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Africa Investment Forum 2019: African Development Bank delegation presents opportunities at Japan roadshow

11-Jul-2019 - 11-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 11 July, 2019 -  Japanese companies and investors were presented with a range of investment opportunities in Africa as the African Investment Forum continued a roadshow to showcase the  Forum as an innovative investment marketplace for attracting capital for projects on the continent. African Development Bank officials met with business community leaders and government officials in Tokyo, Japan, from 3-5 July to familiarize them about the upcoming edition of the Forum, scheduled for 11-13...

Green Climate Fund announces $20m for African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa’s climate resilience project in Ghana

11-Jul-2019 - 11-Jul-2019 - ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire, 11 July 2019 - The Green Climate Fund has announced a $20 million grant to the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program for a climate action project to support women-led farmers’ associations and micro, small and medium enterprises in Ghana’s agricultural sector. The funds will go to the “Financing Climate Resilient Agricultural Practices in Ghana” project, following approval by the Green Climate Fund board at a meeting held 6 - 8 July 2019 in Songdo,...

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Nigeria expected to be major player

10-Jul-2019 - 10-Jul-2019 - ABUJA, Nigeria 10 July 2019 - Nigeria will feature significantly in the 2019 Africa Investment Forum scheduled to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa this November, business leaders and government heard at a roadshow event held in the capital Abuja. Following the hugely successful inaugural edition held last year, the African Development Bank’s innovative investment marketplace set up to accelerate investment into the continent, will convene for its second meeting from 11-13 November. The Nigerian roadshow, held 9th...

Angola to Sign Lusophone Country-Specific Compact

09-Jul-2019 - 09-Jul-2019 - WHO: The Government of Angola, the Government of Portugal, and the African Development Bank WHAT: Lusophone Country-Specific Compact Signing Ceremony      WHERE: Luanda International Fair (FILDA), Special Economic Zone WHEN: 10 July 2019, 10:15-11:25 a.m. On 10 July 2019, The Governments of Angola and Portugal and the African Development Bank, will sign a Country-Specific Compact designed to accelerate the inclusive, sustainable and diversified growth of Angola’s private sector. The...

African Development Bank, Portugal and Cabo Verde sign compact to accelerate diversification, private sector development

09-Jul-2019 - 09-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 09 July, 2019 - The African Development Bank and the governments of Cabo Verde and Portugal have signed a country specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa. The signing took place on Sal Island on 1 July, between Olavo Correia, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Cabo Verde, Helena de Paiva, Portugal’s Ambassador to Cabo Verde; and Moono Mupotola, the...

Independent Development Evaluation Annual Report highlights a year of Delivering knowledge, engaging with stakeholders, and responding to evaluation needs to improve the lives of the people in Africa

08-Jul-2019 - 08-Jul-2019 - On 21 May 2019,Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) at the African Development Bank presented its 2018 Annual Report to the Bank’s Committee on Development Effectiveness. Covering a year in which evaluation and evaluators worldwide were called upon to “speak truth to power”, the report, entitled Delivering, Engaging and Responding, focuses on how IDEV delivered evaluative knowledge; engaged with Bank operations staff, stakeholders and partners to strengthen its products and build a culture of evaluation; and responded to...

Niger: African Development Bank President attends historic African Union summit, decries child marriage

08-Jul-2019 - 08-Jul-2019 - Niamey, Niger 08 July 2019 – The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina joined continental leaders in Niger for an African Union summit which saw the official launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement – the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organization. The agreement, ratified in April, will cover a market of 1.2 billion people and an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.5 trillion, across all 55 member States of the...

African Legal Support Facility appoints new chairman and two board members

05-Jul-2019 - 05-Jul-2019 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has bid a fond farewell to the outgoing members of the Management Board, the Chairperson, Dorcas Auma Achapa (Kenya) and Professor Dandi Gnamou (Benin) for their three years of excellent contributions to the organization. Afterwards, the ALSF warmly welcomed two additions to its Management Board – Eva Jhala (Zambia) and Nimatou D. Feliho (Benin). The two will serve for three years. The passing of the torch occurred on 10 and 11 June at the Annual Meetings of the ALSF in Malabo,...

Gestion des ressources et transfert d’eau : une délégation du Maroc et des représentants de la Banque africaine de développement en voyage d’études aux États-Unis

05-Jul-2019 - 05-Jul-2019 - Dans le cadre du don d’assistance technique « KOAFEC » accordé au Royaume du Maroc, un voyage d’études visant à appuyer le département de l’eau du Royaume dans la planification et la conception du projet de transfert d’eau Nord-Sud a été effectué du 24 au 29 juin derniers aux États-Unis. Cette visite de travail s’inscrivait dans le cadre du développement de la coopération entre le Maroc et les États-Unis dans le domaine de l’eau : réalisation, gestion et exploitation des infrastructures de stockage mais aussi...

African Union Commission calls for further financial input for the NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund

05-Jul-2019 - 05-Jul-2019 - Addis Ababa, 05 July 2019 – The 29th Oversight Committee (OC) meeting of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) Special Fund held at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has ended with calls for increased investments to accelerate the closure of Africa’s infrastructure gap. The meeting, held on 28 June 2019, was hosted by the AUC and chaired by KfW Development Bank (Germany). Topics discussed included the NEPAD-IPPF...

African Development Bank to meet Nigerian business leaders next week ahead of African Investment Forum

04-Jul-2019 - 04-Jul-2019 - WHO:             African Development Bank, Africa Finance Corporation WHAT:           African Investment Forum Roadshow WHERE:         Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, Nigeria WHEN:           July 9, 2019 at 8.30 am   The African Development Bank Group, and the Africa Finance Corporation, will meet industry and business leaders in...

AU Summit: President Adesina to lead African Development Bank’s delegation, Continental Free Trade Area talks to top summit agenda

04-Jul-2019 - 04-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 4 July 2019 - African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina will next week lead a delegation of top Bank officials to the extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Niger’s capital, Niamey. High on the agenda of the July 7-8 summit are discussions on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). President Adesina will meet African leaders to review the continent's development issues, and hold talks on the effective implementation of the AfCFTA...