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16/03/2018 - The African Development Bank has undertaken a mission to hold further discussions on Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Program (PSRP) with several stakeholders in Abuja, the country’s capital, from March 14-16, 2018. The high-level mission was led by Amadou Hott, the Bank’s Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth.

Categories: Nigeria, Energy & Power, Partnerships, Private Sector, Human Capital Development


13/03/2018 - Prêter c'est bien, mais prêter et accompagner le prêt avec une assistance technique, c'est sans doute encore mieux. Le 7 mars 2018, le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a accordé un prêt de 15 millions de dollars américains à la banque congolaise Rawbank, première banque commerciale du pays avec 24 % de parts de marché et 300 000 clients.

Categories: Private Sector, The High 5s, Human Capital Development


08/03/2018 - On the occasion of International Women's Day, March 8, we shine a spotlight on eight women plus one - the Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society - who are making a difference at the African Development Bank. This is the second in the series.

Categories: Gender, Human Capital Development


05/03/2018 - In 2000, the United Nations hosted the largest gathering of political leaders ever held. At that meeting, all 189 UN member states, plus leading development institutions, committed to the Millennium Development Goals, a set of eight ambitious goals for lifting more than one billion people worldwide out of extreme poverty.

Categories: Partnerships, Nutrition, Human Capital Development


23/02/2018 - On Wednesday, 21 February 2018, the African Development Bank and the Government of Mozambique signed grant agreements for two operations totaling US$ 29 million.

Categories: Mozambique, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Youth, Human Capital Development, The High 5s


15/02/2018 - African Ministers and heads of delegations attending the third Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa in Cairo, Egypt, on February 10-12, have committed to support the continent's youth to build tomorrow's society through innovation.

Categories: Egypt, Education, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, The President


13/02/2018 - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the African Development Fund (ADF) designed to provide an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan to the tune of 73.601 billion Japanese Yen (approx. US $700.9 million). The loan is part of Japan’s contribution to the African Development Fund’s Fourteenth Replenishment (ADF-14). This is the first JICA loan provided to the ADF.

Categories: Japan, Côte d’Ivoire, ADF, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Private Sector, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


09/02/2018 - On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the African Development Bank calls on African countries to make science, technology and innovation (STI) policies inclusive and to place women and girls at the centre of STI programmes.

Celebrated each year on February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. The day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened.

Categories: Information & Communication Technology, Gender, Human Capital Development


09/02/2018 - The third edition of the 2018 Africa STI Forum, co-organized by the African Development Bank and the Egyptian Government, opens Saturday, February 10 in Cairo, Egypt.

On February 10, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will attend the opening ceremony alongside the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.

Categories: Egypt, Education, Youth, Private Sector, Employment, Climate Change, Health, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation


29/01/2018 - Malaria is bad for business. For this reason, Africa should invest in the local manufacturing of low-cost generic medicines to facilitate access to treatment for its people, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, told African Leaders in Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Categories: Health, The President


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