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23/05/2016 - Urbanisation of cities is now characterised with slums due to lack of planning by some local government authorities, says UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General Aisa Kirabo Kacyira.

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Infrastructure


10/05/2016 - The African Development Bank was an associate sponsor of the 13th Annual Conference of the Africa Venture Capital Association (AVCA) that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 25-27, 2016. The AVCA annual conference is the largest African private equity (PE) gathering globally. More than 400 participants representing the industry attended the conference, including African private equity and venture capital firms, institutional investors, foundations, international development institutions and global professional services firms.

Categories: Ethiopia, Private Sector, Partnerships, Africa50


07/04/2016 - At its regular sitting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Wednesday, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved Ethiopia’s Country Strategy Paper for 2016-2020, which aims to support the country’s ambition of becoming an industrialized middle-income country by 2025.

Categories: Ethiopia, Gender, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Transport, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Employment, Poverty Reduction, Youth


05/04/2016 - The Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII) Report – Africa’s first effort to measure progress on regional integration – was launched Saturday, April 2 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during African Development Week, which is taking place from March 31 to April 5. Out of all the Regional Economic Communities, the report cites the East African Community as the most integrated region.

Categories: Ethiopia, Regional Integration, Transport, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Employment, Partnerships


29/03/2016 - The Paris Agreement on climate change of December 2015 has placed Africa at the fulcrum of renewable energy deployment, but African countries have to take the responsibility for taking stock for a long-term development strategy, international climate and energy experts said at a recent meeting in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Partnerships, COP21


03/02/2016 - The African Development Bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, addressed the issues of youth employment and migration in a speech delivered before the 34th session of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee, at the Africa Union Summit in Addis Ababa on January 29, 2016.

Categories: Ethiopia, Youth, Employment, Partnerships, Energy & Power, The President


28/01/2016 - “Electricity is like the blood in your body. If you have blood, you live. If don’t have blood, you don’t live.” These were the opening remarks made by African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, on Thursday, January 21 in Davos, Switzerland, during a live televised debate on “Africa’s Next Challenge”.

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


  • From: 21/01/2016
  • To: 31/01/2016
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 26th African Union Summit was an opportunity for African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to share his vision for the Bank and the continent in the coming years.

Categories: Ethiopia, Gender, Partnerships, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Ebola, Health, Human Capital Development, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), The President


20/01/2016 - Four Ethiopian towns will achieve universal coverage for water supply and sanitation by 2020 through a new loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Approved on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the USD 76.11-million loan will improve the lives of nearly one million people in the towns of Adama, Adwa, Bichena and Gode and the nearby villages.

Categories: Ethiopia, Water Supply & Sanitation, Health, Gender, Youth, Human Capital Development, Partnerships


14/01/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 approved a loan of US $76.11 million from the AfDB financing window to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for the implementation of the Four Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Program.

Categories: Ethiopia, Health, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation


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