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28/04/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action to end rural poverty in Africa at a conference on the future of the rural world in Berlin.

Categories: Germany, Poverty Reduction, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Fragile States Facility, The President


27/04/2017 - In a speech delivered at a meeting with the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament in Berlin on Wednesday, the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, thanked the Committee for Germany’s generous contribution to the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional resource arm of the Bank.

Categories: Germany, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Gender, Economic & Financial Governance, The President


21/04/2017 - The African Development Bank’s “10,000 Communities in 1,000 Days” Initiative was launched by Bank President Akinwumi Adesina during the inaugural African Resilience Forum in January 2017.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Youth, Employment, Gender, Fragile States Facility, The President


21/04/2017 - In an impassioned speech delivered at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 19, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina spoke about Africa’s enormous potential, and the Bank’s ambitious development agenda, which he said was well underway.

Categories: United States of America, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Youth, Gender, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Fragile States Facility, The President


  • From: 18/04/2017
  • To: 23/04/2017
  • Location: Washington, DC

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is participating in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, in Washington, DC, from April 18-23, 2017. The annual gathering brings together over 1,000 participants from government, civil society, the private sector, the media and academia.

Categories: United States of America, Fragile States Facility, Food Production, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Nutrition, Youth, Infrastructure, The President


12/04/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Busan Metropolitan City have jointly urged South Korea’s private sector to do more business with Africa.

The call was made at the Korea-Africa Business Forum held at Busan Exhibition & Convention Center on 3 and 4 April 2017, supported by Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

Categories: Korea, Partnerships, Private Sector, Youth


28/03/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina and Senior Official of the Bank will make a four-day official visit to India beginning on Thursday, March 30, 2017 to engage Indian authorities on cooperation and review facilities put in place for the 2017 Annual Meetings.

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


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