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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


  • From: 29/01/2018
  • To: 29/01/2018
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Development Bank (AfDB), together with the African Union Commission (AUC), the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners will launch the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative on Monday 29 January 2018 in Addis Ababa from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Breakfast event will take place on the margins of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.

Categories: Ethiopia, Nutrition, Food Production, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Youth, Education, African Leaders for Nutrition Initiative, The President


24/01/2018 - The African Water Facility (AWF) organized its 17th Governing Council Meeting on January 22-23, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Water and Sanitation of Senegal and chaired by Mansour Faye, Chair of the Governing Council and Minister of Water and Sanitation of Senegal.

Categories: Senegal, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, African Water Facility


17/01/2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $500-million loan to finance Egypt’s Economic Governance and Energy Support Program Phase III. This is the last in a series of three annual loans worth a total of US $1.5 billion covering the fiscal years 2015-2016 to 2017-2018 for the Economic Governance and Energy Support Program Based Operation.

Categories: Egypt, Human Capital Development, Partnerships


16/01/2018 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), on Monday, January 15, received the Order of the Star of Africa with the Grade of Grand Band of the Republic of Liberia, during an investiture ceremony hosted by Liberian Head of State, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Monrovia, Liberia.

Categories: Liberia, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


11/01/2018 - « C’est dans les moments les plus difficiles qu’on doit pouvoir compter sur ses vrais amis ».

Au seuil de la nouvelle année 2018, cette sagesse populaire prend toute son sens pour le Niger qui va bénéficier d’un don de 30 millions d’UC, l’équivalent de 43 millions de dollars américains (EU) de la part de la Banque africaine de développement.

Categories: Niger, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Youth, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries


21/12/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved the Bank’s 2018 borrowing program for USD 8 billion to be raised from capital markets.

Categories: The High 5s, Human Capital Development


21/12/2017 - L’enclavement numérique de la Centrafrique devrait trouver prochainement une solution. La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a en effet décidé, vendredi 15 décembre 2017, à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, d’accorder un don de 16,7 millions d’euros afin d’assurer le financement de la composante centrafricaine du projet de la Dorsale à fibre optique d’Afrique centrale (CAB). L’Union européenne (UE) contribuera, pour sa part, à hauteur de 16,6 millions d’euros à ce projet d’un coût total d’investissement de 33,3 millions d’euros.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Regional Integration, Information & Communication Technology


05/12/2017 - The United Nations Development Programme launched its Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa report on Monday during the African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Comoros, Mali, Niger, Burundi, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development


22/11/2017 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa.

Categories: Nigeria, Transport, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Regional Integration, The President


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