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19/08/2017 - The African Development Bank has given its support to Southern African leaders in their efforts to accelerate development and growth in the region. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina was among a host of leaders who delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the 37th SADC Heads of State Summit, which got underway in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria on Saturday. While lending the Bank’s support, the AfDB President also made a clarion call for action when it comes to power supply, agriculture investment, climate change, industrialization and domestic resource mobilisation in the region.

Categories: South Africa, Regional Integration, Partnerships, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, The President


01/08/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed tripartite grant agreements of US$ 34.8 million and US$ 43.8 million with the Republic of Somalia and the Republic of South Sudan respectively and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) under the Bank’s ‘Say No To Famine – Short Term Regional Emergency Response Project – STRERP’. IGAD will oversee the implementation of the project through an agency to be recruited in each of the countries. The agencies will work with the governments to put in place structures, systems and facilities that will enable them take on increasing responsibility for disaster management and delivery of humanitarian assistance.

Categories: Somalia, South Sudan, Poverty Reduction, Financial Crisis, Food Production, Human Capital Development


11/07/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level.

Categories: Partnerships, Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries, African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Human Capital Development, Health, Education, The President


30/06/2017 - Souk At-tanmia, an innovative partnership initiated and led by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with various partners, has trained 250 young entrepreneurs and 200 representatives of public structures and civil society organizations working in the field of entrepreneurship in Tunisia.

The training workshops, held from May 3-June 30, 2017, are part of Souk At-tanmia’s third edition and aim at stimulating initiative and strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tunisia.

Categories: Tunisia, Private Sector, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Partnerships, Human Capital Development


30/06/2017 - To boost trade, investments, growth and overall development, stakeholders have called for the creation of exclusive economic zones/hubs along the Abidjan–Lagos Highway Corridor.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


30/06/2017 - Countries from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa have come together to develop strategies to tackle illegal fishing and increase accountability in fisheries practices.

For two days, representatives from the fishing industry, civil society, governments and fishing administrations from Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique, met on Mahe Island, Seychelles, to discuss the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), a global initiative to tackle illegal fishing.

Categories: Seychelles, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Center, Food Production, Employment, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Economic & Financial Governance


27/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the appointment of Ms. Oley Lucretia Clara Dibba-Wadda as Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development with effect from July 1, 2017.

Categories: Gambia, Human Capital Development, Youth, The President


19/06/2017 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society with effect from 1st July 2017.

Categories: Gender, Civil Society, Human Capital Development, The President


16/06/2017 - Ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa.

Categories: Fragility & Resilience, Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Health, Partnerships


15/06/2017 - More than ever before, African countries need to craft economic and trade policies that will foster inclusive and green tourism growth, intra-Africa trade, and contribute to visa openness for a borderless and interconnected continent, according to the latest edition of the Africa Tourism Monitor.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Employment, Regional Integration, Africa Visa Openness Index, Transport, Infrastructure, Youth, Partnerships, Private Sector


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