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13/10/2017 - The African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16-20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

The Norman Borlaug Lecture titled “Betting on Africa to Feed the World” will be held in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Food Production, Employment, Private Sector, Partnerships, The President


11/10/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners have launched a specialized training programme for entrepreneurs and startups in the textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) sector in Africa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Partnerships


11/10/2017 - The Bank Group’s Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Department (FIRM) in collaboration with the East Africa Regional Directorate (RDGE), has concluded its first regional Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Private Sector, Partnerships


  • From: 16/10/2017
  • To: 21/10/2017
  • Location: Des Moines, Iowa

In June, the World Food Prize announced African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina as the 2017 Laureate for his work in improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers, and for laying the foundation for the youth in Africa to engage in agriculture as a profitable business.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Partnerships, Nutrition, The President


06/10/2017 - The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) related to the cooperation in the education sector in Africa. The objective of the MoU is to support common Member Countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063.

Categories: Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Youth, Education


27/09/2017 - To mark World Tourism Day on September 27, 2017, the African Development Bank has called for collaborative actions from all stakeholders for sustainable tourism development in Africa. The Bank recognizes that Africa’s tourism and travel industry can serve as an engine of progress for socioeconomic transformation.

Categories: Partnerships, Employment, Regional Integration, Youth, Infrastructure, Transport, The High 5s


22/09/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a EUR 15 million equity investment in the Mediterrania Capital Fund III (MC III) under the management of an experienced team of Mediterrania Capital Partners (MCP) with strong transactional and operational experience in private equity (PE). MCP currently manages over €220 million in assets through two previous generalist funds investing in North Africa.

Categories: Transport, Partnerships


22/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday, September 21, 2017, joined partners from the African Union Commission, African governments, key United Nations agencies and development finance institutions to renew support for African countries’ industrialization.

Categories: Zambia, Ethiopia, United States of America, Infrastructure, Partnerships


22/09/2017 - African leaders, UN officials, and representatives of international finance institutions and of the private sector met on Thursday, September 21 at the United Nations Headquarters to reaffirm their commitment to a broad-based international partnership to industrialize Africa in a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner. The African Development Bank was represented by Amadou Hott, the Bank’s Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth.

Categories: Zambia, Ethiopia, United States of America, Private Sector, Partnerships


22/09/2017 - Le président du Groupe de la Banque Africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, effectuera, du 27 au 29 septembre 2017, une visite officielle de trois jours au Burkina Faso destinée à renforcer la coopération bilatérale entre son institution et le pays hôte.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Energy & Power, Partnerships, Infrastructure


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