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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


17/12/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) with its partners held an inaugural two-day conference to discuss the continent’s agricultural potential and how to address constraints that continue to hamper the sector’s performance.

Categories: Ethiopia, Partnerships


04/12/2015 - Ethiopia says it is counting on its forest resources to boost the country’s US $55 billion economy.

Categories: Ethiopia, Cameroon, COP21, Climate Change, Environment, Partnerships


03/12/2015 - Stronger partnerships, sound national policies, more funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation, research, community involvement and sensitization are key to realizing the goals of the Great Green Wall initiative in Africa.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, COP21, Climate Change, Environment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Food Production, Employment, Fragility & Resilience, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction


27/11/2015 - Although government policy-makers and their development partners both recognize the importance of investing in infrastructure and using a fragility lens when making broad policy decisions, there has been little attempt to systematically integrate thinking about fragility into investments in roads. Day 1 of the African Development Bank Transport Forum in Abidjan offered a discussion on the importance of roads to political stability, social cohesion, and institution-building, and, through these conduits, to the reduction of state fragility.

Categories: Ethiopia, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Transport, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Health, Ebola, Fragility & Resilience


25/11/2015 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina commended the Government of Ethiopia for its macro-economic performance and its support to reduce fragility on the continent. His remarks were delivered on Tuesday, November 24 in Addis Ababa as he concluded a two-day visit in the country to reinforce cooperation with the African Union, the Government of Ethiopia, and other partners.

Categories: Ethiopia, Partnerships, Transport, The President


23/11/2015 - On Monday, November 23, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for two-day visit to reinforce cooperation with the African Union, the Government of Ethiopia, as well as other partners.

Categories: Ethiopia, Partnerships, The President


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