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Guinée : la Banque africaine de développement accorde un crédit de 8 millions de dollars à Vista Bank pour aider les PME agricoles

26-Sep-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a donné son feu vert, mardi 24 septembre, à l’octroi d’une ligne de crédit de 8 millions de dollars américains au groupe bancaire Vista Bank en Guinée (Conakry).

UN General Assembly 2019: Scaling Up Nutrition Lead Group meets to chart way forward

25-Sep-2019 - “Energy, passion and a lot of young people who care about nutrition” will underpin the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement’s newest phase, alongside stronger private sector engagement, members of the Lead Group heard on Tuesday. The meeting of the group’s leaders took place at the UNICEF headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The participants met to decide on the continuation of the SUN Movement into its third phase (2021-2025) and to make commitments to achieve its key objective – to eliminate all forms of...

Sénégal : la Banque africaine de développement approuve plus de 22 millions d’euros à la BNDE pour soutenir les PME et la création d’emplois en zone rurale

25-Sep-2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mardi 24 septembre à Abidjan, une ligne de crédit de 22,5 millions d’euros, dont 15 millions de ressources de la Banque et 7,5 millions de ressources de Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF: Fonds de cofinancement Banque africaine de développement et Banque Populaire de Chine), pour soutenir la Banque nationale pour le développement économique (BNDE) du Sénégal.

UNGA 2019: Women are “Africa’s tigers” says Congolese First Lady as African Development Bank touts $3bn fund

25-Sep-2019 - African women are on the cusp of securing gender equality. “We are convinced that the moment for African women has now come,” said Antoinette Sassou Nguesso, the First Lady of the Republic of Congo. Nguesso made the remarks on Tuesday at a meeting of the Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. “The tiger doesn’t claim its tigerhood, and it has to act like a tiger,” Nguesso, president of OAFLAD, said in French via an interpreter.

UNGA 2019: No room for coal in Africa’s renewable future: Akinwumi Adesina

25-Sep-2019 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to scrap coal power stations across the continent and switch to renewable energy at United Nations climate talks on Monday.  Addressing a gathering of leaders and officials from almost 200 countries in New York, Adesina outlined efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants and build the "largest solar zone in the world" in the arid Sahel belt.

UNGA 2019: African Development Bank to help boost climate change adaptation funding to $12.5bn

25-Sep-2019 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday pledged to boost funding commitments by $12.5bn to help countries adapt to the effects of climate change between 2020 and 2025. Addressing UN talks on climate change adaptation, Adesina said the Bank was doubling commitments to climate finance to $25bn for the five-year period, half of which would fund climate adaptation.

G5 Sahel : la Banque africaine de développement mobilise près de 270 millions de dollars pour renforcer les infrastructures et la résilience de la région

23-Sep-2019 - A l’issue de la réunion de suivi des annonces (de financement) du « Groupe de Nouakchott », la Banque africaine de développement a annoncé apporter 267 millions de dollars américains pour financer la réalisation des projets du Programme d’investissement prioritaire (PIP) du G5 Sahel. Cette réunion avait pour objectif d’effectuer le suivi des engagements donnés en faveur du PIP à l’occasion d’une conférence entre le G5 Sahel et ses partenaires, tenue fin 2018 à Nouakchott. Une rencontre qui a permis de recueillir des annonces de financement d’...

UN Climate Action Summit: High Level MDB Statement

23-Sep-2019 - Multilateral Development Banks have been at the forefront of supporting our clients’ efforts to pursue ambitious climate action for more than a decade. In light of growing climate change impacts, including on the poorest and most vulnerable, each of our institutions is taking urgent action to help our clients adapt to and mitigate climate risks. These actions include:   ACTION 1: Each institution has individually committed to support increased climate finance levels over time: 

UN, African Development Bank High-Level Meeting Calls for Speed and Action on SDGs

23-Sep-2019 - With an estimated 390 million people living in extreme poverty, hunger and food insecurity, Africa is in a race against time to deliver on its regional and global development goals. On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Sunday, African heads of states and governments met to emphasize urgent collective action and the need for greater collaboration between the United Nations and the African Development Bank to fast-track Africa’s development.

