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13/10/2017 - The African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16-20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

The Norman Borlaug Lecture titled “Betting on Africa to Feed the World” will be held in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Food Production, Employment, Private Sector, Partnerships, The President


06/10/2017 - The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) related to the cooperation in the education sector in Africa. The objective of the MoU is to support common Member Countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063.

Categories: Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Youth, Education


05/10/2017 - Economiste expert en marchés financiers africains et coordinateur de l’Initiative des marchés financiers africains de la BAD, Cédric Mbeng Mezui est l’auteur d’un ouvrage intitulé Financer l’Afrique : Densifier les systèmes financiers locaux, paru en avril 2017 aux Éditions Saint-Honoré à Paris et préfacé par Léonce Ndikumana, professeur d’économie à l’université du Massachusetts aux États-Unis.

Dans cet entretien, Cédric Mbeng Mezui esquisse les meilleures pistes pour mobiliser efficacement les financements internes africains, le sujet de son ouvrage présenté le 22 septembre 2017 à Abidjan.

Categories: African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI), Human Capital Development


28/09/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Akinwumi Adesina, arrived in Ouagadougou for a three-day official visit and was immediately welcomed by Burkina Faso's Head of State, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.

During the meeting President Kaboré praised the excellent bilateral cooperation between his country and the AfDB and called for it to be boosted.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Poverty Reduction, Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, The President


20/09/2017 - A new Energizing Finance Report Series released by the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and partners has alerted that the current flow of finance for energy access and clean cooking will not achieve global goals for delivering universal access by 2030.

Categories: United States of America, Partnerships, Energy & Power, Environment, Health, Human Capital Development


19/09/2017 - When it comes to agribusiness, experience is the best teacher, according to young Africans who have successfully cut out profitable and society-changing business ventures in agriculture.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment, Youth


19/09/2017 - Major agriculture sector financiers, U.N. agencies and research organizations have underscored the urgent need to cushion small-scale African farmers from the adverse effects of climate change.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Employment


11/09/2017 - Continental early-warning systems for nutrition are urgently need to curb cases of malnutrition, experts attending a nutrition-focused forum said on September 7, 2017.

The nutrition experts recommended that the African Development Bank (AfDB) should develop these early-warning systems in partnership with organizations involved in food security initiatives.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Human Capital Development, Nutrition, Partnerships, Youth, Gender, Education


07/09/2017 - Agriculture projects developed for Africa must be bankable and incentivized in order to attract private investors who seek to make profit, and the youth who seek employment.

This was the key message shared by Jennifer Blanke, Vice-President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank, on Thursday at the 7th African Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development


07/09/2017 - Tackling climate change in Africa will work effectively if efforts are first geared towards eliminating challenges faced by smallholder farmers across the continent, experts say.

The problem of climate change and how it has affected the continent’s agriculture sector was one of the key topics at the 7th African Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Climate Change, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


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