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15/06/2017 - Flagging data showing the steep fall in trade between Africa and the United States of America, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina called for a reboot and boost of the erstwhile robust economic relations that existed between the two sides.

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


13/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has been rated one of the 100 most reputable personalities in the world on the 2017 Most Reputable People on Earth list released by South Africa-based Reputation Poll.

Categories: South Africa, The President


12/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, joined leaders from African countries and G20 members in Berlin on Monday to discuss opportunities to enhance the business environment and increase investment in Africa.

Categories: Germany, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, The President


07/06/2017 - Current statistics put Africa’s overall unemployment rate at 8%, while the youth unemployment rate hovers around 13%.

Sixty per cent of unemployed people are young women and men. Of the young people who are employed, many are trapped in low-productivity work in the informal sector. Providing young African people with the education, skills and capacities for gainful employment is considered an urgent priority.

Categories: Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Education, Partnerships, The President


06/06/2017 - The African Development Bank has identified political will as a key ingredient to Africa’s agricultural transformation agenda and to pull millions of people out of poverty.

Categories: Senegal, India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, The President


30/05/2017 - Worried about the continent’s poor health indices, African countries are seeking greater partnership with India. The continent’s Ministers of Finance and Health, who are leading this drive, are seeking the scaling up of their bilateral cooperations with India for the improvement of healthcare for the African people. In the spirit of South-South cooperation, they are seeking to explore India’s leading role for more significant investment opportunities for both sides.

Categories: India, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Health, Private Sector, The President


25/05/2017 - Africa Day is celebrated each year on May 25 to commemorate the signature of the founding agreements of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was formed in Addis Ababa on May 25, 1963 and later succeeded by the African Union.

Categories: Partnerships, Regional Integration, The President


25/05/2017 - by Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges. This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other.

Categories: India, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, The President


23/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) says the cost of malnutrition is too huge for Africa to ignore.

Speaking at a side event on “Developing Africa’s Grey Matter Infrastructure: Addressing Africa’s Nutrition Challenges” at the African Development Bank Group’s 52nd Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday, May 22, AfDB Group President Akinwumi Adesina disclosed that stunting alone costs Africa $25 billion per year.

Categories: India, Nutrition, Health, Education, Youth, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, The President


21/05/2017 - “Africa-India trade rose five-fold in the last decade and is forecast to double – to US $100 billion – by 2018,” African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said Saturday.

Categories: India, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Employment, The President