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18/02/2019 - Increasing numbers of women can be seen around the goat and sheep pens of Saria, in the province of Boulkiemdé, in Centre-West Burkina Faso. But not for the typical scenario - as animal herders; nowadays, they are there because they own them. One of them, Salimata Kaboré, runs a small penwith four animals- two ewes and two rams.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Health, Employment, Food Production, Nutrition


12/02/2019 - The African Development Bank and UN Women held their fourth steering committee meeting on 8 February 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding in March 2016 and have since then implemented a joint roadmap to advance gender equality on the African continent. This steering committee meeting aimed to review progress and define next steps in the partnership.

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


05/02/2019 - Bertine Mariazy is a farmer in Tanandava, a rural town in Morombe District in south-west Madagascar. Her standard of living has soared over the past eight years, as a result of development works in the irrigated area of Bas Mangoky (supplied with water by the Mangoky, at 822 km in length, the longest river in Madagascar). Having better quality water and in greater quantity for her land has enabled her to double her rice production and her cropping area.

Categories: Madagascar, Environment, Gender, Food Production


25/01/2019 - It's market day in Tsianisiha, a rural town in the district of Toliara in south-west Madagascar. In the central square, the stalls are overflowing with the thousands of products that attract an ever-greater throng of shoppers every Monday. And for good reason: in just five years, Tsianisiha has been completely transformed, much to the benefit of its inhabitants.

Categories: Madagascar, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Gender, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction


05/12/2018 - Emmanuel Orkoh, économiste chercheur, présentait mardi 4 décembre à Kigali, au Rwanda, un exposé sur Les effets du bien-être sur le genre découlant de l’intégration du commerce régional sur les ménages au Ghana, dans le cadre de la 13e Conférence économique africaine (AEC) 2018.

Categories: Ghana, Gender, Human Capital Development, Regional Integration


12/10/2018 - ‘Unlocking Africa’s Digital Future’ was the theme of the 2018 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology (#TechWomenAfrica) convened by the African Development Bank in collaboration with the World Wide Web Foundation on 9 – 11 October 2018.

Categories: Ghana, Information & Communication Technology, Gender


01/10/2018 - Madagascar’s three key rice farming regions have witnessed an unprecedented transformation, with yields per hectare virtually tripling over the past five years, thanks to investments totalling $148 .28 million by the African Development Bank in the region’s agriculture infrastructure.

Categories: Madagascar, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender


23/08/2018 - Kenya has one of the most dynamic and innovative economies in sub-Saharan Africa. A decade after going through a food crisis and in the aftermath of the drought in 2016-2017, the country aims to achieve self-sufficiency in food products such as maize, tomato, cabbage, rice, beans, milk and meat. This clearly stated ambition of the Kenyan government has received support from the African Development Bank, which sees food security as a catalyst for the growth and development of the country’s productive sectors.

Categories: Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Human Capital Development


22/08/2018 - As the African Development Bank celebrates World Fashion Day, we take this opportunity to reflect on the potential of the Fashion industry to create value and wealth across the continent, with women and youth at the heart of this change.

Categories: Gender


08/03/2018 - Established in 1977 by the United Nations, International Women’s Day, March 8, is not just a one-time event celebrating women’s rights. It’s also an opportunity to discover the stories of great women in their own words: among them, Jennifer Blanke, Vice-President Agriculture, Human and Social Development; Christiane Moulo, Web Assistant in the Communications and External Relations Department; Vanessa Moungar, Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society; and Yuna Choi, Senior External Relations and Communications Officer in the External Representation Office for Asia.

Categories: Gender


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