News & Events
19/07/2017 - L’Association pour le développement de l’éducation en Afrique (ADEA) salue la qualité des systèmes d’information de gestion que le Ghana et les Seychelles ont développés pour leurs établissements d’enseignement supérieur. L’ADEA a eu l’occasion d’exprimer ses félicitations lors d’un atelier technique sur l’analyse comparée des Systèmes d’information pour la gestion de l’enseignement supérieur (SIGES), qu’ont organisé les 29 et 30 juin 2017 à Accra, au Ghana, son Groupe de travail sur la gestion de l’éducation et l’appui aux politiques (GTGEAP) et celui sur l’enseignement supérieur (GTES), en collaboration avec l’Association des universités africaines (AUA).
14/07/2017 - A report on the role of the private sector in higher education and research has called attention to the need to prioritize the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the secondary school level in Angola.
11/07/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level.
13/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed agreements for a corporate loan to finance the expansion of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. The expansion plan consists of construction of new facilities - including a 400-bed teaching hospital, an industrial research park, a post-graduate school, student hostels, a central library, and a small scale hydro power installation. The signing ceremony was held at AfDB premises in Abuja with representatives of the University and other lending partners (WEMA Bank, Sterling Bank, UBA, Union Bank and legal partners Templars) in attendance.
07/06/2017 - Current statistics put Africa’s overall unemployment rate at 8%, while the youth unemployment rate hovers around 13%.
Sixty per cent of unemployed people are young women and men. Of the young people who are employed, many are trapped in low-productivity work in the informal sector. Providing young African people with the education, skills and capacities for gainful employment is considered an urgent priority.
29/05/2017 - The future of Africa’s youth does not lie in migration to Europe, but in a prosperous Africa, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has said.
24/05/2017 - The African Development Bank has made a donation to the Mahipatram Rupram Ashram, one of the largest and oldest orphanages in India.
24/05/2017 - With the roll-out of its High 5s priorities and an new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) in 2016, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), delivered a record US $11.00 billion worth of projects and programs during the year, targeting creation of 630,000 jobs mainly for youths and women, according to the Bank Group’s 2016 Annual Report released at its Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
23/05/2017 - Developing Africa’s “grey matter infrastructure” through multi-sector investments in nutrition in Africa was a key focus Monday at the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in India.
Building on the AfDB President Adesina’s strong commitment to unlock sustainable economic growth, participants agreed that investing in physical infrastructure cannot help Africa to move forward without building brainpower.
23/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) says the cost of malnutrition is too huge for Africa to ignore.
Speaking at a side event on “Developing Africa’s Grey Matter Infrastructure: Addressing Africa’s Nutrition Challenges” at the African Development Bank Group’s 52nd Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday, May 22, AfDB Group President Akinwumi Adesina disclosed that stunting alone costs Africa $25 billion per year.