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24/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group participated in the 12th CII-Exim Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership, which was held in New Delhi, March 9-10, 2017. The CII-EXIM Bank Conclave is the India’s largest Africa-focused annual business event. The initiative was launched in 2005 by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with EXIM Bank of India, with the support of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

Categories: India, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships


22/03/2017 - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) held discussions with the Infrastructure Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) based in Lomé, Togo, with a view to strengthening collaboration on the preparation of regional infrastructure projects in West Africa.

Categories: Togo, NEPAD, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), Infrastructure, Partnerships


22/03/2017 - Wastewater may not be a major hot-button issue of our time. It generally does not attract the same attention as concerns about inequality, poverty, climate change, gender inequities, and other global challenges. But as this year's World Water Day reminds us, wastewater is one of the unresolved development challenges facing rapidly growing African cities.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


22/03/2017 - La Banque Africaine de développement (BAD), en collaboration avec le Gouvernement de la Côte d’Ivoire ainsi que d’autres partenaires opérant sur le territoire, a célébré la journée internationale de la femme. L’évènement a eu lieu à Adzopé, capitale de la région de la Mé, au Sud-Est du pays, ce 10 mars 2017, sous le thème : « l’autonomisation économique de la femme, pour un monde plus juste et plus équitable ».

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Gender


22/03/2017 - The African Climate Technology Center (ACTC) has the mission of supporting Sub-Saharan countries in scaling-up the adoption of clean technologies for adaptation and mitigation, through activities that include knowledge creation and dissemination, support to policies and enabling environment and support to projects. The ACTC is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with the African Development Bank as the implementing organ.

Categories: Climate Change, Energy & Power


21/03/2017 - Senior African researchers and policy-makers have committed to boost regional industrialization and trade during a Senior Policy Seminar (SPS XIX) held at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on March 13 and 14, 2017 on the theme “Industrialization in Africa”.

Categories: Partnerships


21/03/2017 - Welcome to your weekly update - a curated list of some of this week's most interesting stories on economic growth, human and social development.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development


20/03/2017 - In a ceremony to mark the 28th graduation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), on Saturday, March 18, 2017, Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President of African Development Bank (AfDB), was conferred with a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa.

Categories: Nigeria, Youth, Education, The President


17/03/2017 - The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Adom to the position of Director of the Information Technology Department, with effect from 16 March 2017.

Categories: The President


16/03/2017 - Africa lacks a critical mass of skilled labor because of low access to, and high dropouts from education systems. Only about one third of children are in secondary school, and just over one in ten have access to higher education, compared to rates three times as high in other developing countries. Indeed, half of the children of primary and lower secondary school age who are not in school, are in Africa. This represents a total of 60 million youths. This is indeed a serious threat to social cohesion and labor force productivity of the future. The question is what to do about it.

Categories: Senegal, Education, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships