04/08/2017 - The 2nd Japan-Africa Business Forum was held in Tokyo on 25-26 July 2017 on the theme ‘Investment and Business Opportunities with Africa’. The Forum was organized by the Bank’s Asia External Representation Office and African Diplomatic Corps (ADC) in Tokyo, in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
04/07/2017 - The Government of Japan and the African Development Bank have signed a Letter of Intent to launch the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative (JAEI) to provide significant support to the New Deal on Energy for Africa which aims to achieve universal access to energy by 2025, using available energy sources and the most advanced technologies.
20/06/2017 - The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a US $1-million African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA) grant to the Government of Mozambique to finance the Nacala Corridor Business Linkages Technical Assistance Project.
15/06/2017 - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a JPY 34.41 billion (about US$ 300 million) loan agreement with the African Development Bank under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) initiative which is a component of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Africa.
30/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and key agencies in Japan are working towards stronger cooperation in support of Africa’s development. The Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the city of Ahmedabad, India, provided an important forum for the AfDB to partner with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to ensure a greater relationship with India. Speaking at the Meetings on May 24, the Japanese State Minister of Finance, Taku Otsuka, stressed the importance of close collaboration between Japan and India in order to vigorously contribute to sustainable and inclusive development in Africa.
18/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan (GOJ) have signed an agreement for a US $ 300 million facility under the joint initiative titled Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) for Africa.
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.
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).
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.