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28/04/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action to end rural poverty in Africa at a conference on the future of the rural world in Berlin.

Categories: Germany, Poverty Reduction, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Fragile States Facility, The President


28/04/2017 - President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Hassatou Diop N’Sele, as Acting Vice-President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. She is currently the Treasurer of the African Development Bank Group and will hold the position jointly with her current responsibility as the Treasurer of the Bank Group, until a substantive new Vice-President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer is appointed. Ms. N’Sele takes over from Mr. Charles Boamah who has been appointed as Senior Vice-President for the Bank.

Categories: The President


28/04/2017 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles O. Boamah as Senior Vice-President of the African Development Bank Group, effective immediately.

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27/04/2017 - In a speech delivered at a meeting with the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament in Berlin on Wednesday, the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, thanked the Committee for Germany’s generous contribution to the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional resource arm of the Bank.

Categories: Germany, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Gender, Economic & Financial Governance, The President


22/04/2017 - Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.

Categories: United States of America, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


21/04/2017 - The African Development Bank President’s full and busy second day in Washington, DC opened with a meeting of Multilateral Development Bank Heads and a bilateral tête-à-tête with Tone Skogen, State Secretary and Norwegian Governor to the AfDB.

Categories: Norway, United States of America, Nigeria, Employment, Youth, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Private Sector, The President


21/04/2017 - The African Development Bank’s “10,000 Communities in 1,000 Days” Initiative was launched by Bank President Akinwumi Adesina during the inaugural African Resilience Forum in January 2017.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Youth, Employment, Gender, Fragile States Facility, The President


21/04/2017 - In an impassioned speech delivered at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 19, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina spoke about Africa’s enormous potential, and the Bank’s ambitious development agenda, which he said was well underway.

Categories: United States of America, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Youth, Gender, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Fragile States Facility, The President


  • From: 18/04/2017
  • To: 23/04/2017
  • Location: Washington, DC

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is participating in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, in Washington, DC, from April 18-23, 2017. The annual gathering brings together over 1,000 participants from government, civil society, the private sector, the media and academia.

Categories: United States of America, Fragile States Facility, Food Production, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Nutrition, Youth, Infrastructure, The President


12/04/2017 - The African Development Bank Group announced today the departure of Dr. Frannie A. Léautier, its Senior Vice-President. Dr. Léautier’s decision to move on was for personal family reasons.

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