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08/02/2017 - The Central African Ministerial Conference on Youth Employment held Tuesday, February 7 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, was a resounding success, with over 200 participants attending the high-level event. The conference opened with the testimony of young entrepreneur Fabrice Olomo, who engaged the audience on issues faced by youth when starting their businesses, and demonstrated how bright the future can be when young Africans are empowered.

Categories: Cameroon, Employment, Youth, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction


30/01/2017 - The African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, attended the official opening ceremony of the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, which kicked off Monday in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Chad, Rwanda, Partnerships, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Youth, Employment, Economic & Financial Governance, The President


20/12/2016 - Dans le cadre de sa stratégie pour L’Emploi des Jeunes en Afrique (SEJA), la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) a lancé à Abidjan, une formation de jeunes en entrepreneuriat sur le concept « Agripreneur à Zéro Franc » dans la chaîne de valeur agricole. La formation vise à offrir aux jeunes africains, les capacités techniques pour entreprendre dans le secteur de l’agriculture et de l’agribusiness, « en dépit des difficultés d’accès aux financements.»

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Youth, Human Capital Development, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education


16/12/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has approved the ENABLE Youth Nigeria program, and will provide a USD 250 million loan, to contribute to job creation, food security and nutrition, rural income generation and improved livelihoods for youths in both urban and rural areas.

Categories: Nigeria, Youth, Food Production, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment


14/12/2016 - «L’emploi des jeunes», émerge comme l’une des préoccupations majeures des consultations que la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) organise depuis le 13 décembre à Tunis (Tunisie) avec les organisations de la société civile (OSC) de l’Afrique du nord.

Categories: Tunisia, Youth, Employment, Civil Society


14/12/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an African Development Fund (ADF) loan of UA 7.52 million (approximately US $10.5 million) and an ADF grant of UA 1.25 million (approximately US $1.74 million) for a total of about US $12.24 million for the Jobs for Youth Project in Malawi.

Categories: Malawi, Youth, Employment


09/12/2016 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la BAD a approuvé 84,63 millions d’euros, pour financer le projet de renforcement des capacités pour l’employabilité des jeunes et l’amélioration de la protection sociale au Gabon.

Categories: Gabon, Employment, Youth


07/12/2016 - The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) wound up in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday, after three days of intensive discussions on how African countries can achieve agro-allied industrialization.

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


23/11/2016 - Youth unemployment, insecure land tenure and weak value chains are the main obstacles in the way of ending poverty and inequality in West and Central Africa, says a new report released Wednesday in Abidjan by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Categories: Youth, Employment


23/11/2016 - The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) held the 2017 Triennale Continental Validation Meeting in Cairo, Egypt, from November 22 to 23, 2016. The meeting was held under the invitation of His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ashraf El Shihy, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Egypt, President of the African Union’s Specialized Technical Committee on Education, Science and Technology (STC-EST) and Steering Committee Chairperson of ADEA. It will be followed by the 43rd Session of the ADEA Steering Committee from November 24 to 25.

Categories: Egypt, Education, Youth