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06/01/2017 - In the Middle East and North Africa region, concern with inclusive growth has been nurtured by the Arab uprisings after 2010. This interest partly emanated from the need to understand the root causes of these upheavals and partly from the challenges in the post-uprising era which have seen mounting expectations to improve the conditions of the masses. It is noteworthy that the uprisings mainly occurred against a somewhat paradoxical background of a period of relatively improved economic performance in the region.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia


22/12/2016 - Le nouveau terminal de l’aéroport Marrakech Menara (Maroc), l’un des cinq aéroports du continent à avoir obtenu le label carbone niveau 1, a été inauguré par Sa Majesté le Roi Mohamed VI, en présence de responsables gouvernementaux et de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), seul bailleur de fonds international, ayant participé à son financement.

Categories: Morocco, Infrastructure, Transport


19/12/2016 - Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has published a report of unprecedented scope, which measures the relevance, effectiveness, sustainability and efficiency of AfDB’s operations across the African continent over the past decade.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal, Ethiopia, Morocco, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Private Sector, Transport


25/11/2016 - Following the successful implementation of the first phase of the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI), which the promoters described as “a landmark scheme”, the second phase was launched on Thursday, November 16 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. It was during a plenary session on the AAI, which formed part of the Africa Day at the UN climate change talks (COP22).

Categories: Morocco


25/11/2016 - Following the successful implementation of the first phase of the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI), its promoters, amid a warm reception that greeted the landmark scheme in Marrakech on Thursday, November 16, 2016, are preparing to kick-off the next phase.

Categories: Morocco


25/11/2016 - Pour réduire sa vulnérabilité en général et celle de son secteur agricole en particulier aux changements climatiques, l’Afrique a désormais pour elle l’Adaptation de l’agriculture africaine (AAA), lancée en avril 2016 à l’initiative du Maroc, qui mobilise des fonds afin d’aider les agriculteurs à faire face au changement climatique. Dans son sillage, l’Initiative africaine d’adaptation a été mise en scelle.

Categories: Morocco, Climate Change, Environment


24/11/2016 - An historic first for the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Agreement on Climate Change (COP), a Water Action Day was the highlight of the third day of COP22 in Marrakech, with November 9, 2016 dedicated to water. Several events were held throughout this Water Action Day, including a high level panel organized by the host country of this global summit on climate change in the United Nations blue zone.

Categories: Morocco, Water Supply & Sanitation, Climate Change


18/11/2016 - Global finance mechanisms such as the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environmental Facility must support Africa to adapt to climate change and stop the displacement of public spending caused by climate change, African Development Bank Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, told the United Nations climate conference, which ended on November 18.

Categories: Morocco, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Environment, Partnerships, The President


18/11/2016 - African Heads of State and Government marked Africa Day in the Africa Pavilion at the UNFCCC 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) on 16th November with focused and strategic discussion on the ratification and roll out of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the key continental initiatives to support member states’ efforts.

Categories: Morocco, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Partnerships


17/11/2016 - Your Majesty the King of Morocco, Your Excellencies, Presidents and Heads of Government, ladies and gentlemen! I wish to thank you, your Majesty the King for inviting the African Development Bank to this Summit and for hosting the COP22 here in beautiful city of Marrakech.

Categories: Morocco, The President


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