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  • From: 19/10/2010
  • To: 23/10/2010
  • Location: Florence, Italy

Women entrepreneurs constitute one of the key drivers of Africa’s sustainable growth. As Africa’s lead development partner, the AfDB actively supports women entrepreneurs. Under the AWIB (African Women in Business) Initiative, Bank support to the World Association of Women Entrepreneur’s (FCEM) fifty-eighth congress aims at strengthening cooperation and business partnerships between African women entrepreneurs and global women business leaders.

Categories: Italy, Gender, African Women in Business Initiative


  • Date: 16/11/2009
  • Location: Rome, Italy

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jacques Diouf, proposed that this Summit should agree on key actions to tackle the food insecurity situation. As he said “the silent hunger crisis — affecting one sixth of all of humanity — poses a serious risk for world peace and security. We urgently need to forge a broad consensus on the total and rapid eradication of hunger in the world.”

Categories: Italy, Food Production


12/06/2009 - Supporting Africa in overcoming the adverse impact of the financial crisis has been the main theme at the G8 Meeting of the Ministers of Development taking place in Rome on 11th and 12th in Rome. Drawing on several analyses, including the paper on the impact of the financial crisis presented by the Bank, the call for urgent action has been shared by all delegates.

Categories: Italy, Financial Crisis


11/06/2009 - Italy, which took over the Presidency of the G8 on 1 January 2009, is responsible for hosting and organizing not only the annual Summit but also the preparatory meetings ahead of the three-day summit, to be held on July 8-10, 2009. Fostering sustainable development and fighting poverty in the less advanced countries is a central priority on the G8 Heads of State and Government’s agenda. Numerous development initiatives have been launched and supported by the G8, first and foremost in favor of Africa.

Categories: Italy, Economic & Financial Governance, Financial Crisis, The President


02/03/2009 - The 5th Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), which helps improve lives and economic well-being on the continent by encouraging, supporting and promoting increased investment in infrastructure in Africa, will take place in Rome from 10-11 March 2009.

Categories: Italy, Financial Crisis


13/02/2008 - "Over the last 30 years, the AfDB and IFAD have forged a strong partnership which is set to grow even further. Our two institutions account for 50% of multilateral development assistance to agriculture in Africa. And our role in supporting rural development will remain critical," Bank Group President, Donald Kaberuka, said.

Categories: Italy, Poverty Reduction, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


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