20/11/2017 - Accelerating Africa’s development through industrialization is one of the African Development Bank’s High 5 strategic priorities. Industrialization has long been recognized as a great opportunity for improving the living conditions of Africans. Within the context of Africa Industrialization Day on November 20, Pierre Guislain, AfDB Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization shared his perspectives on the Bank’s achievements in its bid to “Industrialize Africa”.
Categories: The High 5s
17/11/2017 - Receiving large numbers of refugees has a significant impact on human capital in the host country and especially on education and youth employment. This is the conclusion of a study entitled “The consequences for human capital of hosting refugees: Kagera case study”, presented on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan by Maryam Naghsh Nejad of the Institute of Labour Economics (IZA), in Bonn, Germany.
13/11/2017 - Proof that water lies at the heart of the numerous challenges posed by climate change, 93% of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs, later NDCs) submitted by States during COP21 identified water as the key to adaptation to climate change – particularly highlighting four areas: risk management; water and agriculture; integrated water resources management; and water, sanitation and hygiene.
13/11/2017 - On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the day after the Global Water Action Day that marked the fourth day of COP23, the “Water for Africa” initiative was the subject of a presentation in the Morocco Pavilion, open to civil society organizations.
10/11/2017 - During a panel discussion on “The Land and Water Advantage: Is sustainable land and water management compatible with small-scale farming under climate change?” at the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, participants from different organizations met to discuss how to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change.
07/11/2017 - The long-standing partnership between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Kenya to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth has produced excellent results. One of the most prominent fruits of this partnership is the eight-lane ultra-modern expressway which most Kenyans affectionately refer to as the “Nairobi–Thika Superhighway”.
02/11/2017 - "Eating fish caught by a vessel that is opaque about its catch often amounts to eating fish from activities related to forced labour, that have been used to provide cover for human trafficking and the transportation of drugs."
23/10/2017 - One day after his historic pledge to use the World Food Prize money to finance African youth and entrepreneurship in agriculture, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina spoke directly to the students of the World Food Prize’s Global Youth Institute at the headquarters of DowDuPont in Des Moines, Iowa.
19/10/2017 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD), à travers la Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE) et le Mécanisme de financement de la préparation de projets d’infrastructures du NEPAD (IPPF-NEPAD), deux fonds spéciaux multi-donateurs qu’elle héberge et administre, a approuvé le décaissement de 2 098 593 d’euros au profit de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC), le 11 août 2017.