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07/06/2018 - African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, met with São Tomé and Príncipe President Evaristo Carvalho on Wednesday, just as the Bank’s Board of Directors in Abidjan approved the island nation’s new Country Strategy Paper 2018-2022.

Categories: São Tomé & Príncipe, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Gender, Education, Employment, Youth, Poverty Reduction, The President


  • From: 04/05/2018
  • To: 09/06/2018
  • Location: CCIA Abidjan and Grand Bassam

From June 4-9, 2018, the African Development Bank is celebrating World Environment Day on June 5 on the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution” and the World Oceans Day on June 8 with a focus on “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean” with a range of activities programmed in Abidjan.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Environment, Climate Change, Partnerships, Education


18/04/2018 - The African Development Bank and the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences (AIMS) have initiated a landmark relationship aimed at building an industry-led research institution in the league of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Categories: Partnerships, Education, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, The President


23/02/2018 - On Wednesday, 21 February 2018, the African Development Bank and the Government of Mozambique signed grant agreements for two operations totaling US$ 29 million.

Categories: Mozambique, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Youth, Human Capital Development, The High 5s


15/02/2018 - African Ministers and heads of delegations attending the third Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa in Cairo, Egypt, on February 10-12, have committed to support the continent's youth to build tomorrow's society through innovation.

Categories: Egypt, Education, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, The President


09/02/2018 - The third edition of the 2018 Africa STI Forum, co-organized by the African Development Bank and the Egyptian Government, opens Saturday, February 10 in Cairo, Egypt.

On February 10, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will attend the opening ceremony alongside the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.

Categories: Egypt, Education, Youth, Private Sector, Employment, Climate Change, Health, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation


  • From: 29/01/2018
  • To: 29/01/2018
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Development Bank (AfDB), together with the African Union Commission (AUC), the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners will launch the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative on Monday 29 January 2018 in Addis Ababa from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Breakfast event will take place on the margins of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.

Categories: Ethiopia, Nutrition, Food Production, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Youth, Education, The President


  • From: 22/01/2018
  • To: 25/01/2018
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners launched the Global Book Alliance (GBA) initiative in an effort to transform and advance current school book design, acquisition and distribution practices, especially in Africa and Asia, and to ensure that students have the books they need in their mother tongue – in order to learn how to read and read to understand.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Education, Youth


14/12/2017 - As African governments seek to leverage their mineral resources strategically for broad, inclusive development – in alignment with the Africa Mining Vision—the need for strong and sustainable legal capacities in the extractive industry is more important than ever. This fact made the graduating ceremony of the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) cause for even greater celebration. The ceremony, which represented the apogee of a 10-day workshop, was held on December 12 and attended by the 39 participating students and representatives of all the supporting institutions, including the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Strathmore University, Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre, Extractives Baraza, and the World Bank.

Categories: Kenya, Education, Youth, Partnerships, African Legal Support Facility


05/12/2017 - Namibia’s efforts to develop efficient basic, technical and vocational education (TVET) to cater to its development needs has received a boost from the African Development Bank (AfDB) which has approved a *ZAR 1 billion loan to finance the country’s education and training.

Categories: Namibia, Education


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