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12/02/2019 - As a child growing up in China, Irene Yuan Sun had never even seen plastic wrapping (“cling film”) until 1980 when her father brought back a whole suitcase full from Japan, presenting it proudly to friends and colleagues at work as gifts.

Categories: China, Industrialization


10/02/2019 - “We are working hard with governments to improve transparency, governance, accountability and project delivery across the continent. Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future,” Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank said at the World Peace Summit of Global Leaders.

Categories: Korea, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Industrialization, Nutrition, The President


09/11/2018 - The industrialise Africa session at the Africa Investment Forum ran late into the evening on Thursday, with delegates focussing on how to drive investment, expand trade and industry and create African industrial champions.

Categories: South Africa, Industrialization, The High 5s


24/09/2018 - Opportunities for investment in Africa often outweigh the obstacles, according to leading African companies included in the African Development Bank’s first Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report.

Categories: Private Sector, Industrialization


22/05/2018 - The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened in Busan, Korea, on Monday with a call on African Governments to create the right environment for the private sector to lead the continent’s industrial revolution. Participants also advocated for a balance between the role of the State and the private sector.

Categories: Korea, Industrialization, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


22/05/2018 - The rapid economic development in Korea is an inspiration and a model to African economies, said African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Korea, Industrialization, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


21/05/2018 - By 2050 about 580 million young Africans will enter the labour market, Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), observed Monday, noting that African people are tired of poverty.

Categories: Korea, Industrialization, Partnerships, The President


21/05/2018 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, May 21 to step up collaboration to boost Africa’s industrialization.

Categories: Industrialization


17/05/2018 - The African Development Bank has approved US$100 million senior loan to Nigerian firm, Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited, to support the company’s plans to double its fertilizer production from 1.4 million tons of urea to 2.8 million tons per annum.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Industrialization


14/05/2018 - Final preparations are underway for the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group on May 21-25, 2018, in Busan, Korea, addressing “Accelerating Africa’s Industrialization.” On May 22 and 24, in tandem with the Annual Meetings, the 2018 Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Conference will address, “Africa and the 4th Industrial Revolution: Opportunities for leapfrogging?”

Categories: Korea, Industrialization


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