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08/08/2017 - Cocoa production in Africa is set to take a turn for the better, as the African Development Bank (AfDB) begin plans to support producers of the crop on the continent.

Among other planned interventions, the Bank is considering support to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to reduce the volatility of the international prices of cocoa. Côte d’Ivoire leads the world in the production and export of cocoa.

Categories: Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, The President


04/08/2017 - The 2nd Japan-Africa Business Forum was held in Tokyo on 25-26 July 2017 on the theme ‘Investment and Business Opportunities with Africa’. The Forum was organized by the Bank’s Asia External Representation Office and African Diplomatic Corps (ADC) in Tokyo, in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Categories: Japan, Partnerships, Private Sector, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


  • From: 12/09/2017
  • To: 15/09/2017
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), collaborating with other partners, is undertaking preparatory arrangements for the AMCOMET - Africa Hydromet Forum, which is scheduled to take place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12th to 15th September 2017.

Categories: Ethiopia, Climate Change, Partnerships, Civil Society, Private Sector


18/07/2017 - « Nous apprécions ce que vous accomplissez pour l’Afrique en général et pour le Cameroun en particulier. Grâce à vos efforts, le développement de l’Afrique va s’accélérer » a déclaré, en substance, le président de la République Paul Biya, lors de l’audience qu’il a accordée au président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, lundi 17 juillet 2017 à Yaoundé, à l’occasion de sa visite officielle au Cameroun. Le chef de l’Etat camerounais a profité de l’occasion pour décerner la médaille de Commandeur de l’ordre de la valeur au président de la BAD, en reconnaissance de son action en faveur de l’Afrique.

Categories: Cameroon, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Africa50, Private Sector, Transport, The President


14/07/2017 - A report on the role of the private sector in higher education and research has called attention to the need to prioritize the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the secondary school level in Angola.

Categories: Angola, Education, Private Sector


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 - To boost trade, investments, growth and overall development, stakeholders have called for the creation of exclusive economic zones/hubs along the Abidjan–Lagos Highway Corridor.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


23/06/2017 - The official launch of Zimbabwe’s Support to Beef and Leather Value Chain Technical Assistance Project took place on June 15th, 2017 in Harare, attracting more than 100 participants.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Private Sector, Partnerships


20/06/2017 - The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a US $1-million African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA) grant to the Government of Mozambique to finance the Nacala Corridor Business Linkages Technical Assistance Project.

Categories: Mozambique, Japan, Transport, Regional Integration, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


16/06/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 15 million investment in Shore Capital Fund III, a multinational Private Equity Fund which promotes financial inclusion by supporting financial institutions serving Africa’s low income and emerging middle-class communities.

Categories: Private Sector


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