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15/06/2017 - Flagging data showing the steep fall in trade between Africa and the United States of America, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina called for a reboot and boost of the erstwhile robust economic relations that existed between the two sides.

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


12/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, joined leaders from African countries and G20 members in Berlin on Monday to discuss opportunities to enhance the business environment and increase investment in Africa.

Categories: Germany, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, The President


09/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has encouraged the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows for Côte d’Ivoire to research and develop innovative ideas that will move Africa forward.

Categories: United States of America, Niger, Côte d’Ivoire, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, The President


07/06/2017 - Efforts by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to upgrade Africa’s agriculture sector is yielding good results with about 5.6 million people benefiting from the Bank’s interventions in the past year.

Among other things, AfDB plans scale up its focus on regional integration in 2017 as an important part of its development work with the planned launch of a Regional Integration Strategy.

These were some of the details pulled from the Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2017 (ADER) – the latest edition of the Bank’s key monitoring and tracking tool released on May 24, 2017 at the Bank Group’s Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Regional Integration, Quality Assurance & Results, Youth, Partnerships, The President


29/05/2017 - The future of Africa’s youth does not lie in migration to Europe, but in a prosperous Africa, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has said.

Categories: Italy, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Youth, Employment, Education, Energy & Power, The President


24/05/2017 - With the roll-out of its High 5s priorities and an new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) in 2016, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), delivered a record US $11.00 billion worth of projects and programs during the year, targeting creation of 630,000 jobs mainly for youths and women, according to the Bank Group’s 2016 Annual Report released at its Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Categories: India, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Education, Youth, Regional Integration


24/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has proposed new investment strategies in Africa’s agriculture sector, which, if properly implemented, would effectively alter the market structures around the world in favour of the African farmers of major cash crops like tea, coffee and cocoa.

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


23/05/2017 - Trade between African countries has the greatest potential for building sustainable economic development and integration, says African Economic Outlook 2017, a flagship report of the African Development Bank released in Ahmedabad on Day 1 of its 52nd Annual Meetings, which commenced on Monday in the Indian city.

Categories: India, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development


23/05/2017 - Africa needs to push for accelerated development by harnessing local resources to boost entrepreneurship and drive its industrialization.

Participants at the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) expressed this view at the release of the 2017 African Economic Outlook (AEO) on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India.

Categories: Employment, Youth, Private Sector, Partnerships


23/05/2017 - The 52nd Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 43rd Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund (ADF) opened in Ahmedabad, India, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 with calls for greater cooperation between the Bank and India to help drive Africa’s transformation.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Private Sector