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Call for Papers - African Economic Conference 2019

28-Jun-2019 - 28-Jun-2019 - About the Conference: The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 2nd to 4th December 2019. Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges facing Africa. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Development for African Youths...

Afrique du Nord : la Banque africaine de développement et la fondation panafricaine «Entreprenarium» ensemble pour libérer le potentiel des femmes entrepreneures

28-Jun-2019 - 28-Jun-2019 - Portée par la Banque africaine de développement, l’Initiative pour favoriser l’accès des femmes au financement en Afrique (AFAWA) a organisé, le 24 juin à Tunis, un séminaire de type « Masterclass » au profit de femmes d’affaires de la région, dans les domaines du développement des entreprises et de la gestion financière. Cet atelier a été organisé en partenariat avec la fondation panafricaine « Entreprenarium », qui travaille étroitement avec les spécialistes du genre de la Banque, pour développer un...

La BAD acteur de la sauvegarde de l’environnement pour de meilleures conditions de vie en Afrique

28-Jun-2019 - 28-Jun-2019 - La pollution atmosphérique est responsable d'environ 7 millions de décès par an, le plus grand nombre de décès étant enregistré dans les zones urbaines. En Afrique, on estime à 90%, la population exposée à la pollution de l'air intérieur, en raison de sa dépendance à l'utilisation de sources d'énergie issues de la biomasse pour la cuisson, l'éclairage et le chauffage (Source : Worldenvironmentday...

Ghana: African Development Fund loans $81.7 million for Eastern Corridor Development Programme

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - The African Development Fund (ADF) has approved an $81.67 million loan to co-finance sections of the 695-km Eastern Corridor road in Ghana, linking the capital, Accra with the northern hinterland and across the borders to the Sahel region. The decision was taken by the African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors at a meeting on Wednesday. Other lenders for the project are the Opec Fund for International Development, the Ghanaian Government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, which is financing a...

São Tomé and Príncipe’s government commits to strengthened coordination with donors

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - A major donor coordination meeting on 7 June, 2019 in São Tomé reviewed multilateral and bilateral donor interventions in the country. The meeting was chaired by Zahira Virani, United Nations resident coordinator in São Tomé and Príncipe, and co-chaired by Hon. Osvaldo Vaz, Minister of Planning, Finance and Blue economy. The African Development Bank Group was represented by Joseph Ribeiro, country manager for Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe. The Bank, the European Union, the World Bank, UN agencies, and representatives of...

Tunisie : la Banque africaine de développement accorde une ligne de crédit de 100 millions d’euros à BH Bank pour soutenir le développement du secteur privé

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, aujourd’hui, une ligne de crédit de 100 millions d’euros en faveur de la banque publique tunisienne BH BANK afin de soutenir le secteur privé tunisien. La ligne de crédit permettra à BH Bank de renforcer ses activités de financement en direction des entreprises intervenant dans les secteurs de la santé, du logement social, de l’industrie et des énergies renouvelables. Les acteurs privés vont ainsi bénéficier de prêts d’investissement à long terme...

African Development Bank sensitizes regional Staff on Nutrition

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - The African Development Bank hosted a sensitization session on “Banking on Nutrition” for staff from the West and Central Africa offices at its headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 24 June 2019. The event involved representatives from partner organizations specialized in the nutrition field such as Nutrition International, which provided technical support and developed a capacity building toolkit on nutrition for Bank staff. The “Banking on Nutrition” program was also supported by Big Win Philanthropy and the Aliko...

South Africa: Agripreneurs Forum welcomes young entrepreneurs and investors

27-Jun-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 - The third African Youth Agripreneurs Forum and AgriPitch competition, a platform connecting sector start-ups with potential partners and financiers, has opened in Cape Town under the theme: “Climate Smart Agriculture: Business and Employment Opportunities for Africa’s Youth. The event is being organised by the African Development Bank, in partnership with the government of the Western Cape. The event has attracted over 200 participants from across the continent including youth agripreneurs, agribusiness companies,...

Malawi : la Banque africaine de développement accorde 37 millions de dollars en faveur du corridor d’intégration de Nacala

26-Jun-2019 - 26-Jun-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a accordé, le mercredi 19 juin, un soutien financier de 37 millions de dollars américains pour la réalisation de la phase V du corridor routier de Nacala, au Malawi. Projet d’intégration sous-régionale en Afrique Australe, l’aménagement du corridor de Nacala consiste, d’une part, à rénover un tronçon routier de 55 kilomètres entre les villes de Nsipe et de Liwonde, dans le centre du pays, et, d’autre part, à construire un poste frontière entre le Malawi et le...

Integrity in Development Projects: African Development Bank Blacklists Oceanic Construction and Engineering Nigeria for 48 Months for Fraudulent Practices

26-Jun-2019 - 26-Jun-2019 - The African Development Bank Group has blacklisted Abuja-based construction firm Oceanic Construction and Engineering Nigeria for a minimum period of 48 months for fraudulent contract bidding, the Bank announced on Wednesday. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that the company misrepresented its year of incorporation, the value of its reference contracts, and the experience of its key personnel while bidding for two works contracts under the Bank-financed Urban Water...

African Development Bank approves USD 24.7 million for Water and Sanitation Development in South Sudan

25-Jun-2019 - 25-Jun-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on June 20, 2019, approved a proposal to commit $24.7 million to finance the South Sudan Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project. The Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of the Juba town distribution network and related works, including metering and public water collections outlets. The project will also cover feasibility and engineering design for two other towns under the...

African Development Bank hosts experts to accelerate food transformation in West Africa through technology

25-Jun-2019 - 25-Jun-2019 - The African Development Bank has hosted a group of experts to discuss how technology can be deployed to transform food systems in West Africa. The Bank co-hosted the workshop with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the African Green Revolution Alliance, the World Economic Forum and Rabobank for the Food Systems Action Platform (FSAP) for West Africa at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 20-21 June. More than 70 representatives from multi-lateral organizations attended the two-day...