News & Events
20/04/2017 - Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Wamuyu Wainaina as Chief Operating Officer. She will lead a multi-disciplinary team on the non-investment side of the organization, including Investor Relations, Strategy, Communications, HR and Administration, and Environmental and Social Governance.
09/04/2017 - The African Development Bank and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation have long had a close affinity and a natural alliance based on shared interests and complementary objectives. These qualities showed clearly at the 10th Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Marrakech, Morocco, where the President spent a productive working weekend in the company of well-known personalities from African politics, commerce, investment and finance.
08/04/2017 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), accompanied by Yacine Fal, AfDB Deputy Director for North Africa, visited the Marrakech-Menara international airport on Friday, April 7, 2017. The project was financed by the Bank as part of Morocco’s third airport project, which aimed to upgrade infrastructure at Casablanca, Fez, Agadir, Marrakech and Rabat airports.
24/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) participated in the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) Annual Meetings from February 20 to 24, 2017 in Marrakech, under the theme “Aligning Africa Transport Policies with the Sustainable Development Goals.” The meeting brought together 150 delegates from 31 African countries, who shared perspectives on best practices on road transport.
24/03/2017 - Au premier jour de la dixième édition des Rencontres internationales des partenariats public-privé (PPP), qui se déroulaient les 22 et 23 mars 2017 à Paris, en France, le Hub régional pour les PPP en Afrique du Nord de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a organisé un atelier de travail, intitulé « Opportunités et perspectives des PPP en Afrique du Nord ».
08/03/2017 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, le 8 mars 2017, le nouveau Document de stratégie pays pour le Royaume du Maroc qui porte sur la période 2017-2021. Ce document de stratégie expose le programme de collaboration entre la BAD et le Maroc pour les cinq ans à venir.
06/03/2017 - Relations between Morocco and the rest of the continent are intensifying. The Kingdom, which has just returned to the African Union and announced its intention to join the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS), is pursuing commercial, economic and diplomatic offensives south of the Sahara. Above all, Morocco intends to establish itself as a major economic hub on the continent.
21/02/2017 - The flagship event of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), the 2017 Triennale, initially scheduled to take place in Marrakech, the Kingdom of Morocco from March 14-17, 2017, will now take place in the Republic of Senegal under the high patronage of Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and Lead Champion for the Committee of Ten Champion African Heads of State on Higher Education, Science and Technology.
23/01/2017 - “Out of US $331 billion of global climate finance flows in 2014, only 3.6% went to Africa. If only 3.6%, despite Africa’s vulnerability to climate change, something must be wrong”. This, according to Luc Gnacadja, Special Representative for the Board of the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL). During a panel discussion on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Africa Pavilion during the UN Climate Talks (COP22) in Marrakech, participants discussed the challenges involved in accessing climate finance from international funds.
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.