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20/09/2018 - “Given the size of its markets, growth, and huge potential across multiple sectors, Africa cannot be ignored.” This was the African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina’s message at a public and private sector investor roundtable on Thursday in Calgary.

Categories: Canada, Partnerships, The President


19/09/2018 - African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, on Wednesday urged Canadian business leaders to “be part of the action and seize investment opportunities on the continent.” Adesina made the call while meeting with 80 leading representatives of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business in Toronto.

Categories: Canada, Partnerships, The President


18/09/2018 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Commission, Mariner Investment Group, LLC (Mariner), Africa50, and Mizuho International plc today announce the pricing of Room2Run, a US $1 billion synthetic securitization corresponding to a portfolio of seasoned pan-African credit risk. Room2Run is the first-ever portfolio synthetic securitization between a Multi-Lateral Development Bank (MDB) and private sector investors, pioneering the use of securitization and credit risk transfer technology to a new and previously unexplored segment of the financial markets.

Categories: Canada, Partnerships, The President


17/09/2018 - “No country can possibly move forward in the 21st century if it leaves half of its talent on the sidelines,” African Development President, Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the launch of FinDev Canada, in Montreal, while making the Bank’s case for supporting women.

Categories: Canada


  • From: 17/09/2018
  • To: 20/09/2018
  • Location: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary

The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a delegation to Canada from 17-20 September, along with David Stevenson, Executive Director at the Bank representing Canada, China, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Kuwait.

Categories: Canada, The President


17/08/2018 - On her first visit to the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau and the President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina, shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls on the continent.

Categories: Canada, Partnerships, The President


  • From: 16/08/2018
  • To: 16/08/2018

Beneficiaries of PAIA-ID, an African Development Bank-financed agriculture project in rural Côte d’Ivoire.

At the invitation of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the African Development Bank Group President, Dr. Akinwumi A....

Categories: Canada, ADF, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries


13/02/2018 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has launched a suite of capacity-building workshops which aim to strengthen the capacity of Nigerian Government officials in the area of public-private partnerships, particularly as they relate to infrastructure development.

Categories: Nigeria, Canada, Partnerships, Private Sector, African Legal Support Facility


28/11/2017 - The Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) met in Abidjan last week and reviewed the Facility’s work during the past year. The Board also addressed institutional matters and established priority plans for 2018.

Categories: Canada, Kenya, Benin, Mozambique, Senegal, African Legal Support Facility


17/11/2016 - Canadian businesses attending a Business Opportunities Seminar with International Finance Institutions (IFI) held in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver from October 18 to 21 have been urged to compete for AfDB-funded projects and tap into the immense business opportunities available in Africa.

Categories: Canada, NEPAD, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Energy & Power, Partnerships


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