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21/03/2017 - Some 509 micro, small and medium enterprises development (MSME) owners graduated and received certificates of participation after attending two business development courses organized by the Seychelles Enterprise Promotion Agency (SEnPA) in collaboration with the University of Seychelles, under the African Development Bank-financed Seychelles MSME Development Project.

Categories: Seychelles, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Private Sector, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Gender, Partnerships


13/03/2017 - C’est au Palais des Congrès, à Tunis, que le coup d’envoi de la 3e édition Souk At-tanmia a été donné, vendredi 10 mars 2017, sous l’égide de Mohamed El Azizi, directeur général de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) pour l’Afrique du Nord. Plus de 400 personnes ont répondu présent à cette cérémonie officielle – parmi lesquelles les partenaires de l’initiative, privés et publics investis dans l’écosystème, outre des représentants des autorités, de structures publiques et de la société civile tunisiennes également impliqués.

Categories: Tunisia, Employment, Youth


09/03/2017 - Le 6 mars 2017 à Zaghouan, au Nord de la Tunisie, une équipe du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a procédé, avec une autre équipe du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), à la visite de deux écoles expérimentant un nouveau modèle de nutrition scolaire, qui mise sur le développement de jardins potagers à vocation pédagogique.

Categories: Tunisia, Education, Youth, Employment, Nutrition


08/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced on International Women’s Day the launch of a major gender competition in order to promote gender equality in its operations.

“Following the successful internal idea competition in 2016 or ‘INNOPitch’, I am today officially launching in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a special 2017 edition of INNOPitch called ‘Gender INNOPitch’ to generate innovative ideas on gender mainstreaming,” said AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina. “Staff will be invited to submit ideas on mainstreaming gender in their work and seed funding of US $10,000 per idea will be awarded to the most innovative ideas that have the potential to generate impact on gender outcomes,” he added.

Categories: Gender, Youth, Human Capital Development, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


06/03/2017 - The African Development Bank and the Government of Sudan, in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), launched the ENABLE Youth Program in Sudan on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Categories: Nigeria, Sudan, Youth, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction


02/03/2017 - The German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, has unveiled his Government’s proposed “Marshall Plan” with Africa at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), saying the Plan can help resolve some of the challenges facing Africa.

Categories: Germany, Human Capital Development, Employment, Youth, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance


28/02/2017 - On Monday, February 27, 2017, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, met the Sector Ministers of the Government of Sudan to reinforce the Bank’s support to the country’s economic development. The meeting, which discussed the Bank’s current and future interventions in Sudan, was chaired by Badreldin Mahmoud Abass Mukhtar, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) and Governor of the AfDB. The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Agriculture and Forests, Industry, Water Resources and Electricity, Welfare and Social Security, Health, and Education. Discussions with the Ministers focused on the challenges confronting their respective Ministries as well as the assistance required from the Bank.

Categories: Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Education, Gender, Youth, Employment, Energy & Power, 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, Fragile States Facility, The President


28/02/2017 - Agriculture, agri-business and agro-industries will dominate the knowledge events of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group scheduled to take place from May 22-26 in Ahmedabad, in India’s Gujarat State.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships, Youth


23/02/2017 - The African Development Bank and the Government of Zimbabwe officially launched three projects worth US $26 million that were recently approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors. The three ventures are Alaska Karoi Transmission Reinforcement Project (US $18 million); the Youth and Women Empowerment Project (US $4 million) and the Institutional Support for State Enterprise Reform and Delivery Project (US $ 4 million).

Categories: Zimbabwe, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment, Infrastructure