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12/01/2018 - Invited to the headquarters of the African Development Bank to try their hand at leadership in a game setting, several dozen young people took part in the new board game Made in Africa, created by Olubanke King Akerele, diplomat and former minister of Liberia.

It was an opportunity for the young participants to share their vision for the leadership and future of Africa, and to express their opinions on the place of young people in Africa.

Categories: Youth


06/12/2017 - The 12th edition of the African Economic Conference is taking place December 4-6, 2017 in Addis Ababa on the theme “Governance for Structural Transformation”. Evidence shows that there is an inextricable link between legal solutions to development challenges and sustainable economic growth.

Categories: Ethiopia


04/12/2017 - Dr. Abdul Kamara has held several economic research and managerial positions at the African Development Bank. He served as the Bank’s Resident Representative in Sudan and is now Country Manager in Ethiopia, where the 12th African Economic Conference is currently underway. Against the backdrop of the conference, Kamara answers a few questions on issues of governance and economic growth.

Categories: Ethiopia


27/11/2017 - Ashish Thakkar is the Founder and Chairman of Mara Group, an investment firm with a presence across 25 African countries. He founded the Mara Foundation in 2009 to foster and support emerging entrepreneurs through mentorship and venture philanthropy.

Categories: Youth, Employment, Jobs for Youth in Africa, Partnerships, The President


02/11/2017 - Why, in your view, should African countries join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI)?

The coasts of Africa are amongst the most bountiful in the world in terms of fisheries resources. The fisheries sector is vital for many coastal countries in Africa. It employs millions of people directly and indirectly all through the fisheries value chain, from fishers to fishmongers, fish processors, and fish exporters.


16/10/2017 - Jennifer Blanke is the Vice-President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB). On the occasion of World Food Day, October 16, she spoke on how to make agriculture the game changer to check migration, create wealth and employment.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, The High 5s


16/10/2017 - Khaled Sherif is the Vice-President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery at the African Development Bank.

In this interview, he shares his view on how food security could be a tool to address migration. He spoke ahead of World Food Day, October 16, which has as its theme, “Change the future of migration, Invest in food security and rural development.”

Categories: Food Production


05/10/2017 - Economiste expert en marchés financiers africains et coordinateur de l’Initiative des marchés financiers africains de la BAD, Cédric Mbeng Mezui est l’auteur d’un ouvrage intitulé Financer l’Afrique : Densifier les systèmes financiers locaux, paru en avril 2017 aux Éditions Saint-Honoré à Paris et préfacé par Léonce Ndikumana, professeur d’économie à l’université du Massachusetts aux États-Unis.

Dans cet entretien, Cédric Mbeng Mezui esquisse les meilleures pistes pour mobiliser efficacement les financements internes africains, le sujet de son ouvrage présenté le 22 septembre 2017 à Abidjan.

Categories: African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI), Human Capital Development


31/08/2017 - Jennifer Blanke is the Vice-President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB).

In this interview, she speaks on the seventh African Green Revolution Forum, taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 4-8 September 2017; how to mitigate the impact of climate change on agriculture; the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy, and other key issues.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development


25/05/2017 - In this interview, Rebello, who was particularly pleased that Akinwumi Adesina, President of the AfDB, visited her booth, speaks about her company’s experience and the future of agriculture in Africa. Excerpts.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries