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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, Fragility & Resilience, The President


21/04/2017 - The African Development Bank’s “10,000 Communities in 1,000 Days” Initiative was launched by Bank President Akinwumi Adesina during the inaugural African Resilience Forum in January 2017.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Youth, Employment, Gender, Fragility & Resilience, The President


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, Fragility & Resilience, 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, Fragility & Resilience, Food Production, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Nutrition, Youth, Infrastructure, The President


02/03/2017 - On Monday, February 27, 2017 in Khartoum, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina paid a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Sudan, Field Marshal Omar al-Bashir, in the company of the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Badre Eldin Mahmoud Abbas, during an official visit to the country. Adesina was accompanied by the Executive Director, Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari, who represents Sudan on the Bank’s Board; the AfDB Director General (East), Gabriel Negatu; and Sudan Country Manager for the Bank, Abdul Kamara.

Categories: Sudan, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Transport, Fragility & Resilience, The President


28/02/2017 - The three-day official visit of the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, to Sudan kicked off with a courtesy call on the Minister of Finance of Economic Planning, Badreldin Mahmoud Abass, on February 26, 2017. The hour-long meeting, which concluded with a press conference, touched on important issues that underscore the bilateral cooperation between the Bank and its country of birth, the Sudan, where it was born some 53 years ago.

Categories: Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Employment, Partnerships, Fragility & Resilience, The President


23/02/2017 - Benin, Guinea and Niger will benefit significantly from the development support provided by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) following the Board’s approval to open offices in the three countries in order to strengthen its operational presence, visibility and address their needs effectively.

Categories: Benin, Guinea, Niger, Infrastructure, Fragility & Resilience, Human Capital Development


08/11/2016 - Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday, November 4, 2016 approved a US $1-million emergency assistance grant to support the fight against malnutrition in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno.

Categories: Nigeria, Nutrition, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Health, Youth, Food Production, Fragility & Resilience


02/08/2016 - The livelihoods of some 230,000 people in Juba, South Sudan, will be improved thanks to a key water project approved on July 14, 2016 by the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) in the form of a grant of €6.3 million. The project will also strengthen efficient utility operations, private sector participation and women’s empowerment.

Categories: South Sudan, Water Supply & Sanitation, Fragility & Resilience, Human Capital Development, Gender, Youth, Infrastructure


01/04/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, announced Friday a relief package of US $549 million in support of 14 countries most affected by the ongoing drought in Eastern and Southern Africa. The AfDB acknowledged the severe impact of the El Niño weather pattern that is associated with abnormally high temperatures and the worst drought the region has seen in decades, leaving almost 36 million people in need of food assistance.

Categories: Mozambique, Malawi, Climate Change, Environment, Human Capital Development, Food Production, Poverty Reduction, Fragility & Resilience, The President