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26/12/2018 - The African Development Bank Civil Society and Social Innovation Division organized a one- day “Civil Society Awareness Brown Bag Lunch” on 19 December 2018 at the Bank’s headquarters. The Bank, under the leadership of President Akinwumi Adesina, has gradually placed African citizens at the centre of its intervention strategy, making civil society a key partner to achieve greater results with lasting impact on the lives of Africans.

Categories: Civil Society


12/12/2018 - The Civil Society Division of the African Development Bank has engaged civil society organizations in Liberia as part of the Country’s Strategic Paper (CSP) Preparation process. This aims at addressing fragility and creating a resilient and inclusive growth for Liberia in line with the Bank’s policy.

Categories: Liberia, Civil Society


16/10/2018 - The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department (AHGC) hosted a two day workshop from 8-9 October 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’ivoire with a delegation from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This workshop was a promising first step to exchange knowledge, ideas and expertise on how to respond in a timely and judicious manner to the needs and priorities of the population – particularly women and girls – in transition countries in Africa.

Categories: Civil Society


27/08/2018 - Society Organizations in Côte d’Ivoire have affirmed their support for the African Development Bank’s draft Country Strategy Paper for Côte d’Ivoire, which establishes the Bank’s development priorities in the country for the next five years (2018-2022).

Categories: Civil Society


22/05/2018 - Focusing on "Engaging Civil Society to Accelerate Africa's Industrialization" the 2018 Civil Society Forum organized by the Africa Development Bank in Abidjan explored how to associate civil society in the Bank’s High5 priorities with special emphasis on the industrialise Africa priority.

Categories: Civil Society, Gender


  • From: 07/05/2018
  • To: 09/05/2018
  • Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The Civil Society Forum is a platform for dialogue between civil society and the African Development Bank. The 2018 edition of the Forum will take place at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from May 7 to 9 and is aligned with the industrialization theme of the Bank’s 2018 Annual Meetings.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Civil Society


  • From: 11/09/2017
  • To: 15/09/2017
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), collaborating with other partners, is undertaking preparatory arrangements for the AMCOMET - Africa Hydromet Forum, which is scheduled to take place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12th to 15th September 2017.

Categories: Ethiopia, Climate Change, Partnerships, Civil Society, Private Sector


19/06/2017 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society with effect from 1st July 2017.

Categories: Gender, Civil Society, Human Capital Development, The President


25/05/2017 - Ces dernières années, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) n’a eu de cesse de vouloir associer la société civile africaine aux débats ayant trait au développement et à l’avenir de l’Afrique. Le société civile peut – et doit – devenir un partenaire indispensable dans le projet de nourrir l’Afrique, selon de nombreux experts et acteurs du secteur agricole sur le continent.

Categories: India, Civil Society, Private Sector


27/02/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the World Health Organization-Africa Region and the Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), organized a capacity-building workshop for senior officials from Ministries of Finance, Health, Education and civil society organizations from February 21-23 in Abuja, Nigeria. The workshop targeted Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo).

Categories: Nigeria, Partnerships, Civil Society, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance


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