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21/05/2019 - The African Development Bank has commissioned a study into the contribution of the jewelry manufacturing industry and its potential for job creation for women and youth in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Guinea.

Categories: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Gender, Employment, Industrialization, Youth


21/05/2019 - The African Development Bank has since 1995 granted five loans totaling $700 million to the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), a governmental financial institution with special focus on infrastructure expansion. The transactions have helped to deepen financial markets and buoyed local businesses.

Categories: Gender, Private Sector, Employment, Youth


13/05/2019 - The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program.

Categories: Gender, Employment, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


02/05/2019 - A l’issue de 12 mois de formation dans les chaînes de valeur des filières agricoles, 35 jeunes « agripreneurs », dont 51% de femmes, ont reçu, le 23 avril 2019, leur certificat de fin de formation, ainsi que leur chèque pour les aider à s’installer et financer leurs projets.

Categories: Madagascar, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Employment, Youth


19/04/2019 - Nafissa Hamidou Abdoulaye has been praised far and wide for her ground-breaking work in agriculture, but securing financing has been an uphill battle. That was until now.

The African Development Bank has decided to jump in and support Abdoulaye, who has for the past five years self-financed her animal feed company Salma, which employs 10 people.

Categories: Gender, Employment, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


17/04/2019 - Heads of state, ministers, leaders of multilateral development banks, private sector executives, women entrepreneurs, and contributing governments of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) convened today at the first We-Fi Regional Summit to discuss concrete ways to strengthen support for women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in West Africa.

Categories: Gender, Employment, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


05/04/2019 - African Development Bank President Adesina, on Friday, pleaded for Africans to embrace technology, and governments to urgently move away from “investing in the jobs of the past, but rather in the jobs of the future. A future that is just around the corner.”

Categories: Information & Communication Technology, Employment, Youth, The President


25/03/2019 - La Banque africaine de développement, le Groupe Attijariwafa bank et plusieurs associations patronales féminines ont signé, le 14 mars 2019, une convention de partenariat portant sur l’accompagnement des femmes entrepreneures africaines, à l’occasion de la 6e édition du Forum international Afrique Développement à Casablanca, au Maroc.

Categories: Morocco, Gender, Employment, Partnerships, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)


22/03/2019 - Une délégation de la Banque africaine de développement, conduite par son président Akinwumi Adesina, a rencontré, aujourd’hui à Abidjan, le Premier ministre ivoirien, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, pour échanger sur le programme social mis en place par le gouvernement de Côte d’Ivoire (PSGouv) pour la période 2019-2021.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Energy & Power, Gender, Health, Human Capital Development, Employment, Youth, The President


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