The call was made on Saturday at the launch of the first report on the implementation of Agenda 2063 ahead of the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. The report provides an assessment of the progress and performance of Africa’s development between 2013 and 2019.
09-Feb-2020 - African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit. Speakers at a meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) included the heads of state of Madagascar, Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, national ministers of health as well as African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, head of the African Development Bank.
La Banque africaine de développement réaffirme son plein soutien à la Commission du bassin du lac Tchad07-Feb-2020 - La Banque africaine de développement a réaffirmé, mardi 4 février à Abidjan, son plein soutien à la Commission du bassin du lac Tchad (CBLT), qui regroupe le Cameroun, le Niger, le Nigeria et le Tchad, confrontés à la menace du groupe djihadiste Boko Haram.
‘A blueprint to address the continent’s human capacity gap.’ African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook 2020 lauded at 33rd AU Summit07-Feb-2020 - The African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook 2020 was praised at the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa for being an effective blueprint for addressing the continent’s human capacity gap.
07-Feb-2020 - The president of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina is expected in the Ethiopian capital for the African Union’s 33rd Assembly of Heads of State and Government. The summit runs from 8-10 February 2020 under the theme: Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development.
Mali : Lancement officiel du Programme de développement et d’adaptation au changement climatique dans le Bassin du fleuve Niger06-Feb-2020 - La Banque africaine de développement, le Gouvernement du Mali et l’Autorité du bassin du fleuve Niger (ABN) ont lancé, mardi 04 février 2020, à Bamako, le Programme intégré de développement et d’adaptation au changement climatique dans le Bassin du fleuve Niger (PIDACC/BN).
African Development Fund approves close to $35 million to the Government of Liberia for renewable energy04-Feb-2020 - The African Development Fund has approved a $34.74 million grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia.
04-Feb-2020 - What: Presentation of African Economic Outlook 2020 Who: African Development Bank and the African Union Commission When: 7 February 2020, 10:00am - 12pm Where: Medium Conference Hall, African Union, Addis Ababa
Provide young people with new skills to meet the needs of a 21st century labor market, African Development Bank report urges03-Feb-2020 - "Youth must be prepared for the jobs of the future – not the jobs of the past," African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said on Thursday at the launch of the Bank's flagship African Economic Outlook.
03-Feb-2020 - Africa’s economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent’s poorest citizens, because “nobody eats GDP,” the African Development Bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, said as he unveiled the Bank’s flagship economic report on Thursday.
“Teach them smart solutions,” says out-of-the-box thinker Monique Ntumngia, founder of Green Girls, at 2020 African Economic Outlook launch31-Jan-2020 - African governments must foster innovation and provide hands-on education solutions to young people if the continent is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets. “Reality on the ground and the statistics do not meet, they are on parallel lines. There’s more of cram work in our educational system than actually getting us to think out of the box,” said Monique Ntumngia, Cameroonian founder of “Green Girls, a social business that educates young women from rural communities in the use of renewable energy.
30-Jan-2020 - Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4 percent and is on course to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021, the African Development Bank’s 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) revealed Thursday. The slower than expected growth is partly due to the moderate expansion of the continent’s “big five” — Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa – whose joint growth was an average rate of 3.1 percent, compared with the average of 4.0 percent for the rest of the continent.