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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


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


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


04/06/2018 - Inspired by Korea’s successful, rapid industrialization, the World Bank and the African Development Bank have pledged to increase investments in education, in financing for innovative technologies, in science and technology laboratories, and in providing risk guarantees to support initiatives to propel Africa’s industrialization.

Categories: Korea, Rwanda, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships, Infrastructure, Transport, The President


16/02/2018 - Scientific Research and Technology are expected to play a huge role in development and industrialization in the coming years. They are strategic to Africa's industrialization and can enable the continent to leapfrog to the fourth industrial revolution.

Categories: Information & Communication Technology


09/02/2018 - On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the African Development Bank calls on African countries to make science, technology and innovation (STI) policies inclusive and to place women and girls at the centre of STI programmes.

Celebrated each year on February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. The day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened.

Categories: Information & Communication Technology, Gender, Human Capital Development


19/09/2017 - Agriculture, which employs 70% of Togo's workforce and contributes nearly 39% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is the mainstay of Togo’s economy.

In the effort to modernise agriculture, the government received assistance from the African Development Bank (AfDB) which enabled the creation of an e-wallet project that has transformed the lives of many of the country's agricultural producers.

Categories: Togo, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Information & Communication Technology


31/05/2017 - E-governance is the future of development, and without it African countries will struggle, says Malawi’s Secretary to the Treasury, Ben Botolo. Featuring on a panel discussion on “Africa-India Partnerships in E-Governance” on Thursday, May 25, at the AfDB’s 52nd Annual Meetings, Botolo said Africa stands to benefit from e-governance as evidence shows that it reduces physical interface, thereby reducing costs.

Categories: India, Economic & Financial Governance, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships


25/05/2017 - Making a difference in people’s lives requires effective and high quality operations for long-term impacts. Effective tracking and transparency in achieving impact are instrumental to achieve the High 5 goals.

To scale up its impact, the African Development Bank announced the winners of the Africa Development Impact during its Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India, on May 24, 2017, with Lerato Mbele acting as master of ceremony and Nollywood actress Omotola J. Ekeinde handing over the awards.

Categories: India, Tanzania, Ghana, Morocco, Mauritania, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation


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