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20/06/2017 - Dans le cadre du projet de gestion intégrée du bassin versant du Gourou à Abidjan, financé par la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) à travers un don FAD d’un montant de 23 millions d’UC (environ 18 milliards), le Ministère de la construction du logement de l’assainissement et de l’urbanisme (MCLAU) de Côte d’Ivoire a organisé le jeudi 08 juin 2017, à Abidjan, une cérémonie de remise d’équipements et d’outils de terrain.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Environment


16/06/2017 - Ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa.

Categories: Fragility & Resilience, Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Health, Partnerships


15/06/2017 - More than ever before, African countries need to craft economic and trade policies that will foster inclusive and green tourism growth, intra-Africa trade, and contribute to visa openness for a borderless and interconnected continent, according to the latest edition of the Africa Tourism Monitor.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Employment, Regional Integration, Africa Visa Openness Index, Transport, Infrastructure, Youth, Partnerships, Private Sector


15/06/2017 - Flagging data showing the steep fall in trade between Africa and the United States of America, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina called for a reboot and boost of the erstwhile robust economic relations that existed between the two sides.

Categories: United States of America, Partnerships, Youth, Private Sector, The President


13/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has been rated one of the 100 most reputable personalities in the world on the 2017 Most Reputable People on Earth list released by South Africa-based Reputation Poll.

Categories: South Africa, The President


13/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed agreements for a corporate loan to finance the expansion of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. The expansion plan consists of construction of new facilities - including a 400-bed teaching hospital, an industrial research park, a post-graduate school, student hostels, a central library, and a small scale hydro power installation. The signing ceremony was held at AfDB premises in Abuja with representatives of the University and other lending partners (WEMA Bank, Sterling Bank, UBA, Union Bank and legal partners Templars) in attendance.

Categories: Nigeria, Education, Employment, Health, Private Sector


12/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, joined leaders from African countries and G20 members in Berlin on Monday to discuss opportunities to enhance the business environment and increase investment in Africa.

Categories: Germany, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, The President


07/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Governors of Central Banks in Africa have resolved to strengthen cooperation on a range of issues to curb illegal financial outflows, bolster measures to improve tax collection and exchange information to improve monitoring of domestic financial markets.

Categories: India, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, Private Sector


07/06/2017 - Current statistics put Africa’s overall unemployment rate at 8%, while the youth unemployment rate hovers around 13%.

Sixty per cent of unemployed people are young women and men. Of the young people who are employed, many are trapped in low-productivity work in the informal sector. Providing young African people with the education, skills and capacities for gainful employment is considered an urgent priority.

Categories: Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Education, Partnerships, The President


06/06/2017 - The African Development Bank has identified political will as a key ingredient to Africa’s agricultural transformation agenda and to pull millions of people out of poverty.

Categories: Senegal, India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, The President