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All set for second Africa Investment Forum

08-Oct-2019 - What:            2019 Africa Investment Forum Who:             African Development Bank, Partners When:            11-13 November 2019 Where:           Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa The second edition of the Africa Investment Forum, a game-changer to tilt capital flow into the continent, will take place from 11-13 November 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Climate Action Summit: Three questions to Dr Anthony Nyong, director climate change and green growth department

07-Oct-2019 - Leaders from all over the world met in New York recently to discuss efforts to tackle climate change. The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, attended the Climate Action Summit and pledged to double funding commitments to $25 billion from 2020 to 2025 to help African countries address the challenges of climate change. Most of this funding will go towards adaptation. Dr Anthony Nyong, Director of the Bank’s Climate Change and Green Growth Department, answers three questions on the topic, as the summit wraps up.

African Development Bank and partners launch pilot Cities Diagnostics tool in five cities

07-Oct-2019 - “The urban opportunities far outweigh the challenges,” said Prof. Davis G. Mwamfupe, the Mayor of Dodoma, Tanzania, during his message to the Cities Leadership workshop, launching the City Diagnostics for five pilot cities in Africa, held on the 25th and 26th September 2019 in Abidjan. Five cities were chosen for the pilot phase of the Cities Diagnostics for 2019 -2020: Antananarivo (Madagascar), Bizerte (Tunisia), Conakry (Republic of Guinea), Dodoma (Tanzania) and Libreville (Gabon) and were represented by their respective authorities.

Madagascar : la Banque africaine de développement lance le Programme de financement des risques de catastrophe en Afrique.

04-Oct-2019 - Qui ?               Banque africaine de développement   Quoi ?             Lancement du programme de financement des risques de catastrophe en Afrique : le cas de Madagascar Où ?                Hôtel Colbert, Antananarivo, Madagascar Quand ?          Jeudi 10 octobre 2019, de 9h30 à 12h00  

Tunis : la Banque africaine de développement présente au secteur privé des opportunités d’affaires pour l’Afrique du Nord

04-Oct-2019 - La Banque africaine de développement a organisé, ces deux derniers jours à Tunis, un séminaire d’opportunités d’affaires dédié à l’Afrique du Nord. Après Johannesburg et Nairobi, cette présentation dans la capitale tunisienne avait pour objectif de renforcer le dialogue entre la Banque et le secteur privé, tout en identifiant de nouvelles opportunités d’investissement et de financement. Le séminaire a accueilli près de 200 participants issus de 23 pays, représentant des entreprises de l’industrie, du génie civil, des travaux publics et du...

UNGA 2019: African Development Bank announces new accountability index to measure institutional lending to women

03-Oct-2019 - A new tool to track the level of lending to women across the continent will be important for ensuring women get the critical financial help they need, African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina told attendees at a public event held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Kenya: African Development Bank Group approves loans of €209m for expansion of ‘Great North Road’

03-Oct-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved loans of around €209 million to fund the expansion of a highway that links major economic hubs in Kenya. The approval was granted on 26 September during a meeting at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The total project cost is €257.68 million, of which €178.02 million (69%) will be financed by the Bank Group, while 12% will come from the Africa Growing Together Fund, set up by the Bank and the People’s Bank of China in 2014. The remaining 19% will be financed by the...

Tchad : la Banque africaine de développement approuve un prêt de 18 millions d’euros pour le projet de centrale solaire de Djermaya

01-Oct-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le jeudi 26 septembre, un prêt de 18 millions d’euros ainsi qu’une Garantie partielle de risque (GPR), pour la mise en place de la centrale solaire de Djermaya au Tchad.

Le Bureau de suivi du Plan Sénégal émergent et le Delivery Unit du Maroc partagent leurs expériences à la Banque africaine de développement

01-Oct-2019 - Le Bureau opérationnel de suivi du Plan Sénégal émergent (BOS-PSE) et le Delivery Unit du Maroc (DU) ont partagé, lundi dernier à Abidjan, leur savoir-faire dans le suivi de l’exécution des projets.

First West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum, hosted by African Development Bank, opens in Abidjan

01-Oct-2019 - “Effective partnerships for financing are key to the fertilizer sector growth.” Bank Vice President Pierre Guislain   Actors in West Africa’s fertilizer industry emphasized the need to financially support the fertilizer value chain to improve agricultural productivity in the region. Agriculture ministers, development partners and private sector leaders made the call during the opening ceremony of the first West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Monday 30 September.

Bénin : la Banque africaine de développement prête 61 millions d’euros pour l’assainissement pluvial de Cotonou

27-Sep-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, ce jeudi à Abidjan, un prêt de 61 millions d’euros au Bénin pour la mise en œuvre du Projet d’appui au programme d’assainissement pluvial de Cotonou (PAPC), la capitale économique du pays étant sujette régulière à des inondations.

UNGA 2019: Hands off our girls! African first ladies take campaign against rape, early child marriage, to UN General Assembly

27-Sep-2019 - Africa’s first ladies, led by Sierra Leone Fatima Maada Bio brought their campaign to ban early child marriage and sexual violence against women and girls before a global stage in a passionate appeal for the world to support their “Hands Off Our Girls! Campaign. In a no-holds barred conversation organized on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Wednesday, Bio flanked by her husband President Julius Bio, spoke to “lift the lid of silence” taboo and stigma surrounding rape and early marriage in Sierra Leone and other parts of the continent.