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04/03/2019 - "I can attest that migration enriches our lives while allowing us to learn and contribute." On Monday 4 March, the Bank’s Senior Vice-President Charles Boamah opened the third annual Africa Resilience Forum (ARF), by detailing the benefits that safe, controlled migration bring to countries of origin, transit and destination.

Categories: Fragility & Resilience


08/02/2019 - Can migration really be described as a “crisis”? Is Europe threatened by an invasion of African migrants? What can migration bring to the countries of origin, transit and destination?

These, and many other questions, will be discussed by participants at the third edition of the Africa Resilience Forum, to be held 4-6March 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on the theme of "Fragility, Migration and Resilience".

Categories: Climate Change, Youth, Fragility & Resilience


28/01/2019 - De jour comme de nuit, les transporteurs et chauffeurs routiers peuvent désormais franchir la frontière et parcourir les 975 kilomètres du tronçon Lomé-Ouagadougou en moins de trois jours. Depuis que la route a fini d’être réhabilitée, en octobre 2017 après cinq ans de travaux, leur trajet est devenu beaucoup moins éreintant, moins risqué et plus rapide.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Togo, Infrastructure, Transport, ADF, Regional Integration, Fragility & Resilience


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


  • From: 17/04/2017
  • To: 22/04/2017
  • Location: Washington, DC

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is participating in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, in Washington, DC, from April 18-23, 2017. The annual gathering brings together over 1,000 participants from government, civil society, the private sector, the media and academia.

Categories: United States of America, Fragility & Resilience, Food Production, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Nutrition, Youth, Infrastructure, The President


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.

Categories: Fragility & Resilience, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Employment


08/11/2016 - Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday, November 4, 2016 approved a US $1-million emergency assistance grant to support the fight against malnutrition in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno.

Categories: Nigeria, Nutrition, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Health, Youth, Food Production, Fragility & Resilience


01/07/2016 - More than 56 million people require humanitarian assistance and more than 17 million are displaced across Africa, according to the African Development Bank.

This fragile situation is largely a consequence of conflict and natural disasters, and based on current trends, poverty will be increasingly concentrated in countries in fragile situations, says the Bank in a paper presented at the second meeting of the 14th Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-14). The event is taking place June 30-July 1, 2016, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Human Capital Development, ADF, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Fragility & Resilience


26/04/2016 - The African Development Bank may be smaller by numbers than other multilateral development banks (MDBs), not least the World Bank, but its voice is loud, its expertise is ground-breaking, and its local character is defining. One of the constant threads of the 2016 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings was the acknowledgement that other MDBs can learn from the AfDB, and not just in Africa. It leads the field in three particular areas: MDB exposure exchange; support for fragile states; and using funds designated for private-sector lending, in poorer countries.

Categories: United States of America, Infrastructure, ADF, Partnerships, Fragility & Resilience


03/03/2016 - March 3, 2016 marks Africa Environment Day, which is celebrated in conjunction with Wangari Maathai Day in honour of the late Nobel Laureate’s legacy for environmental conservation. The theme of this year’s Africa Environment Day is “Strengthening women’s access to, and control over natural resources.”

Categories: Kenya, Environment, Gender, African Legal Support Facility, Fragility & Resilience, African Natural Resources Centre


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