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19/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Brazil-Africa Institute (BAI) have launched the Youth Technical Training Program (YTTP) − an initiative that aims to train young African professionals in research and technology transfer, contributing to local capacity development.

Categories: Cape Verde, Nigeria, Brazil, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Partnerships, Employment


11/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is intensifying its financing for the production of crops with the highest potential for industrializing the African agriculture.

Top on the list is cassava, which could be used to produce ethanol for industrial use and other frequently utilized home products, according to a Senior Advisor at the Bank.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Private Sector


02/08/2017 - The Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA) of Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the African Development Bank (AfDB) celebrated the completion of the first life cycle of the Nigeria Technical Co-operation Fund (NTCF) in a ceremony in Abuja on 1 August 2017.

Categories: Nigeria, The President


28/07/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest US $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme- a strategy for agricultural development in Africa.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, The President


30/06/2017 - To boost trade, investments, growth and overall development, stakeholders have called for the creation of exclusive economic zones/hubs along the Abidjan–Lagos Highway Corridor.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


29/06/2017 - The Senior Director of the African Development Bank in Nigeria, Ebrima Faal, on Wednesday, June 28 concluded his accreditation with the Nigerian Government in a ceremony presided by the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Categories: Nigeria


15/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Export Trading Group (ETG) marked a significant milestone on May 30 with the signing of a US$ 100 million loan to finance part of the company’s Agricultural Investment Program (IP) in Africa which will promote employment for youths and women, and adopt an integrated value-chain approach that emphasizes access to regional and global markets.

Categories: South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Togo, Ethiopia, Benin, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Niger, Agriculture & Agro-industries


13/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed agreements for a corporate loan to finance the expansion of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. The expansion plan consists of construction of new facilities - including a 400-bed teaching hospital, an industrial research park, a post-graduate school, student hostels, a central library, and a small scale hydro power installation. The signing ceremony was held at AfDB premises in Abuja with representatives of the University and other lending partners (WEMA Bank, Sterling Bank, UBA, Union Bank and legal partners Templars) in attendance.

Categories: Nigeria, Education, Employment, Health, Private Sector


23/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided a roadmap to the growth of agriculture in African countries with a plan to inject nearly US $2.4 billion every year for 10 years to build roads, irrigation infrastructure and storage facilities within Africa to attract high-value investors.

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


12/05/2017 - What role can the movie industry play in stimulating interest and changing poor perceptions about agriculture? Key practitioners in the movie industry in Nigeria and India are meeting at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in Ahmedabad, India, to agree on a line of action towards changing perceptions on agriculture.

Categories: Nigeria, India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Employment, Youth, Gender, Partnerships


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