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16/01/2018 - As part of its goal to see a generational shift in agriculture on the continent, the African Development Bank has taken its ‘Farming is Cool’ initiative to school children in Nigeria.

The Bank has also launched a Junior Art Contest in Nigeria to promote the potential of agriculture to secondary school children.

Categories: Nigeria, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries


11/01/2018 - « C’est dans les moments les plus difficiles qu’on doit pouvoir compter sur ses vrais amis ».

Au seuil de la nouvelle année 2018, cette sagesse populaire prend toute son sens pour le Niger qui va bénéficier d’un don de 30 millions d’UC, l’équivalent de 43 millions de dollars américains (EU) de la part de la Banque africaine de développement.

Categories: Niger, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Youth, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries


18/12/2017 - On the occasion of International Migrants Day, December 18, the African Development Bank calls on African countries to reconstruct rural areas from zones of economic misery to zones of economic prosperity. This will in turn expand economic opportunities for African youth, leading to improvements in their lives, thereby stemming migration.

Categories: Youth, The High 5s, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector


14/12/2017 - As African governments seek to leverage their mineral resources strategically for broad, inclusive development – in alignment with the Africa Mining Vision—the need for strong and sustainable legal capacities in the extractive industry is more important than ever. This fact made the graduating ceremony of the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) cause for even greater celebration. The ceremony, which represented the apogee of a 10-day workshop, was held on December 12 and attended by the 39 participating students and representatives of all the supporting institutions, including the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Strathmore University, Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre, Extractives Baraza, and the World Bank.

Categories: Kenya, Education, Youth, Partnerships, African Legal Support Facility


28/11/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa’s youth, as outlined in the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (JfYA).

Categories: Youth, Employment, Partnerships, The President


27/11/2017 - The 6th EU-Africa Business Forum opened in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Monday, with an emphasis on job creation and investment in young people. The central theme of the Forum is “Investing in Job Creation for Youth.”

Categories: Youth, Employment, The High 5s, Agriculture & Agro-industries


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