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02/11/2018 - In this interview ahead of the African Economic Conference, the African Development Bank’s Vice-President for Regional Integration and Business Delivery, Khaled Sherif disagrees with the assertion that Africa’s regional integration is not a reality. In his view, the Bank Group’s investments have contributed to integrating Africa. AfCFTA, an initiative towards integrating the whole continent, is a viable solution for Africans to reap non-economic benefits such as peace and security as well as free trade – Excerpt

Categories: Regional Integration


24/10/2018 - “How would this year’s African Economic Conference (AEC) advance latent issues for Africa, including free movement of goods, people, labour, services and currency restrictions? What practical solutions especially in the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)? What are specialists doing differently at this year’s gathering?”

Categories: Regional Integration


25/05/2018 - The mandate of the African Development Bank is to work for Africa's development. But what is the tangible impact of its operations in the field and on the daily lives of millions of Africans? A conversation with Simon Mizrahi, Director of the Bank’s Service Delivery, Performance Management and Results.

Categories: Korea


25/05/2018 - In this interview, the Treasurer of the African Development Bank Group, Hassatou Diop N’Sele, confirms the financial soundness of the Bank and its favourable prospects. In 2017, Bank lending reached a record US $7.2 billion.

Categories: Korea


25/05/2018 - Through the Africa Investment Forum, the African Development Bank is taking a new approach by offering a multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary platform that promotes collaborative leadership for Africa’s social and economic development. Stella Kilonzo, Senior Director of the Forum, talks about the innovative nature of the Forum, the development challenges facing the continent and a strong turnout at the inaugural meeting in November, 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Categories: Partnerships


25/05/2018 - In the lead-up to the 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, Bank Group Secretary General Vincent Nmehielle explains the rationale behind this year’s industrialization theme and promises fruitful deliberations.

Categories: Korea


22/03/2018 - With her extensive experience in water management at the World Bank where she developed and implemented several strategies and programs, Wambui Gichuri joined the African Development Bank on March 15, 2018. Her arrival as Director of the Water Development and Sanitation Department coincides with the World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil, taking place from March 18 to 23. On the occasion of World Water Day, we spoke to her about the African Development Bank’s development priorities vis-à-vis the water and sanitation sector.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


22/03/2018 - In this interview, Osward Mulenga Chanda, Division Manager, Water Development and Sanitation Department, African Development Bank, raises the issue of access to financing for water, which he says is not the only aspect to be taken into account for the development of the sector.

Categories: Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


22/03/2018 - Francis Daniel Bougaire is Chief Water Policy and Strategy Development Officer at the African Water Facility (AWF), a special fund hosted and administered by the African Development Bank. The AWF provides grants and technical assistance for the implementation of innovative projects within its domain. For Bougaire, promoting integrated water resources management (IWRM) is crucial for achieving inclusive, sustainable development.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


21/03/2018 - How does the International Day of Forests, March 21, align with the African Development Bank's work in natural resources management and the Bank's High 5 development priorities?

The theme of the 2018 International Year of Forests is "Forests and sustainable cities." It is about promoting cleaner, greener and healthier places to live. This aligns well with the High 5 priorities of the African Development Bank, especially in terms of "Improving the quality of life of the people of Africa."

Categories: Environment, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Centre


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