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12/02/2019 - As a child growing up in China, Irene Yuan Sun had never even seen plastic wrapping (“cling film”) until 1980 when her father brought back a whole suitcase full from Japan, presenting it proudly to friends and colleagues at work as gifts.

Categories: China, Industrialization


06/11/2018 - The African Development Bank announces a new initiative to promote innovation and citywide inclusive sanitation services for sub-Saharan Africa’s urban inhabitants. The Bank’s Africa Urban Sanitation Investment Fund Program, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is funding the initiative designed to focus on the poor.

Categories: China, Private Sector, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships, African Water Facility


05/09/2018 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has urged Chinese business leaders to attend the Africa Investment Forum scheduled to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7-9 November 2018.

Categories: China, Partnerships


  • From: 03/09/2018
  • To: 04/09/2018
  • Location: Beijing, China

The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a delegation to the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC 2018), which will take place in the Chinese capital Beijing from 3 to 4 September 2018.

Categories: China, The President


25/05/2018 - The Asia External Representation of the African Development Bank organized an Africa Day Joint Side Event with the Asian Development Bank Institute, “Sharing the Development Experiences of Africa and Asia for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth”, during the Bank’s 53rd Annual Meetings and the African Development Fund’s 44th Meetings in Busan, Korea.

Categories: Korea, Japan, China, India, Partnerships


11/12/2017 - Africa, which struggles to boost its industrial sector, has decided to seek inspiration from the Chinese model.

Several African delegations were eager to attend the fifth and final plenary session of the 12th African Economic Conference (AEC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the session was “Institutions, competitiveness and industrial policy in the age of global value chains: lessons from China”.

Categories: China


09/12/2016 - Is there a future for smallholder farmers in Africa?

Participants at the 2016 African Economic Conference think there is future for smallholder farmers on the continent. They think African countries can use build upon the Green Revolution in Asia and use the lessons learnt raise their productivity.

Categories: China, Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment


01/04/2016 - A major preoccupation of the just-concluded visit to Asia by an African Development Bank team led by its President, Akinwumi Adesina, was the search for an efficient energy system that can be easily adapted in some of the most energy-starved African countries.

Categories: Nigeria, China, Japan, Korea, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, The President


29/03/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, departed Beijing on Tuesday night at the end of a three-nation Asian tour, which took him and his delegation to Japan (March 24-26), Korea (March 26-28) and China (March 28-29).

Categories: China, Partnerships, The President


22/03/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a top-level Bank team on a working visit to Japan, Korea and China from March 24-29.

Categories: Korea, China, Japan, Energy & Power, Partnerships, The President


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