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17/10/2018 - For Miriam Ahuna Ofoeze, nothing now stands between her and her cherished goal of becoming a successful agribusiness entrepreneur. Thanks to an innovative training programme sponsored by the African Development Bank at Purdue University, Indianapolis, the young Nigerian is even convinced she now has what it takes to become a future World Food Prize winner.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, The President


17/10/2018 - The African Development Bank joined the international community in observing Global Handwashing Day on October 15. Global Handwashing Day, organized by the Global Handwashing Partnership, is intended to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. It promotes handwashing with soap at critical points during the day, such as before cooking, eating, feeding others, or after using the toilet. These are key factors in disease prevention and can potentially lead to a 25-50 percent reduction in respiratory and intestinal diseases.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation


12/10/2018 - ‘Unlocking Africa’s Digital Future’ was the theme of the 2018 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology (#TechWomenAfrica) convened by the African Development Bank in collaboration with the World Wide Web Foundation on 9 – 11 October 2018.

Categories: Ghana, Information & Communication Technology, Gender


12/10/2018 - As the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group begin in Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia, we look back at one of the key moments of the 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank last May in Busan, Korea, where World Bank President Jim Yong Kim endorsed ongoing institutional reforms at the pan-African development institution under the leadership of President Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Korea


10/10/2018 - Kenya has taken less than a decade to make giant strides in its energy sector. Key to this are two iconic renewable energy projects that have benefited from the decisive support of the African Development Bank: Turkana Wind Farm and Menengai Geothermal Power Station.

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power


09/10/2018 - The African Development Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have published a harmonized framework for assessing additionality in their respective private sector operations.

Categories: Private Sector


05/10/2018 - Sea sounds and splashing waves greet a docking ship at Walvis Bay, where cranes are ready to offload and place heavy containers from the vessel. Welcome to the Port of Walvis Bay, Namibia’s only deep-water port able to handle large ships.

Categories: Namibia, Infrastructure, Transport


04/10/2018 - Ethiopian President Dr. Mulatu Teshome, officially opened the sixth meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa and the 13th Africa Symposium on Statistical Development (ASSD), jointly organized by the African Development Bank the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Statistics South Africa and the National Statistical Agency of Ethiopia.


04/10/2018 - Researchers and representatives of international agencies and embassies convened for a knowledge sharing event focusing on promoting industrialization and developing human capital in Africa. The African Development Bank organized the event on 26 September 2018 at the United Nations University in Tokyo.

Categories: Japan


03/10/2018 - The African Economic Conference (AEC) will hold its thirteenth edition from 3-5 December 2018 in Kigali Rwanda, under the theme: Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development.

Categories: Rwanda, Regional Integration