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La BAD a dédié 4 milliards de dollars à la finance climatique en 2011 et 2012

17-Jul-2013 - La Tunisienne Hela Cheikhrouhou a été désignée, le 26 juin 2013, première directrice exécutive du nouveau Fonds vert pour le climat (FVC), bientôt opérationnel. Une reconnaissance amplement méritée pour cette experte reconnue des problématiques liées au changement climatique, qui a été préférée à nombre de candidats d’envergure internationale. Et une fierté pour la Banque africaine de développement, dont elle a dirigé le Département énergie, environnement et changement climatique (ONEC) depuis sa création, en...

AfDB commits to strengthening dialogue with African Civil Society Organizations

31-May-2013 - “To strengthen the collaboration between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs): issues and options.” This was the theme of a discussion on the role of the Bank and CSOs during the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Marrakech. After the meeting, Ginette Ursule Yoman, Gender and Social Development Division Manager of the AfDB, assessed the relationships and options that aim to promote a more effective and constructive engagement. Her key words are: “the involvement in the...

Talk With a Bank Agroindustry Expert on Africa’s Structural Transformation

28-May-2013 - As delegates gather in Marrakech for the Bank’s 48th Annual Meetings, some Bank experts have shared their perspectives on Africa’s structural transformation, which is the key topic of the meeting. Like many of them, Damian Onyema Ihedioha, Principal Agro-Industry Specialist, believes that for Africa to be a player in global economic and development, things must be done differently, i.e. there should be a paradigm shift. “Africa’s transformation cannot occur if the politics is wrong,” Ihedioha has highlighted....

Women of the AfDB

08-Mar-2013 - Women make up more than half of the African population. The African Development Bank recognizes this and supports the important role of women on the continent both in the projects and programs it finances, and the contributions of its own female staff. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we pay tribute to a few female Bank staff members, who dedicate their time and energy to the institution and to Africa. It was impossible to do a portrait of each and every one, but here is a selection of a few women...

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Women and Gender

07-Mar-2013 - Question: Your Excellency President Johnson Sirleaf, as the first woman to be elected leader of an African country in modern history and a Nobel Peace Prize-winning advocate for women’s rights, you are a role model for women everywhere. With International Women’s Day on March 8, what is your message today for the youth and women of Africa? Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: To ensure that they get the best education possible – quality education – to enable us to increase the level of our participation, particularly among...

Interview with Frannie Léautier, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

11-Dec-2012 - The African Development Bank celebrated 25 years of monitoring and evaluation work in early December. Frannie Léautier, current Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), brought her expertise to the Bank as the institution ratified its monitoring and evaluation reforms. A Tanzanian national, Léautier has a rich wealth of experience gained at the World Bank, where she served as Vice-President of the World Bank and head of the World Bank Institute from December 2001 to March 2007....

Interview with Mr. Joachim Schwarzer, Director for Germany, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

05-Dec-2012 -   Mr. Joachim Schwarzer, Director for Germany, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and head of the EBRD mission to the African Development Bank, discusses the potential for current and future collaboration between the African Development Bank and the EBRD during an official visit to the Bank on Friday, November 30, 2012 in Tunis. AfDB President Donald Kaberuka opened the meeting in which members of the EBRD Board were hosted by the AfDB Board of Directors. The day-long session was chaired...

Interview with Mr. Enzo Quattrociocche, Secretary General, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

04-Dec-2012 -   Mr. Enzo Quattrociocche, Secretary General, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), discusses the potential for collaboration between the EBRD and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) during a day of meetings between the two multilateral development banks. The AfDB Board of Directors hosted the EBRD Board and the Secretary General on Friday, November 30, 2012 in Tunis. AfDB President Donald Kaberuka opened the meetings and the full-day session was chaired by the Dean of the Board of...

“Indeed African Governments Have a Key Role as a Partner to the Bank in Achieving Inclusive Growth” - Mthuli Ncube

05-Apr-2012 - How would the African Development Bank Group, in practical terms, want African governments to embrace “Inclusive growth?” Have Africans taken ownership of the theme and what it the current status and future prospects one year after the Tunisian revolution?  “Some issues linked to inclusive growth, such as voice and accountability are political in nature and need to be handled politically by national governments. However, the Bank Group needs to continue paying more attention to wider access issues linked to its...

Michel Camdessus to the Board of Directors seminar at the AfDB

04-Nov-2011 - 04/11/2011 - Interview - Michel Camdessus en séminaire du Conseil d’administration... “Every executive director has a role to play in the process of the African Water Facility replenishment” Le gouverneur honoraire pour la Banque de France, Michel Camdessus, a effectué, jeudi 3 novembre 2011, une visite de travail au Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement. M. Camdessus a participé au séminaire du Conseil d’administration, présidé par le vice-président Aloysius Ordu. Après un exposé sur les ressources en...

Auditors Role Essential for Inclusive Growth, Says AfDB Auditor-General, Edward Ouko.

08-Jun-2011 - What role should Auditors-General in African countries play to make inclusive growth a reality in the African Development Bank’s efforts to promote development for all , the central theme of its 2011 Annual Meetings which open in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday?   In an interview, Mr. Ouko explained that for the most part, development in many African countries is driven by extractive industries and the proceeds hardly trickled down to the critical mass. This non-inclusive growth naturally resulted in persistent...

AfDB: “The Power of Statistics is Recognised for Inclusive Growth,” Says Expert Beejaye Kokil

06-Jun-2011 - To what extent does the African Development Bank (AfDB) see inclusive growth as an overarching policy objective? What changes, if any, would Management and the Boards want to see in the Bank’s strategy, in order to deal with inclusive growth? Does the Bank have the right statistical instruments among others, to respond to the needs of its regional member countries in dealing with inclusive growth? No Bank expert is indifferent to the on-going debate on “Inclusive growth”. According to the AfDB Statistics...