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07/12/2017 - Senegal’s new International Blaise Diagne Airport (AIBD), a 525 million euro infrastructure masterpiece, co-financed with the African Development Bank, opened on Thursday. The airport confirms the Bank’s commitment to Africa’s air transportation development, and a strategic component of the High 5 agenda to integrate Africa.

Categories: Senegal, The High 5s, Transport, Infrastructure, Employment, Regional Integration


06/12/2017 - "Integrate Africa", the fourth of the African Development Bank (AfDB’s) five strategic development priorities, the High 5s, was the central theme of discussions with regional stakeholders in Abidjan.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Regional Integration, Employment


28/11/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa’s youth, as outlined in the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (JfYA).

Categories: Youth, Employment, Partnerships, The President


27/11/2017 - The 6th EU-Africa Business Forum opened in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Monday, with an emphasis on job creation and investment in young people. The central theme of the Forum is “Investing in Job Creation for Youth.”

Categories: Youth, Employment, The High 5s, Agriculture & Agro-industries


27/11/2017 - Ashish Thakkar is the Founder and Chairman of Mara Group, an investment firm with a presence across 25 African countries. He founded the Mara Foundation in 2009 to foster and support emerging entrepreneurs through mentorship and venture philanthropy.

Categories: Youth, Employment, Jobs for Youth in Africa, Partnerships, The President


  • From: 29/11/2017
  • To: 30/11/2017
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will participate at the 5th African Union Commission (AUC) and European Union (EU) Summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from November 29-30, 2017.

Categories: Partnerships, Youth, Employment, Private Sector, Energy & Power, The President


23/11/2017 - In a recent meeting with 31 Young Professionals at the African Development Bank, President Akinwumi Adesina said the programme was an important pipeline of skills for the Bank. “I want to see younger talent so that we can tap into your creativity, commitment and drive,” he said.

Categories: Youth, Employment, The President


19/10/2017 - Online platforms can dramatically change the digital economy and bring enormous benefits in today's digital society. They play a prominent role in the creation of 'digital value' that underpins future economic growth and as such are of major importance to the effective functioning of the digital market .

Categories: Gender, Employment


18/10/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 approved Sudan’s Country Brief 2017-2019, designed to help the country build resilience and address core issues of fragility.

Categories: Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Employment


13/10/2017 - The African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16-20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

The Norman Borlaug Lecture titled “Betting on Africa to Feed the World” will be held in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Food Production, Employment, Private Sector, Partnerships, The President


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