News & Events
24/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group participated in the 12th CII-Exim Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership, which was held in New Delhi, March 9-10, 2017. The CII-EXIM Bank Conclave is the India’s largest Africa-focused annual business event. The initiative was launched in 2005 by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with EXIM Bank of India, with the support of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
24/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) participated in the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) Annual Meetings from February 20 to 24, 2017 in Marrakech, under the theme “Aligning Africa Transport Policies with the Sustainable Development Goals.” The meeting brought together 150 delegates from 31 African countries, who shared perspectives on best practices on road transport.
24/03/2017 - Au premier jour de la dixième édition des Rencontres internationales des partenariats public-privé (PPP), qui se déroulaient les 22 et 23 mars 2017 à Paris, en France, le Hub régional pour les PPP en Afrique du Nord de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a organisé un atelier de travail, intitulé « Opportunités et perspectives des PPP en Afrique du Nord ».
22/03/2017 - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) held discussions with the Infrastructure Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) based in Lomé, Togo, with a view to strengthening collaboration on the preparation of regional infrastructure projects in West Africa.
21/03/2017 - Some 509 micro, small and medium enterprises development (MSME) owners graduated and received certificates of participation after attending two business development courses organized by the Seychelles Enterprise Promotion Agency (SEnPA) in collaboration with the University of Seychelles, under the African Development Bank-financed Seychelles MSME Development Project.
- From: 03/04/2017
- To: 04/04/2017
- Location: Busan, Republic of Korea
The Korea-Africa Business Forum and Cultural Exchange Festival in Busan, Korea, which will be held from April 3-4, 2017, and organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Busan Metropolitan City and sponsored by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) of Korea, aims to celebrate the relationship between Korea and Africa, one year before the AfDB’s 53rd Annual Meetings, which are scheduled to take place in Busan, Korea, from May 21-25, 2018.
21/03/2017 - The Ministerial segment of the African Union’s first Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructures, Energy and Tourism brought together over 40 Ministers from the concerned sectors in Lomé, Togo. The STC was organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of Togo and with the support of the African Development Bank. The meeting was held to consider strategies for strengthening the financing of the aforementioned sectors.
21/03/2017 - Senior African researchers and policy-makers have committed to boost regional industrialization and trade during a Senior Policy Seminar (SPS XIX) held at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on March 13 and 14, 2017 on the theme “Industrialization in Africa”.
20/03/2017 - Pierre Guislain, Vice-Président de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) en charge du secteur privé, de l’infrastructure et de l’industrialisation, a procédé, ce lundi 20 Mars 2017, aux côtés d’Amir Ben Yahmed, directeur général de Jeune Afrique et Président de l’Africa CEO Forum, à la cérémonie d’ouverture de la 5ème édition de cet événement qui se tient à Genève, en Suisse, dans les salons de l’Hôtel Intercontinental.
16/03/2017 - Africa lacks a critical mass of skilled labor because of low access to, and high dropouts from education systems. Only about one third of children are in secondary school, and just over one in ten have access to higher education, compared to rates three times as high in other developing countries. Indeed, half of the children of primary and lower secondary school age who are not in school, are in Africa. This represents a total of 60 million youths. This is indeed a serious threat to social cohesion and labor force productivity of the future. The question is what to do about it.