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21/02/2019 - Today, Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, and Dr. Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, commended the African Development Bank for the strategic partnership behind Egypt’s economic transformation since the 2011 revolution. The two Ministers spoke at a joint press conference with the Bank at the signing of a grant agreement and the official release of the Bank’s 2018 Country Results Brief on Egypt.

Categories: Egypt, Employment, Partnerships, Youth

21/02/2019 - The Fashionomics Africa initiative of the African Development Bank, together with the African Union, the AfroChampions initiative, and other institutional partners and private operators, launched the Pan-African Fashion initiative on 9 February during the recent AU meetings in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Industrialization, Partnerships

20/02/2019 - The African Development Bank has kicked off a feasibility study to explore the potential of electricity cooperative business models in Nigeria and Ethiopia. The effort is part of the Bank’s goal of achieving universal electricity access across Africa by 2025. Currently, power shortages diminish the region’s GDP growth by 2-4% per year, holding back job creation and poverty reduction efforts.

Categories: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Africa Energy Market Place

19/02/2019 - Quartz, the digital journalism platform focusing on the global economy, has selected African Development Bank Vice President Dr. Jennifer Blanke as a “Quartz Pro” contributor. Quartz Pros are featured in Quartz’s recently launched app aimed at civil discussion by smart people about the news.

18/02/2019 - La Banque africaine de développement, en collaboration avec le ministère de la Femme et de la famille de Djibouti, et le Fonds des Nations unies pour la Population (FNUAP), a dévoilé les résultats préliminaires du Profil genre de la République de Djibouti. Celui-ci est destiné à établir un diagnostic actualisé de toutes les disparités de genre dans le pays et proposer des recommandations en vue de pallier à ces inégalités.

Categories: Djibouti

18/02/2019 - Le Forum organisé par la Banque africaine de développement et le Bureau International du Travail sur l’emploi des jeunes dans les zones rurales des pays membres de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC) a rendu ses conclusions, jeudi soir, à l’issue de trois jours de travaux à Brazzaville.

Categories: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth

14/02/2019 - Ensuring that the children of Africa are adequately prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, as defined by its fast-paced social, economic and technological change, requires the re-thinking and re-imagining of traditional approaches to learning. An education system that supports the development of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and creativity will be crucial for success.

Categories: South Africa, Education, Human Capital Development

12/02/2019 - La Banque africaine de développement et le Bureau international du travail (BIT) rencontrent, à Brazzaville, les pays membres de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC) afin de développer le potentiel des économies rurales de la sous-région en investissant dans le capital humain et l’employabilité des jeunes dans le secteur agricole.

Categories: Youth

12/02/2019 - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat and the President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina, met Tuesday in Addis Ababa to reaffirm their commitment to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation.

Categories: Egypt

12/02/2019 - The African Development Bank and UN Women held their fourth steering committee meeting on 8 February 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding in March 2016 and have since then implemented a joint roadmap to advance gender equality on the African continent. This steering committee meeting aimed to review progress and define next steps in the partnership.

Categories: Gender, AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)

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