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From youth empowerment to youth investment: the Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy

30-Jul-2019 - Africa’s greatest asset is its young people. However, without harnessing their potential and equipping them with skills of the future, restless, hungry, unemployed young people could also be Africa’s biggest problem.

African Development Bank concludes dialogue with Lesotho on new country strategy

29-Jul-2019 - Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), 29th July 2019: An African Development Bank delegation has concluded a dialogue with representatives of the Kingdom of Lesotho to prepare for the country strategy 2020-2024. The dialogue in Lesotho on Friday 26th July 2019 related to the two proposed pillars of implementation: (i) strengthening value chains for sustainable and inclusive growth and job creation, and (ii) leveraging technology for improved governance and institutional capacity.

African Development Bank’s appreciation of the work of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization

29-Jul-2019 - The 4th General Assembly of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization PAFO, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda on 23 July 2019, brought together some 50 delegates, including representatives from PAFO’s regional bodies, to discuss the continental platform, as well as institutional, organizational and partnership challenges.

African Development Bank unveils new digital platform for Africa Investment Forum

23-Jul-2019 - The African Investment Forum’s new digital platform will connect project sponsors with investment opportunities in Africa, vastly improving the quality of project information and documentation. The Platform, as it is known, also provides an opportunity for Transaction Facilitators and Advisers to showcase their professional services to both Investors and Project Sponsors.  

La Banque africaine de développement approuve un accord de partenariat avec Attijariwafa bank pour développer le commerce en Afrique

18-Jul-2019 - Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), le 18 juillet 2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 17 juillet, un accord de participation aux risques (APR) d’un montant de 100 millions d’euros au profit du premier groupe bancaire marocain Attijariwafa bank. Ce programme de partage de risques (50/50), destiné à couvrir un portefeuille de transactions à concurrence de 200 millions d’euros, appuie pour plus d’un milliard d’euros (valeur cumulative) des opérations commerciales étalées sur les trois prochaines...

Ethics network unanimously nominates African Development Bank to chair its 2020 conference

16-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 15 July 2019 – The Ethics Office of the African Development Bank has been nominated to chair the 12th conference of the Ethics Network of Multilateral Organisations (ENMO) next year, to be hosted by the World Bank, possibly in Washington D.C, USA. The ENMO, consisting of United Nations bodies and international and regional financial institutions, made the unanimous nomination at their 11th conference, held at the headquarters of the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany last week.

African Development Bank, Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification join forces to strengthen capacity in climate change and land degradation

15-Jul-2019 - The African Development Bank and the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (GM/UNCCD), in partnership with UN Women, are joining  forces to strengthen the capacity of African stakeholders to tackle climate change.

Africa Investment Forum (AIF)

12-Jul-2019 - Africa Investment Forum (AIF): 7-9 November, 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa  

Independent Development Evaluation Annual Report highlights a year of Delivering knowledge, engaging with stakeholders, and responding to evaluation needs to improve the lives of the people in Africa

08-Jul-2019 - On 21 May 2019,Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) at the African Development Bank presented its 2018 Annual Report to the Bank’s Committee on Development Effectiveness.

African Legal Support Facility appoints new chairman and two board members

05-Jul-2019 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has bid a fond farewell to the outgoing members of the Management Board, the Chairperson, Dorcas Auma Achapa (Kenya) and Professor Dandi Gnamou (Benin) for their three years of excellent contributions to the organization. Afterwards, the ALSF warmly welcomed two additions to its Management Board – Eva Jhala (Zambia) and Nimatou D. Feliho (Benin). The two will serve for three years.

Gestion des ressources et transfert d’eau : une délégation du Maroc et des représentants de la Banque africaine de développement en voyage d’études aux États-Unis

05-Jul-2019 - Dans le cadre du don d’assistance technique « KOAFEC » accordé au Royaume du Maroc, un voyage d’études visant à appuyer le département de l’eau du Royaume dans la planification et la conception du projet de transfert d’eau Nord-Sud a été effectué du 24 au 29 juin derniers aux États-Unis.

“Nations may go through fragility, but they can exit and become stable, dynamic, prosperous and resilient to debilitating shocks,” says Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

02-Jul-2019 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called for greater financial resources to expand the work of the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the Bank Group. Adesina made the appeal on Tuesday during the opening ceremony of a meeting to discuss the 15th replenishment of the Fund, held from 1 to 3 July in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.

African Development Bank VP Khaled Sherif champions private sector investment compact in Germany

01-Jul-2019 - Photo caption: Khaled Sherif (forward left), African Development Bank Vice-President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, and Christoph Rauh (forward right), Director for Africa with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), stand with the participants of a deep dive exercise hosted by the BMZ in Bonn, Germany.  

The African Development Fund improving and impacting lives of millions in Africa

01-Jul-2019 - Established to provide concessional buffer to needy economies on the continent, the African Development Fund (ADF), is not only facilitating rapid rollout of development projects, but its investments continue to transform and sustain lives, beneficiaries say.

Madagascar : le Fonds africain de développement engage près de 1,2 milliards de dollars dans le développement

01-Jul-2019 - Le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement, Akinwumi Adesina, est arrivé ce jour à Antananarivo, Madagascar, où il a été accueilli par le ministre de l’Economie et des finances, Richard Randriamandrato. Cette visite s’inscrit dans le cadre de la deuxième réunion consultative sur la Quinzième reconstitution du Fonds africain de développement (FAD-15) qui se tiendra dans la capitale malgache, du 1 au 3 Juillet 2019.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation supports Bank’s new Country Resilience and Fragility Assessment (CRFA) tool

01-Jul-2019 - More than 200 employees of the African Development Bank have been trained on the new Country Resilience and Fragility Assessment (CRFA) tool, thanks to continued partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) which has provided technical support.

ZimFund water and sanitation project: Communities can sustain local infrastructure

28-Jun-2019 - “Residents should take part in social engineering of projects, civic education and offer community stewardship in maintaining infrastructure. Besides this, residents should pay for water and sanitation services rendered, so that local authorities can generate funds to maintain infrastructure,” said Hardlife Mudzingwa, Programmes Director for the Community Water Alliance.

Afrique du Nord : la Banque africaine de développement et la fondation panafricaine «Entreprenarium» ensemble pour libérer le potentiel des femmes entrepreneures

28-Jun-2019 - Portée par la Banque africaine de développement, l’Initiative pour favoriser l’accès des femmes au financement en Afrique (AFAWA) a organisé, le 24 juin à Tunis, un séminaire de type « Masterclass » au profit de femmes d’affaires de la région, dans les domaines du développement des entreprises et de la gestion financière.

African Development Bank bids farewell to outgoing Dean of Board Mellouki

28-Jun-2019 - The African Development Bank on Wednesday bid farewell to the outgoing Dean of its Board of Directors, Abdelmajid Mellouki, at a cocktail held in his honour. The lively and cheerful celebration, which was hosted by the Bank President, was filled with warm feelings of friendship and appreciation shared by other board members. President Akinwumi Adesina recalled Mellouki’s support in helping advance the Bank’s development agenda in Africa, particularly putting people at the centre of transformative projects.

Call for Papers - African Economic Conference 2019

28-Jun-2019 - About the Conference: The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 2nd to 4th December 2019. Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges facing Africa.