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16/01/2018 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), on Monday, January 15, received the Order of the Star of Africa with the Grade of Grand Band of the Republic of Liberia, during an investiture ceremony hosted by Liberian Head of State, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Monrovia, Liberia.

Categories: Liberia, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


14/01/2018 - The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, will host the inaugural meeting of the High-Level Panel on International Migration in Africa (HLPM), in Monrovia on Monday, January 15, 2018. Participants include the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe.

Categories: Liberia, The President


14/01/2018 - Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will commission the new office complex of the African Development Bank in Abuja on January 18, 2018, consolidating the country’s position as the Bank’s largest shareholder.

Categories: Nigeria, The President


04/12/2017 - The right to health is everyone’s right and wherever this right is compromised, HIV spreads. This fact is central to the engagement of the African Development Bank.

The African Development Bank commends UNAIDs for leading the 2017 World Aids Day campaign, on the theme “My Health, My Right” which focuses on broader rights to health and explores the challenges people face in exercising these rights.

Categories: Health, The President


28/11/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa’s youth, as outlined in the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (JfYA).

Categories: Youth, Employment, Partnerships, The President


27/11/2017 - Ashish Thakkar is the Founder and Chairman of Mara Group, an investment firm with a presence across 25 African countries. He founded the Mara Foundation in 2009 to foster and support emerging entrepreneurs through mentorship and venture philanthropy.

Categories: Youth, Employment, Jobs for Youth in Africa, Partnerships, The President


  • From: 29/11/2017
  • To: 30/11/2017
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will participate at the 5th African Union Commission (AUC) and European Union (EU) Summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from November 29-30, 2017.

Categories: Partnerships, Youth, Employment, Private Sector, Energy & Power, The President


23/11/2017 - In a recent meeting with 31 Young Professionals at the African Development Bank, President Akinwumi Adesina said the programme was an important pipeline of skills for the Bank. “I want to see younger talent so that we can tap into your creativity, commitment and drive,” he said.

Categories: Youth, Employment, The President


22/11/2017 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa.

Categories: Nigeria, Transport, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Regional Integration, The President


21/11/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on African countries to implement the 1999 Yamoussoukro agreement for open skies.

While 20 countries have signed on, the 27-year old accord still faces implementation challenges, Akinwumi Adesina, President of the AfDB said Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the third ICAO World Aviation Forum in Abuja.

Categories: Nigeria, Infrastructure, Transport, Private Sector, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Regional Integration, The President


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