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14-Oct-2019 - Quoi : lancement de la Masterclass Fashionomics Africa Quand : Du 16 au 17 octobre 2019 Qui : La Banque Africaine de Développement, Département du Genre, Femmes et Société civile Lieu : i-Hub, Cocody, Riviera 3, Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire Heures : 16 octobre : de 8h30 à 18h00 --- 17 octobre : de 8h30 à 12h30
African Development Bank, Climate Investment Funds and the Coalition for Green Capital to develop Green financing instruments for Africa14-Oct-2019 - The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), has commissioned the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) to prepare a study on the creation of national climate change funds and green banks in Africa.
11-Oct-2019 - 'I am delighted and proud that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He deserves it for his boldness and resolve to break with the past and build bridges that foster lasting peace. His remarkable leadership will help to bring security and prosperity to the entire Horn of Africa. The African Development Bank congratulates Prime Minister Ahmed and will wholeheartedly support initiatives to help the region achieve its objectives.”
11-Oct-2019 - The African Development Bank Group on 9 October, 2019 approved an African Development Fund (ADF) grant of $30 million and a $1.3 million grant from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund for the upgrading of water and sanitation facilities in Sudan’s North and South Kordofan states. The project will improve livelihoods and build resilience against climate change in the two states, including nomadic communities, by enhancing reliability of water and sanitation services and enhancing the public health system to benefit some...
African Development Bank, Government Pension Investment Fund, partner for green, social and sustainability bond markets11-Oct-2019 - The African Development Bank and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) have signed a partnership to promote environmental, social and governance investments in the global capital markets. The collaboration between the Bank and GPIF will focus on channeling investments towards inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The agreement was signed 30th September 2019.
10-Oct-2019 - A Senegalese government delegation, led by the country’s Minister of Water and Sanitation, His Excellency Serigne Mbaye Thiam, briefed the African Development Bank on Senegal’s preparations to host the World Water Forum in Dakar in March 2021. Minister Thiam met with the Bank’s Vice President for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development, Jennifer Blanke, and her senior management team on 8 October to discuss the Bank’s participation in the event’s organization and delivery.
First WATT Renewables winners of Renewable Energy Forum 2019 co-organized by the African Development Bank10-Oct-2019 - First WATT Renewables were winners of the 4th West African Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF) contest, held on Thursday 26 September in Abidjan and co-organized by the African Development Bank. The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable energy solutions using an innovative mix of photovoltaic systems.
Equatorial Guinea signs Lusophone Compact: new milestone in initiative to accelerate sustainable private sector development10-Oct-2019 - The African Development Bank and the governments of Equatorial Guinea and Portugal have signed a country-specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa, known as PALOPs. Equatorial Guinea is the sixth and final PALOP country to sign the Compact after Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe.
09-Oct-2019 - La Banque africaine de développement a pris part à l’édition 2019 des rencontres « Innovation et Jeunesse » qui se sont tenues du 30 septembre au 4 octobre derniers. Un évènement organisé conjointement par le ministère marocain de la Jeunesse et des Sports, le ministère danois des Affaires étrangères et le Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD).
09-Oct-2019 - “The Africa Investment Forum, with its high-level, well-focused audience, ranks among the best. Its strength is that it is very transaction-oriented. The Forum not only brings together investors and stakeholders to initiate deals, but can help close transactions that would otherwise take months or years,” says Ebobissé.
09-Oct-2019 - Key stakeholders in West Africa’s fertilizer sector are calling for more action to support the industry, which is central to the continent’s agricultural revolution. The call came out of the first West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum, organized by the African Fertilizer Financing Mechanism and partners, and held at the African Development Bank in Abidjan on 30 September and 1 October.
African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina receives Emeka Anyaoku lifetime achievement award09-Oct-2019 - Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, describing him and the Bank’s work as “ legendary, unprecedented and worthy of emulation.” The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation presented the Outstanding International Icon Award to Adesina at a ceremony held in Lagos on October 6th.
Malawi: The African Development Bank approves $13.2 million for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture development and watershed management09-Oct-2019 - The African Development Bank Group has approved a $13.2 million financing package from the African Development Fund for a fisheries and aquaculture development project in Malawi. The Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture Development, and Watershed Management project will provide infrastructure for increased fisheries productivity and market access. Board approval for the project was granted on 2 October 2019. The project is expected to contribute to nutritious diets, boost employment along the fish value chain, and build climate resilience along...
09-Oct-2019 - The African Development Bank organized a knowledge sharing event of chief information officers (CIOs) from international financial institutions (IFIs) in Cape Town, 23-26 September.
08-Oct-2019 - What: 2019 Africa Investment Forum Who: African Development Bank, Partners When: 11-13 November 2019 Where: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa The second edition of the Africa Investment Forum, a game-changer to tilt capital flow into the continent, will take place from 11-13 November 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
07-Oct-2019 - “The urban opportunities far outweigh the challenges,” said Prof. Davis G. Mwamfupe, the Mayor of Dodoma, Tanzania, during his message to the Cities Leadership workshop, launching the City Diagnostics for five pilot cities in Africa, held on the 25th and 26th September 2019 in Abidjan. Five cities were chosen for the pilot phase of the Cities Diagnostics for 2019 -2020: Antananarivo (Madagascar), Bizerte (Tunisia), Conakry (Republic of Guinea), Dodoma (Tanzania) and Libreville (Gabon) and were represented by their respective authorities.
Climate Action Summit: Three questions to Dr Anthony Nyong, director climate change and green growth department07-Oct-2019 - Leaders from all over the world met in New York recently to discuss efforts to tackle climate change. The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, attended the Climate Action Summit and pledged to double funding commitments to $25 billion from 2020 to 2025 to help African countries address the challenges of climate change. Most of this funding will go towards adaptation. Dr Anthony Nyong, Director of the Bank’s Climate Change and Green Growth Department, answers three questions on the topic, as the summit wraps up.
Tunis : la Banque africaine de développement présente au secteur privé des opportunités d’affaires pour l’Afrique du Nord04-Oct-2019 - La Banque africaine de développement a organisé, ces deux derniers jours à Tunis, un séminaire d’opportunités d’affaires dédié à l’Afrique du Nord. Après Johannesburg et Nairobi, cette présentation dans la capitale tunisienne avait pour objectif de renforcer le dialogue entre la Banque et le secteur privé, tout en identifiant de nouvelles opportunités d’investissement et de financement. Le séminaire a accueilli près de 200 participants issus de 23 pays, représentant des entreprises de l’industrie, du génie civil, des travaux publics et du...
Madagascar : la Banque africaine de développement lance le Programme de financement des risques de catastrophe en Afrique.04-Oct-2019 - Qui ? Banque africaine de développement Quoi ? Lancement du programme de financement des risques de catastrophe en Afrique : le cas de Madagascar Où ? Hôtel Colbert, Antananarivo, Madagascar Quand ? Jeudi 10 octobre 2019, de 9h30 à 12h00
03-Oct-2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved loans of around €209 million to fund the expansion of a highway that links major economic hubs in Kenya. The approval was granted on 26 September during a meeting at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The total project cost is €257.68 million, of which €178.02 million (69%) will be financed by the Bank Group, while 12% will come from the Africa Growing Together Fund, set up by the Bank and the People’s Bank of China in 2014. The remaining 19% will be financed by the...