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14/07/2017 - Le Conseil d'administration du Groupe la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, ce vendredi 14 juillet 2017, un prêt de 200 millions de dollars EU, destiné à financer la première phase du Programme d’appui à l’accélération de l’industrialisation au Maroc (PAAIM I).

Categories: Morocco, Partnerships, Gender, Employment


05/07/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy.

Categories: South Africa, Gender, Youth, Employment


30/06/2017 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le nouveau Document de stratégie pays 2017-2021 pour la Tunisie. Ce document décrit le contenu du partenariat entre la BAD et la Tunisie pour les cinq (5) ans à venir.

Categories: Tunisia, Partnerships, Youth, Employment, Environment


30/06/2017 - Countries from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa have come together to develop strategies to tackle illegal fishing and increase accountability in fisheries practices.

For two days, representatives from the fishing industry, civil society, governments and fishing administrations from Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique, met on Mahe Island, Seychelles, to discuss the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), a global initiative to tackle illegal fishing.

Categories: Seychelles, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Center, Food Production, Employment, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Economic & Financial Governance


20/06/2017 - The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a US $1-million African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA) grant to the Government of Mozambique to finance the Nacala Corridor Business Linkages Technical Assistance Project.

Categories: Mozambique, Japan, Transport, Regional Integration, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


15/06/2017 - More than ever before, African countries need to craft economic and trade policies that will foster inclusive and green tourism growth, intra-Africa trade, and contribute to visa openness for a borderless and interconnected continent, according to the latest edition of the Africa Tourism Monitor.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Employment, Regional Integration, Africa Visa Openness Index, Transport, Infrastructure, Youth, Partnerships, Private Sector


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.

Categories: Nigeria, Education, Employment, Health, Private Sector


12/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, joined leaders from African countries and G20 members in Berlin on Monday to discuss opportunities to enhance the business environment and increase investment in Africa.

Categories: Germany, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, The President


09/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has encouraged the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows for Côte d’Ivoire to research and develop innovative ideas that will move Africa forward.

Categories: United States of America, Niger, Côte d’Ivoire, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, The President


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.

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


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