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04/12/2017 - The right to health is everyone’s right and wherever this right is compromised, HIV spreads. This fact is central to the engagement of the African Development Bank.

The African Development Bank commends UNAIDs for leading the 2017 World Aids Day campaign, on the theme “My Health, My Right” which focuses on broader rights to health and explores the challenges people face in exercising these rights.

Categories: Health, The President


23/11/2017 - In a recent meeting with 31 Young Professionals at the African Development Bank, President Akinwumi Adesina said the programme was an important pipeline of skills for the Bank. “I want to see younger talent so that we can tap into your creativity, commitment and drive,” he said.

Categories: Youth, Employment, The President


23/10/2017 - One day after his historic pledge to use the World Food Prize money to finance African youth and entrepreneurship in agriculture, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina spoke directly to the students of the World Food Prize’s Global Youth Institute at the headquarters of DowDuPont in Des Moines, Iowa.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, The High 5s, The President


15/10/2017 - The African rural world is one I know well. I grew out of rural poverty myself and went to a rural school without electricity and lived in a village where we had to walk for kilometres to find water. We had to study after dark with candles or kerosene lanterns. By God’s grace, I made it out of poverty to where I am today. But for tens of millions of those in similar situations, especially in rural Africa, the outcomes are not like mine. For most, the potential has simply been wasted.

Categories: The High 5s, Nutrition, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Poverty Reduction, The President


07/09/2017 - The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 paid a visit to the African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Liberia, The President


05/09/2017 - Agriculture is instrumental in Africa’s poverty: it must also be instrumental in its wealth. Only through agricultural regeneration can growth, diversification and job creation occur for African economies, for no region of the world has ever industrialised without the agricultural sector being first transformed.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Gender, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Youth, The President


05/09/2017 - On August 31, a delegation from the United States Congress visited the African Development Bank and met with Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina as part of a multi-country visit to West Africa. Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) led the congressional delegation, which also included Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Representative Terri Sewell (D-AL), Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA), and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA).

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


15/08/2017 - "The terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso are deplorable, shameful and cruel. We stand in support of the Government and the brave people of Burkina Faso as they deal with this horrific event. My heart and prayers go to the families who lost loved ones and those wounded in the attacks".

Categories: The President


08/08/2017 - Cocoa production in Africa is set to take a turn for the better, as the African Development Bank (AfDB) begin plans to support producers of the crop on the continent.

Among other planned interventions, the Bank is considering support to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to reduce the volatility of the international prices of cocoa. Côte d’Ivoire leads the world in the production and export of cocoa.

Categories: Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, The President


24/07/2017 - The President of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, paid a courtesy call on the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina on Saturday 22 July 2017 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Madagascar, Partnerships, The President