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22/10/2017 - The World Food Prize Foundation is partnering with President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, to establish the World Food Prize Africa Institute.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, The President


20/10/2017 - “I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate...

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, The High 5s, The President


18/10/2017 - The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to employing the continent’s youth.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, The High 5s


06/10/2017 - The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) related to the cooperation in the education sector in Africa. The objective of the MoU is to support common Member Countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063.

Categories: Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Youth, Education


29/09/2017 - Le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, a achevé sa visite officielle de deux jours au Niger, ce mercredi 27 septembre 2017, par un déplacement, à Niamey, au Lycée technique de Kalmaharo, un établissement qui bénéficie de l’appui de la Banque dans le cadre du Projet d'appui au développement de l'enseignement et la formation professionnels et techniques.

Categories: Niger, Education, Employment, Youth


11/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced a new youth training drive in partnership with the Brazil-Africa Institute to train young farmers (aged 18-35 years) in commodity processing, financial literacy and management techniques.

The initiative aims at providing the much-needed stimulus to drive the expansion of agriculture-based economic development with an initial focus on developing cassava farm products in West Africa. The Bank is currently offering training opportunities for 30 youth to train in Brazil for three months, said AfDB’s Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, Chiji Ojukwu, who spoke Tuesday, September 5 at the 7th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan.

Categories: Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Employment, Partnerships, Youth


07/09/2017 - Agriculture projects developed for Africa must be bankable and incentivized in order to attract private investors who seek to make profit, and the youth who seek employment.

This was the key message shared by Jennifer Blanke, Vice-President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank, on Thursday at the 7th African Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development


07/09/2017 - African leaders and partners in the agriculture sector have validated the Feed Africa Strategy of the African Development Bank (AfDB) as a viable tool towards the transformation of agriculture on the continent.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, Private Sector, The President


31/08/2017 - Monday, August 28, 2017 was a special day for young entrepreneurs in Liberia. After Côte d’Ivoire in December 2016, the Bank is supporting the Government of Liberia to provide entrepreneurship training to young people in the agriculture value chain from 28th to 31st August 2017. The objective of the training is to encourage young entrepreneurs to take the bull by the horn, embrace risk and start their business.

Categories: Liberia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Food Production, Employment


21/08/2017 - Some stakeholders in the textile and clothing industry have described Fashionomics Africa as a veritable platform to tap Africa’s huge potential for fashion.

Categories: Employment, Gender, Youth, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Private Sector