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22/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday, September 21, 2017, joined partners from the African Union Commission, African governments, key United Nations agencies and development finance institutions to renew support for African countries’ industrialization.

Categories: Zambia, Ethiopia, United States of America, Infrastructure, Partnerships


22/09/2017 - African leaders, UN officials, and representatives of international finance institutions and of the private sector met on Thursday, September 21 at the United Nations Headquarters to reaffirm their commitment to a broad-based international partnership to industrialize Africa in a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner. The African Development Bank was represented by Amadou Hott, the Bank’s Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth.

Categories: Zambia, Ethiopia, United States of America, Private Sector, Partnerships


19/08/2017 - The African Development Bank has given its support to Southern African leaders in their efforts to accelerate development and growth in the region. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina was among a host of leaders who delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the 37th SADC Heads of State Summit, which got underway in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria on Saturday. While lending the Bank’s support, the AfDB President also made a clarion call for action when it comes to power supply, agriculture investment, climate change, industrialization and domestic resource mobilisation in the region.

Categories: South Africa, Regional Integration, Partnerships, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, The President


18/08/2017 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina and South African Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, signed a Host Country Agreement on Friday, August 18, in Johannesburg, establishing the Bank’s Southern African Regional Development and Business Delivery Office in Pretoria, the country’s capital. The office will serve as one of five regional hubs for the pan-African development finance institution operations serving South, North, East, West and Central Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships, Regional Integration, The President


  • From: 19/08/2017
  • To: 20/08/2017
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will participate in the 37th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria, South Africa, from August 19-20, 2017.

Categories: South Africa, Regional Integration, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


11/08/2017 - Experts from Zambia reviewed and approved the Learning Assessment Systems Evaluation Framework (LASEF) at a meeting convened by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) on 10 and 11 July in Lusaka, Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Education


11/08/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US$ 695,500 grant to NEO I SPV Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of OnePower Lesotho Pty Ltd., to support the preparation of a bankable business case for the development of the winning project of the 2016 Lesotho 20 MW solar PV tender, foreseen to become the first utility-scale solar PV project in Lesotho.

Categories: Lesotho, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Energy & Power


14/07/2017 - A report on the role of the private sector in higher education and research has called attention to the need to prioritize the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the secondary school level in Angola.

Categories: Angola, Education, Private Sector


05/07/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy.

Categories: South Africa, Gender, Youth, Employment


23/06/2017 - The official launch of Zimbabwe’s Support to Beef and Leather Value Chain Technical Assistance Project took place on June 15th, 2017 in Harare, attracting more than 100 participants.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Private Sector, Partnerships


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