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06/06/2018 - The African Development Bank, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this new Program prepares Africa’s youth for tomorrow’s jobs and unleashes the next generation of young digital innovators from the continent. Coding for Employment will create over 9 million jobs and reach 32 million youth and women across Africa.

Categories: Rwanda, Youth, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships, Employment, Human Capital Development


04/06/2018 - Inspired by Korea’s successful, rapid industrialization, the World Bank and the African Development Bank have pledged to increase investments in education, in financing for innovative technologies, in science and technology laboratories, and in providing risk guarantees to support initiatives to propel Africa’s industrialization.

Categories: Korea, Rwanda, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships, Infrastructure, Transport, The President


24/04/2018 - Rapid technological progress provides a golden opportunity for emerging and developing economies to grow faster and attain higher levels of prosperity. However, some disruptive technologies could displace human labour, widen income inequality and contribute to greater informality in the workforce. Tapping new technologies in a way that maximizes benefits, mitigates adverse effects and shares benefits among all citizens will require public-private cooperation and smart public policy.

Categories: Information & Communication Technology, Employment, Youth, Partnerships


18/04/2018 - The African Development Bank and the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences (AIMS) have initiated a landmark relationship aimed at building an industry-led research institution in the league of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Categories: Partnerships, Education, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, The President


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


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