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23/02/2018 - The African Development Bank and the Gabonese National Agency for Numerical Infrastructure and Frequency (ANINF) have signed agreements a feasibility study for the country's component of the Central African Backbone (CAB) project. The project is an integrated, innovative and transformative infrastructure which consist of completing the 901.8 km fiber optic connectivity to cover 14 missing links on the Gabonese national backbone.

Categories: Gabon, NEPAD, Infrastructure, Information & Communication Technology

16/02/2018 - Scientific Research and Technology are expected to play a huge role in development and industrialization in the coming years. They are strategic to Africa's industrialization and can enable the continent to leapfrog to the fourth industrial revolution.

Categories: Information & Communication Technology

13/02/2018 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt are championing a new push for African countries to work together towards building a new Africa driven by innovation and technology.

The two parties, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the third Africa Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (Africa STI Forum) on Saturday in Cairo, called for greater investment in higher education, science, technology and innovation, and the commercialization of research outputs.

Categories: Egypt, Information & Communication Technology

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

26/12/2017 - Le directeur général du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) pour l’Afrique du Nord, Mohamed El Azizi, et le ministre tunisien du Développement, de l’Investissement et de la Coopération internationale, Zied Laadhari, ont procédé, le 21 décembre 2017 à Tunis, à la signature de deux accords de prêts relatif, d’une part, au projet d’appui au développement des compétences techniques et technologiques et d’autre part, à celui visant à soutenir la mise en œuvre du plan National Stratégique-Tunisie Digitale 2020.

Categories: Morocco, Information & Communication Technology

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

11/12/2017 - Thousands of small and medium enterprises in Mauritius will benefit from a US $100-million loan to the country from the African Development Bank.

The Bank approved the loan through its public sector window to MauBank Holdings Ltd. in Mauritius to expand its SME business across sectors and foster private sector investments in a wide range of sectors, such as manufacturing, trade, agriculture, aquaculture, ICT and transport. The facility will promote inclusive growth in the country.

Categories: Mauritius, The High 5s, Information & Communication Technology, Transport, Agriculture & Agro-industries

06/12/2017 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, lundi 4 décembre 2017, à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, un prêt d’un montant de 85 millions de dollars américains (EU) pour financer le Projet d’appui au développement des compétences techniques et technologiques en Tunisie.

Categories: Tunisia, Information & Communication Technology

10/11/2017 - The Board of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of €71.56 million to support the implementation of ‘Digital Tunisia 2020’ National Strategic Plan. The Tunisian government is contributing €63.4 million, bringing the total cost of the project to €134.96 million.

Categories: Tunisia, Information & Communication Technology

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