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08/03/2019 - “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change, ” is the global theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. As one of its core priorities, the African Development Bank is promoting women’s entrepreneurship and innovation across the continent.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Gabon, Gender, Human Capital Development, Employment, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


06/03/2019 - La République du Mali et la Banque africaine de développement ont signé, aujourd’hui à Abidjan, des accords de financement pour trois projets d’un montant total de quelque neuf milliards de francs CFA, portant sur l’autonomisation des femmes, le développement de mini-centrales hydroélectriques et l’imagerie médicale.

Categories: Energy & Power, Gender, Health


18/02/2019 - Increasing numbers of women can be seen around the goat and sheep pens of Saria, in the province of Boulkiemdé, in Centre-West Burkina Faso. But not for the typical scenario - as animal herders; nowadays, they are there because they own them. One of them, Salimata Kaboré, runs a small penwith four animals- two ewes and two rams.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Health, Employment, Food Production, Nutrition


12/02/2019 - The African Development Bank and UN Women held their fourth steering committee meeting on 8 February 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding in March 2016 and have since then implemented a joint roadmap to advance gender equality on the African continent. This steering committee meeting aimed to review progress and define next steps in the partnership.

Categories: Gender, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


05/02/2019 - Bertine Mariazy is a farmer in Tanandava, a rural town in Morombe District in south-west Madagascar. Her standard of living has soared over the past eight years, as a result of development works in the irrigated area of Bas Mangoky (supplied with water by the Mangoky, at 822 km in length, the longest river in Madagascar). Having better quality water and in greater quantity for her land has enabled her to double her rice production and her cropping area.

Categories: Madagascar, Environment, Gender, Food Production


25/01/2019 - It's market day in Tsianisiha, a rural town in the district of Toliara in south-west Madagascar. In the central square, the stalls are overflowing with the thousands of products that attract an ever-greater throng of shoppers every Monday. And for good reason: in just five years, Tsianisiha has been completely transformed, much to the benefit of its inhabitants.

Categories: Madagascar, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Gender, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction


18/01/2019 - The African Development Bank Group and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signed a letter of intent on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The letter commits the institutions to increase their collaboration to accelerate gender equality, build resilience, and provide improved economic opportunities in Africa’s transition countries.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Health


11/12/2018 - At the Africa 2018 Forum held in Sharm-El-Sheik from 8-9 December 2018, the role of women and young people in unlocking the economic potential of Africa took centre stage. The Forum is an international event hosted under the High Patronage of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Republic of Egypt, aiming to promote greater economic integration through increased investment flows into Africa.

Categories: Egypt, Gender, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


10/12/2018 - La Banque africaine de développement et Entreprenarium ont noué un partenariat dans le cadre d’AFAWA (Initiative pour favoriser l’accès des femmes au financement en Afrique, acronyme en anglais) pour soutenir 1 000 femmes entrepreneures dans cinq pays africains. Ces deux organisations se sont associées à la Confédération patronale gabonaise (CPG) pour la mise en œuvre du programme au Gabon.

Categories: Gabon, Gender, Employment, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


10/12/2018 - La Banque africaine de développement, dans le cadre de son Initiative pour favoriser l’accès des femmes au financement en Afrique (AFAWA, acronyme en anglais), et en partenariat avec Entreprenarium, lance lundi 10 décembre 2018 des sessions de formation pour 200 femmes entrepreneures en Côte d’Ivoire. Des masterclass en gestion d’entreprise et planification financière seront conduites toute la semaine par Entreprenarium dans les locaux de la Banque, au profit de 100 femmes entrepreneures. Une deuxième semaine de masterclass est prévue en mars 2019 à Abidjan, pour former un total de 200 femmes en Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Gender, Employment, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


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