News & Events
- Date: 04/12/2008
- Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Under the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s Eminent Speakers Program, Botswana’s former President, Festus Mogae, addressed a seminar at the Bank’s Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis. He addressed Bank Staff, officials of international organizations and members of the diplomatic corps on Thursday, December 4, 2008, on the topic "Extractive Industries and Africa’s Development: Lessons from Botswana". He had a special session with the Bank’s board of directors on the same topic after a general session with Bank staff.
04/12/2008 - The AfDB is the Premier development financing institution in Africa which is owned by the majority of Africans themselves, to the extent that it can be a facilitator of exchange of views and experience of challenges facing Africa, by both Africans and non Africans. It is of a very useful purpose. I am therefore personally proud and I feel honored to have had a chance to interact on these challenges with staff, Senior Management, Ambassadors and Executive Directors of the Bank within the context of the Bank Group’s Eminent Speakers Program.
24/09/2008 - The Chair of the Advisory Committee of Transparency International and of the Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Peter Eigen, on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, rounded off his two-day visit to the Bank Group. In an Interview with Felix Njoku of the External Relations and Communications Unit of the AfDB, Mr. Eigen discussed the strategic importance of EITI, emphasized the need to turn the table on corruption in order to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction, especially in Africa and other developing countries. "Corruption is very much also the responsibility of the north," Mr. Eigen said.
18/07/2007 - Liberia has become the 14th African country to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global coalition of governments, companies, civil society groups and investors devoted to ensuring that proceeds from extractive industries such as petrol, diamond and gold, among many others, are used to develop countries in which the minerals are found and improve the living conditions of the people.