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07/12/2018 - “Africa is a continent of great change and opportunities. However, Europe finds it difficult to understand that its future lies in the South and not in the North,” said Giovanni Tria, Italian Minister of Finance and Economy. He was a speaking in Rome at a conference on Africa, challenges and opportunities: Italy and the African Development Bank.

Categories: Italy, The President


06/12/2018 - Good morning everyone. Thank you Minister of Finance, Giovanni Tria, for inviting me to this special session with you this morning. Yesterday we had a great day at the Ministry of Finance with Governors of the African Development Bank, as we discussed Africa’s development and prospects.

Categories: Italy, The President


  • From: 27/08/2018
  • To: 30/08/2018
  • Location: Rome, Italy and Wageningen, Netherlands

On 27 August 2018, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver a Public Lecture on strategies for unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential at the Headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy.

Categories: Italy, Netherlands, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


30/05/2018 - The African Development Bank, on May 28, 2018 in Mogadishu, participated in a signing ceremony that occasioned Italy’s contribution of €1 million to the Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF). The ceremony was witnessed by Albert Mafusire, the African Development Bank’s Principal Country Economist for Somalia, who represented the Bank’s Deputy Director General for East Africa and Country Manager for Somalia, Nnenna Nwabufo; the Italian Ambassador to Somalia, Carlo Campanile; and the Federal Government of Somalia’s newly appointed Minister of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing, Abdifatah Mohamed Ibrahim.

Categories: Somalia, Italy, Partnerships, Infrastructure, Fragility & Resilience, Human Capital Development, Multi-Partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF)


29/05/2017 - The future of Africa’s youth does not lie in migration to Europe, but in a prosperous Africa, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has said.

Categories: Italy, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Youth, Employment, Education, Energy & Power, The President


21/03/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on March 15, 2017, the conversion of the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) – established in 2014 with €4.725 million from the Government of Germany – to a multi-donor trust fund. This conversion brings two new partners to the Fund, the governments of Italy and Flanders (Belgium), who are contributing €4.7 million and €2 million, respectively. It further opens the door to new partnerships with other donors interested in supporting African countries in their transition to low-carbon, climate resilient development and green growth.

Categories: Germany, Italy, Climate Change, Environment, Africa Climate Change Fund, Partnerships


15/12/2015 - – At the global climate summit in Paris on December 10, the Government of Italy announced a USD 8-million contribution to the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Italy’s capital infusion substantially raises the value of SEFA from USD 87 million to nearly USD 95 million, enabling it to continue scaling up its assistance to African nations to unlock private investments in sustainable energy. Italy joins the Governments of Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States in support of SEFA.

Categories: Italy, Climate Change, Environment, Partnerships, Energy & Power, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


14/12/2015 - The Italian government announced on Thursday, December 10 that it will contribute €4.7 million to the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), an initiative launched last year by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with a €4.725-million contribution from Germany to support African countries in building their resilience to the negative impacts of climate change and transitioning to sustainable low-carbon growth. This is in addition to a €7.4-million Italian contribution to the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa.

Categories: Italy, Tanzania, Partnerships, Climate Change, Environment, Energy & Power, Africa Climate Change Fund


  • From: 16/10/2015
  • To: 16/10/2015
  • Location: Milan, Italy

On Friday, October 16, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will join UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella at Expo Milano 2015 for the official ceremonies of the World Food Day organized by FAO. This year's theme is “Social Protection and Agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty.”

Categories: Italy, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Youth


21/03/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host the Friends of Zimbabwe Roundtable, to discuss economic and political developments in the country on 23 March. The meeting will also focus on the prospects of dealing with the country's external debt arreears. The presentation of the Zimbabwe Accelerated Arrears, Debt and Development Strategy (ZAADDS) is a useful framework to address the issue of Zimbabwe’s external debt. ZAADDS is a key element of the government’s economic reform agenda.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Japan, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, Economic & Financial Governance


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