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02/05/2017 - Youth from all over Africa came together in the first-ever African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum in Ibadan, Nigeria, on April 25-26, 2017. The forum provided an opportunity for the youth to show their skills, creativity, and innovativeness in agribusiness, and also relate with other youths, development partners, and stakeholders in the sector.

Categories: Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth


02/05/2017 - Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform has announced the appointment of Koffi Klousseh as Director of Project Development.

“The appointment of Koffi Klousseh marks another important step in Africa50’s mission to facilitate infrastructure development in Africa,” said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Africa50. “His experience and expertise in infrastructure project development, combined with his strong leadership skills, will help Africa50 increase the pipeline of bankable projects ready to be financed.”

Categories: Infrastructure, Africa50


02/05/2017 - Africa investor (Ai), the international investment and communications group, and Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure fund, in partnership with the African Development Bank, will co-host the 3rd Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit on May 3 in Durban, South Africa. The Summit will bring together CEO’s of leading project development companies, infrastructure financiers, and institutional investors to explore opportunities and innovative models to facilitate finance and investment in infrastructure project development in Africa.

Categories: Africa50


28/04/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action to end rural poverty in Africa at a conference on the future of the rural world in Berlin.

Categories: Germany, Poverty Reduction, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Fragility & Resilience, The President


28/04/2017 - President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Hassatou Diop N’Sele, as Acting Vice-President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. She is currently the Treasurer of the African Development Bank Group and will hold the position jointly with her current responsibility as the Treasurer of the Bank Group, until a substantive new Vice-President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer is appointed. N’Sele takes over from Charles Boamah who has been appointed as Senior Vice-President for the Bank.

Categories: The President


28/04/2017 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles O. Boamah as Senior Vice-President of the African Development Bank Group, effective immediately.

Categories: The President


27/04/2017 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) in collaboration with London Stock Exchange Group, hosted the inaugural African Launch of the ‘Companies to Inspire Africa 2017’ Report on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 at its headquarters in Abidjan.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Private Sector, Partnerships


27/04/2017 - In a speech delivered at a meeting with the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament in Berlin on Wednesday, the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, thanked the Committee for Germany’s generous contribution to the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional resource arm of the Bank.

Categories: Germany, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Gender, Economic & Financial Governance, The President


26/04/2017 - Access to financial sources is not always the main key to ensuring the sustainability of agribusiness ventures launched by young African entrepreneurs. This is the main finding of the second day of the African Youth Agripreneurs Forum held in Ibadan, Nigeria, from 25-26 April 2017.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Youth


26/04/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the Bank’s Angola Country Strategy Paper (CSP) to guide its interventions in the country in the next five years, focusing on Inclusive growth through agricultural transformation and supporting sustainable infrastructure development.

Categories: Angola, Agriculture & Agro-industries