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La BAD et l’Unicef signent un protocole de coopération

01-Apr-2005 - 01-Apr-2005 - Signé par M. Omar Kabbaj, président du Groupe de la BAD, et par Mme Carol Bellamy, directeur général de l’Unicef (Fonds des Nations unies pour l’enfance), ce protocole permettra de renforcer la coopération entre les deux institutions dans les domaines suivants: l’éducation, avec un effort particulier en direction des filles ; la santé, notamment les programmes de vaccination et les soins maternels ; le VIH/sida, avec un accent particulier sur son impact sur les familles et les enfants ; la protection de l’enfance...

As International Community Observes World Water Day: The AfDB Reaffirms Commitment to Water Development

23-Mar-2005 - 23-Mar-2005 - The statement noted that despite the central role water plays in national development and poverty reduction, the water sector in Africa is severely underdeveloped, with only 3% of the total renewable water resources exploited for water supply, agriculture and industrial use each year. As a result, nearly 50%, or over 300 million mostly poor people living in rural, peri-urban and urban areas, do not have access to safe water supply and adequate sanitation facilities. This situation undermines human dignity, contributes to the...

AfDB Group Earmarks More Funds for NEPAD: Focus on infrastructure development to accelerate African integration

04-Mar-2005 - 04-Mar-2005 - Tunis, 4 March 2005 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has earmarked more than 500 million US dollars in 2005 for the financing of new projects within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, (NEPAD). The proposed funding is in line with the Bank’s efforts to accelerate the development of sub-regional and regional infrastructure, which, along with banking and financial standards within the APRM framework, constitute two key areas in which the ADB has been assigned a leadership role under NEPAD...

AfDB and DFID to Collaborate in Promoting Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa

04-Mar-2005 - 04-Mar-2005 - The focus of the MOU, which followed several years of informal partnership, is field level collaboration between the Bank and DFID in the following areas: Budget Support and Institutional Strengthening Programmes, in connection with Poverty Reduction Strategies; Economic and sector work, in particular conducting country governance, gender and environmental assessments; Country programming and processing activities; Co-financing arrangements; Exchange of information and best practices to improve the quality of grant...

AfDB Group Annual Meetings in Abuja: Election of President on the Agenda

03-Mar-2005 - 03-Mar-2005 - A major item on the agenda of the 40th Annual Meetings of the Bank and the 31st Meetings of the African Development Fund (ADF) will be the election of the 8th President of the Bank Group for a five-year mandate. The elected President will replace Mr. Omar Kabbaj who has led the institution for ten years. Seven candidates are running for the position. These include Messrs. Kingsley Y. Amoako (Ghana), sponsored by Zambia, Ethiopia and Uganda; Ismael Hassan (Egypt), sponsored by Djibouti; Donald Kaberuka (Rwanda), sponsored...

Senior Management Appointments: President Stresses Competence, Youth and Diversity

02-Mar-2005 - 02-Mar-2005 - Tunis, 1 March 2005 – The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, has announced the appointments of four new Vice Presidents and the Secretary General of the institution. The appointments came at the end of a competitive, global search process that involved some 500 candidates from around the world. The new appointees are: Mr. Joseph B. Eichenberger (American) as Vice President, Planning Policy and Research (PRVP); Mrs. Zeinab Bashir El Bakri (Sudanese) as Vice President, Operations,...

AfDB raises awareness on sustainable energy development: Unveils New Working Plan for Africa

25-Feb-2005 - 25-Feb-2005 - The overall goal of this workshop was to consult AfDB’s member countries and other key stakeholders in the energy sector on strategies to promote sustainable energy services in Africa with a special focus on assessing their technical assistance and training needs in order to develop appropriate interventions. This international workshop gathered the Bank’s member countries, representatives from multilateral organizations, other regional development banks, private sector partners and suppliers in this field, as well as...

7 to seek AfDB Presidency: Steering Committee of Board of Governors Approves List of Candidates

16-Feb-2005 - 16-Feb-2005 - Tunis, 16 February 2005 – Seven candidates will be running for the office of President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. The Steering Committee of the Bank Group’s Board of Governors examined and approved in Tunis the candidacies of Messrs. Kingsley Y. Amoako (Ghana), sponsored by Zambia, Ethiopia and Uganda; Ismael Hassan (Egypt), sponsored by Djibouti; Donald Kaberuka (Rwanda), sponsored by Kenya and Seychelles; Simba Makoni (Zimbabwe), sponsored by South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Lesotho, Malawi...

Le Président Kabbaj au Sommet de la CEMAC

11-Feb-2005 - 11-Feb-2005 - Libreville, 11 février 2005 - A l’invitation de Son Excellence Omar Bongo, Président de la République gabonaise et Président en exercice de la Communauté économique et monétaire d’Afrique centrale (CEMAC), le Président Omar Kabbaj a participé aux travaux de la 6ème Session ordinaire du Conseils des Chefs d’Etat de la CEMAC. A l’ouverture des travaux, il a prononcé un discours dans lequel il a souligné les bonnes performances réalisées par la sous région. Après avoir été reçu par le Président Bongo, le Président Kabbaj a...

Signature d’accords de financement entre la BAD et le Royaume du Maroc : Près de 5 milliards de dirhams pour le Maroc

07-Feb-2005 - 07-Feb-2005 - A cette occasion, le président de la Bad, M. Omar Kabbaj, a rappelé que les « approbations cumulées de la Bad au profit du Maroc s’élèvent à ce jour à 6 milliards de $ [environ 50 milliards de dirhams], pour le financement de 79 opérations ». « Un niveau d’engagement, a apprécié le président Kabbaj, qui constitue un indicateur éloquent du dynamisme et de l’exemplarité de la coopération entre la Banque et le Royaume du Maroc, de la convergence des efforts et des attentes pour le développement national. » Se félicitant de ces...

Cooperation in progress: AfDB Meets with JICA

27-Jan-2005 - 27-Jan-2005 - JICA is also interested in human capacity development operations, with particular reference to strengthening of existing specialized African institutes to train

ADB Gets Award from Zanzibar

25-Jan-2005 - 25-Jan-2005 - The Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Honorable Haroun Ali Suleiman, in his speech, explained that the Bank’s involvement in the development of the Education Sector in Zanzibar started with Education II Project, which came at a time when most bilateral partners had suspended their support to Zanzibar on political grounds. If It was not for the Bank’s intervention in the construction and rehabilitation of 200 classrooms, rehabilitation of Nkrumah Teacher Training College, in-service training of teachers and supply of...