The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

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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

22/04/2017 - Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.

Categories: United States of America, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President

20/04/2017 - Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Wamuyu Wainaina as Chief Operating Officer. She will lead a multi-disciplinary team on the non-investment side of the organization, including Investor Relations, Strategy, Communications, HR and Administration, and Environmental and Social Governance.

Categories: Kenya, Morocco, Africa50, Infrastructure

  • 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

01/04/2017 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina has invited the New Development Bank (NDB) to support Light up and power Africa, the first of five top priorities of the Bank’s continental transformation agenda.

Categories: India, Partnerships, Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Africa50, 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

29/03/2017 - The African Development Bank top Executive in charge of the African Natural Resources Center Amani Abou-Zeid was elected African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the latest AU Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, among a total of eight commissioners.

Categories: Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Center (ANRC)

29/03/2017 - Le 29 mars 2017, le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a accordé 127,6 millions de dollars EU (75 milliards de francs CFA) de prêt à la République du Sénégal. Objectif dudit financement : moderniser les infrastructures de transport et appuyer les autorités municipales dans 13 communes/villes du pays.

Categories: Senegal, Transport, Infrastructure

29/03/2017 - African Development Bank Group Executive Directors are visiting Namibia from 3 to 7 April, 2017, to assess the impact of Bank projects in the country.

According to Executive Director for the country, Heinrich Mihe Gaomab II, the visit will focus on on-going projects in transport and logistics, financial intermediation, and public-private partnerships and pipeline projects in economic governance and competitiveness and infrastructure development.

Categories: Namibia, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure

24/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) participated in the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) Annual Meetings from February 20 to 24, 2017 in Marrakech, under the theme “Aligning Africa Transport Policies with the Sustainable Development Goals.” The meeting brought together 150 delegates from 31 African countries, who shared perspectives on best practices on road transport.

Categories: Morocco, Transport, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Private Sector