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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


19/07/2017 - The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) congratulated Ghana and Seychelles for having well-developed management information systems for their higher education institutions. This was at a technical workshop on Higher Education Management Information Systems (HEMIS) benchmarking organized by ADEA’s Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) and that of Higher Education (WGHE), in collaboration with the Association of African Universities (AAU). The technical workshop took place in Accra, Ghana, from June 29-30, 2017.

Categories: Ghana, Seychelles, Youth, Education, Economic & Financial Governance


05/07/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy.

Categories: South Africa, Gender, Youth, Employment


30/06/2017 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le nouveau Document de stratégie pays 2017-2021 pour la Tunisie. Ce document décrit le contenu du partenariat entre la BAD et la Tunisie pour les cinq (5) ans à venir.

Categories: Tunisia, Partnerships, Youth, Employment, Environment


30/06/2017 - Souk At-tanmia, an innovative partnership initiated and led by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with various partners, has trained 250 young entrepreneurs and 200 representatives of public structures and civil society organizations working in the field of entrepreneurship in Tunisia.

The training workshops, held from May 3-June 30, 2017, are part of Souk At-tanmia’s third edition and aim at stimulating initiative and strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tunisia.

Categories: Tunisia, Private Sector, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Partnerships, Human Capital Development


30/06/2017 - Countries from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa have come together to develop strategies to tackle illegal fishing and increase accountability in fisheries practices.

For two days, representatives from the fishing industry, civil society, governments and fishing administrations from Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique, met on Mahe Island, Seychelles, to discuss the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), a global initiative to tackle illegal fishing.

Categories: Seychelles, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Center, Food Production, Employment, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Economic & Financial Governance


27/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the appointment of Ms. Oley Lucretia Clara Dibba-Wadda as Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development with effect from July 1, 2017.

Categories: Gambia, Human Capital Development, Youth, The President


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