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Mali: In Baguinéda, women and small farmers see rice yields soar with help from the African Development Bank13-Aug-2019 - In Baguinéda, in eastern Mali's Koulikoro region, the lowlands on the banks of the river Niger stretch as far as the eye can see. Between two irrigated rice-growing areas, a group of women, together with their young children, are at work pulling weeds. Dramane Diallo, 54, works alongside them. Thanks to the the Koulikoro Region Food And Nutrition Security Enhancement Project of Mali (PReSAN-KL),funded by the African Development Bank, rice and cereal harvests in Mali’s “rice bowl” have risen dramatically. And families like Diallo’s are reaping...
13-Aug-2019 - Sushi and success: Walvis Bay to net more tourists, thanks to upgraded port With its sand dunes and abundant birdlife, Walvis Bay is already an important centre of tourism activity in Namibia. The bay is a safe haven for sea vessels because of its natural deep-water harbour, protected by a sandspit, being the only natural harbour along the country’s coast.
Africa’s key development partners unite to tackle hunger as millions face food insecurity in times of climate change09-Aug-2019 - Kigali, August 8, 2019 – Development partners in Africa have pledged to pool their resources to counter food insecurity on the continent. The commitment was formalized at the first Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD) held in Kigali, Rwanda, August 5-6, in partnership with the African Union, leaders of the African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Bank.
08-Aug-2019 - WHAT: International workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) projects WHO: The African Development Bank, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Côte d’Ivoire, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) WHEN: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - Friday, 16 August 2019 WHERE: African Development Bank, CCIA building, Abidjan
TICAD7: Building a Better World through Business - Challenges in Humanitarian Assistance in Africa and the Role of Private Sector08-Aug-2019 - At the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Waseda University will co-host a seminar to discuss post-conflict humanitarian needs and challenges. Participants will also exchange views on the expected roles and responsibilities of the Japanese private sector and academic institutions.
Nigeria: African Development Bank extolls Chinese commitment to Africa, explores potential partnerships with investors08-Aug-2019 - Abuja, Nigeria - 8 August 2019: The African Development Bank in Nigeria met a private sector consortium from China to help attract investment through partnerships in the development of special agro-Industrial processing zones (SAPZs) across Africa. The Bank delegation, led by Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, the senior special adviser on industrialisation to the African Development Bank’s President, paid a courtesy call to Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who assured the consortium of the tremendous investment opportunities...
AU, African Development Bank sign $4.8 million grant earmarked for continental free trade secretariat06-Aug-2019 - The African Development Bank Group on Monday signed a $4.8 million institutional support grant to the African Union (AU) for implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The grant, approved by the Group’s Board of Directors on 01 April 2019, forms part of a series of interventions by the Bank in its lead role to accelerate implementation of the Free Trade Agreement, seen as a major force for integrating the 55-nation continent and transforming its economy.
African Development Bank and Ethiopia sign agreement for first phase of Ethiopia–Djibouti transport corridor06-Aug-2019 - The government of Ethiopia and the African Development Bank Group have signed a $98 million grant agreement from the African Development Fund (ADF) to help finance phase one of the Ethiopia–Djibouti Road Transport Corridor Project.
Egypt: African Development Bank, African Export-Import Bank roadshow launches preparations for 2nd Africa Investment Forum06-Aug-2019 - Cairo, Egypt, 6 August 2019: The African Development Bank and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) held a roadshow in Cairo to launch preparations for the second Africa Investment Forum taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 - 13 November 2019. The Africa Investment Forum aims to raise capital for transformational investment opportunities across Africa.
05-Aug-2019 - Namibian President Hage Geingob has hailed the expansion of the Walvis Bay port as a new chapter in the country’s economic transformation.