The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more

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05/12/2018 - At just 12 years of age, Mounir Mbogo wades into the climate discourse and has sounded the alarm on climate impacts to humanity’s survival. On Tuesday 4 December 2018, Mounir from the Chadian capital N'Djamena made an impassioned plea for renewable energy, especially solar, in the African Development Bank Pavilion at COP24, Katowice, Poland.

Categories: Climate Change, COP


03/12/2018 - Gabriel Negatu is the Director General for East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office at the African Development Bank. Representing the Bank Group President at the 13th African Economic Conference in Kigali (3-5 December), he speaks of the institution’s new Regional Integration Strategic Framework.

Categories: Rwanda, Infrastructure, Regional Integration


30/11/2018 - Spokesperson for Africa at the 2015 Paris climate talks (COP21), Mali’s Seyni Alfa Nafo was also the chief negotiator for all the developing countries within the G77 and China (more than 136 countries) on the issue of increasing the pace of climate action by 2020. Subsequently, , he was Chair of the African Climate Negotiators' Group (AGN) in 2016 and 2017, when he launched the landmark proposal for the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative. Still under the AGN, Ambassador Nafo continues to defend Africa's climate agenda, supporting all African Union initiatives and, most especially, those of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC).

Categories: Climate Change, COP


21/11/2018 - In this interview ahead of the 2018 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week taking place on 26 – 29 November 2018 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the African Development Bank’s Director for Regional Development and Regional Integration, Moono Mupotola, reflects on the challenges and pace of infrastructure development on the continent.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Infrastructure, Regional Integration


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


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