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24/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group participated in the 12th CII-Exim Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership, which was held in New Delhi, March 9-10, 2017. The CII-EXIM Bank Conclave is the India’s largest Africa-focused annual business event. The initiative was launched in 2005 by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with EXIM Bank of India, with the support of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

Categories: India, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships


24/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) participated in the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) Annual Meetings from February 20 to 24, 2017 in Marrakech, under the theme “Aligning Africa Transport Policies with the Sustainable Development Goals.” The meeting brought together 150 delegates from 31 African countries, who shared perspectives on best practices on road transport.

Categories: Morocco, Transport, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Private Sector


24/03/2017 - Au premier jour de la dixième édition des Rencontres internationales des partenariats public-privé (PPP), qui se déroulaient les 22 et 23 mars 2017 à Paris, en France, le Hub régional pour les PPP en Afrique du Nord de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a organisé un atelier de travail, intitulé « Opportunités et perspectives des PPP en Afrique du Nord ».

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Partnerships, Regional Integration, Private Sector, Infrastructure


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


  • From: 03/04/2017
  • To: 04/04/2017
  • Location: Busan, Republic of Korea

The Korea-Africa Business Forum and Cultural Exchange Festival in Busan, Korea, which will be held from April 3-4, 2017, and organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Busan Metropolitan City and sponsored by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) of Korea, aims to celebrate the relationship between Korea and Africa, one year before the AfDB’s 53rd Annual Meetings, which are scheduled to take place in Busan, Korea, from May 21-25, 2018.

Categories: Korea, Partnerships, Private Sector, Infrastructure


20/03/2017 - Pierre Guislain, Vice-Président de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) en charge du secteur privé, de l’infrastructure et de l’industrialisation, a procédé, ce lundi 20 Mars 2017, aux côtés d’Amir Ben Yahmed, directeur général de Jeune Afrique et Président de l’Africa CEO Forum, à la cérémonie d’ouverture de la 5ème édition de cet événement qui se tient à Genève, en Suisse, dans les salons de l’Hôtel Intercontinental.

Categories: Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


06/03/2017 - The African Development Bank provides significant financial resources to reach small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including through its non-sovereign operations. In 2016 alone, the AfDB Board of Directors approved over US $400 million in new lending to financial institutions (FIs) for Africa’s SMEs.

Categories: Japan, Austria, Private Sector, Employment, Partnerships, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


03/03/2017 - On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, engaged with representatives from Sudan’s private sector on available support to invigorate their contribution to the country’s economic development.

Categories: Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment, Partnerships, Gender, Private Sector, The President


  • From: 20/03/2017
  • To: 21/03/2017
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will be among the featured speakers at the 5th edition of the Africa CEO Forum, taking place in Geneva on March 20-21, 2017.

Categories: Private Sector, Partnerships, The President


01/03/2017 - On February 28, 2017, the President of the African Development Bank visited the Kenana Sugar Company (KSC) in Sudan, which is by far Africa’s largest sugar-producing agro-industrial complex and world’s largest producer of white sugar. The company operates a cane farm of 105,000 acres of land and produces 400,000 metric tons of raw sugar annually, both for domestic consumption and for export. The company employs some 16,000 people, including 4,000 seasonal workers, and generates an annual revenue of US $400 million.

Categories: Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships, The President


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