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11/03/2019 - The African Development Bank and Sophia University in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote capacity development within the two institutions for their mutual benefit and the entire African continent.

The agreement was signed Friday at the Bank’s Abidjan headquarters.

Categories: Japan, Education


14/02/2019 - Ensuring that the children of Africa are adequately prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, as defined by its fast-paced social, economic and technological change, requires the re-thinking and re-imagining of traditional approaches to learning. An education system that supports the development of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and creativity will be crucial for success.

Categories: South Africa, Education, Human Capital Development


07/02/2019 - The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank is implementing the next African Global IT Leaders Programme under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP). The objective of the programme is to create across the African continent a critical mass of global IT experts: highly trained professionals in ICT.

Categories: Korea, Education, Partnerships, Youth


11/01/2019 - On 18th December, 2018, at a ceremony attended by some 80 participants, the Government of Seychelles launched a 5-year Policy and Strategy on Human Resources Development (HRD) to support its Sustainable Development Strategy.

Categories: Seychelles, Education, Human Capital Development


13/12/2018 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, ce jour, un prêt de 96,6 millions de dollars américains pour la mise en œuvre du Programme axé sur les résultats pour l’amélioration de l’accès à l’emploi au Maroc (PARAAE). Le Royaume fait ainsi partie des premiers pays africains à utiliser cet instrument de financement novateur, qui conditionne le cycle des décaissements à l’obtention de résultats, tout en réduisant les coûts de transaction.

Categories: Morocco, Education, Employment, Youth


30/10/2018 - One of Nigeria’s foremost traditional rulers has challenged Africans and development experts to rethink development financing to reach the poorest communities on the continent, to give them access to markets, education and healthcare.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Education, Poverty Reduction


30/10/2018 - Tanzania’s alternative learning and skills development centers were constructed with African Development Fund (ADF) loan and grant totaling US$32.7 million. Designed to fill the gaps in non-formal education in Zanzibar, specifically on the islands of Unguja and Pemba, the project also financed equipment purchase and development of teachers’ manuals.

Categories: Tanzania, Education, Youth, ADF


30/10/2018 - Le ministre sénégalais de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation, qui préside par ailleurs le comité directeur de l’Association pour le développement de l’éducation en Afrique (ADEA), Mary Teuw Niane, a lancé, le 5 octobre 2018, le Plan stratégique de l’ADEA pour 2018-2022, dénommé « Notre voix commune, notre succès commun ». Le nouveau Pôle de qualité inter-pays sur l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche scientifique dirigé par le Sénégal a également été dévoilé.

Categories: Senegal, Education


25/10/2018 - Through the African Development Fund’s recent envelope of financial instruments, Malawi has received US$14 million for scholarships and infrastructure for its Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) program. The assistance will boost job creation and employment in the southern African nation. It also aligns with Malawi’s development goals.

Categories: Malawi, Education, ADF


22/10/2018 - The Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, has conferred a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa on the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina in recognition of his immense contributions to socio-economic development on the continent.

Categories: Nigeria, Education, The President


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