NIGERIA: African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa approves $500,000 grant for clean energy

20-Sep-2019 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF), a new private equity fund developed by All On, a Nigerian impact investment firm financed by Shell. NEAF will make strategic investments in sustainable energy in Nigeria, particularly in the country’s burgeoning off-grid and mini-grid sectors.

Le Document de stratégie d’intégration régionale de l’Afrique centrale 2019-2025 est présenté à Yaoundé pour accélérer l’agenda de la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine

17-Sep-2019 - Le ministre de l’Économie, de la planification et de l’administration du territoire, également gouverneur de la Banque africaine de développement pour le Cameroun, Alamine Ousmane Mey, a ouvert, ce lundi 16 septembre à Yaoundé, au Cameroun, l’atelier de restitution du Document de stratégie d’intégration régionale de l’Afrique centrale, pour la période 2019-2025 (DSIR-AC).

G5 Sahel Heads of State throw their weight behind African Development Bank's Desert to Power initiative

16-Sep-2019 - G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank-led initiative. The summit, "Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries" came on the heels of a high-level technical meeting attended by the region’s energy ministers, and development partners including the World Bank, Agence Française de Développement, Masen (Moroccan Solar Energy Agency), and regional institutions such as the West African Economic and Monetary...

G5 Sahel Summit: African Development Bank, partners, commit to light up and power the Sahel with the Desert to Power initiative

13-Sep-2019 - Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, has arrived in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, ahead of the G5 Sahel Summit, and was received by Burkina Faso’s president, Mark Roch Christian Kaboré. The Burkinabe president applauded the Bank’s Desert to Power initiative, and also highlighted his country’s excellent relationship with the Bank, expressing his thanks for the portfolio of projects implemented. The Bank president is an invited guest at the G5 Sahel Summit of heads of state and government on 13 September.

Innovative thinking marks African Development Bank’s Africa jobs manifesto

13-Sep-2019 - Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held 12 September 2019. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took place in the Babacar N’Diaye Auditorium at the Bank’s headquarters, attended by senior management, diplomats, staff, and media representatives.

African Development Bank launches US$ 2 billion 1.625% Global Benchmark due 16 September 2022

13-Sep-2019 - The African Development Bank, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA (Moody’s/S&P/Fitch, all stable), has launched and priced a US$ 2 billion 3-year Global Benchmark bond due 16 September 2022, its first US$ benchmark of the year.

International Financial Institutions: Corporate Secretaries to meet in Abidjan 11-13 Sept

11-Sep-2019 - The Corporate Secretaries of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) will hold their 20th annual meeting from 11 to 13 September 2019 at the headquarters of the African Development Bank in Abidjan. The Abidjan deliberations will seek to build on the achievements of the group’s meeting in Bali, Indonesia, a year ago. Members will address the effectiveness of the IFIs governing Board, broadening the role of Board committees, supporting board committees, and strengthening relationships between the Board and management.

African Development Bank wins prestigious procurement award

09-Sep-2019 - The African Development Bank has been recognised for procurement excellence by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), the world’s largest professional body for procurement and supply management professionals, with offices all over the world including Africa.

Afrique : La Banque africaine de développement soutient la sylviculture en Afrique orientale et australe avec un investissement de 20 millions de dollars

06-Sep-2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque Africaine de Développement a approuvé jeudi 5 septembre 2019, à Abidjan, un investissement de 20 millions de dollars américains en faveur du Fonds africain de la sylviculture (FAS II). FAS II est géré par Criterion Africa Partners (CAP) une société d’investissements spécialisée dans le secteur forestier et basée en Afrique du Sud.

African Development Bank, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership sign $5.4 million agreements to foster fertilizer market in Nigeria and Tanzania

06-Sep-2019 - The African Development Bank and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have signed two grant agreements to implement trade credit guarantees worth $5.4 million to support fertilizer value chains in Nigeria and Tanzania, potentially benefitting hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers. The organizations held a signing ceremony at the African Green Revolution Forum in Accra, Ghana on 5 September 2019.

African Green Revolution Forum 2019: African Development Bank, partners relaunch agriculture platform

06-Sep-2019 - First Row: Martin Fregene, Director of Agriculture & Agro-industry, African Development Bank, Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture of Ghana, Hon. Noel Koutera Bataka, Minister of Agriculture, Animal and Fish Production of Togo and the rest of the Forum’s participants.