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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)


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)


09/04/2019 - Speaking at a high-level dialogue in Washington D.C. on the sidelines of the World Bank-IMF Spring meetings, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, said “It is time to turn around the declining investments of the U.S. in Africa.

Categories: United States of America, Gender, Partnerships, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa), The President


04/04/2019 - Sa’adatu Babayo and Esther Ayuba have more than being female in common: the two are proud participants of the first all-women Coding for Employment class, currently underway in Nigeria as part of a pilot scheme to broaden opportunities for African women.

Categories: Nigeria, Gender, Youth


04/04/2019 - One hundred and sixty young women have begun a month-long coding class on two Nigerian campuses under a new programme to give African youth digital skills for the work force. The Coding for Employment programme, organised by the African Development Bank and Microsoft Philanthropies, prioritises young women who typically have been side-lined in the technology ecosystem.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, Rwanda, Education, Gender, Information & Communication Technology


01/04/2019 - Creating space for more women in the African procurement market was at the heart of a technical workshop organised last Thursday and Friday by the African Development Bank.

Categories: South Africa, Gender


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)


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