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Africa’s Financing Requirements for Attaining the MDGs: President Kabbaj advocates increased ODA flows to Africa; further debt reduction; and improved access for Africa’s exports17-Apr-2005 - Mobilizing the resources required for attaining the MDGs would require a number of complementary actions. Domestically, there is a need to deepen financial and banking sector reforms to enhance domestic resource mobilization. In addition, more attractive conditions for the private sector would need to be put in place to encourage greater private investment from both domestic and external investors.
Development Projects Evaluation in Africa: Key decision-makers meet in Tunis to improve aid efficiency processes04-Apr-2005 - This High-Level Seminar is organized by the Joint Africa Institute (JAI), in partnership with the Operations Evaluation Departments (OPEV) from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, as well as the Public Service Commission of South Africa.
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:
As International Community Observes World Water Day: The AfDB Reaffirms Commitment to Water Development23-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.
AfDB Group Earmarks More Funds for NEPAD: Focus on infrastructure development to accelerate African integration04-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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
16-Feb-2005 - Tunis, 16 February 2005 – Seven candidates will be running for the office of President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group.
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.