07/02/2017 - At the ongoing Indaba: Investing in African Mining conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) held its maiden session as a presentation on its knowledge tool on support to negotiations followed by a panel discussion with experts and political leaders, on February 6 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
03/02/2017 - Friday, February 3, 2017 was a special day at the African Development Bank. Even before 8 a.m., dozens of young people were gathered at the doors of the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. In the crowd, the colours of Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Guinea were visible.
30/01/2017 - The African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, attended the official opening ceremony of the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, which kicked off Monday in Addis Ababa.
25/01/2017 - Representatives of some Project Implementation Units (PIUs) and Civil Society organizations (CSOs) have pledged to disseminate information about the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) to the communities. They have identified and proposed to the Compliance Review and Mediation (BCRM), the lines of communication and capacity building activities that they will use in order to better engage communities and manage complaints more effectively. These are the flagship results of the workshop organized by the Compliance Review and Mediation (BCRM) on 11 and 12 January 2017 in Yaoundé, Cameroon on the theme “Handling of complaints from people adversely affected by projects financed by the African Development Bank Group”.
24/01/2017 - The United Nations has declared 2017 as "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development", with the official launch by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on January 18 in Madrid.
23/01/2017 - “Out of US $331 billion of global climate finance flows in 2014, only 3.6% went to Africa. If only 3.6%, despite Africa’s vulnerability to climate change, something must be wrong”. This, according to Luc Gnacadja, Special Representative for the Board of the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL). During a panel discussion on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Africa Pavilion during the UN Climate Talks (COP22) in Marrakech, participants discussed the challenges involved in accessing climate finance from international funds.
14/01/2017 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, has called for improved access to financing to accelerate the transformation of African economies. Speaking before African leaders at the Africa-France Summit which took place in Bamako on January 13-14, Mr. Adesina stressed that Africa can speed up its economic transformation through the Bank’s five main priorities, the “High 5”: “Light up and power Africa”; “Feed Africa”; “Industrialize Africa”; “Integrate Africa”; and “Improve the quality of life of African populations.
11/01/2017 - The President of the Republic of Benin, Patrice Talon, visited on Wednesday 11 January 2017 the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, where he was welcomed by President Akinwumi Adesina, for the presentation of the new program of action of the Government of Benin for the period 2016-2021.
10/01/2017 - African countries will need innovative partnerships and a mix of small-scale and big transformational projects to build resilience and overcome fragility, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina told the Africa Resilience Forum on Tuesday in Abidjan.
06/01/2017 - In the Middle East and North Africa region, concern with inclusive growth has been nurtured by the Arab uprisings after 2010. This interest partly emanated from the need to understand the root causes of these upheavals and partly from the challenges in the post-uprising era which have seen mounting expectations to improve the conditions of the masses. It is noteworthy that the uprisings mainly occurred against a somewhat paradoxical background of a period of relatively improved economic performance in the region.