News

Search filters

22/04/2017 - Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.

Categories: United States of America, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


21/04/2017 - The African Development Bank President’s full and busy second day in Washington, DC opened with a meeting of Multilateral Development Bank Heads and a bilateral tête-à-tête with Tone Skogen, State Secretary and Norwegian Governor to the AfDB.

Categories: Norway, United States of America, Nigeria, Employment, Youth, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Private Sector, The President


  • From: 18/04/2017
  • To: 23/04/2017
  • Location: Washington, DC

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is participating in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, in Washington, DC, from April 18-23, 2017. The annual gathering brings together over 1,000 participants from government, civil society, the private sector, the media and academia.

Categories: United States of America, Fragile States Facility, Food Production, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Nutrition, Youth, Infrastructure, The President


12/04/2017 - The African Development Bank Group announced today the departure of Dr. Frannie A. Léautier, its Senior Vice-President. Dr. Léautier’s decision to move on was for personal family reasons.

Categories: The President


09/04/2017 - The African Development Bank and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation have long had a close affinity and a natural alliance based on shared interests and complementary objectives. These qualities showed clearly at the 10th Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Marrakech, Morocco, where the President spent a productive working weekend in the company of well-known personalities from African politics, commerce, investment and finance.

Categories: Morocco, Youth, Employment, Gender, Private Sector, Energy & Power, Partnerships, The President


08/04/2017 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), accompanied by Yacine Fal, AfDB Deputy Director for North Africa, visited the Marrakech-Menara international airport on Friday, April 7, 2017. The project was financed by the Bank as part of Morocco’s third airport project, which aimed to upgrade infrastructure at Casablanca, Fez, Agadir, Marrakech and Rabat airports.

Categories: Morocco, Partnerships, The President


06/04/2017 - The second edition of the International Conference on the Emergence of Africa (ICEA) has concluded its three-day discussions on the theme: “Implementing plans for emergence in Africa.” ICEA 2017 began its work on Tuesday, 28 March, after the opening ceremony chaired by the President of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, alongside Presidents Alpha Condé of Guinea, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Macky Sall of Senegal, and the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, The President


01/04/2017 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina has invited the New Development Bank (NDB) to support Light up and power Africa, the first of five top priorities of the Bank’s continental transformation agenda.

Categories: India, Partnerships, Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Africa50, The President


30/03/2017 - The President of the Republic of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, Alpha Condé, paid a courtesy call on African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday, March 28, in the Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Condé was in the Ivorian capital for the opening ceremony of the 2nd International Conference on the Emergence of Africa.

Categories: Guinea, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, The President


27/03/2017 - “Africa will develop on its own terms, not based on the benevolence of others. And that is the only way we can make development faster and driven by our own needs – with a deep sense of urgency and responsibility.” These were the words of African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina, who delivered the keynote address on Monday, March 27, 2017 in Abidjan, as part of a week-long conference on emerging markets organized by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Youth, Employment, The President