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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, Fragile States Facility, The President


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 - 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


21/04/2017 - In an impassioned speech delivered at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 19, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina spoke about Africa’s enormous potential, and the Bank’s ambitious development agenda, which he said was well underway.

Categories: United States of America, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Youth, Gender, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Fragile States Facility, The President


  • From: 18/04/2017
  • To: 23/04/2017
  • Location: Washington, DC

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is participating in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, in Washington, DC, from April 18-23, 2017. The annual gathering brings together over 1,000 participants from government, civil society, the private sector, the media and academia.

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


03/04/2017 - President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank (AfDB) left Ahmedabad, India, early on Monday at the end of a four-day official visit to India.

The visit has set the stage for improved cooperation between the Bank and India, as well as India’s relations with Africa in general.

Categories: India, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, The President


31/03/2017 - An African Development Bank delegation led by its President, Akinwumi Adesina, held a day-long interactive meeting with Indian CEOs on Friday in New Delhi, focusing on the facilitation of business engagements between Africa and India.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Infrastructure, Transport, Partnerships, The President


28/03/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina and Senior Official of the Bank will make a four-day official visit to India beginning on Thursday, March 30, 2017 to engage Indian authorities on cooperation and review facilities put in place for the 2017 Annual Meetings.

Categories: India, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, The President


16/03/2017 - Vendredi 3 mars 2017, le président de la République du Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, accompagné de plusieurs membres du gouvernement, des autorités locales, des partenaires techniques et financiers et en présence de la population des communes bénéficiaires, a procédé à l’inauguration du périmètre irrigué de Nyavyamo, situé en province Kirundo, au Nord du Burundi.

Categories: Burundi, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Energy & Power


08/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced on International Women’s Day the launch of a major gender competition in order to promote gender equality in its operations.

“Following the successful internal idea competition in 2016 or ‘INNOPitch’, I am today officially launching in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a special 2017 edition of INNOPitch called ‘Gender INNOPitch’ to generate innovative ideas on gender mainstreaming,” said AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina. “Staff will be invited to submit ideas on mainstreaming gender in their work and seed funding of US $10,000 per idea will be awarded to the most innovative ideas that have the potential to generate impact on gender outcomes,” he added.

Categories: Gender, Youth, Human Capital Development, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President