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13/02/2018 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has launched a suite of capacity-building workshops which aim to strengthen the capacity of Nigerian Government officials in the area of public-private partnerships, particularly as they relate to infrastructure development.

Categories: Nigeria, Canada, Partnerships, Private Sector, African Legal Support Facility

13/02/2018 - With the aim of focusing the extractive industry’s attention on gender diversity, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Adam Smith International, and International Women in Mining (IWIM) organized a high-level event on the margins of the African Mining Indaba 2018.

Categories: South Africa, African Legal Support Facility, Gender, Employment, Partnerships, Private Sector

13/02/2018 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt are championing a new push for African countries to work together towards building a new Africa driven by innovation and technology.

The two parties, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the third Africa Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (Africa STI Forum) on Saturday in Cairo, called for greater investment in higher education, science, technology and innovation, and the commercialization of research outputs.

Categories: Egypt, Information & Communication Technology

13/02/2018 - The African Development Bank and the Lesotho Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) signed a Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant agreement of US $915,000 to finance the Economic Diversification Support Technical Assistance Project.

The agreement was signed by the Bank’s Deputy Director General for the Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office (RDGS), Josephine Ngure, and the Lesotho Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Officer, Fako Hakane.

Categories: Lesotho, Private Sector, Partnerships

13/02/2018 - The African Development Bank Group and the Kingdom of Lesotho have signed a loan agreement for US $7 million to support the country’s Tax Modernization Project.

The project aims to strengthen the effectiveness of tax administration to create fiscal space by expanding the tax base, modernizing collection and compliance procedures. This project is part of the Bank’s continued support to the Government’s policy priorities as guided by the current National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP).

Categories: Lesotho, Private Sector, Partnerships

13/02/2018 - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the African Development Fund (ADF) designed to provide an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan to the tune of 73.601 billion Japanese Yen (approx. US $700.9 million). The loan is part of Japan’s contribution to the African Development Fund’s Fourteenth Replenishment (ADF-14). This is the first JICA loan provided to the ADF.

Categories: Japan, Côte d’Ivoire, ADF, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Private Sector, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative

09/02/2018 - La Banque africaine de développement et le Conseil régional de l’épargne publique et des marchés financiers (CREPMF) ont signé, jeudi 8 février à Abidjan, un accord de don d’un montant de 980 000 dollars américains pour le Projet d’appui au développement du marché financier régional (PADMAFIR) de l’Union monétaire ouest-africaine (UMOA). La lettre d’accord de don, signée par Pierre Guislain, vice-président de la Banque africaine de développement en charge du Secteur privé, de l’infrastructure et de l’industrialisation et Mamadou Ndiaye, président du CREPMF, vise à contribuer à la mise en œuvre d’actions prioritaires du plan stratégique 2014-2021 du Marché financier régional (MFR).

Categories: Partnerships

09/02/2018 - The third edition of the 2018 Africa STI Forum, co-organized by the African Development Bank and the Egyptian Government, opens Saturday, February 10 in Cairo, Egypt.

On February 10, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will attend the opening ceremony alongside the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.

Categories: Egypt, Education, Youth, Private Sector, Employment, Climate Change, Health, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation

09/02/2018 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) apporte un appui budgétaire à la République centrafricaine comme prévu dans son plan de trésorerie.

C’est dans cette dynamique que le ministre centrafricain de l’économie, du plan et de la coopération, Gouverneur de la Banque, Felix Moloua et le Responsable-pays de la BAD pour la RCA, Joel Sibaye Tokindang, ont signé le 5 février 2018 à Bangui, un accord de don d’environ 10,2 millions de dollars américains destiné à financer la seconde phase du Programme d’appui aux réformes économiques et financières (PAREF II).

Categories: Central African Republic, Economic & Financial Governance

08/02/2018 - The second edition of the Africa Resilience Forum organized by the African Development Bank opened Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The Forum, an effective platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge on fragility and resilience, brings together development partners and institutional actors in the sector, as well as about 15 start-ups that will present innovative and concrete solutions for strengthening people’s resilience.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Fragility & Resilience