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06/03/2017 - The African Development Bank provides significant financial resources to reach small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including through its non-sovereign operations. In 2016 alone, the AfDB Board of Directors approved over US $400 million in new lending to financial institutions (FIs) for Africa’s SMEs.

Categories: Japan, Austria, Private Sector, Employment, Partnerships, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


05/12/2016 - The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Atsuko Toda as Director for Agricultural Finance and Rural Development with effect from 1st December 2016.

Categories: Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


13/10/2016 - “Probing and thinking critically is what will make Africa a continent of the 21st century... inculcating skills at an early age is the key, says Shem Bodo, Senior Programs Officer with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA).

Categories: Kenya, Japan, Education, Youth


14/09/2016 - During the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) held in Nairobi, Kenya, the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for business cooperation with Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (MHBK) on Saturday, August 27, 2016.

Categories: Kenya, Japan, Partnerships, Private Sector, Human Capital Development


28/08/2016 - Investing in infrastructure and human resource development are crucial for Africa to realise Agenda 2063, a high-level panel during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) heard Saturday in Nairobi.

Categories: Japan, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Education, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


28/08/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) to promote agriculture and agri-business in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Partnerships


28/08/2016 - Creating markets, developing infrastructure and providing financing for farmers are key ingredients for transforming agriculture in Africa. President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank made these remarks Saturday at the Sasakawa Symposium on "Contributing to Social security and jobs through agriculture-30 Years of Sasakawa in Africa", held at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Japan, Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, The President


27/08/2016 - African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina unveiled the elements of an African industrialisation strategy at an international meeting of African Heads of State and Government and their Japanese counterparts, and called for the linking of stock markets to enlarge Africa's domestic markets.

Categories: Japan, Partnerships, The President


27/08/2016 - An African Development Bank (AfDB) infrastructure fund launched to mark half a century of Africa's struggle towards economic and political maturity has stepped up its effort to secure investments from foreign and local wealth funds, social security funds and banks.

Categories: Japan, Partnerships, Africa50


27/08/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Japan, Kenya, Partnerships, Private Sector, Trade Finance Program