The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more


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25/05/2017 - Making a difference in people’s lives requires effective and high quality operations for long-term impacts. Effective tracking and transparency in achieving impact are instrumental to achieve the High 5 goals.

To scale up its impact, the African Development Bank announced the winners of the Africa Development Impact during its Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India, on May 24, 2017, with Lerato Mbele acting as master of ceremony and Nollywood actress Omotola J. Ekeinde handing over the awards.

Categories: India, Tanzania, Ghana, Morocco, Mauritania, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation

25/05/2017 - Pathé’O – of Burkina origin and Ivorian by adoption – and Sidahmed Alphadi – from Niger –, fashion designers of international renown, pleaded the cause of African cotton, a precondition if the textiles industry in Africa is to flourish

Categories: India, Private Sector, Youth, Employment, Gender

25/05/2017 - Africa Day is celebrated each year on May 25 to commemorate the signature of the founding agreements of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was formed in Addis Ababa on May 25, 1963 and later succeeded by the African Union.

Categories: Partnerships, Regional Integration, The President

25/05/2017 - by Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges. This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other.

Categories: India, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, The President

24/05/2017 - The African Development Bank has made a donation to the Mahipatram Rupram Ashram, one of the largest and oldest orphanages in India.

Categories: India, Human Capital Development, Gender, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Education, Health

24/05/2017 - Although African countries have spent money on energy during the last decades, the investments made have not kept pace with the continent’s population economic growth that increased the need for energy. Lack of reliable, abundant power is seriously hindering the continent’s transformation.

Categories: Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, Partnerships, Private Sector, Human Capital Development

24/05/2017 - The African Development Bank Group and Ethiopia signed loan and grant agreements to the tune of US $5.6 million on Wednesday for additional resources to Ethiopia’s One Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program. The Bank’s support focuses on the rural and pastoralist areas and is timely in the light of the drought that is being experienced in the horn of Africa.

Categories: Ethiopia, India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Climate Change

24/05/2017 - Development of Africa’s human capital has been identified as key aspect to achieve industrialization. During a TV debate at the African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings, African leaders recognised that a needs-based approach to human capital development would be crucial for the continent to leapfrog and achieve industrialization.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Partnerships

24/05/2017 - Lancé en mars 2017 au siège de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) à Abidjan, afin de révéler l’agriculture en Afrique sous le signe de l’innovation, le concours AgriPitch a livré son verdict au premier jour des 52e Assemblées annuelles de la Banque, lundi 22 mai 2017, à Ahmedabad (Inde). L’occasion de braquer les projecteurs sur les agri-preneurs, qui incarnent on ne peut mieux le dynamisme de la jeunesse africaine ainsi que le rôle capital de l’agriculture, thème spécifique des Assemblées cette année.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Employment

23/05/2017 - Experts at the 52nd African Development Bank Annual Meetings, which started Monday in Ahmedabad, India, have identified the missing links to building a strong trade and investment relationship that will lead to sustainable development in India and Africa. Those missing links are the inability of African countries to exploit the preferential trade agreements provided by India; the need for capacity-building of small and business enterprises in Africa to bring out their real potential; using technology to leapfrog development in many sectors like education; and the inability of Indian financial institutions to push credit facilities to banks in Africa.

Categories: India, Private Sector, Partnerships